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London Railway spread festive cheer with chocolate sharing station at King’s Cross

  • December 7, 2023
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London Railway spread festive cheer with chocolate sharing station at King’s Cross

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) spread festive cheer by unveiling a charming chocolate Sharing Station at London King’s Cross Station, to celebrate the release of the new Warner Bros. Pictures’ film Wonka, in cinemas December 8. With carts inspired by Wonka’s burgundy coat, Christmas travellers were invited to channel their inner Wonka and send a delicious chocolate bar to their loved ones across the country.

In a twist worthy of Wonka himself, LNER enlisted expert calligraphers to help scribe the public’s heartfelt messages onto golden notes before being enclosed with a chocolate bar and posted to the nation’s nearest and dearest. Inspired by the optimism and positivity of everyone’s favourite chocolate maker, LNER wants to encourage the nation to show appreciation to the special people in our lives by expressing how we truly feel for friends and family.

Queues gathered, and within minutes, chocolate bars with moving messages were sent, whether speaking of anticipation for Christmas, dreams of being reunited, or simple declarations of love, with some of the messages being displayed on a screen at the station as the rush hour commuters paused to read the poignant posts.

And, for some, Christmas came early with LNER running a special competition where one lucky customer will have the chance to win a weekend trip for four, including First Class LNER tickets to London, a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed afternoon tea, plus spending money and a two-night hotel stay!

The LNER Sharing Station launched in celebration of the release of Wonka, a film telling the wondrous story of how a young chocolate-maker, armed with nothing but a hatful of dreams, manages to change the world, one delectable bite at a time. This irresistibly vivid and inventive big screen spectacle will introduce audiences to a young Willy Wonka, as he becomes the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker.

London King’s Cross was the LNER Sharing Station’s final destination after having spread chocolatey joy in Edinburgh’s Waverley Station earlier in the week

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