History of St. Pancras

St. Pancras station opened in 1868 and is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering. Along with the former Midland Grand Hotel, it is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture and one of the most elegant stations in the World.

It was built by the Midland Railway Company (MRC) to connect London with some of England’s major cities and was intended to make a grand statement about the Company with a display of physical magnificence. On these pages you can learn about the history of the building, meet the people involved in its development and use and see how it has transformed over the last 150 years.

Timeline | A Tale of Three Clocks | Drinking Fountain | Creating an Icon | The Railway: A Woman's World