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Tuesday 25 June 2019

AMT Open Cosy New Coffee Shop

Although AMT never technically left St. Pancras, they have had a bit of a house move; they still do coffee and their new shop remains on the Grand Terrace - so you're probably wondering what's so different? Here's what's new...

AMT's new cosy upstairs mezzanine could become St. Pancras' worst kept secret amongst coffee-lovers.

With seating above the coffee counter (as well as outside under the train shed roof), the cafe has a very distinct cute and cosy feel about it - perfect for those quiet coffee breaks with a book or laptop.

From the beginning of July AMT will also be serving some freshly baked vegan treats - ranging from apricot croissants and vegan sausage rolls, to a variety of tasty fruit bars. 

That's not all. You wouldn't typically associate a coffee shop to be the place of choice for alcoholic drinks, but if you fancy a quiet sit-down beer or wine after work, AMT is definitely the place for you. Their modest range of bottled beers and wine makes AMT a nice pre-train pit-stop.

Finally, don't forget that last Christmas AMT led the way in lessening the impact on the environment by launching the first fully biocompostable takeaway coffee cup. Being entirely plant-based, AMT's cups decompose within a year. So you could be saving the planet with every cup of coffee.

Monday 24 June 2019

Track Record: Creative Poetry Readings from Talented Local School Children

Today (Monday 24th June), 10 local school children from Argyle Primary and Richard Cobden Primary delighted St Pancras International’s passers-by with live poetry readings performed as part of a brand-new poetry initiative named Track Record.

In anticipation of the 13th Betjeman Poetry Prize, St Pancras International have teamed up with the poetry organisation to start Track Record; a programme which aims to give students in local schools the chance to take part in a series of poetry workshops to capture their imagination and creativity.

London-based poet and previous poet in residence at the Roald Dahl Museum, Paul Lyalls, facilitated the new programme in two local schools - Argyle Primary and Richard Cobden Primary – making frequent visits to encourage and enrich their writing.

After months of hard work, the Track Record students proudly read their work aloud in the station, where some of the poems will be displayed throughout the iconic destination from August to early October. 

Monday 24 June 2019

Boots St. Pancras: A Thing of Beauty

St. Pancras' Boots store has had a makeover bringing along some fantastic new beauty ranges and in-store services.

First thing's first; Clinique are back! Having been away for a few months, Clinique are now back in store and they're offering a new Wow Now service, a speedy skincare consultation perfect for when you're in a dash.  

Following it's launch into St. Pancras back in May, the station's Boots store remains just one of six of their London shops stocking Rihanna's iconic Fenty Beauty range. Celebrated for its inclusivity, you'll also be able to find your perfect shade with Fenty's in store shade finder.

You may also notice that fresh summer aromas have landed at Boots St. Pancras, as they've recently introduced Ole Henrikson, a new range of bright scents and brilliant skincare - visit their new counter to brighten up your day. 

Ask a member of the Boots team for more information on their beauty products and services.

 

 

Sunday 16 June 2019

Singer, Laura Wright joins regular St. Pancras Pianist, Denis Robinson for BBC Songs of Praise

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.

Passers-by express their delight at listening to Denis play the piano as they pass on thanks for the joy he brings to the station every week.

St Pancras continues to be a hub for musical talent as the free-to-play pianos are enjoyed by visitors from across the globe. The station has also welcomed famous musicians including Sara Bareilles, Sir Elton John and John Legend.

You can view Denis’ interview at 24 minutes 47 seconds into the BBC Songs of Praise episode, which is available on BBC iPlayer until 16th July.

Songs of Praise Father's Day Special.

📸: Laura Wright via Instagram

Tuesday 11 June 2019

Eurostar Launch Additional Daily Service to Amsterdam

Eurostar step up their service to Amsterdam with a third daily service to the Netherlands' capital.

Just in time for summer.

The additional service comes as no surprise, as popularity for Eurostar's new city destination has been a hit with city break lovers since its first run in April last year.

An extra train to Amsterdam provides travellers with more travel options, making it easier for passengers to choose the environmental benefits of high-speed rail over flying. 

Book your tickets today, you'll be cycling along the cobbled streets and sipping coffee by the canals in no time. 

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Thursday 30 May 2019

Last chance to see St. Pancras' Three Tommies

If you haven’t already, be sure to visit The Grand Terrace at St Pancras International to see the incredible life-sized transparent ghosts of first world war soldiers that were unveiled at the station in 2018 as part of the national There But Not There campaign.

On 28th June 2019, the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, St. Pancras will be giving the tommies to representatives from 3 local schools who will continue to display them and teach students about the Great War.   

Read more about the unveiling here.

More about the station's history.