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.
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.
A date for your diaries as new contemporary art event will take place on one night only in central London, which will see, amongst others, a disused tube station turned into an art venue.
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.
Tickets to tour three disused disused tube stations go on sale on Wednesday morning.
Imagine if you will, a giant flat surface larger than Trafalgar Square overhanging the River Thames -- this was the proposed central London Helidrome.
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.
Later this year there will be two opportunities to visit either, or both, of an underground WW2 shelter, or a disused tube station.
Imagine a tube tunnel running under Southwark and the City, but carrying full size mainline trains -- and you would be imagining something that was actually proposed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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