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Queen Officially Opens St. Pancras International (2006)

Queen Officially Opens St. Pancras International (2006)

St Pancras International is one of the most iconic railway stations in London. The Grade I listed building was opened in 1868 and was used by passengers travelling on the Midland Railway. In 2006, the station underwent a major transformation when it was reopened as the home of Eurostar services. The Queen was invited to perform the official opening ceremony and she unveiled a plaque to mark the occasion. During her speech, she praised the work that had been done to restore the station and said that it would be a “focal point” for international travel. She also paid tribute to the workers who had carried out the renovation work, saying that they had shown “skill and dedication”. The Queen’s visit to St Pancras International was a significant moment in its history, and her words helped to boost its profile as a world-class railway station. Mark the occasion with our train and London themed activities below:

Activity Ideas:

  • Test your knowledge of the London Underground with this quiz – here 
  • Print Off And Enjoy Our London Activity Book – here 
  • Have some fun with our Name that Station game – here