Discover Summer at St Pancras
Free things for families to discover at the iconic London Destination
Discover Summer at St Pancras
This Summer, visitors to St. Pancras can go on a journey of discovery all within the station walls. From now until 2nd September, aside from catching a train to wonderful UK and European destinations, the iconic station will be home to a handful of interactive pop-ups, offering something for everyone:
Discover nature with the station’s Summer Tree Installation
Through a collaboration with resident florist Moyses Stevens, the station is bringing summer sights to the main concourse with a colourful Summer Tree installation. The tree has been constructed from eco-friendly fresh dyed Gypsophila and has been reconstructed in the vibrant summer colours.
With Kent being a popular destination for travellers through St. Pancras, whether for work or an exciting day out, the station has partnered with Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to host a fun competition. As the most sustainable way to travel this Summer, explorers can discover some of Britain's best-known landmarks within this nationally protected landscape, including Kent’s Heritage Coast, the only UK destination to feature in this year's Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel guide.
Did someone say 'competition'? Travellers wishing to discover Kent have the chance to win guided walks to Bicknor Church and a woodfired chapati-making class at Kent-based forest school Out to the Woods CIC, while food and drink enthusiasts could pick up an award-winning bottle of Terlingham Vineyard's Bacchus Dry Gin. To enter the competition, visitors to the station should upload a photo of the Summer Tree to Instagram with the hashtag #DiscoverFromStPancras. Entries open from 26th August to 2nd September, keep a look out on the official St. Pancras Instagram channel for more information!
Discover something new on the station’s main concourse with a rotating retail pop-up
Throughout August, visitors can enjoy a pop-up cart hosting a range of retail and food offerings, open from 7am to 7pm on Thursday 25th August, Friday 26th August and Wednesday 31st August. The cart will include samples from the premium counters at Boots, as well as mini consultations with the Beauty Experts. L’Occitane will be handing out samples from their award-winning health and beauty ranges, inspired by Provence. Yo! Sushi will be treating passers-by to free sushi samples while Searcys will be prompting the anticipated reopening of the Champagne Bar taking place in September.
Discover the solar system
For mini-adventurers, the station has an out-of-this-world Solar Search at renowned kids toy store, Hamleys. The complete solar system is hidden in store - find all the planets and win a prize! Also, every Saturday from 2pm-3pm, Hamley Bear himself will be in-store to meet and greet tiny travellers passing through the station.
Discover The World Reimagined
The World Reimagined is a new project that uses art to illuminate the history of the transatlantic slave trade, which will transform London’s streets with a free art trail of 10 Globe sculptures from 13th – 31st October. Each globe is designed by an individual artist who is responding to themes ranging from Mother Africa to Still We Rise and Expanding Soul. Find out more here.
Discover the world-famous St Pancras Pianos and Free-to-Play Jukebox
Visitors can tinkle the ivories of the famous Elton John piano, gifted by the star who gave a surprise performance at the station in 2016. Since then, some of the world’s biggest stars, including Jools Holland, Ed Sheeran, John Legend and Jeff Goldblum, to name a few, have delighted visitors with surprise performances on the legendary piano.
Those less confident to flex their musical muscles can pick from top 40 hits from the past 50 years to play and enjoy for free on the station’s retro-style jukebox.
Discover must-see artwork
Regular visitors may be familiar with Paul Day’s The Meeting Place statue or Tracey Emin’s neon I Want My Time With You love letter, but St. Pancras International is home to some of the most recognised and instagrammable artwork in London. There are currently six public art pieces on display under the station’s iconic Barlow shed roof (an architectural artwork in its own right). Enjoy the unmissable art pieces for free, marvel at the masterpiece of the Victorian Gothic architecture or join a City Highlights tour to discover more about the station’s history and architecture.
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Summer Shopping 2022
From lightweight dresses to bold summer shirts, here's your Summer 2022 Edit from around the station.Find out more