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Monday 20 April 2015

Step into colour at St Pancras station

If the weather isn’t enough to brighten your day this season, why not try channelling the hottest summer trend à la Oscar de la Renta and Christopher Kane? 

Neon hues are a palette previously considered not for the feint hearted and might not necessarily be your go-to colours for your next new season purchase - but if this is the case, we’re about to change your mind. 

Here at the station, we’ve spotted a wide array of neon numbers throughout our stores which offer your wardrobe and your home the perfect haute nod to this bold and bright colour collection, ensuring you stay the right side of chic. 

From a purple Acrylic Neon Block Frame, £4.50 at Oliver Bonas, to Dune’s must-have Candy Striped Two Part Heel Sandal, £79.00, our retailers have a variety of vibrant choices to suit all, whatever neon-sized space you have available in your life this summer. 

Hopefully we’ll see a rainbow of coloured clothing coming through the station in no time, will you be giving it a go?

Tuesday 14 April 2015

St Pancras loves Laura Bailey at L.K.Bennett

L.K.Bennett, one of our favourite British luxury brands at the station, has announced a collaboration with model and style icon Laura Bailey and we cannot keep our eyes or hands off of it. 

The retro modern capsule collection of five shoe designs and a clutch bag has been inspired by the vibrant colours and geometric prints of the vintage 60s and the Mediterranean – the absolute perfect accessories to show off in the sun! 

From ocean blue zig-zags to statement block heels, this limited edition collection is sure to brighten any fashionista’s train journey. 

We want it all. 

Preview the range online here before snapping up in-store, located on The Arcade.

Friday 10 April 2015

TAITTINGER SPRING PICNIC

With all the beautiful weather we've been enjoying this week it’s become very clear that spring has most definitely sprung.

Equally excitingly is the arrival of Champagne Season at the one and only Searcys Champagne Bar.

Perfectly kicking-off the start of (hopefully) many brighter evenings to come, they are hosting their Taittinger Spring Picnic event until Tuesday, 28th April.

Enjoy your first picnic of the season with a special tasting tray of three mini hampers of smoked salmon, strawberry and raspberry macaroons accompanied by three matching cuvees, all beautifully presented on a tray-sized bed of grass of course!

What’s more, purchase a glass, tasting tray or bottle of Taittinger Champagne and you’ll be in with a chance to win* a trip for two to Chateau Le Marquetterie in Reims or a Hot Air Balloon Champagne Picnic for four people.

What better excuse do you need to put a champagne filled spring in your step this weekend?!

* Terms and conditions apply. Proof of purchase required.

Wednesday 08 April 2015

Light larger, aged ales and brewed beer

Yesterday was National Beer Day in the U.S. so for those of you who raised a tankard of ale to our American cousins and is feeling a little worse for wear today, we’d recommend grabbing a nutritional smoothie from Benugo as a pick-me up this afternoon! 

However, if, like us, you are never one to pass on the opportunity for a good old fashioned toast and managed to miss yesterday’s celebrations, why not stop by the Curious Pig for a cheeky craft beer or pop into The Betjeman Arms for a premium pint when you’re passing through this evening? 

It’s a particularly important day for us to acknowledge here at the station. Not only is St Pancras International twinned with New York’s, Grand Central Terminal, we also know a lot about beer – did you know that the station used to be London’s main source of the best British ale? 

Trains filled with liquid vats used to meander down the country from the great breweries of Staffordshire, ending up in St Pancras before being loaded onto coaches and distributed around the capital. Even the station’s railway arches were carefully designed to ensure they could hold a perfect pyramid of kegs.

So come along tonight and stop in for a belated pint - National Beer Day only brews up once a year after all

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Let St P entertain you!

We are extremely excited to announce that today, we have launched our first ever entertainment guide of downloadable TV shows, movies and podcasts, curated specifically with your journey destinations and durations in mind. 

We’ve partnered with renowned movie man James King to create the list in the hopes of eliminating any twiddling of thumbs and thoughts of doing the washing-up on your daily commute home. 

From the cosmopolitan commotion of Brighton to the picturesque setting of the White Cliffs of Dover, the list isn’t just about locations but also works to fill various journey times. Ranging from 20 minutes to over 60 minutes, the time-relevant picks include the recent historical adaptation Wolf Hall, and the best of audio theatre via BBC Radio 4’s Drama of the Week. 

We hope this will be the first of a few “Commuter Curator” watch-lists we’ve got planned throughout 2015 so make sure you look out for the next one! 

The current list can be viewed here.

The recommendations will take between three and 23 minutes to download using the station’s free Wi-Fi onto your smartphone or tablet. 

What will you pick first?

Tuesday 31 March 2015

Bon Anniversarie to The Eiffel Tower

126 years ago today The Eiffel Tower opened to the public. Standing at 324 metres tall and weighing 10,100 tonnes the Eiffel Tower has been visited by 250million people since it’s opening in 1889. 

From St Pancras station, the Eiffel Tower is easily accessible via the Eurostar so in just a few short hours you can be stood watching the 20,000 lightbulbs sparkle whilst sipping champagne. 

If you can’t quite manage to pop to Paris then there’s no excuse for not celebrating the Tower’s 126th  birthday, as you can visit Europe’s longest Champagne bar Searcys on the Grand Terrace, and toast Bon Anniversarie to Paris’ much loved attraction. 

Saturday 28 March 2015

Jazz up your Daylight Savings Time at St Pancras International

Whilst we might all loose an hour sleep when the clocks spring forward tonight, tomorrow marks the start of British Summer Time – which we are very excited about here at the station.
 
Don’t worry, we’ll  make sure our stunning DENT London clock is put forward, but make sure you don’t forget to do the same with yours wherever you’ll be in the morning.
 
With only 23 hours in the day, make the most of your Sunday and pop down and join us at Searcys between 1pm and 4pm for your first official summer treat.
 
Not only will you be able to enjoy Searcys delicious Sunday Roast, but tomorrow also marks the last day of the hugely popular Live Jazz Session. The toe-tapping performances have been held at Searcys every Sunday throughout March filling the restaurant, and the station, with the beautiful sound of chilled out jazz.
 
You’ll be thinking “what lost hour?” in no time!

Friday 27 March 2015

Taste the exceptional at GODIVA

We have got some amazing news for any chocolate fans passing through the station. Belgian maître chocolatier, GODIVA has launched its new connoisseur collection, Réserve Privée. 

Aimed at aficionados and dedicated foodies, these hand-crafted, luxury chocolates are a luxurious for chocolate lovers and beyond. 

One of GODIVA’s talented chefs, Jean Apostolou, has combined exciting flavours from across the globe, including the very finest authentic nuts, herbs and spices. This collection of six perfectly balanced praline centered chocolates have been delicately hand decorated with a discreet final flourish to make sure they look as good as they taste. 

Perfect for gifting, they are available in a 6-piece (£16.00) or 12-piece (£30.00) box.