Wednesday 12 April 2017
Following on the success of the St Pancras International pianos, famously played by Elton John and John Legend, there is now a piano gracing Stratford International with its presence as part of Southeastern’s surprise and delight for commuters.
The piano was donated to the station by Catherine Lett, whose family owned the piano for 35 years, because she wanted to give it a new lease of life and continue to give pleasure to others. The piano has been fully refurbished, painted in Stratford’s red and retuned by Richard Lewis (the only piano tuner on the books of any UK railway company!)
The piano is open to the public, so make sure you have a go next time you’re in the station!
Tuesday 22 November 2016
This November, Oxfam supporter Sara Cox officially switched on the lights of the Cirque du Soleil Amaluna Christmas Tree at St Pancras International, followed by a breath-taking performance in the station by the cast of the critically-acclaimed production.
This festive season, the Amaluna Christmas Tree will raise awareness and money for Oxfam's women's rights campaigning. The 12-meter-high tree includes Amaluna's famous Water Bowl at its centre, featuring moving underwater projections from the cast and acts from the show.
Throughout the festive season, shoppers at St Pancras International spending £50 or more in stores and at restaurants will have the opportunity to receive a 20% discount on tickets to see Amaluna - ask in stores for details.
Monday 22 August 2016
For the fourth year running, St Pancras International's hugely popular Open House tours will offer a unique perspective of one of London's most iconic landmarks, taking visitors around the Grade 1 listed building with a series of architecture-focused station tours.
Over the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, participants will be immersed in the history of St Pancras, spotlighting its Victorian-era design heritage and the later additions which have projected the station into the 21st century as an international travel hub.
Open House visitors will have the opportunity to look more closely at the finer details of this iconic building that often go unnoticed by busy commuters with a 60 minute expert tour departing every half an hour between 10am and 4:30pm on both days.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite.
Friday 12 August 2016
There's a lot of buzz happening on our rooftop this Summer - as Fortnum & Mason have brought honeybees to the station!
Four of Fortnum's beehives have found a new home up on the roof - and we're counting down the days in anticipation to the end of September when the beekeepers hope to get the very first taste of this new nectar source.
The honey, called simply Fortnum’s Bees’ Honey, varies from year to year, depending on the flora available to the bees, but is usually a lovely pale, toffee colour with a soft consistency.
St Pancras International is the latest in a select line of locations for Fortnum's beehives which includes the roof of their Piccadilly store and the roof of Bermondsey's White Cube gallery.
Thursday 07 July 2016
We are delighted to unveil our eagerly anticipated Terrace Wires public art installation, Thought of Train of Thought, by Royal Academician Ron Arad at St Pancras International.
The artpiece is the second instalment of our four-year partnership with the Royal Academy following Cornelia Parker RA’s One More Time in 2015. This year also marks the fourth year of Terrace Wires itself, our commissioning programme for new artwork by leading, international artists.
Suspended on wires from the station’s Grade 1 listed Barlow Shed roof, as if floating, Thought of Train of Thought is a monumental 18-metre-long twisted blade rotating slowly to create an optical illusion of wave-like movement. Minimal and monolithic, the hypnotic motion offers passengers and visitors to the station a moment of calm in the midst of their busy lives.
Fabricated by CIG Architecture based in Groningen in the Netherlands, Thought of Train of Thought can be viewed at St Pancras International station until January 2017.
Thursday 28 April 2016
We are extremely pleased to announce that Royal Academician and architect Ron Arad will be the 2016 artist for our Terrace Wires public sculpture series.
This year marks the fourth year of Terrace Wires, the station’s commissioning programme for new artwork by leading, international artists, and is also the second instalment of a four year partnership with the Royal Academy of Arts.
Ron’s artwork, Thought of Train of Thought, will be exclusively unveiled at the station on the morning of 7th July 2016.