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’Out there you’re a team’ - Meet the group using football to tackle mental illness
There is a group of people in the heart of Crystal Palace who gather each week for a game of football.

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Embassy Gardens Market returns with world cuisine selection
A locally sourced food and drink market is returning to Nine Elms.

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Ruislip stabbing: First picture of 'caring family man' Osman Shidane, 20, who was knifed to death outside cinema
A young man who died in hospital three days after being ambushed and stabbed was in the "wrong place at the wrong time", his family said today.

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Labour youth wing challenges Corbyn to allow conference vote on second Brexit referendum
Jeremy Corbyn was today facing a fresh challenge from his party over his stance on Brexit in the wake of chaotic scenes at the Lewisham East selection over the weekend.

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Evelyn Road kicks off wedding street parties in style
Wimbledon streets were decked out in red, white and blue on Saturday and people celebrated the royal wedding in style.

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Archers actor Stephen Kennedy to tutor Kingston Grammar School drama pupils as new ’actor-in-residence’
The Archers actor Stephen Kennedy has been appointed actor-in-residence at Kingston Grammar School.

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Chelsea's FA Cup Final 2018 victory celebration in pictures
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John Bercow accused of calling Andrea Leadsom a 'stupid woman' and 'f****** useless' in Commons outburst
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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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VIEW THE CHARING CROSS AREA IN THE 1900s
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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
The Adelphi:   The Adelphi is a small district surrounding the streets of Adelphi Terrace, Robert Street and John Adam Street.
Victoria Embankment Gardens:   
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, WC2R · 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 · Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y · 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 · Hobhouse Court, WC2H · Hop Gardens, WC2N · Horse Guards Avenue, SW1A · Horse Guards Parade, SW1A · Horse Guards Road, SW1A · Hungerford House, WC2N · Hyde Park, SW1A · Irving Street, WC2H · Ivybridge Lane, WC2R · 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 · Suffolk Place, SE2 · Suffolk Place, SW1Y · Suffolk Street, SW1Y · The Arches, WC2N · The Gallery, E20 · The National Gallery, WC2N · The Terrace, SW1A · Trafalgar Square, SW1Y · 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 · York Buildings, WC2N · York Place, 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.
G. F. Cruchley

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.
John Cary

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.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (1843) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured.
Chapman and Hall, London

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.
London Transport

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.
London Transport

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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