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Charing Cross Railway Station (CHX)

Train Station
Charing Cross, London
  • Alexandre C.
    "Services to South and Southeastern England"(3 Tips)
    Caliban 1.
    "Men's loos: the right turnstile is almost always free."(2 Tips)
    "great view of parliament an the eye"(2 Tips)
    Martin G.
    "nice station"(2 Tips)
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  • Rob D.
    Rob DJanuary 29
    Been here 100+ times
    Often closed at weekends, so make sure you check in advance.
  • Nash N.
    Nash NaniJuly 19, 2016
    Don't take the underpass, it smells terrible
  • Kenzie C.
    Kenzie CfcJuly 3, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains always take ages 😡
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielJune 11, 2016
    Services to South and Southeastern England
  • Tom M.
    Tom MorrisFebruary 13, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    Amex cards do not work in the ticket machines despite numerous complaints to staff. To pay with Amex you need to go to a ticket counter.
  • Dayna M.
    Dayna McAlpineMarch 3, 2015
    Loads of great connections.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliOctober 26, 2014
    On of the most central stations in London with trains departing to most southward destinations from London
  • cher d.
    cher deveyOctober 26, 2014
    Street live music
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HajdukOctober 11, 2014
    A few shops, coffee places, burger king, free wifi, paid toilets
  • Ben A.
    Ben AdelieSeptember 4, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Platform gates are left open on Sundays after 6pm
  • Sallyanne K.
    Sallyanne KershawAugust 30, 2014
    We've arrived :)
  • MIMP☆
    MIMP☆January 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There are free clean toilets available within the station now. No need to pay for toilets anymore!
  • László 'Krííp' S.
    The gates usually open after 11pm :D
  • Michiko Y.
    Michiko YoshimuraJune 19, 2013
    nice wall......
  • British Transport Police
    Whether you're taking the train to SE London, Kent, or anywhere else in the UK, you can text us to tell us about any non-emergencies. We’re on 61016 (in emergencies dial 999).
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McLeanJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you need the toilet but don't have change, you can pull the turn style back half a turn a squeeze through
  • Elena E.
    Elena ElenaOctober 31, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't buy anything in shops inside, everything is at least £2 more expensive than in the co op across the road.
  • Michael T.
    Michael TrudgillOctober 22, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The commuters here are animals. Bad mannered. Prepare for a fight to board a train here during rush hour. Like Greyhounds in a trap.
  • Miles L.
    Miles LewisSeptember 28, 2012
    Need a power socket for charging? Enter Charing Cross Hotel, walk past reception, up stairs to first landing. Big comfy chair with power socket behind. Perfect!
  • Ariffin
    AriffinSeptember 2, 2012
    It is actually above the tube station of the same name
  • Richard Anthony M.
    Richard Anthony MorrisAugust 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Do everyone a favour and have your travelcard in your hand when you get to the barrier
    Travelllll.comJuly 6, 2012
    Hello rail traveller! Did you know that this very station represents one of the earliest travel social media hubs of all time? We've got beautiful photos of the station and a write up here: Read more
  • Nick
    NickJune 29, 2012
    For a great view of parliament an the eye, leave the station by the exit next to platform 1 and walk down towards the embankment tube station. Go under the railway and up the steps on your left. Sweet
  • Katz K.
    Katz KielyMay 28, 2012
    If you're here and love art you should pop to the photography exhibition at the strand gallery. It's gorgeous
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PopeApril 20, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Do this if you hate the shambles that is SouthEastern
  • Jono H.
    Jono HallApril 13, 2012
    Tube delays of 15mins or more entitle you to a full voucher refund. Apply here:
  • Jono H.
    Jono HallApril 13, 2012
    30mins or more train delay entitle you to a voucher refund. Apply online. Southeastern: London Overground:
  • Londonist
    LondonistApril 12, 2012
    It's possible to get from the station to Greenwich without crossing any roads. Take the exit to the left of the platforms, cross the bridge, then follow the Thames on south then north bank.
  • Simon G.
    Simon GreenMarch 17, 2012
    try out the pub small, expensive, but nice.
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DexterMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    ATMs are on your left as you face Platforms 1-4, next to Burger King.
  • Mike K.
    Mike KellyFebruary 25, 2012
    Really nice station, but the ATMs are a bit risky.
  • Jan H.
    Jan HarasymFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the Beudica pub
  • Jan H.
    Jan HarasymFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the bwusica pub!
  • Jon R.
    Jon RobsonDecember 1, 2011
    Get a delayed train courtesy of south eastern trains. Too easy...
  • Anthony B.
    Anthony BurkeNovember 10, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Nice wine bar here. Friendly lady.
  • John L.
