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With art, live music and a huge range of events and activities taking place at St Pancras International there’s something for everyone. Don’t want to miss out? Be sure to sign up to our monthly Newsletter.

Mon 01 Jan 2018 to Tue 31 Jul 2018

The Betjeman Poetry Prize

Founded in 2006, on the centenary of former poet laureate Sir John Betjeman’s birth, the Betjeman Poetry Prize is a charity in the education sector working with partners across the British Isles to promote literacy, foster creativity and provide a platform for new voices from the next generation.

The writing competition invites entries from 10 -13 year olds across the British Isles, who must write on the theme of ‘place’. Connection to place is central to John Betjeman’s work and our theme aims to encourage young people to look closely at their environment and to question where they come from and who they are.

Continuing a strong and sustaining partnership with the Betjeman Poetry Prize, HS1, the owners of St. Pancras International has agreed to donate £5000 as a new prize to the school (or local library of a home schooled child) of the winning young poet of the 2018 Betjeman Poetry Prize!

Previously, winning schools/libraries received £500. With current schooling budgets stretched to the max, we hope that the increased donation this year makes a positive impact on the winning poet's school or library.

All entrants must submit their poems here by Tuesday 31st July. Good luck!

 

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Mon 21 May 2018 to Fri 15 Jun 2018

Historic Tours and Afternoon Tea

To celebrate the station’s 150th year, St. Pancras International is teaming up with Fortnum & Mason, and from the 21st May we will be offering a unique hour’s tour of the station followed by afternoon tea at Fortnum's. With an insightful historic walk around this iconic station and some very delicious treats to enjoy afterwards, we’re sure you’ll have a wonderful visit.

Tickets are £45 per person, please click here for further info or to book your experience.

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Thu 31 May 2018

St. Pancras at 150 - Regeneration and Revival

Reopened in 2007 by Her Majesty the Queen, following an £800 million transformation, St. Pancras International’s Victorian, neo-gothic splendor stands today as a centerpiece for a transformed Kings Cross.

With the area home to London’s Knowledge Quarter and with tens of millions of visitors and passengers each year, St. Pancras is one of London’s central railway terminus and an iconic symbol of the UK’s gateway to Europe as the home of Eurostar.

Yet for a station that only narrowly avoided demolition in the 1960s, St. Pancras’ future has not always shone so bright. Nor is this century the first time that St. Pancras has played a transformative role in London.

This discussion, organised to mark London History Day, will explore some of the highlights of St. Pancras International’s rich 150 years of history, including:

  • How the station’s construction in 1868 transformed the local area, and its role as a showcase of the great riches and potential of the Midlands.
  • How the station helped to transform the eating and drinking habits of Londoners.
  • The near loss of the station in the 1960s and the public campaign that led to its status as a Grade I listed building.
  • The experiences of those that worked to deliver the station’s transformation, regeneration and revival as a true 21st century transport, retail and leisure icon for London.
  • How the station will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow’s visitors.

This is a FREE ticketed event, the talks begin at 18:00, please click here to book your tickets.

 

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Thu 31 May 2018

Historic Tours of St. Pancras International

In celebration of London History Day and to coincide with the station's 150th anniversary year, St. Pancras International are hosting four 30 minute whistle-stop tours around the station on 31st May. The first tour begins at 12:00, making this the perfect lunchtime escape!

Time slots: 
12:00 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30

This is a FREE ticketed event, please click here to book your tickets. 

Meeting Point: Ground floor of station just inside main entrance from Pancras Road. In front of Special Assistance Meeting Point.

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