Charing Cross

Charing Cross is a square in the district of Westminster in London. Very close to Trafalgar Square is famous for being the origin of all roads in the country. In the square is also the Charing Cross Railway Station, one of the biggest railway stations.

In the middle of it stands a monument to Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, King of England. The story tells that Edward I, on the death of his wife, built a cross on each of the rest stops of transporting the body from Harby to Westminster Abbey, where she would be buried. The Cross of Charing Cross, the last stop, was built in wood, and centuries later replaced by a statue of Eleanor in a Victorian work of Edward Barry in 1863.

The work is done in marble, with a plane orthogonal and eight statues of Eleanor inside. It measures 21 meters in height.

Source of description: planerGO
Neighbourhood Westminster (LONDON)
Price definition of price gratis
Geographical coordinates 51.5085932, -0.1247547
Address WC2N 5 City of London, Charing Cross
Construction dates 1863 - 1865
Height 21.00

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