This is the latest news from St Pancras International…
Monday 29 June 2015
We are absolutely delighted to kick start the week with some exciting news – once again, we’ve been voted the ‘nation’s favourite station’ by the Transport Focus National Passenger Survey.
Equalling our impressive high score from last year, we’re proud to share that we received a customer satisfaction rating of 96% in the survey. In fact, we’ve topped the survey, beating all other UK stations every year since we reopened in 2007!
From the train operating companies, to our retailers and staff on the ground, a strong team is at the heart of what we do and allows us to continuously improve for our passengers and visitors.
It’s great to know that as well as being home to a high speed and international rail service, with some of the country’s finest shops, restaurants, bars and cafes, under one magnificent (Barlow Shed) roof, we’re still keeping the most important people happy.
Here’s to another year!
Friday 26 June 2015
With Wimbledon in full swing starting on Monday, we’re excited to see the return of the Links of London iconic Wimbledon Collection at St Pancras station.
Returning as the Official Jewellery Licensee of The Wimbledon Championships for the 22nd year, the elegant Links of London jewellery range celebrates this key date in the sporting calendar with a themed collection, taking inspiration from the Wimbledon Grounds and Museum as well as the popular sport itself.
Hero pieces include the playful Tennis Ball Charm, iconic Wimbledon Sweetie Bracelet, and sterling silver Strawberry Earrings which pays homage to the traditional Wimbledon sweet treat.
Stunning new additions to the desirable collection include the engravable sterling silver Narrative Disc Pendant, featured in Rudyard Kipling's inspirational ‘If’ poem, which appears over the players’ entrance to Wimbledon’s Centre Court, and the sterling silver #thequeue Bracelet, giving a playful nod to the experience of many loyal fans.
Also new to this year’s range are the beautifully delicate Racket Bracelet and Necklace featuring glimmering micro pavé diamonds, available in 18ct yellow gold and sterling silver.
Not just for the dedicated tennis fans but for jewellery lovers everywhere to treasure throughout this year’s tournament and beyond.
Wednesday 24 June 2015
We are pleased to announce a ten week festival of food right here in the station, championing Eurpean towns and cities that have left their mark on British culinary culture. From Brighton Pavilion's Grand Kitchen to Sheffield's pivotal role in manufacturing cutlery, station visitors will have the opportunity to sample exclusive tastings by heading to our picnic benches in the central arcade, as well as accessing amazing food and drink offers through the St P App.
To celebrate the launch of the Great British Train Fare, Prime Burger is offering 100 free gourmet burgers - including the UK's first ever truffle burger - every lunch time during the opening week (Monday 29th - Friday 3rd July, 2015). Find out more about this offer here.
Friday 19 June 2015
To commemorate the Battle of Waterloo, Fortnum & Mason's have introduced a special gunpowder blend tea.
Throughout the Napoleonic Wars Fortnum & Mason supplied officers of Wellington’s army with home comforts, including strong China tea.
The new blend is made largely from Gunpowder green tea, sweetened with golden Yunnan leaf and Keemun.
Thursday 18 June 2015
With Father's Day just around the corner, we've put together this guide to some of the best gift ideas for dads from across our stores. Take a look and see what's on offer from John Lewis, Aspinal of London, Jo Malone London, Thomas Pink and Links of London.
Wednesday 17 June 2015
This week, the country has been commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo and on Wednesday, we were lucky enough to welcome the renowned Hanover Band orchestra into our station to mark the occasion.
The Hanover Band’s young musicians, conducted by Benjamin Bayl, filled St Pancras with works by Beethoven, encouraging passengers and visitors to take time out of their journeys to stop and listen.
The Battle of Waterloo secured Britain’s role as a key player in Europe and restored peace. Here at St Pancras, we appreciate the importance of acknowledging Britain’s rich history and culture so it was an honour to have such a tribute played out on our Grand Terrace for all to enjoy.
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Friday 12 June 2015
In celebration of its 250th Anniversary, Hennessy has created a virtual time capsule installation, inviting people from around the world to contribute their messages for the future and leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
From inspiring people, places, technology, music and culture, to modern day advice and insight, personal messages from around the globe are being collated to create a mosaic of memories to be shared with future generations.
Having already stopped in Cognac in France, Guangzhou and Taiwan in China, Berlin in Germany and Moscow in Russia, the Hennessy Time Barrel will arrive in London at the station on Friday 12th June for one week only.
Visitors, commuters and travellers will be invited to leave their own contribution for the time capsule in the form of a 15 second video or text message which will be rediscovered when it's opened once again in 50 years time, in 2065.
Not only will contributors have the opportunity to communicate with the people of the future, they can fully enjoy the present with a special offer on the Hennessy Crusta cocktail, redeemable at the Booking Office at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, made with Fine de Cognac, orange liqueur and maraschino cherry spirit.
For a lighter option, visitors can opt for the bespoke Hennessy afternoon tea which will also be available at the Booking Office during that same week.
Those who can’t get to the Barrel in London in June but want to create a time capsule message, please visit: www.sendingamessagetothefuture.com.
What message will you leave?
Thursday 28 May 2015
It has finally been revealed.
Some observant visitors to the station may have already spotted that our long anticipated 2015 Terrace Wires installation has finally been unveiled this morning.
In the dark of night, the working replica of our famous DENT London clock was raised above the Grand Terrace and suspended from the Barlow Shed roof, 16 metres in front of the original inspiration, so depending on where you are in the station the familiar DENT face will appear eclipsed.
The aptly named One More Time, 2015 is our third Terrace Wires installation but is the first marking a four-year partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts whose Royal Academician, Cornelia Parker is the artistic brains behind this year’s piece.
The artwork has been conceived to invoke meditative thoughts on the passage of time, life and mortality.
What do you think of the piece?