Charing Cross Railway Station, London

Charing Cross Railway Station, London services not only trains, but functions as a tube stop as well. This particular station is located in the heart of London and is considered a Travelcard Zone 1 area of the city. Located just south of Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square stations, the Charing Cross tube stop is accessible from the Bakerloo and Northern tube lines. The station once also served as a stop for the Jubilee line, but no longer does. The station has no elevators, but does have escalator access. This underground station now offers Wi-Fi service.Charing Cross Railway Station, London England

The train station can be accessed from the tube station itself, or one can opt to leave the underground and use the street. The above ground runs trains operated by Southeastern and can also be accessed from the Embankment tube stop. The railway station offers a wide range of fast food options as well as news agents and a dry cleaners. Unlike the underground, the railway does offer public restrooms. This particular station has no car par or bicycle racks. One may bring their bicycle with them on the train, but arrangements should be made with the train operator. There is a drop off zone for private cars and taxis in the station forecourt.

The station is near an assortment of attractions. From Charing Cross, it is a short walk to Trafalgar Square, Somerset House, and St. James Park. Nearby in Political London, one could visit Winston Churchill's Cabinet War Rooms or walk by Downing Street, which houses the Prime Minster. Westminster is a short distance from the station as well. Here one could visit the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the London Eye. It is also close to the National Theatre, The London Coliseum, and the Savoy among other theatrical venues.

Charing Cross is a part of both political and tourist London and many people use this station everyday. Where there are people, there is always plenty of food and drink. The tube station is close to a number of restaurants and pubs that offers something for everyone. The restaurants in the area offer international cuisine from every are of the world, from Nando's Portuguese chicken to the very British Adam's Street Restaurant.

While the station no longer provides a stop for the Jubilee line, the closed platforms are now used for filming television and movie scenes. For any James Bond fans, the tube scene in the new film "Skyfall" was shot in the Charing Cross tube station.


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