This is the latest news from St Pancras International…
Thursday 22 January 2015
Get ready to dust down your kilt and pop on your Ghillies as this Sunday evening is Burns’ Night, celebrating the life of Scot poet Robert Burns.
To mark the event in true Scottish fashion, Searcys will be hosting a traditional Burns Brunch.
Complete of course with haggis and tatties, with a wee dram of whisky alongside bagpipes and highland dancing.
The fun starts at 11:30am but there is limited availability so book early to avoid disappointment by calling 0207 870 9900, or emailing email@example.com.
Wednesday 21 January 2015
Bestselling fantasy thriller author Ben Aaronovitch will be in Hatchards at 3pm tomorrow signing copies of his latest novel, Foxglove Summer.
Fifth in his Rivers of London series, PC Peter Grant returns but this time he’s removed from his urban city comfort zone and solving some strange disappearances in Herefordshire.
So if you fancy a supernatural spine-tingler to read on your way home and would like to meet the man behind the mystery, feel free to come along and grab your copy while you can!
Hatchards plays host to stacks of book signings throughout the year so stay tuned for your next opportunity to perhaps meet your favourite author.
Monday 19 January 2015
Feeling a bit down in the dumps today? Well you’re not alone!
It’s the most depressing day of the year again thanks to the fact that it’s chilly, it’s been a while since pay day and those New Year’s resolutions may have slipped just a tad....
Don’t let yourself get too down though, from a new Rituals bath foam to make your night just a little more indulgent, or some cheeky chocolates from Godiva to reward yourself for detoxing all month, there’s a purse friendly purchase to brighten even the bluest of days at the station.
Or for a selfless feel-good factor, why not treat someone else to a beautiful bunch from Isle Of Flowers or send a thoughtful card from the unusual range at Paperchase?
Whatever you choose to do to share some happiness, let us help you to turn that frown upside down!
Friday 16 January 2015
January is National Hot Tea Month, and from aiding weight loss to keeping viruses at bay, there are plenty of reasons to fall back in love with a beautifully blended brew.
We’ve heard a rumour that some of us prefer a cup of coffee over a mug of tea these days but we bet those people haven’t tried our exclusive St. Pancras Blend of Famous Tea at Fortnum & Mason.
Created especially for our customers, this new twist on an old classic mingles the best of English tea-making with a touch of European charm, based on the Royal blend which was first developed in 1902 for King Edward VII no less!
This softer and more delicate version turns creamy and moreish with a splash of milk, so why not take time this month on your travels to take 5 and put your feet up with a cup?
Tuesday 13 January 2015
Have you downloaded the new St. Pancras International app yet? Our brand new, free application is available now on iOS and Android devices.
St. Pancras International station is the first UK train station to give users an easy way of keeping up-to-date with the latest travel information and special retail offerings as well as the chance to delve into our station’s rich history all through our handy app.
It’s exciting times here at the station with our big drive towards all things digital and we’ve already launched one of the UK’s fastest free public WiFi networks, along with the recent opening of John Lewis’ first ever click-and-commute store.
Simply download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store using our WiFi during your visit.
Friday 09 January 2015
January is often a time of year for us to detox, revive and reinvent – and why should St. Pancras be let off the hook?
Over the next few weeks, some of your favourite shops will be covering up temporarily before revealing a brand spanking new retail experience to welcome 2015, with both Thomas Pink and The White Company getting stripped back and stylised by the end of the month.
Plus, keep your eyes peeled for some exciting new additions to our retail family who will be joining us later in the year!
Tuesday 06 January 2015
Overindulged at Christmas? Want to re-energise and rejuvenate in January? St Pancras International station’s unique range of eateries are offering special healthy food options to help you kick-start your new regime. From tasty juices and breakfasts to low-calorie Champagne, there’s something for everyone.
See below for the delicious options:
Selection of Low-Dose Champagnes
Beetroot, Fennel & Apple soup
Spiced Aubergine Salad
Grilled Sardines, char grilled lettuce, lemon & thyme dressing
Chicken, red lentil & spinach curry, quinoa
Salmon, butterbeans, kale & parmesan
Sweet potato, chickpeas, cashews, pomegranate, rocket & coconut
Avocado & chocolate mousse
Poached pear, red wine syrup, pear sorbet
Green tea jelly, granola square
Detox Box and Green Tea
This detox box is truly ‘super’ in its content. It includes avocado, beetroot shot, kale, asparagus, edamame beans, candy stripe beetroot, watercress, black rice, red chard, broccoli feta cheese, roasted sesame seeds, omega seeds, lemon juice and soy & ginger dressing. Delicious in taste, it will keep you going from noon to night.
The best tasting, organic cold pressed juice - full of nutrients and low in sugar due to their high vegetable content
Qnola Breakfast Cereal
A range of nutritionally enhanced, quinoa based breakfast products, free of gluten, grains, dairy and refined sugar. Have with almond milk or CoYo (see below) for maximum benefit. Available in beetroot, original and chocolate
Coconut milk vegan yoghurt that combines the natural goodness of coconut with plant based cultures. Lactose, dairy and soy free in natural, mango, vanilla and chocolate.
Cuckoo Bircher Muesli
A glorious blend of jumbo oats, linseed, creamy yogurt and fruit. All natural, low GI, with superfood linseed. In Apricot & Vanilla, Mango & Coconut and Chocolate & Sour Cherry
Tuesday 06 January 2015
We were privy to a heart-warming tale earlier this month when a missing World War Two pilot’s wedding ring was finally reunited with his family.
Flight Lieutenant Albert Chambers died on D-Day aged 23 on an ill-fated Lancaster Bomber mission, leaving his 21 year old wife of seven months widowed.
British Aviation Archaeologist, Tony Graves, discovered the ring in 2012 which was engraved with Albert’s initials and “Love Vera”. This New Year, Tony was able to return it to one of Albert’s surviving brothers, John.
The two men celebrated memories of the young couple over a glass of champagne at Searcys where the ring was formally handed back.