Final week to book St Pancras tour with afternoon tea
If you’re looking for something a bit special to do in London this week, how about a tasty tour of St Pancras International station? This beautiful gothic giant is right next to Kings Cross Station and home to the Eurostar terminal (not to mention the place where the Spice Girls filmed the video for Wannabe). The station is 150 years old this summer, so it’s offering limited-edition history tours with a classic afternoon tea.
The one-hour walking tour shares detailed knowledge of the design of the building and its long history, including the plan to demolish it during the 20th century and its eventual rebirth as a high-end travel hub.
After waiting 300 years, Fortnum & Mason opened its second London store at St Pancras International in 2013. Famed for its traditionally British afternoon teas, Fortnum & Mason has collaborated with St Pancras for this special tour.
This is a great time to visit, because one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists, Tracey Emin (above), has contributed a huge piece of art to the space. The 20-meter-long artwork, I Want My Time With You, was unveiled in April and will hang high above the train tracks until the end of this year.
This daily, two-hour anniversary tour and tea has been available at St Pancras International for one month only, and this Friday 15 June is the final day that you can book for. The package costs £45 per person and you can choose 12.30pm or 3pm. Find out more and book the St Pancras 150 tour and tea here.