    John LeguizamoOctober 22, 2011
    My theater. Was an old music hall back in the day... honored to be here. Yo'll.
  • Danny P.
    Danny PallettSeptember 3, 2011
    Get on the train!
  • Maxine M.
    Maxine MonuSeptember 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Classi Clean Drycleaners are here and great value. Will also sort your shoes!
  • Charlie N.
    Charlie NAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    some annoying gate people.
  • Jack W.
    Jack WeeksAugust 27, 2011
    Relax man. Don't run for the train. There's always another one.
  • Darren B.
    Darren BellAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If it's raining go to superdrug on the strand to get your umbrella as they are well expensive in the station and always run out.
  • Nick B.
    Nick BainAugust 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    If your magnetic strip stops working write 09 on your ticket. Then they'll open the barrier without questioning you.
  • Mike P.
    Mike PantelidesAugust 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Trains going Sarf of the river
  • Coutts
    CouttsAugust 5, 2011
    If you are visiting our 440 Strand office then Charing Cross station is just across the road.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DevallJuly 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Costa coffee in the entrance does good White Americano!
  • Olly W.
    Olly WoodJuly 24, 2011
    Bring change if you need a wee wee.
  • Jack P.
    Jack PJuly 19, 2011
    30p for a wee?!
  • Kathryn
    KathrynJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Trains to dartford via Sidcup are usually on platform 3 or 5
  • Issa Q.
    Issa QandilApril 7, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Thamesclippers river services are two minutes away via Embankment pier
  • Ian C.
    Ian CooperMarch 24, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Water from Boots is cheap
  • Ka L.
    Ka LeungMarch 12, 2011
    If you are bored waiting for your train, pop in to Whsmith and browse through some magazine
  • Mikey H.
    Mikey HarrFebruary 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you get yourself a bite card for a 15% discount off the stores in this station and others!!! Very useful
    HISTORY UKJanuary 17, 2011
    This place is named after a cross put here by Edward I in 1290. He erected 12 crosses in all, each marking where his queen’s body rested overnight, en route from Lincoln to burial at Westminster.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WNovember 13, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    In need of water and the latest news? Pop into WH Smith and grab a paper you often get free water with it.
  • Mike R.
    Mike RussellNovember 10, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Admire the views of Parliament and the London Eye on one side and St. Paul's Cathedral on the other when crossing the River Thames by train.
  • Rob W.
    Rob WOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The guy on the toilet loves to threaten to call the cops if you haven't got 30p
  • maps4pets - P.
    maps4pets - PetsOctober 18, 2010
    Go down Villier Street to idle away some time while waiting for your train.
  • Martin G.
    Martin GitauOctober 18, 2010
    nice station
  • Sacha
    SachaSeptember 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Pull back the turnstile at the entrance to the toilets and avoid the 30p charge
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilkinsonSeptember 10, 2010
    30p to use the toilets
  • Sam H.
    Sam HuffAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a shit hole
  • Danny N.
    Danny NJuly 28, 2010
    Since the second half of the eighteenth century Charing Cross has been seen as the centre of London. It is the primary of the central datum points for measuring distances from London
  • Mark J.
    Mark JansenJuly 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Get on at the front of an 8 car train. Not only will you get a seat, you'll also have less people getting on at Waterloo East and London Bridge too...
  • Bertie M.
    Bertie MccaughanJune 9, 2010
    If you're in need of a freshen up why not turn left out of station and pop into boots for a little fragrance and tidy....heading there now, I shall be hot for my date!!
  • Stuart G.
    Nice plaque from 26th December 1918 to arrival of the US President & thanks for WWI help. For you history nerds.
  • Lyndon M.
    Lyndon MorantMay 10, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Nearly all trains go through London Bridge but every train from this station stops at Waterloo East.
  • Lee M.
    Lee McIntoshMay 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Buy water from outside the station, cheapest inside is £1.69 for a 50cl bottle!
  • Becca M.
    Becca MastersApril 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Treats by embankement station sell hot drinks from 80p! Exit by platform 1 @ Charing X, down the stairs and turn right!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WApril 15, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Trains to staplehurst go from platform 5 and 6 normally but sometimes platform 4 later in the evening
  • Caliban 1.
    Caliban 10March 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Men's loos: the right turnstile is almost always free.
  • Toby A.
    Toby AdamsFebruary 21, 2010
    McDonalds just outside has FREE toilets!
  • Riley
    RileyJanuary 18, 2010
    Pasty for breakfast, lunch and dinner :)
  • Parisian Geek
    Parisian GeekFebruary 13, 2011
    Construite en 1884, cette gare peut prétendre au titre de gare la plus centrale de Londres. À deux pas, vous trouverez Trafalgar Square.
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