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Modern day Charing Cross is an amalgamation of two old stations: Trafalgar Square and Strand.
And instead, we’ll merely list one interesting fact about each of the 270 station on the network…Was the test site for the UK’s first underground farm, housed in its deep level bomb shelter.The company now grows food under Clapham High Street.Was originally called Queen’s Road (Bayswater), but the name was changed to avoid confusion with Queensway, which was also called Queen’s Road. Belsize Park has a sign claiming that the stairs have 219 steps, but there are actually 189. In Anglo Saxon, Bethnal Green literally means “happy corner”.In January 2014 the Blackfriars Railway Bridge became the world’s largest solar-powered bridge, having been covered with 4,400 photovoltaic panels providing up to half of the energy for the station.
The design of the station – which is Grade II listed – was inspired by the Stockholm Public Library.