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Thursday 28 May 2015

Look Up ‘One More Time’

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?

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Bellissimo Barzetti!

Some of you may have already been lucky enough to experience our latest edition to our culinary offerings at St Pancras, Barzetti. 

An innovative and contemporary dining concept, Bazetti’s open plan Italian kitchen is a welcomed addition to our ever expanding list of restaurants located at the station for locals and passengers to enjoy. 

The menu includes perfectly crisp pizzas, delicious pastas and traditional antipasti of course, all prepared by their talented pizzaolos. 

Early risers can also indulge in the rustic Italian breakfast menu whilst those stopping by later in the day can experience prosecco on tap! 

What’s not to love right? Find Barzetti located in The Circle by the main entrance.

Friday 15 May 2015

Live gig in St Pancras stops commuters in their tracks

Yesterday evening featured the final instalment of Sound Connections, a series of live in-station performances which we’ve hosted over the last few weeks, surprising passengers with marvellous music to enjoy on their way home.

 

Taking place on the concourse, first to hit the stage for the closing gig was London based singer/songwriter Rothwell who played her hit single Darling. Sheffield duo Slow Club followed who delighted commuters with their amazing harmonies.

The station’s most recent music programme has seen both established acts as well as emerging talent from towns and cities situated on the various rail routes from St Pancras International, take to the stage.

Missed Sound Connections this time? Don’t worry, you too can enjoy further sessions later this year - watch this space!

 

 

 

Friday 08 May 2015

Uncork the potential of World Wine Week at St Pancras

Did you know that we’re currently four days into World Wine Week? 

With one night and two days of the weekend ahead, there’s still plenty of time left to raise a glass if you haven’t already. You’ll be spoilt for choice here at the station so here’s a few of our recommendations for the best places to crack a bottle or two if you’re stopping by. 

The most obvious first port of call is des Vins; our in-house café & wine bar is a stylish stop with a lively atmosphere and over 20 wines served by the glass on their extensive list, with prices starting at just £3.40! 

For a bit of the fizz factor, there is no other place to be than Searcys Champagne Bar. The longest champagne bar in Europe is a favourite with celebrities and passengers alike fancying a taste of one of their 17 champagne styles. The luxurious leather seating even has a call button system so guests can simply press for a refill. 

If you don’t have time to sit and sip, then The Curious Pig has the answer. This ‘pub-on-the-go’ offers commuters the chance to pick-up wine by the bottle, half-bottle and sealed travel friendly glasses to take on your train journey. Perfect right? 

It’d almost be rude not to….wine not!

Thursday 07 May 2015

Terrace Wires is back with a bang!

We are extremely thrilled to announce that for the third year of our Terrace Wires public sculpture series, we’ve partnered with the Royal Academy of Arts to commission this year’s installation.

The first artwork, selected as part of the four year partnership with the leading arts institution, will be by British artist and Royal Academician Cornelia Parker.

We’ve been huge fans of Cornelia since her previous artworks in the 80s and 90s featured our station as her subject, but she’s now taken the UK art world by storm and we cannot wait to see her newest piece exhibited in all its glory.

The sculpture, One More Time will be a working replica of the station’s DENT London clock, reversed out in black with white hands and numerals in silver detail. It will be suspended from our stunning Barlow Shed roof, 16 metres in front of the original, so for those alighting from the trains the original face will gradually appear eclipsed.

The piece will be fully unveiled on Thursday 28th May – let the countdown begin!

For further information on this year’s project, click through to www.terracewires.com.

Tuesday 05 May 2015

On This Day in 1969: The Trans-Atlantic Air Race

Today marks the 46th anniversary of the victory by RAF Squadron Leader Tom Lecky-Thompson in the 1969 Daily Mail Trans-Atlantic Air Race - which set off from RAF St Pancras.

Between 4th - 11th May 1969 competitors were required to travel between the top of the Post Office Tower in London to the top of the Empire State Building in New York, in either direction.  They could make use of any type or number of conveyance provided that they cross the Atlantic by air.
 
The shortest overall time between London and New York was by Squadron Leader Tom Lecky-Thompson, flying a Royal Airforce Hawker Siddeley Harrier in 6 hours 11 minutes – he flew from the Somers Town Goods Yard. His prize was £6,000. The shortest time between New York and London was by Lieutenant Commander Peter Goddard a passenger in a Royal Navy McDonnell Douglas Phantom 5 hours 11 minutes.

Footage of the flight credited to the Imperial War Museum is available in the history section of our website.

Thursday 23 April 2015

Happy St George’s Day!

St Pancras International would like to wish all our friends and visitors a very happy St George’s Day today.

We fancy celebrating our feast day at the station with a beautiful drop of English tea. 

We’re very lucky at St Pancras that there are now several splendid parlours in which one can experience this most civilised of British traditions. 

The Betjeman Arms has recently introduced its afternoon tea menu which can be enjoyed with or without a glass of fizz on the Grand Terrace, where you can be fully immersed in the grandeur of the station. 

Of course the tea connoisseurs among us won’t be able to resist stopping by to the St Pancras Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason. This haven of tranquillity is the perfect location to escape the hustle and bustle of our busy station with huge variety of teas available for you to enjoy at your leisure. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new favourite blend? 

Needless to say we’re certainly looking forward to pinning our red roses on and pouring a pot later on!

Wednesday 22 April 2015

AN ALE OF A TIME (WITH CHEESE, OF COURSE)

We’ve had our fair share of wine and cheese evenings at St Pancras, but we think our upcoming Ale and cheese night at The Betjeman Arms must be a first. 

Tonight, guest experts will be on hand to talk people through the finer points of pairing a range of five ales brewed by Truman’s and five cheeses supplied by Turners Fine Foods for a full taste experience. 

The Masterclass will take place between 6:30pm and 8:30pm and tickets cost £10 per person.

Spaces are limited, so email here to see if there are any last minute places left!