While you’re waiting for a delayed train, there’s a temporary display at London Bridge that shows off its 180 year history.
180 years old this month, London Bridge station opened to the public as part of the London and Greenwich Railway on 14 December 1836.
We often think of the railways as being a Victorian invention, but London Bridge opened just inside the Georgian era — 6 months before Queen Victoria took to the throne.
From today until 23rd December, a series of display boards in the new section of the station will show off the heritage of the old station.
The display includes images of the original station and an early train on the line. They also include a diary of one of the workers on the line, the latter being a very early example of an eyewitness account ‘from the shop floor’.
The exhibition to celebrate London Bridge’s 180 years of history will run from 5 – 23 December.