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A follow on from Monday’s feature which showed mainly aspects of the station and the railway from the 1860s to 2016. This post covers the period 2006 to 2018, from the reconstruction of St. Pancras as an international station right through to the 150 celebrations and includes many aspects of the hotel itself as well as a look at that apartment located within the famous clock tower. I would have liked to have showed some pictures of the hotel as it was before it was restored but there are barely any. I do have quite a few personally that I took during the late 1990s on a tour of the then derelict hotel and many of the old features still could be seen and could do a post on that some time.

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The International Station under construction 2006. Source: Twitter

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Construction as seen during 2007. Source: Twitter

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Members of the design & build team for the station’s replica clock 6 September 2007. Source: Twitter

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2007 Xmas Advent Calendar Xmas. Source: Twitter

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The lower shopping mall, xmas tree and the huge advent calendar December 2007. Source: Twitter

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We’re collecting at St. Pancras, come and listen to the choir. Source: Twitter

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Olympic Torch procession at St. Pancras July 2012. Source: Twitter

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The Queen en route to Leicester by train. Olympic Year 2012. Source: Twitter

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The station’s Olympic Rings 2012. Source: Twitter

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The station’s Olympic Medal Xmas tree – and the real thing! Source: Twitter

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Dr Brian May for his Tiger Tracks concert March 2013. Source: Twitter

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Brain May and Kerry Ellis at the St. Pancras pianos in March 2013. Source: Twitter

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The tiger in question, made from recycled materials to highlight conservation. Source: Twitter

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Elton John on the St. Pancras pianos 2016. Source: Twitter

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Just seen Elton John at St Pancras playing piano amazing! Source: Twitter

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A view of the station most won’t see. 2016. Source: Twitter

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Inside the hotel 2016. Source: Twitter

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The bar at St. Pancras 2016. This was the old ticket office. Source: Twitter

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John Legend on the pianos March 2017. Source: Twitter

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Special delivery 10th January 2018 to mark the start of the 150th year. The station was built on beer! Source: Twitter

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Iron columns from the station apparently ‘dumped’ half a mile away. It seems they were stored pending possible further use. Source: Twitter

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Jeff Goldblum playing jazz on the pianos September 2018. Source: Twitter

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Jeff Goldblum with his fans September 2018. Source: Twitter

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Behind the station clock during Open House September 2016. Source: Twitter

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Special St. Pancras 150th anniversary beer! Source: Twitter

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Cordon Bleu chef putting the top on the St. Pancras 150 cake. Source: Twitter

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The BBC East Midlands team at St. Pancras reporting on the 150th anniversary and the huge cake baked for the occasion. Source: Twitter

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St. Pancras 150th celebration cake. Source: Twitter

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Another view of the cake. Source: Twitter

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The cake almost all gone! Source: Twitter

The St. Pancras Clock Tower Apartment:

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Clock Tower apartment. Source: Twitter

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Clock Tower Apartment. Source: Twitter

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Inside the St. Pancras apartments. Source: Twitter

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Stupendous apartment at St.Pancras. Source: Twitter

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Another apartment in the station hotel premises. Source: Twitter

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Another view of the same apartment. Source: Twitter

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Staircase in the hotel part of the station, I think on the east side. Source: Twitter

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View from one of the hotel rooms of the station. Source: Twitter

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The hotel’s Gilbert Scott dining rooms. Source: Twitter

The St. Pancras Hotel’s famous staircase:

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Staircase. Source: Twitter

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Staircase. Source: Twitter

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Staircase. Source: Twitter

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Staircase. Source: Twitter

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Staircase. Source: Twitter

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Hotel corridor. Source: Twitter

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Ceiling in the hotel. Source. Twitter

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Hotel ceiling. Source: Twitter

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The stupendous ceiling above the famous staircase. Source: Twitter

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