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Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree to be made into film
The Magic Faraway Tree books are being adapted for the big screen for the first time.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42053334
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Meet the baby boy born at Waterloo station
Baby Reign arrived early after his mother went into labour on a train.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42030812
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Cash-strapped Greenwich woman turned to making her dad’s hot sauce - now she’s making a business from it
A cash-strapped Greenwich woman who turned to selling her dad’s old hot sauce has seen such demand for it that she’s looking to start her own business.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15668615.Cash_strapped_Greenwich_woman_turned_to_making_her_dad_s_hot_sauce___now_she_s_making_a_business_from_it/?ref=rss
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The degrees that make you rich ...
Huge numbers of young people are making a big decision about university - and their future income.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-41693230
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Police hunt two men in connection with burglaries
Police are re-appealing to members of the public to help trace two men who are wanted in connection with burglaries around Hertfordshire.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15668143.Police_hunt_two_men_in_connection_with_burglaries/?ref=rss
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Tottenham's future looks bright in defence, with or without Toby Alderweireld
Toby Alderweireld's latest injury has given Tottenham the perfect opportunity to see how the future might look without him.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/tottenham-s-future-looks-bright-in-defence-with-or-without-toby-alderweireld-a3694321.html
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’Hopper fare’ for London’s buses and trams
The new fare is expected to come into force early next year, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42011699
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The decision on who will transform Ladywell Playtower has been made - and it includes a cinema
The abandoned old grade II listed Ladywell bath house is set to be transformed into a luxury cinema - but not by Picturehouse.

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/news/15666236.The_decision_on_who_will_transform_Ladywell_Playtower_has_been_made___and_it_includes_a_cinema/?ref=rss
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Crystal Palace's Roy Hodgson backs Ruben Loftus-Cheek to make England's World Cup squad: 'Why not?'
Roy Hodgson has backed Ruben Loftus-Cheek to back up his impressive England debut and make Gareth Southgate's squad for the World Cup in Russia.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/crystal-palaces-roy-hodgson-backs-ruben-loftuscheek-to-make-englands-world-cup-squad-why-not-a3693001.html
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Missing UK explorer Benedict Allen ’alive and well’
Benedict Allen is seen "alive and well" near an airstrip in Papua New Guinea.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42009854
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Housebuilding targets in Merton to increase
New figures reveal that annual housebuilding targets in Merton are set to treble in the one of the largest increases in London.

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Westfield in Croydon: Council votes in favour of bringing shopping centre to town
Croydon is getting its very own Westfield.

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Manchester City star Kyle Walker says nobody in the England squad can take their World Cup place for granted
Kyle Walker believes there is so much completion to get in the England squad that no-one can start taking their place at the World Cup next summer for granted.

https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-city-star-kyle-walker-says-nobody-in-the-england-squad-can-take-their-world-cup-place-for-a3691291.html
VIEW THE CHARING CROSS AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE CHARING CROSS AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE CHARING CROSS AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE CHARING CROSS AREA IN THE 1860s
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Charing Cross

Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.

Charing Cross is named after the now demolished Eleanor cross that stood there, in what was once the hamlet of Charing. It was where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile.

It was one of twelve places where Eleanor's coffin rested overnight during the funeral procession from Lincolnshire to her final resting-place at Westminster. At each of these, Edward erected an Eleanor cross, of which only three now remain.

The original site of the cross has been occupied since 1675 by an equestrian statue of King Charles I. A Victorian replacement, in different style from the original, was later erected a short distance to the east outside the railway station.

Formerly, until 1931, Charing Cross also referred to the part of what is now Whitehall lying between Great Scotland Yard and Trafalgar Square. At least one property retains a Charing Cross postal address: Drummonds Bank, on the corner of Whitehall and The Mall, which is designated 49 Charing Cross (not to be confused with the separate Charing Cross Road).

Since the second half of the 18th century, Charing Cross has been seen by some as the exact centre of London, being the main point used for measuring distances from London.

The railway station opened in 1864, fronted on the Strand with the Charing Cross Hotel. The original station building was built on the site of the Hungerford Market by the South Eastern Railway, designed by Sir John Hawkshaw, with a single span wrought iron roof arching over the six platforms on its relatively cramped site.

Charing Cross tube station has entrances located in Trafalgar Square and The Strand. The station is served by the Northern and Bakerloo lines, originally separate tube stations called Strand and Trafalgar Square, and provides an interchange with the National Rail network. The station was served by the Jubilee Line between 1979 and 1999, acting as the southern terminus of the line during that period.



LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Charing Cross:   Charing Cross denotes the junction of the Strand, Whitehall and Cockspur Street, just south of Trafalgar Square in central London. It gives its name to several local landmarks, including Charing Cross railway station, one of the main London rail termini.
Embankment:   Embankment underground station has been known by various names during its long history - including "Embankment".
Hungerford Stairs:   The Hungerford Stairs were the entrance point to Hungerford Market from the River Thames. They are now the site of Charing Cross railway Station.
Northumberland House:   Northumberland House was a large Jacobean townhouse in London, which was the London residence of the Percy family, who were the Dukes of Northumberland.
On This Day in London: 1 November:   The first day of November was an important day for two London notables: William Shakespeare and W.H. Smith
Wyld’s Great Globe:   Wyld’s Great Globe was an attraction situated in Leicester Square between 1851 and 1862.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Buses outside the National Gallery:   Buses outside the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square (1927).


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Adam Street, WC2N · Adelaide Street, WC2N · Adelphi Terrace, WC2N · Agar Street, WC2N · Archway Mall, N19 · Bear Street, WC2H · Bedforbury, WC2N · Bedford Street, WC2E · Bedford Street, WC2R · Bedfordbury, WC2N · Brydges Place, WC2N · Buckingham Street, WC2N · Cannon Street, WC2N · Canon Row, SW1A · Cecil Court, WC2N · Chandos Place, WC2N · Charing Cross Mansions, WC2H · Charing Cross, SW1A · Cockspur Street, SW1Y · Craven Passage, WC2N · Craven Street, WC2N · Derby Gate, SW1A · Downing Street, SW1A · Duck Island Cottage, SW1A · Duncannon Street, WC2N · Durham House Street, WC2N · Embankment Place, WC2N · George Court, WC2N · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SE1 · Golden Jubilee Bridge, SW1A · Golden Jubilee Bridge, WC2N · Goodwins Court, WC2N · Great Scotland Yard, SW1A · Heathcock Court, WC2R · Henrietta Street, WC2E · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Hungerford House, WC2N · Hyde Park, SW1A · Irving Street, WC2H · John Adam Street, WC2N · King Charles Street, SW1A · Kinnaird House, SW1Y · Leicester Square, WC2H · Leicester Street, WC2H · Maiden Lane, WC2E · Maple Leaf Walk, SW11 · May’s Court, WC2N · New Row, WC2N · Norman Shaw Building North, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, SW1A · Northumberland Avenue, WC2N · Northumberland Street, WC2N · Orange Street, WC2H · Pall Mall East, SW1Y · Parliament Square, SW1A · Parliament Street, SW1A · Plymouth Devonport Constituency, SW1A · Queens Gardens, SW1A · Richmond House Whitehall, SW1A · Richmond Terrace, SW1A · Robert Street, WC2N · Rochford Southend East, SW1A · Saint Martin’s Lane, WC2N · Saint Martin’s Place, WC2N · Southampton Street, WC2E · Southampton Street, WC2R · Spring Gardens, SW1A · St Jamess Chambers, SW1Y · St Jamess Park, SW1A · St Margaret Street, SW1A · St Margarets Street, SW1A · St Martins Court, WC2N · St Martins Lane, WC2H · St Martins Lane, WC2N · St Martins Place, WC2H · St Martins Place, WC2N · St Martins Street, WC2H · Street, WC2N · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · The Arches, WC2N · The Mall, SW1E · The Mall, SW1Y · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Terrace, SW1A · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · Trafalgar Square, WC2N · Victoria Embankment Gardens, WC2N · Victoria Embankment, SW1A · Victoria Embankment, WC2N · Villiers Street, WC2N · Warwick House Street, SW1Y · Watergate Walk, WC2N · Westminster Pier, SW1A · Whitcomb Street, WC2H · Whitehall Court, SW1A · Whitehall Gardens, SW1A · Whitehall Place, SW1A · Whitehall, SW1A · William Iv Street, WC2N · William Street, WC2N · York Buildings, WC2N ·


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Central London, north east (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Central London, north east.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)

Cruchley's New Plan of London (1848) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cruchley's New Plan of London Shewing all the new and intended improvements to the Present Time. - Cruchley's Superior Map of London, with references to upwards of 500 Streets, Squares, Public Places & C. improved to 1848: with a compendium of all Place of Public Amusements also shewing the Railways & Stations.
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Cary's New And Accurate Plan of London and Westminster (1818) FREE DOWNLOAD
Cary's map provides a detailed view of London. With print date of 1 January 1818, Cary's map has 27 panels arranged in 3 rows of 9 panels, each measuring approximately 6 1/2 by 10 5/8 inches. The complete map measures 32 1/8 by 59 1/2 inches. Digitising this map has involved aligning the panels into one contiguous map.
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John Rocque Map of London (1762) FREE DOWNLOAD
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers central London at a reduced level of detail compared with his 1745-6 map.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1836) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Insets: A view of the Tower from London Bridge -- A view of London from Copenhagen Fields. Includes views of facades of 25 structures "A comparison of the principal buildings of London."
Chapman and Hall, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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