You can now enjoy a tour of the new St Pancras International Station either as a pre-booked group, or as an individual on a scheduled ‘turn-up and go’ tour. The tours are run by City Highlights who are the only guiding company officially endorsed by High Speed 1 Limited, the operators of the station complex.
Who are we?
City Highlights are a long established partnership of expert guides providing informed tours of the station’s principal features set in an historical context, with up-to-date knowledge of current works and future plans.
How long does a tour last?
Tours normally last about ninety minutes. Tours for groups can be arranged for any day that the station is open, and may start as early as eight o’clock in the morning or as late as eight in the evening. Fixed dates and times for ‘turn-up and go’ tours open to individuals are listed below.
Are the tours wheel-chair friendly?
Yes, they can be made accessible for wheel-chair users but please let us know in advance.
Where do we meet our guide?
When you make a group booking we will discuss all your requirements and confirm where best to meet and provide you with the name of your guide and their contact details. Use this form to book your tour. The meeting place for ‘turn-up and go’ tours is given below.
How much does a group tour cost?
The fee for a group tour is £190. Each group is restricted to a maximum of 20 persons – larger groups will require additional guides each charged at the same rate. Use the booking enquiry form here.
How do we pay?
For group bookings we normally request that payment be made – by cheque or bank transfer – seven days before the tour date. For late bookings please contact us to discuss arrangements for payment. If you are joining one of the ‘turn-up and go’ tours, you just pay on the day.
Can you arrange catering for us?
We do not arrange catering ourselves but can supply you with a list of some of the many restaurants and bars located within the station complex so that you can contact them directly to make your own arrangements.
Can we join a tour as individuals?
City Highlights provide ‘turn-up and go’ tours on the first weekend of each month. These tours are designed for individuals and small groups who do not wish to a make a separate booking. There is no need to book places in advance, but these tours are also restricted to a maximum of just 20 persons so if you have a group of five or more we recommend you contact us in advance – otherwise the twenty places available on the day will be allocated on a strictly ‘first come, first served’ basis.
The meeting place for these tours is outside National Rail Ticket Office on the ground floor of the station concourse. The cost for the tour is £9 per person.
Forthcomings dates and times for the ‘turn-up and go’ tours are as follows:
Saturday 2 April 11am
Sunday 1 May 2pm
Saturday 4 June 11am
Sunday 3 July 2pm
Saturday 6 Aug 11am
Sunday 4 Sept 2pm
Saturday 1 October 11am
Sunday 6 November 2pm
What other walks can we enjoy?
City Highlights also provide railway related tours around the old Kings Cross Goods Yards (just behind St Pancras Station) and have a wide selection of more than fifty other historical walks throughout the wider London area. For further details please contact us or visit our main website at: www.cityhighlights.co.uk.