Fenchurch Street Station (London)
Fenchurch Street Station is one of the busiest London railway termini, catering for thousands of commuters every day.
It is situated in Railway Place, off the busy Fenchurch Street, in the heart of the City.
Fenchurch Street Station was built in 1841 for the London and Blackwall Railway Company, which was the first railway to come into the City itself. In 1854 the station was extended for the bigger London, Tilbury and Southend Railway.
John Betjeman felt that the station held a kind of magic as it led to the Orient, via Tilbury, and of course also led to his beloved Southend, whose air, he famously observed, was like wine.
Fenchurch Street Station is the starting point for some of Colin Crosby’s Guided Walks. Those taking part should assemble on the pavement outside the main entrance.