It seems that Charing Cross railway station is having a bit of a birthday party this Saturday (12th April) to mark 150 years of operations.

As readers may recall, the 150th anniversary actually took place on January 11th, so this is a bit of a belated party, but at least someone is doing something at last to mark the occasion.

According to the Southern Electric Group, there will be:

  • Kentish Farmers Market with local produce on sale
  • Charing Cross staff in period dress
  • A commemorative plaque will be unveiled by a celebrity
  • The new waiting room will be showing off its mural, which has been created by a student from Leigh Academy in Dartford

Charing Cross Station

A walking tours event will also carry out 1 hour guided tours around the are on the day at a cost of £10 per person.

Tours at:

  • 11am
  • 1:15pm
  • 3:30pm
  • 5:45pm

To book a place on a tour please email [email protected] with what time slot you would like and the size of your group.

I’ve only just noticed it, and only because I was Google searching for something different and the headline caught my attention — so either the organisers hope no one turns up, or, more likely, their marketing sucks.


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  1. john b says:

    But will there be a tour of the church?

  2. Edwin Chappell says:

    Well done john b, you beat me to it with that question!

  3. DT says:

    Maybe its safest not to believe anything Ian writes anymore!

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