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Friday 28 November 2014

Hark! The Christmas music programme

As of Monday 1st December we are back with the station’s annual Christmas music programme where we hand the station over to the community for an exciting line up of seasonal songs, carols and performances. Every day throughout the month local choirs and musicians will be using the atmospheric space to raise money for their chosen charities and the roof!

Why not take some time out from your Christmas shopping to listen and enjoy the sound of the festive period.

Friday 28 November 2014

Black Friday fever sweeps the station

As Black Friday excitement takes over the nation, St Pancras International is no exception!

Our exciting range of top notch stores means there is a whole host of bargains waiting to be snapped up by savvy shoppers! From fashion to technology, you’ll be sure to find the perfect gift for that special someone (with a treat or two for you thrown in as well) under the Barlow Shed Roof.

So hurry down before you miss out!

Thursday 27 November 2014

Station leads thanks to US for Thanksgiving

Inspired by Thanksgiving, and the six months since St Pancras International twinned with New York’s fabulous Grand Central Terminal, we set to work finding out which American inventions Brits are most thankful for… and the results might surprise you!

1 in 3 decided that the best thing to come from America is iPhones, iPads and Macs – beating the light bulb (25%), credit card (22%) and wheeled luggage (16%).  It seems that Brits are at their most thankful shopping for holidays on iPads with credit cards with the lights turned on.

The full top ten is:

  1. Apple
  2. Light bulb
  3. Credit card
  4. Wheeled luggage
  6. Hamburgers
  7. Americano
  8. Scented candles
  9. Milkshakes
  10. Elvis

Let us know whether you agree with the findings on our Facebook page or by tweeting us at @StPancrasInt.

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Tesco helps #MakeChristmas

Pop down to the station today to see a special Christmas workshop from Tesco. The special live event kicked off at the station this morning where renowned experts John Whaite, Linda Barker, Arona Khan and Laura Jewell will host live demonstrations to the public, offering quick and easy tips to help people have an amazing Christmas.

The workshops will give a helping hand on interiors, cooking, drinks and present wrapping. It will be live streamed to YouTube to make sure people up and down the country also benefit from the hints and tips. The experts will also be responding with helpful advice to the nation’s questions on Twitter via #MakeChristmas.

You can watch the live stream now!

Friday 21 November 2014

Dennis is up to his old tricks

Dennis the Menace was spotted earlier this week again causing mischief on the station concourse. The comic book legend and his sidekick Gnasher were caught red handed trying to pull the plug on the fantastic Eurostar Christmas tree lights which were switched on by Raymond Blanc last Wednesday.

Since the installation of the Beano exhibition in October, Dennis the Menace has been regularly spotted playing pranks around the station. So, for those on the hunt for the star be sure to visit one of his most regular haunts, The Beano 75th Annual Exhibition which is on show on the upper level until 5th January 2015.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Shop till you commute!

Christmas shopping season is well and truly upon us, and with the station’s impressive selection of retailers why go gift hunting anywhere else. We have everything, all under the glorious Barlow Shed roof, from tea at Fortnum & Mason to make-up at Mac and from candles at Jo Malone to iPad at John Lewis.

To help you eager elves prepare for Christmas, we have arranged a number of late night shopping days. On the 14th, 21st, 27th ,28th November and 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th December shops are open until 10pm  and on 17th and 18th December they are open until 10.30pm! Meaning there is ample time to get everything you need.

To find out more and see our glorious gifts guides visit the St Pancras Christmas page.

Friday 14 November 2014

The grand unveiling of Eurostar’s new trains

From the end of 2015, eager holidaymakers looking to hop across the channel will be able to board the exciting new Eurostar trains. The new e320 trains, which were launched at the station this week, will zoom along the tracks at an impressive 200mph, cutting journey times by 15 minutes.

The stylish interiors, designed by Italian design house Pininfarina, offer more space per seat, free WiFi, power points and a USB socket.

The launch came on the eve of Eurostar’s 20th anniversary where new routes where also announced for those looking to escape to Europe - May 2015 will see a service to Provence and in 2016 a direct service to Amsterdam.

Thursday 13 November 2014

Festive fun arrives at the station!

If you were passing through the station last night, no doubt you would have felt the fantastic French festive fun as Raymond Blanc OBE turned on the Christmas Tree Lights. The tree, which is sponsored by Eurostar as part of their 20th birthday, celebrates the station’s amazing international connections by highlighting hundreds of Christmas inspired markets across Europe.

Once the big red button had been pressed, Raymond, who is the Culinary Director at Eurostar, was joined on stage by the company’s CEO, Nicolas Petrovic and over 30 staff who have been with the business since it started two decades ago.

With the lights now on, the festive party has definitely started at the station so why not pop down and enjoy a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine!