London’s Alleys: Craven Passage, WC2
In an area where most of the old roads were swallowed up by the railway, Craven Passage is a rare survivor of a path that dates back to when the area first started to be developed.
London’s Alleys: George Court WC2
A short alley near Charing Cross that is today probably more famous for its sole commercial occupant, the Retro Pub.
Go into the disused tunnels at Charing Cross tube station
In the 1970s, to help dig the new Jubilee line at Charing Cross, a series of long access tunnels had to also be dug -- and they're still down there, empty and abandoned.
The Great Storm tree at Charing Cross station
Outside Charing Cross station is a tree. An ordinary tree like all the others planted in the area. No one pays it any attention unless they walk into it. But this is a special tree.
London’s Alleys: York Place (formerly Of Alley), WC2
Welcome to York Place, for that's its modern name, yet it used to be curiously called Of Alley, and why it was so called is just as curious as the name itself.
Charing Cross tube station’s ticket hall to close next month
Part of Charing Cross tube station is to close from next month for nearly a year as TfL revamps the rather tired 1970s decor of the ticket hall.
Ticket Alert: Free visits to a disused tube station
As mentioned a few weeks ago, there is to be a one-night art event in Central London, and tickets are now about to go on sale.
Unbuilt London: The embankment railway
Imagine a railway, working without steam, running on tall columns along the banks of the Thames -- for that was a scheme created to link Blackfriars with Charing Cross in the 1840s.
Abandoned tube station tours announced
Tickets to tour three disused disused tube stations go on sale on Wednesday morning.
Unbuilt London: How Charing Cross nearly became a giant helipad
Imagine if you will, a giant flat surface larger than Trafalgar Square overhanging the River Thames -- this was the proposed central London Helidrome.
Watch films inside Charing Cross tube station
You wait ages for a disused tube station story, and two come along at once. Such as this opportunity to watch some classic movies inside a disused tube station.
Tours of disused tube stations and tunnels announced
Later this year there will be two opportunities to visit either, or both, of an underground WW2 shelter, or a disused tube station.
How Charing Cross railway station was nearly demolished
Earlier this year I noted the 150th anniversary of the opening of London's Charing Cross railway station, but it came very close to being a eulogy for a long since closed station.
150th anniversary party at Charing Cross this Saturday
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.
Tube map covers on display
Every so often London Underground issues a new tube map, and apart from the usual pouring over the changes on the map, there is often quite a bit of fuss about the design of the front cover of the pocket leaflets handed out in stations.
Chance to see inside the Lost Church under Charing Cross Station
There sits underneath the forecourt of Charing Cross railway station a hidden marvel, the remains of a Hawksmoor designed church that is today sealed off and hidden -- except for one prominent and often misattributed visible sign of its existence.
As if a million tube geeks cried out in horror….
Our colonial cousins have been on our side of the pond filming a series of new programmes for the apparently very popular television series, 24.
Where is the first railway bridge out of London?
A number of railway lines feed into, or out of London, depending on your perspective, and many of them pass over roads, or above viaducts -- so which is the first railway bridge heading out of London?
150th anniversary of Charing Cross Railway Station
Today marks the 150th anniversary of the grand -- well, actually not so grand -- opening of London Charing Cross railway station.
Sherlock and the Curse of the Tube Pedants
I didn't watch the latest episode of the latest attempt to cash in on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's magazine sketch on the night it was broadcast, but the wails of despair were audible (or tweetable) throughout London.
Unbuilt London: Victorian Railway Stations that Tried to Span the Thames
Blackfriars railway station has recently become the first station to span right across the River Thames, with entrances on both sides of the river – but it wasn’t the first time that someone tried to put a railway bridge across…
The Original Hungerford Bridge
When the Millennium (aka, Wobbly) Bridge was opened by the Tate Modern, it was heralded as marvel partly for its construction, but also for being devoted solely to pedestrians. This was not the first pedestrian only bridge over the Thames…