Charing Cross, known by some as the exact Centre of London is situated just south of Trafalgar Square and denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street.
Since 1675 a statue of King Charles I has occupied the area where the original Eleanor Cross once stood. The Eleanor Cross was erect in memory of King Edward I late wife between 1291-4 by the King himself.
Charing Cross has been designated as part of the Whitehall thoroughfare since 01 January 1931 and has since given its name to the local police station, hospital and railway and tube stations.
Within two minutes walk from Charing Cross Railway Station you can find the Strand Gallery which expanded in 2010 from what was once only a photography gallery to a an exhibition space for all forms of creative media.
Cenotaph, the focus of Britain's Remembrance Service which forms here in November every year is also to be found within a few minutes?walk of the railway station and at the heart of capital, also just a few minutes from the station is of course Trafalgar Square. Offering fantastic free outdoor events during the summer months and also the centre of London's bus network it's no surprise that Trafalgar Square is one of every Londoner's most treasured spots.