History of St. Pancras

St. Pancras station opened in 1868 and is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering. Along with the former Midland Grand Hotel, it is a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture and one of the most elegant stations in the World.

It was built by the Midland Railway Company (MRC) to connect London with some of England’s major cities and was intended to make a grand statement about the Company with a display of physical magnificence. On these pages you can learn about the history of the building, meet the people involved in its development and use and see how it has transformed over the last 150 years.

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St. Pancras on The Architecture The Railways Built

St. Pancras featured in Yesterday Channel and UKTV's latest TV series, The Architecture The Railways Built, presented by railway historian and train enthusiast Tim Dunn.

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War Memorial 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.

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St. Pancras teams up with Le Cordon Bleu for 150th Anniversary

11th October 2018 marked St. Pancras' official 150th anniversary and the station teamed up with Cordon Bleu to celebrate...

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