Situated in the City of Westminster, Charing Cross is considered to be the centre-most point of London. It is one of the main junctions in the city and only one of a few locations that are used to measure distances to other parts of London. Key London areas such as Trafalgar Square, The Strand, and Whitehall branch off from this junction. The word Charing comes from the word ‘cierring’, denoting a bend in the nearby River Thames. In the late 13th century, King Edward had ordered the installation of Eleanor’s Cross in memory of his wife in the locality, from which the word Cross has been derived.
The area benefits from a wealth of visitor traffic, making it an ideal location to rent offices in. A vast array of diverse businesses call Charing Cross home. These include computer support services, website design companies, recruitment agencies, travel agents, event organisers, internet marketing companies, health care providers, as well as management specialists. Professionals such as photographers, doctors and lawyers also have office space in the area. Justerini & Brooks Ltd, Afiniti and London Chamber Of Commerce & Industry are some the businesses you will find in this area.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The London Coliseum is a great entertainment option in the vicinity. Not only is the historic building absolutely awe-inspiring, but the high drama of the award-winning opera shows that it holds are sure to keep you spellbound. Trafalgar Square is a great place to people-watch, as well as to experience some live street entertainment or visit the National Gallery. Charing Cross has numerous options for dining out that offer you a taste of world cuisine. From spicy Indian food, to exotic middle-eastern or traditional British cuisine – you can take your pick.
The closest station on the underground network is Charing Cross which has access to the Northern and Bakerloo lines. Embankment and Leicester Square tube stations are also a located close-by. Charing Cross railway station on the mainline is a major terminus that services the area. Connections to different rail lines are available from here, with onward access to Heathrow Airport.