Category: Charing Cross

Adelphi Terrace, WC2N

Adelphi Terrace is named after John and Robert Adam, who built the Adelphi development in the 1760s.

Nelson’s Column

Nelson’s Column is a monument in Trafalgar Square built to commemorate Horatio Nelson’s decisive victory at the Battle of Trafalgar during which he lost his life.

Charing Cross, SW1A

Charing Cross, long regarded as London’s central point, as an address is an enigma.

Carting Lane, WC2R

Carting Lane is thought to be named after the carts that brought goods to and from the wharf formerly located here.

Hungerford Lane, WC2N

Hungerford Lane was a dark narrow alley that went alongside and then under Charing Cross Station.

Ivybridge Lane, WC2N

Ivybridge Lane is named after a former ivy-covered bridge.

Spring Gardens, SW1A

Spring Gardens derives its name from the Spring Garden, formed in the 16th century as an addition to the pleasure grounds of Whitehall Palace.


The Strand developed as a link between the settlements of the City of London and Westminster/Thorney Island. By the 12th century it was a street of large houses with gardens running down to the Thames. Within the Savoy Conservation Area are the sites of the Savoy Palace, Salisbury House and Worcester House. The Savoy Palace, …

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Strand, WC2

It is likely that the area was originally settled by the Saxons, forming part of the town of Lundenwic (7th to 9th centuries AD), outside the walls of the Roman City. The Strand has been a thoroughfare linking the City and Thorney Island, (later Westminster) since this time, originally running along the river bank. By …

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Trafalgar Square, WC2

Trafalgar Square was laid-out in the 1820s as a result of John Nash’s plans to remodel extensive swathes of the West End. Before the Square was laid out, the area formed the junction of Charing Cross and the Strand (the major link to the City) and included the Great Mews and Crown Stables to the …

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