To celebrate its 150th birthday year, St Pancras International has teamed up with Fortnum & Mason to offer guests a unique Afternoon Tea experience, complete with the opportunity to hear fascinating tales of the station’s past in an hour-long historic walking tour.
As well as exploring the stunning design of the station, guests will learn about the threat to demolish the building in the 20th century and its rebirth in the 21st century as a destination for premium shopping, eating and drinking, as well as the new Eurostar Terminal.
After digesting the history of this iconic London building, guests will sit down to enjoy a traditional Afternoon Tea at the station’s elegant and iconic tea salon, Fortnum & Mason.
They will be served a decadent spread including Fortnum’s smoked salmon and tartare dressing on granary bread; plain and fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve; and a pot of Fortnum’s famous tea for one (see full menu below).
This exclusive package, the first of its kind to be launched by St Pancras International, has been specially created to celebrate its 150th anniversary and is available for just one month only, starting from 21st May and running until 15th June 2018.
The new Afternoon Tea & Tour package is part of ‘Celebrate St Pancras – the people, the place, the journey’ – a series of events, exhibitions and installations commissioned by HS1 Ltd for the anniversary year. Throughout the year, St Pancras International will be showcasing the transformation of the station, the entry and role of women into the railway workforce; St Pancras’ role in the trade of goods, food and beer into London; its wartime history; and the people and journeys that have been shaped by it.
Available to book now via Eventbrite and priced at £45pp, the package offers the perfect gift or treat to enjoy with friends and family.
Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea and Tour package price: £45pp
Available: 21 May until 15 June (not running on 26 & 27 May or 3, 9 & 10 June)
Times: 12.30pm or 3pm
Duration: 2 hrs
Meeting point: The station jukebox - sited underneath the South Eastern Trains platform (Platforms 11 - 13)
• Cucumber, Cream Cheese and Chives on White Bread
• Fortnum's Smoked Salmon & Tartare dressing on Granary Bread
• Rare Breed Hen Egg with Mustard Cress on Poppy Seed Bread
• Coronation Chicken on Wholemeal Bread
A duo of scones
• Plain & Fruit Scones presented with Clotted Cream and & Strawberry Preserve
Afternoon tea cakes
• Selection of Individual Tea Pastries
All served with a pot of Fortnum’s Famous Tea for One.
For more information about St Pancras International, including the station’s 150th anniversary, please visit the website.
About St Pancras International Station:
St Pancras International station is a unique Grade I listed building owned by HS1 Ltd. Offering a wealth of stylish and premium shops, bars and restaurants all under one iconic roof, the venue is a destination, in its own right, as well as a world-class station. Known for its calendar of new and exciting arts and music experiences, there’s always something new to discover.
From now until December 2018, visitors can appreciate the Terrace Wires public art installation by Tracey Emin. Depicting the words, ‘I Want My Time With You’ in Emin’s signature handwriting, the 20m long light installation is the largest text piece ever made by the artist. Visitors can also experience St Pancras International’s free-to-play jukebox and station pianos, played by world famous stars including Elton John and John Legend, as well as the public day to day. St Pancras International has launched the St Pancras IPA to mark the anniversary, on sale now at station pub, The Betjeman Arms. For more information about the station and its premium retailers, including Fortnum & Mason, Searcys, Whistles, kikki.K, plus recently launched Ted Baker, Chanel and Calvin Klein, visit http://stpancras.com
The 150th Anniversary:
‘Celebrate St Pancras – the people, the place, the journey’ – is a series of events, exhibitions and installations commissioned by HS1 Ltd for the anniversary year. It will showcase the transformation of the station, the entry and role of women into the railway workforce, St Pancras’ role in the trade of goods, food and beer into London, the station’s wartime history and the people and journeys that have been shaped by it.
About HS1 Ltd:
HS1 Ltd has the 30-year concession to own and operate High Speed 1, the UK’s first section of high speed rail, as well as the stations along the route: St Pancras International, Stratford International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International.
About Fortnum & Mason:
A fixture in Piccadilly since 1707, Fortnum & Mason remains an essential London destination for anyone in search of extraordinary food, glorious gifts and unforgettable experiences. From the food halls and confectionery counters at street level, to the beautiful fragrance, beauty and fashion floor, expertly-curated gentlemen’s department, and refined Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon above, Fortnum’s is committed to making the everyday special for each customer, whether they’re shopping in-store or from around the world at the award-winning fortnumandmason.com. Renowned for its famous teas, scotch eggs, handmade chocolates and iconic wicker hampers – each of which play a large part in Fortnum’s centuries of history – the iconic brand remains committed to imagination and discovery too. From new stores at home and abroad, to delicious innovations like Fortnum's Champagne Pops and adventure-ready Hamperlings, Fortnum’s mission – as it has been since 1707 – remains to deliver a sense of pleasure to every customer. For more information please visit fortnumandmason.com.