Fenchurch Street

Rail station, existing between 1841 and now

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Fenchurch Street railway station is a central London railway terminus in the southeastern corner of the City of London. It is one of the smallest railway termini in London but in terms of platforms, one of the most intensively operated.

Fenchurch Street station, 2010
Credit: Hugh Llewelyn
The station was the first to be constructed inside the City of London; the original was designed by William Tite and opened on 20 July 1841 for the London and Blackwall Railway (L&BR), replacing a nearby terminus at Minories that had opened in July 1840.

The station was rebuilt in 1854, following a design by George Berkley, adding a vaulted roof and the main façade. Fenchurch Street station was the location of the first railway bookstall in the City of London, operated by William Marshall.

Office blocks (including the 15-storey One America Square) have been built above the station platforms in two places with only one short section of canopied platform and another short section of exposed platform.

Uniquely among London termini, Fenchurch Street does not have a direct link to the London Underground.

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Fenchurch Street station, 2010
Hugh Llewelyn



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Post by Jan: Kerbela Street, E2

My grandparents lived in Kerbela Street many years ago when they were terraced houses. My memory of the street is one long street with these strange wrought iron things outside - which I now know as boot scrapers. The house inside was fairly large, but I was a child. Loo was outside. Shame they knocked the terraces down and build a huge housing estate, but that?s progress I suppose. Does anyone know the origin of the name Kerbela?

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The Steelyard was the main trading base (kontor) of the Hanseatic League in London during 15th and 16th centuries.
The Steelyard was the main trading base (kontor) of the Hanseatic League in London during 15th and 16th centuries.

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