This is the latest news from St Pancras International…
Monday 05 October 2015
Last Thursday evening, we were privileged enough to host an intimate audience with Cornelia Parker RA, beneath her One More Time artwork on the station’s Grand Terrace.
As well as unveiling the new Terrace Wires art installation earlier this year, we’ve also partnered with the Royal Academy of Arts for the first time who selected Cornelia as the 2015 artist.
Along with Tim Marlow, Artistic Director at the RA, the hour long discussion was hosted for the local students of Central Saint Martins at the University of the Arts London in the hopes of inspiring the next generation of artists.
We had a total of 55 guests attend this one-off event to listen to Cornelia and Tim talk about the inspiration behind the piece, her career so far and the importance of art in the public sphere.
Have you seen Cornelia’s One More Time yet? It will come down at the end of November before a new installation is revealed for 2016 so be sure to see it while you can!
Thursday 01 October 2015
Today marks the start of National Champagne Week 2015!
Founded by Searcys, the week-long celebration aims to emphasise the diversity of champagne across some of the UK’s iconic venues through a series of accessible and approachable experiences.
For the whole week, our very own Searcys St Pancras Grand is partnering with Champagne House Perrier-Jouët as the headline venue.
Champagne lovers will relish in a variety of events such as tastings, afternoon teas, master-classes, black tie events and pop-ups, to name but a few!
Whether you’re a champagne devotee or a complete beginner to the bubbly scene, they have something on offer for everyone, including:
1st October: Perrier-Jouët Pairing Dinner
2nd/3rd October: Perrier-Jouët Champagne Tasting
2nd/3rd October: Perrier-Jouët Enchanted Tree Afternoon Tea
4th October: Ladies Day with Perrier-Jouët
5th October: Quiz & Fizz Evening
6th October: A Night of Romance with Perrier-Jouët (romantic dinner for two)
Spaces are expected to be snapped up fast so be sure to book your place here.
For more information, please visit the National Champagne Week website.
Monday 28 September 2015
To celebrate the Rugby World Cup 2015, we partnered with MasterCard to offer visitors the opportunity to create their own memories with our very own virtual stadium in the station.
And who was first in line to get their photo? None other than ex-French rugby superstar Sebastien Chabal!
If you were lucky enough to see Sebastien and take part in the experience, then you might be able to find your picture on our Facebook page here.
Thursday 24 September 2015
We’re celebrating International Coffee Day on 1st October with a whole range of delicious offers and temptations both on the day and throughout the week. Whether you're a regular commuter with a favorite coffee spot, or visiting the station for the first time, try something new at one of our many coffee outlets.
Look out for the following offers, competitions and freebies:
Le Pain Quotidien will sound the horn on 1st October with a free coffee giveaway – look out for 100 yellow cups being handed out and claim your free coffee.
Caffè Fratelli – Pop in and see if you can guess the number of coffee beans in the jar. The winner will receive a loyalty card that will cover the cost of 100 coffees - that should keep you warm through the winter!
DesVins – Twenty cups of coffee will be given away for free each day between 28th September - 2nd October via the St Pancras App! To top this off, the first redemption via the App each day until 2nd October will also win a bag of coffee!
The Curious Pig – 10% off coffee through the St Pancras App!
AMT Coffee – A free coffee/voucher with every 100th transaction every day, Mon - Fri.
Barzetti – Free coffee with a croissant
Tuesday 22 September 2015
Last weekend, the station opened its door for the third year running as part of the Open House London 2015.
The architecture focused station tours offered over 450 visitors a unique guided exploration of our grade 1 listed building, led by station experts, City Highlights, immersing participants in the history of our Victorian station whilst also shining a spotlight on the design inspirations behind the later additions which have projected the station into the 21st century as an international travel hub.
The tours proved to be yet another success with each hour-long slot being oversubscribed!
Missed out this year? Keep your eyes peeled on the Open House website here for information regarding 2016 tours.
Thursday 17 September 2015
St Pancras International is welcoming home the Rugby World Cup 2015 by teaming up with MasterCard® to offer visitors the chance to win tickets to this year’s games.
To be in with a chance of winning, simply download the St Pancras App on any Apple or Android device between now and the semi-finals on Saturday 24th October and redeem one of the station’s many retail offers using a MasterCard®.
For those who aren’t lucky enough to win, we’ve got another way to transport passengers to the pitch without even leaving St Pancras! On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th September, fans can experience the stadium atmosphere using green screen technology to find out how it feels to kick a ball in front of an audience. There will also be an appearance from ex-French player and Rugby World Cup ambassador Sebastien Chabal who might even be able to offer some tips - from 12 noon until 2pm on Sunday 27th!
Please visit www.stpancras.com/rugby for more information.
*Terms and Conditions apply. St Pancras App profiles must be fully completed so winners can be notified.
Monday 14 September 2015
We are very pleased to share that we have been recognised by a top architectural company as one of the 11 reasons to love London!
Unit One Architects is an architectural company with a specialism in property development projects and residential architecture and they have collated a list of the awesome architectural wonders in the capital.
Alongside the Shard, St Paul's Cathedral and our neighbours at the British Library, St Pancras has been included due to our historical Victorian design and stunning space.
Read the full list here.
Thanks Unit One!
Friday 28 August 2015
Some of you might have been as lucky as we were to see Mercury Award nominee Laura Mvula perform at the station last month to kick-off our Play @ St Pancras campaign, a three week stint of free piano lessons at our three resident public pianos.
As an Ambassador for charity Youth Music, Laura’s soulful sounds inspired passengers to sign-up for 20 minute one-to-one slots with our brilliant music maestros from London Piano Teachers.
The musical moment came to a fittingly musical end with a spine tingling, toe tapping, finger clicking performance from PopChoir.
Just from their gig alone, generous passers-by raised £270.06 for Youth Music, whose aim is to ensure every child has access to music-making opportunities.
Missed out this time? Do not worry, Youth Music will be back in the station again very soon with something a little more festive for us later in the year…
Watch this space!