'Charing Cross Railway Station', London, c 1863.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Coloured chromolithograph by the Kell Brothers after their original drawing, showing an interior view of Charing Cross station. Situated close to Trafalgar Square in the heart of London, Charing Cross is considered to be one of the great Victorian railway stations. The station was built by English engineer John Hawkshaw (1811-1891) in 1863, and the five-storey Renaissance-style hotel facing the Strand was designed by E M Barry.