James Arthur amazes onlookers at St. Pancras International with surprise performance

St. Pancras International played host to a surprise performance by multi-platinum award winning artist, songwriter and musician James Arthur today, with an exclusive piano rendition of his worldwide hits including ‘Say You Won’t Let Go’ plus a new release from his latest album ‘Bitter Sweet Love’.

Spectators were thrilled as James charmed travellers and shoppers with some of his biggest hits within the station’s main Arcade, showcasing his talent as he performed solo, accompanied only by the keys of the Elton John piano. The performance follows in the footsteps of global superstar Alicia Keys and legendary duo Rod Stewart and Jools Holland who performed at St. Pancras International, as well as further world-famous performers who have played on the St. Pancras piano including John Legend, Tom Odell and Jeff Goldblum.

The public delight in the playing of public pianos at St. Pancras, which have become an iconic part of the station’s atmosphere and culture. The pianos were launched at St. Pancras International in 2012 when the City of London Festival celebrated its golden anniversary on a grand scale. They remained available to play ever since, with Elton John gifting a piano to St. Pancras himself in 2016, which Keys made use of today over 7 years later.

St. Pancras has become known for regular performances from stars, talented members of the local area, and even visitors from afar. The station’s main Arcade, which is host to the pianos, has become a hub of cultural activity over the years, creating a strong sense of community and lively destination for exciting arts activations.