Sunday, May 08, 2005

Waterloo Station, London

Waterloo is the UK's largest station, covering an area of 24.5 acres. It is named after the Battle of Waterloo in which Napoleon was defeated near Brussels. Somewhat ironically, it is now London's gateway for train passengers from France and Belgium.

In 1998, French politician Florent Longuepée wrote to Tony Blair, demanding unsuccessfully that the station be renamed on the grounds that the name is insensitive to French visitors.

Waterloo Station Aerial Photograph

Waterloo Station


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