FeatureDiscover Simple Pleasures at St Pancras

July 21, 20210

Whether you’re on a staycation or vacation, St. Pancras International is a must-visit destination. A hub for a lot more than trains, there’s a wealth of shops, restaurants, cafes, and pubs with exciting cultural activity waiting to welcome you and plenty of London attractions within walking distance too.

St Pancras piano
Courtesy of High Speed 1/St Pancras International

A unique Grade I-listed building, visitors young and old will appreciate the station’s plethora of arts and culture including The Meeting Place statue and Tracey Emin’s I want my time with you artwork. A visit is also never complete without tinkling the ivories on the station’s public pianos which have welcomed performances by the likes of Elton John, Jeff Goldblum and Sara Bareilles.

 

Fresh summer fashion
Gant at St Pancras

If you’re in London to shop, the station’s array of fashion brands are on hand to help piece together some fresh summer looks. From L.K Bennett, Gant and Kate Spade to Oliver Bonas and Accessorize, stand out from the crowd with their bright and beautifully bold summer fashions. If you’re unsure what to choose, brands such as Ted Baker and Jo Malone London are offering personal appointments to help you look and feel your best. After rediscovering some offline shopping, drop into Eyecandy, the station’s beauty bar for a well-deserved and long-awaited pamper session.

 

Take your tastebuds to town
Fortnum & Mason's Time for Tea
Fortnum & Mason’s Time for Tea

The British weather can be pretty unpredictable, but thankfully, come rain or shine, the station’s vast cast-iron roof will help you stay dry, and you can still enjoy those ‘outdoor’ dining vibes on the indoor terraces.

Fuel up for the day with a hearty breakfast at one of the many eateries from a full English at The Barrel Vault to pastries and smoothies at Joe & The Juice. For something simpler, you can’t go wrong with a classic sausage roll from Greggs.

Eating in or taking away, there are plenty of lunch and dinner choices. Le Pain Quotidien introduced a deliciously loaded, made-to-order Picnic Box, available to take away in case you’re in a hurry to get to your next destination. Sourced Market offers a great lunch using the finest ingredients, from bagels and bread to artisanal sandwiches and more. Warmer weather calls for their chilled fresh juices and smoothies including a few summer sizzlers, like the ‘Heated Melon’. Trust us, it’s a goodie! The station’s newest arrivals Kineya and Pasta Remoli also offer indulgent food on the go.

Street food stall inside St. Pancras station, one of the largest railway stations in London and home to Eurostar.
via Shutterstock

A trip to London isn’t complete without a quintessentially British afternoon tea. Searcy’s St. Pancras has launched a stylish Staycation Afternoon Tea. bringing delight to even the shortest of journeys. Served in a suitcase with a choice of tea, guests also have the option to upgrade to limitless Veuve Clicquot champagne.

There’s a lot of content at the station to fill your social media feed, but London’s most instagrammable cafe, EL&N, is renowned for giving you the best photo-worthy lattes and indulgent sweet treats. The likes of Fortnum & Mason and Laduree also offer delectable treats to take home for loved ones. With an ever-changing seasonal, British menu, craft beers, extensive wine list and moreish cocktails, The Betjeman Arms is the perfect place for winding down at the end of a busy sightseeing day.

 

Support Out Shops. Protect Our Peatlands.

Every purchase at St. Pancras International, from picking up a daily coffee to buying fashion essentials for your new summer wardrobe, will contribute to the restoration of the Gameshope Loch peatlands in Scotland. Visit their website to find out why.

 

Shop, dine and travel safe

St Pancras International has attained the Bureau Veritas SafeGuard Covid-19 certification. For more information, visit www.stpancras.com

Statue of passenger inside London's St Pancras International train station
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