London Victoria Station, Victoria Street, Victoria, London SW1E 5ND
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The London Victoria Entrance Façade is one of the most famous and memorable looking transport hubs in London. The station houses both a large national railway station as well as an underground station with links to the Victoria, Northern, and Circle and District lines.
As well as being a huge terminal station for commuters, Victoria station is also London’s gateway to the South West and provides convenient access to London Gatwick airport. The most impressive aspect about London Victoria station, is the architecture. Victoria Station is actually two stations combined into one; it tells the story of the intense rivalries between railway companies when they were at their peak in the nineteenth century.
Victoria Station was built by the London Brighton & South Coast Railway (LBCSR) and the London Chatham & Dover Railway (LCDR) and the stations they created remained separate until 1923, when they were merged to create one station.
Victoria Station has been developed and updated extensively over the years, but the red brick and stone structure originally constructed at the beginning of the 20th century remains its most impressive and interesting structure, well worth stopping and studying when you’re next in the Victoria area.
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