In celebration of the 150th anniversary of St Pancras station, this absorbing new book brings together 150 facts, revealing many little-known details about the long history of this iconic building and its local surroundings. From its conception and build, and the opening of the largest single-span arch in the world as the London terminus of the Midland Railway, to the damage it suffered during wartime, this fascinating fact book reveals many facts about St Pancras station's tumultuous history, including threatened demolition and glorious restoration. Did you know there was once a farm in the heart of the St Pancras parish area? Or that it was once home to one of the biggest markets in London? And why did Midland Railway built a special viaduct to travel over St Pancras station? This is the perfect gift for anyone with affection for this beautiful and important piece of London's architectural and railway heritage and its surrounding area.