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Tuesday 13 November 2018

'One guilt-free cup of coffee to go please'

AMT Coffee continues to lead the coffee market in it's assault on needless plastic waste. 

Their Christmas 2018 Coffee Cups are 100% bio-compostable... yes, lids and all. The revolutionary raw material made from sugar cane waste is completely plant-based that breaks down within 1 year leaving no toxic by-products. 

Grab yourself a guilt-free cup of coffee from AMT's Coffee Bar on the station's Grand Terrace, or find their kiosk by the Southeastern platforms.  

 

Monday 12 November 2018

Christmas comes to St. Pancras

St. Pancras International has partnered up with Tiffany & Co. to unveil its first scented Christmas tree and fragrance shop in the heart of the station's Arcade, offering a touch of sparkle, sophistication and magic for the holiday season.

The magnificent 43-foot Tiffany tree has over 1,800 decorations and embodies the brilliance and modern creativity of the legend that is Tiffany & Co.

The sparkling floral scent of Tiffany's Signature Eau de Parfum fragrance will be diffused from the tree at key intervals each day, creating a unique immersive sensorial experience for holiday shoppers. 

 

Thursday 08 November 2018

St. Pancras' War Memorial is Unveiled

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 memorial was commissioned by HS1, Bechtel, East Midlands Trains, Eurostar, Govia Thames Link, Manhatten Loft Corporation, Network Rail, South Eastern and UK Power Network Services.

Find out more here.

Thursday 01 November 2018

Christmas; wrapped in a bun

Calling all burger fans, tuck into succulent beef, laden with tangy stilton cheese & home-made cranberry sauce.

Christmas comes but once a year… and so does Prime Burger's festive Christmas Burger.

Thursday 04 October 2018

Betjeman Poetry Prize

As part of the National Poetry Day celebrations, St Pancras International announced 12 year-old Ide Crawford, as the winner of the 12th Betjeman Poetry Prize, and the station’s fourth ‘St Pancras Laureate’.

Led by John Betjeman’s granddaughter – and Prize Director - Imogen Lycett Green, and judged by poet Scottish poet laureate and co-judge and poet, Zaffar Kunial, the annual Betjeman Poetry Prize attracts around 3,000 entries per year from talented 10-13 year olds across the UK, all competing to impress the judges with their poetry writing skills.

Thousands of entries were whittled down to a shortlist of just seven young hopefuls, who read their work aloud beneath the station’s famous statue of Sir John Betjeman. The celebrity-attended Betjeman Poetry Prize award ceremony saw last year’s winner, Amineh Abou Kerech, congratulate Ide Crawford on their achievement. Other guests included Penny Mortimer, Nell Dunn, Lauren Child and John Lyons, who gathered to listen to the impressive poetry from some of the country’s youngest poets. 

Monday 01 October 2018

The Bar is Open

Today (Monday 1st October) station pub, The Barrel Vault officially opened their doors and they’re thinking big for October. Join them as they celebrate St. Pancras’ anniversary with their 150 Years with 150 Beers Real Ale Festival.  

The Barrel Vault provides a variety of real ales, craft beers, gins, coffees and breakfasts, as well as British pub food classics.

The pub is located by the escalators which lead to the Southeastern rail platforms and is best reached via the Pancras Road entrance.

Monday 01 October 2018

St. Pancras International team up with Le Cordon Bleu for their 150th birthday celebrations

St Pancras International has teamed up with prestigious Parisian culinary experts, Le Cordon Bleu, to reveal a giant Birthday cake, which is inspired by the iconic destination, to celebrate the station’s 150th birthday.

Passers-by will be able to snap a picture of the six-foot showstopper, which will be displayed on the station’s Grand Terrace for Monday only.

Lucky people who attend the station’s special cake cutting ceremony at 6pm will also have a chance to eat some cake.

The cake will also be handed out to passengers with help from EMT staff at the gate-line from 6pm.

Legendary landmarks which can be found on the cake include the station’s iconic Victorian archways and Barlow Shed roof, as well as edible scale models of the ‘The Lovers’ statue, the Eiffel Tower as a nod to where you can travel to, and even British Poet Laureate - Sir John Betjeman himself, known for famously halting the demolition of the station in the 1960’s. 

Wednesday 05 September 2018

Jeff Goldblum brings some jazz to St. Pancras

Hollywood star and all round cool cat, Jeff Goldblum visits St. Pancras to play tune or two on Sir Elton's piano. 

In London to promote his latest jazz album, Goldblum attracted an excited crowd of commuters and shoppers alike! 

Click here to view video.

Thursday 31 May 2018

140-year-old public drinking fountain restored at St Pancras International

A Victorian drinking fountain which provided clean drinking water to Londoners in the 1870s reopened for public use at St Pancras International today, after extensive restoration by the station’s owners.

The reopening of the fountain, which originally helped overcome cholera epidemics in the capital, coincided with London History Day and forms part of St Pancras International’s 150th anniversary celebrations.

The fountain was originally installed by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association, the forebearers of today’s Drinking Fountain Association. The fountain’s restoration was completed with specialist conservation masonry undertaken by Chichester Stone Works and supported through a grant by the Railway Heritage Trust.

You can find the fountain at the southern end of Pancras Road.

 

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Britain’s first high speed rail line, HS1, turns 10 years old

High Speed 1 (HS1) is celebrating its 10th birthday today with record passenger numbers and exceptional passenger satisfaction, unrivaled punctuality and a marked impact on Kent’s economy.

To mark the milestone HS1 Ltd, the company that owns and operates HS1, has published a report today by entitled ‘10 Businesses at 10 Years’, which can be viewed here. The report presents real life examples of how HS1 has helped 10 of the most exciting businesses in Kent to grow and prosper. An accompanying survey of leading Kent businesses showed that:

  • 91% of those asked said that their business has benefited from HS1

  • 89% said that HS1 has made Kent a more attractive place to set up a business

  • Over one third said that HS1 was a factor when choosing to set up their business in Kent

  • Over 80% said that HS1 had helped their business grow

  • 100% said that HS1 will play an important role in the future growth of Kent

Dyan Crowther, CEO of HS1 Ltd, said: “As the nation’s first and only high speed railway, HS1 has been a catalyst for growth, generating economic, cultural and social value in the regions it serves and the UK more widely.”

“We believe that high speed rail is essential to the nation’s future growth, improving connectivity and bringing people closer together than ever before. We are proud to be flying the flag for British high-speed rail and see HS1 as a model for the future.”

Passengers using HS1 have doubled since launch, with services carrying over 20 million domestic and international passengers in 2016 alone. With an unrivaled average delay per train of less than five seconds, and passenger satisfaction on the domestic service at 93%, HS1 has proven itself to be a world class high speed rail service.

Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of investment promotion agency Locate in Kent, said: “Since the launch of HS1 we have seen a substantial increase in the number of businesses wanting to invest and base themselves in Kent.”

“HS1 offers outstanding connectivity to London and Europe, making the county a highly desirable place to live, work and do business. We’re looking forward to continuing to work with HS1 as we help the Kent business community reach its full potential.”

For further information please contact Leonie Martin 020 3327 4050 or email hs1@pagefield.co.uk

The survey results are based on responses from 33 leading companies in Kent.