A Free-to-Use Jukebox Has Landed at St Pancras Station
St Pancras Station has become quite the musical hub in recent years. As well as hosting gigs from local artists during its Sound Connections last year, there are also two Street Pianos located near the Eurostar arrivals gate and the main shopping arcade. Well, that musical heritage is set to continue with the launch of a permanent jukebox boasting every top 40 hit from the past 50 years.
Located at St Pancras International Station underneath the South Eastern Trains platforms, the jukebox installation follows the success of the station’s iconic free-to-use pianos, which have hosted a number of performances over the years, including the likes of Elton John and even John Legend just last week.
While waiting for you train, Joes and Janes will be able to select from a whopping 57,000 free-to-play songs including 1,255 number ones from 18,162 artists. Unsurprisingly, The Beatles claim the most Top 40 tracks on the jukebox with 280 – so to mark the launch of the jukebox, a Beatles-inspired installation will accompany the installation all this week.
Consisting of a plethora of colourful hollyhock flowers from the station’s florist, Moyses Stevens Flowers, the display pays homage to the iconic Beatles photograph taken during the ‘Mad Day Out’ shoot, just a stone’s throw away from St Pancras almost 50 years ago.
The free-to-play jukebox at St Pancras International Station will be a permanent fixture underneath Southeastern train platforms 11 to 13, but if you want to catch the floral Beatles tribute, you’ll need to make sure you head down soon as it’s only running until Saturday 20th May!