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Wed 04 Oct 2017 to Mon 30 Apr 2018
St Pancras originally opened in 1868 and since then the station has been on an exciting journey!
In 2018, the station will turn 150 years old and in that time the station has gone through near demolition, decay and restoration. The fact the station is still here 150 years later is something we think we must celebrate!
Throughout 2018 we will hold a number of fantastic events in the run up to the big day (1st October 2018) and we would like the public's help in celebrating our history and past.
We are asking members of the public to send to us photos of St Pancras, from anytime throughout our 150 years. Whether you used to work in the station, or live in the local area and have seen the transformation of the station for yourself, we would love to see your photos!
Pictures that showcase the history of the station will be featured on the St Pancras website throughout 2018. Owners of the featured pictures will also get to enjoy an Afternoon Tea in the station in June 2018. Full T&Cs can be viewed here.
If you have any photos that you'd like to submit, please send them to email@example.com along with a description of the photo (location of photo, approximate date, the story behind the photo).
We look forward to celebrating our monumental 150th birthday with you, and hope you will join in the festivities!
Thu 01 Feb 2018 to Tue 01 May 2018
St Pancras International is extending its annual Betjeman Poetry Prize into the world of illustration, as it announces an exciting new global search for young illustrators in partnership with Waterstones Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, and London-based gallery, House of Illustration.
From today (1 February), aspiring young illustrators have the exciting opportunity to enter the first ever Lauren Child Poetry Illustration Prize - a worldwide competition for 18-25 year olds with a £1,000 prize fund, that challenges budding talent to illustrate winning poems from the Betjeman Poetry Prize.
Prize is open for entrants until 9am on 1st May 2018, happy illustrating!
Mon 19 Mar 2018 to Sun 29 Apr 2018
A unique collection of doggy dream-homes will be on display in the station, before being auctioned off in aid of Blue Cross. Over 50 bespoke dog kennels will be showcased at venues in central and east London. The kennels at St. Pancras International will be found by the Betjeman Statue, on 26th April the kennels will be auctioned off at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. These kennels will be available to see until 29th April.
Mon 26 Mar 2018 to Mon 02 Apr 2018
A small family of chicks will soon be taking residence in St. Pancras International, let’s take a walk around the station and see if we can spot them all.
On Monday 26th March, we will publish a short time-lapse video on our Facebook page (@StPancrasInt). The clip will show a number of Easter chicks hidden around the station waiting to be found. All you need to do is count the chicks and leave a comment on our Facebook post, remember to use the hashtag #SpotTheEasterChicks to be in with a chance to win some fab prizes from John Lewis, Patisserie Valerie, Neal’s Yard Remedies and Benugo!
The competition will run up until 2nd April when all the fluffy chicks will be revealed in a separate video highlighting where they were hidden.
Take a virtual visit to the station and keep an eye out for some chicks while you’re there!
From the 29th March up to the Easter weekend, visitors to St. Pancras International can benefit from some fantastic store giveaways and discounts from selected station retailers.
It’s easy to take part and WIN! Each in-store chick has an individual phrase or code attached to it, just find the chick and repeat the word or phrase at the till to benefit from a giveaway or discount. Easy!
Thu 29 Mar 2018
We’re celebrating International Piano Day on Thursday 29th March, singers and dancers are invited to visit Sir Elton John’s station piano where we will be offering fantastic free piano lessons and encouraging visitors to play the keys, if you’re around pop by. Not going to be in the area? That’s okay, we’re feeding it LIVE through Facebook and our website throughout the day.
Thu 31 May 2018
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:
This is a FREE ticketed event, the talks begin at 18:00, please click here to book your tickets.