The 2012 Summer Olympics begin in London in just a few days and
one bustling area for Londoners and tourists will be the famed Charing Cross Station.
It’s situated in the heart of the city and in a typical year over 37 million people pass through it.
Charing Cross opened in 1864. Disaster struck 41 years later when the station roof collapsed.
I believe this postcard depicts the original roof, but please correct me if I’m wrong.
The name ‘Charing Cross’ is actually a large monument outside the station.
It’s also known as Queen Eleanor’s Cross.
To learn more about Queen Eleanor was and why the monument was erected click here.