Hatchards, St Pancras – Monday 28th May 2018

This was our last day in London for the bank holiday weekend.  After spending time in Islington we walked to St Pancras Station. Inside is a branch of Hatchard’s, which is owned by Waterstones.  Perfect for grabbing a last-minute read before getting on a train!  

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Even if you’re not heading off on a train, St Pancras is worth a visit. The building was designed by William Henry Barlow and was opened in October 1868.  It is gorgeous, both inside and out. 

The Outside of St Pancras. 

Isn’t it stunning!

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And the inside

Sir John Betjeman Statue

In the 1960s, St Pancras was under threat of redevelopment – Betjeman was a very vocal opponent of the scheme, which was, thankfully, cancelled.  This statue by artist Martin Jennings is a tribute to Betjeman saving the station.

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