Our three icons – the Sir John Betjeman statue, ‘the Lovers’ statue and the Dent Clock – will be a familiar sight to regular visitors to St Pancras International. Certainly in the case of ‘the Lovers’, we invite you to explore the statue close-up. Less well-known is that its plinth carries a beautiful high-relief frieze in bronze, featuring images from the history of the tube and train.
A 9m tall bronze statue of an intimate pose by the world renowned sculptor Paul Day. Known commonly as 'The Lovers' statue, it takes pride of place on our Grand Terrace, and is often the first thing you see when you step off the Eurostar!
Sir John Betjeman was responsible for saving the Station and the Chambers from demolition in the 1960's. In tribute to the famous poet and railway enthusiast an 8.5ft sculpture by Martin Jennings has been designed to celebrate the man and his poetry.
On its 150th anniversary and the centenary of the end of World War I, St. Pancras International unveiled on 8th November 2018, a permanent war memorial created by artist and writer Fabian Peake which reflects on the lives of those who fought and died serving in the armed forces as well as civilians.
The famous St. Pancras International Clock has been re constructed by the original makers Dent and now hangs high in the apex of the Barlow shed once more.
For 18 months a giant set of Olympic Rings graced St Pancras International. They were removed after the 2012 closing ceremony. However, in that time, the Rings became one of the most recognised symbols of the Games in the capital and demonstrated that the station is a strong ‘canvas’ in London.
The London 2012 Olympic Rings were brought back in a brilliant and exciting fashion. The iconic symbols were individually dismantled and recycled into seating units as we decided it was only right they remain a permanent fixture for station visitors to enjoy. They now reside outside the Southeastern High Speed platforms at St Pancras International.
Sir Elton John surprised and delighted St Pancras visitors with a mesmerizing medley piano performance in February, 2016. Following this performance, the legendary Rocket Man himself also left this beautiful Yamaha piano behind as a gift, which he kindly signed before donating. His message reads: “Enjoy this piano. It’s a gift. Love, Elton John.” The piano is available for everyone to enjoy – in the station concourse.