Yet to visit St Pancras International but find she looks familiar?
It’s quite likely that you have seen her before. A famous and celebrated London landmark, St Pancras International has starred in many a film and TV scene. Here’s a rundown of some of the station’s most memorable recent appearances.
BBC Songs of Praise singer, Laura Wright joined 91 year-old piano player Denis Robinson at St. Pancras International for a Father’s Day special, to talk about their love of hymns and perform together for passers-by.
Denis has been playing the piano since he was seven and says his love of church music and the reaction he gets from playing hymns keeps him coming back.
From the producers of Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary, the romantic comedy I Give It A Year (2013) is an ode to London, featuring many landmark locations in the capital including Carnaby Street, Regent Street and our very own St Pancras International. The Barlow Shed roof was the spectacular backdrop for the film’s finale – but we won’t spoil the ending!
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), the Bollywood romantic drama and swan song of legendary director Yash Chopra, features St Pancras International as well as other top London landmarks including the Houses of Parliament, Borough Market and Trafalgar Square.
Our neighbour, Kings Cross, might have the edge over us when it comes to the Harry Potter films, but that did not stop us from making an appearance! Confirming our beauty, the exterior used in the films was actually the famous Neo-Gothic façade of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Harry and Ron flew past St Pancras in the Weasley's Ford Anglia!
The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel features in numerous other films including Bridget Jones’s Diary, Batman Begins, Shirley Valentine and The Secret Garden.
As an enduring symbol of the glamorous era of travel, St Pancras International works beautifully as the well-frequented station in this acclaimed BBC period drama series. Set over the First World War, Parade’s End (2012) stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall.
St Pancras International featured in the TV mystery drama series The Bletchley Circle (2012) – but not as we know it! Production built a period departure board to hide the Eurostar trains and return the station to 1952.