105/270: #CharingCross – The Centrepoint

Nelson, aloft his column, stares down on Trafalgar Square and Whitehall with an all commanding stance. He’s definitely the feature piece of the grand plaza that plays host to a famous collection of monuments and icons. In infrastructure terms however Nelson is but a mere footnote compared to the equestrian statue of King Charles I, who sits isolated in the middle of a mini roundabout. It’s at this exact point in front of Charlie’s horse’s hooves that all distances to and from London are measured. Seen a sign 120 miles to London on the M1? 120 miles to this exact point.

This subway entrance next to it is about as close as a tube station gets to being in dead centre of London. So what about the Underground? Is there a centre point, a mile zero, for the whole network? Yes… but it’s not here

Image copyright A Carter – CallingAllStations.co.uk

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