Wednesday 04 October 2017

Help us celebrate our 150th Birthday

St Pancras originally opened in 1868 and since then the station has been on an exciting journey!

In 2018, the station will turn 150 years old and in that time the station has gone through near demolition, decay and restoration. The fact the station is still here 150 years later is something we think we must celebrate!

Throughout 2018 we will hold a number of fantastic events in the run up to the big day (1st October 2018) and we would like the public's help in celebrating our history and past.

We are asking members of the public to send to us photos of St Pancras, from anytime throughout our 150 years. Whether you used to work in the station, or live in the local area and have seen the transformation of the station for yourself, we would love to see your photos!

Pictures that showcase the history of the station will be featured on the St Pancras website throughout 2018. Owners of the featured pictures will also get to enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the station in May 2018. Full T&Cs can be viewed here.

If you have any photos that you'd like to submit, please send them to 150birthday@highspeed1.co.uk along with a description of the photo (location of photo, approximate date, the story behind the photo).

We look forward to celebrating our monumental 150th birthday with you, and hope you will join in the festivities!

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Introducing the St Pancras line...

We are happy to introduce the new and exclusive St Pancras line... and we are not talking trains!

Indulge yourself and browse our new online gift shop to discover a range of exciting and exclusive gifts, prints, clothing and accessories. Our exclusive collections have products inspired by the colours and architecture found around the station.

Buy a well deserved treat for you, or a thoughtful gift for that special someone.

Visit the Online Shop by clicking here.

Wednesday 21 June 2017

New Ebbsfleet Visitor Information Centre now open

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new Visitor Information Centre on the main concourse at Ebbsfleet International Station!

The centre is open seven days a week, all day until 8pm, and is a joint project between the developers, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation and Locate in Kent.

The visitor centre showcases Kent’s fantastic connectivity to London and Europe as also promotes the Ebbsfleet Garden City development. A 3D model showing plans for the Ebbsfleet Garden City is the centrepiece of the visitor information centre.

You will also find a large interactive touch screen in the new visitor centre which will allow you to find the latest news and details on developments in the garden city.

 

Friday 16 December 2016

Making Melodies this Christmas: A New Piano Rolls into Town

Following the success and enjoyment brought to customers at St Pancras International, HS1 Ltd in conjunction with Southeastern, have brought music to Ebbsfleet International with the install of a Street Piano in the main station concourse.

Passengers at St Pancras International have enjoyed impromptu performances from talented members of the public and famous figures since the pianos rolled into the station in 2009. Some of the artists to have tickled the ivories at St Pancras include Jools Holland, Elton John, Laura Mvula and Jamie Cullen. The street pianos are free to play and passengers are encouraged to give the piano a try and make some music during their next visit.

Tuesday 22 November 2016

The Magic of Cirque du Soleil Rolls into St Pancras this Christmas

This November, Oxfam supporter Sara Cox officially switched on the lights of the Cirque du Soleil Amaluna Christmas Tree at St Pancras International, followed by a breath-taking performance in the station by the cast of the critically-acclaimed production.

This festive season, the Amaluna Christmas Tree will raise awareness and money for Oxfam's women's rights campaigning. The 12-meter-high tree includes Amaluna's famous Water Bowl at its centre, featuring moving underwater projections from the cast and acts from the show.

Throughout the festive season, shoppers at St Pancras International spending £50 or more in stores and at restaurants will have the opportunity to receive a 20% discount on tickets to see Amaluna - ask in stores for details.

Find out more about all of our Christmas activity this year online, including our specially selected Christmas Gift Guide and our Christmas foodie selection.

Monday 22 August 2016

Open House at St Pancras International

For the fourth year running, St Pancras International's hugely popular Open House tours will offer a unique perspective of one of London's most iconic landmarks, taking visitors around the Grade 1 listed building with a series of architecture-focused station tours.

Over the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, participants will be immersed in the history of St Pancras, spotlighting its Victorian-era design heritage and the later additions which have projected the station into the 21st century as an international travel hub.

Open House visitors will have the opportunity to look more closely at the finer details of this iconic building that often go unnoticed by busy commuters with a 60 minute expert tour departing every half an hour between 10am and 4:30pm on both days.

Tickets are available via Eventbrite.

Friday 12 August 2016

Fortnum & Mason Bring Honeybees to St Pancras' Roof

There's a lot of buzz happening on our rooftop this Summer - as Fortnum & Mason have brought honeybees to the station!

Four of Fortnum's beehives have found a new home up on the roof - and we're counting down the days in anticipation to the end of September when the beekeepers hope to get the very first taste of this new nectar source.

The honey, called simply Fortnum’s Bees’ Honey, varies from year to year, depending on the flora available to the bees, but is usually a lovely pale, toffee colour with a soft consistency.

St Pancras International is the latest in a select line of locations for Fortnum's beehives which includes the roof of their Piccadilly store and the roof of Bermondsey's White Cube gallery.

Thursday 07 July 2016

Our 2016 Terrace Wires art installation is officially unveiled

We are delighted to unveil our eagerly anticipated Terrace Wires public art installation, Thought of Train of Thought, by Royal Academician Ron Arad at St Pancras International.

The artpiece is the second instalment of our four-year partnership with the Royal Academy following Cornelia Parker RA’s One More Time in 2015. This year also marks the fourth year of Terrace Wires itself, our commissioning programme for new artwork by leading, international artists.

Suspended on wires from the station’s Grade 1 listed Barlow Shed roof, as if floating, Thought of Train of Thought is a monumental 18-metre-long twisted blade rotating slowly to create an optical illusion of wave-like movement. Minimal and monolithic, the hypnotic motion offers passengers and visitors to the station a moment of calm in the midst of their busy lives.

Fabricated by CIG Architecture based in Groningen in the Netherlands, Thought of Train of Thought can be viewed at St Pancras International station until January 2017.

Thursday 28 April 2016

And the Terrace Wires 2016 artist is…

We are extremely pleased to announce that Royal Academician and architect Ron Arad will be the 2016 artist for our Terrace Wires public sculpture series. 

This year marks the fourth year of Terrace Wires, the station’s commissioning programme for new artwork by leading, international artists, and is also the second instalment of a four year partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts. 

Ron’s artwork, Thought of Train of Thought, will be exclusively unveiled at the station on the morning of 7th July 2016. 

Be sure to check out the Terrace Wires website and our social media channels for more information in the run-up to the big reveal!