Happy Birthday to You, Waterloo!

By 1800FlyEurope in Destination Highlights | on July 11th, 2011

On this day in 1848, London’s Waterloo Station was opened. Today, it is the busiest and largest rail station in the United Kingdom. (It is spread across 24.5 acres and handles nearly 90 million passengers annually!)

Waterloo has everything a passenger could ask for. As far as shopping goes, you will find: Paperchase stationery store, Boots Pharmacy, WH Smith Bookstore, the Tie Rack clothing store and much more. There are also more than 20 restaurants and coffee shops located throughout the station, so Waterloo itself could be considered a tourist destination.

The station has been referred to in several songs,¬†one of which is ‚ÄùWaterloo Sunset‚Äù by the Kinks. It was also featured in a number of music videos, such as ‚ÄúWest End Girls‚Äù by Pet Shop Boys. If that doesn’t impress you try this: Waterloo was the setting for several scenes in The Bourne Ultimatum.

Waterloo Station is conveniently located near major attractions including the London Eye, Westminster Abbey and Parliament. I have no doubt that on your next trip to London, you will be in the area. Why not stop by Waterloo and explore this historical station?

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