St Pancras International
Reopened in 2007 by Her Majesty the Queen, following an £800 million transformation, St Pancras International's Victorian, neo-gothic splendour stands today as a centrepiece for a transformed Kings Cross.
With the area home to London's Knowledge Quarter and with tens of millions of visitors and passengers each year, St Pancras is one of London's central railway terminus and an iconic symbol of the UK's gateway to Europe as the home of Eurostar.
Yet for a station that only narrowly avoided demolition in the 1960s, St Pancras' future has not always shone so bright. Nor is this century the first time that St Pancras has played a transformative role in London.
St Pancras at 150: Regeneration and Revival
Debate on Thursday, 31 May 2018 from 18:00 to 19:30
FREE (limited availability) - Book online
This discussion, organised to mark London History Day, will explore some of the highlights of St Pancras International's rich 150 years of history, including:
- How the station's construction in 1868 transformed the local area, and its role as a showcase of the great riches and potential of the Midlands.
- How the station helped to transform the eating and drinking habits of Londoners.
- The near loss of the station in the 1960s and the public campaign that led to its status as a Grade I listed building.
- The experiences of those that worked to deliver the station's transformation, regeneration and revival as a true 21st century transport, retail and leisure icon for London.
- How the station will continue to adapt and evolve to meet the needs of tomorrow's visitors.
St Pancras Station
London N1C 4QP