Designed by William Barlow, St Pancras International originally opened in 1868 and for its time was an engineering marvel – it was the largest enclosed space in the world and provided the grandest entrance into London. The station has become a destination in its own right, boasting more shops than any other railway station, its own fresh produce market, the longest Champagne Bar in Europe and a Gastro Pub.
The retail offering stands alongside a full diary of arts, events, workshops and activities throughout the year, including the flagship Terrace Wires public sculpture series, now in partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts, live music and poetry events throughout the year. The station’s famous pianos have seen performances from the likes of Elton John, Laura Mvula and Jools Holland, while visiting guests and artists have included Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and musician Brian May.
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