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Charing Cross Road, London

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Charing Cross Road is a street in central London running immediately north of St Martin-in-the-Fields to St Giles Circus (the intersection with Oxford Street) and then becomes Tottenham Court Road. It is so called because it serves Charing Cross railway station (named for the nearby Charing Cross).HistoryCharing Cross Road was developed, in conjunction with Shaftesbury Avenue, by the Metropolitan Board of Works under an 1877 Act of Parliament at a cost of £778,238. The two streets and others such as the Thames Embankment, Northumberland Avenue, Kingsway and Aldwych were built to improve traffic flow through central London. It incorporated the routes of several older streets.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Pass on the way in the direction of Lester schweer from Trafalgar Square near the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. Many tourists is the way cars often pass by, but rest assured, you can walk.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Charing Cross can sell participating in area view Trafalgar, and Rai, and Sterling place such as Covent Garden and Chinatown, still is home to many famous English afternoon tea at the hotel. Likes afternoon tea travelers not wrong over sell looking for a location in area hotels, enjoy and feel authentic English afternoon tea.
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  • July 12, 2017
    Also known as the A400 the Charing Cross Road runs from Trafalgar Square to Oxford Street and connects many well-known London areas. It is a very busy street for both pedestrians and cars etc. so keep...  more »
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  • Twice now the exchange rate shown was wrong and they tell you there is no commission when in fact there is. When I figured it out, the guy went quiet. I went up the road where there is the same (but honest) service.
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