This Week In London’s History
Random London Fact Of The Week
Slightly south of Waterloo station, at 121 Westminster Bridge Road to be precise, is the remnants of what used to be the London Necropolis Station.
The station was the northern terminus of a railway that was dedicated for funeral trains, mostly to and from Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey. During the 19th century, coffins and mourners were ferried daily to and from the cemetery in three-carriage trains. The service’s frequency was gradually reduced during the 20th century, until the station was damaged during an air raid in 1941. The service was never resumed.
London’s Weather This Week
Despite clear skies at the moment, the forecasters are using words like ‘wet’, ‘blustery’ and ‘heavy’ this week. Hmmm.
Picture of the site of the London Necropolis Station taken from etcher67’s Flickr photostream, and shot (we think) during Londonist’s guided walk in June.