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London’s most central railway station

Charing Cross was built on the site of the famous Hungerford Market, opening in 1864. One year later, Charing Cross Hotel was built, giving the station an ornate French Renaissance style frontage.

Located in the City of Westminster, London Charing Cross accommodates 30.2 million passengers a year. It faces the Shard from the front, and the Hungerford Bridge at the other end where trains cross into and out of Charing Cross, passing over the River Thames.

Charing Cross station

Station opening hours

  • Monday to Saturday: 04:30 – 00:50
  • Sunday: 06:30 – 00:46

Tickets and travel information

National Rail Enquiries
03457 48 49 50

Textphone: 0345 60 50 600
Welsh language line: 0345 60 40 500

Station enquiries

General station enquiries: 03457 11 41 41

Find your way around using the Charing Cross Station Map (PDF 1MB)

British Transport Police

For assistance speak to any member of station staff or contact the British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 (24 hours) or text 61016. In an emergency call 999.

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