St. Pancras International Station has officially unveiled this year’s Christmas Tree and is in partnership with Hatchards, London’s oldest bookshop.
The tree stands at a massive 12 meters tall and features a winding staircase, wrapping around 270 shelves with an impressive 3,800 books!
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Within the tree, there are eight cubby holes where children and adults can sit and immerse themselves in the magic of Christmas, with speakers in each booth allowing customers to select a five-minute excerpt from an audiobook or reading provided exclusively by Penguin Books, featuring authors including Zadie Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Richard Osman and Tom Fletcher.
Wendy Spinks, Commercial Director at St. Pancras and HS1 Ltd, said: ”This year’s St. Pancras International Christmas Tree is an ode to the wealth of literature that transports us to exciting and novel worlds. From real-life travel experiences to the fantastical lands of our imagination, we hope that festive visitors feel the magic and are inspired to pick up or gift their loved ones the most timeless gift of all, Books.”
Luke Taylor, Retail Director at Hatchards said: ” Whether we are young or old, books offer an escape from the hurly burly bustle of the modern world that no other medium can compete with; and there are few better ways to enjoy a good read than whistling through the countryside on a train! We are delighted to be partnering with St. Pancras International to bring this joy to the many station visitors, allowing people to escape, relax and enjoy literature for a few moments with the station tree. What a start to the festive season! “
The Tree is the centerpiece of St. Pancras International’s festive offerings, which also includes a Christmas Grotto and so much more.