SideTracked - Charing Cross Traditional Geocache
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A nano-cache near Charing Cross Station.
About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More Information can be found at the SideTracked Website.
About SideTracked - Charing Cross
The original station building was built on the site of the Hungerford Market by the South Eastern Railway and opened on 11 January 1864. The station was designed by Sir John Hawkshaw, with a single span wrought iron roof arching over the six platforms on its relatively cramped site. It is built on a brick arched viaduct, the level of the rails above the ground varying from 13 feet at the north-east end to 27 feet at the bridge abutment at the south-east end. A year later the Charing Cross Hotel, designed by Edward Middleton Barry, opened on 15 May 1865 and gave the station an ornate frontage in the French Renaissance style.
Contemporary with the Charing Cross Hotel was a replica of the Eleanor Cross in Red Mansfield stone, also designed by Edward Middleton Barry, that was erected in the station forecourt. It was based on the original 13th century Whitehall Cross that had been demolished in 1647.
Charing Cross Station is one of the major railway and underground stations in the City Of Westminster in London. It sees about 40 million visitors per year (from the National Rail annual entry and exit statistics).
In April 2014, the station held a celebration to mark its 150th anniversary which included staff in period costume.
This cache is a black nano. Bring a pen or pencil to sign the log.
PLEASE BE AWARE - This is one of the busiest places in London and has a very large number of muggles regardless of the time of day (hence the difficulty rating).
The difficulty rating is because even if you work out exactly where it is, it's very hard most of the time to retrieve and replace it without being seen.
Extreme stealth is needed.
Please return the cache to exactly the same place it was found, and make sure it's tucked in out of sight.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high buildings and narrow streets in this area, GPS can have very low accuracy.
Congratulations to Loony Londo for the FTF!