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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

23rd May 1968 Beatles open 2nd Apple Boutique at 161 New Kings Road.go to related location

23rd May 1951 Peter Ustinov's Love of Four Colonels, premieres in London

23rd May 1933 Born today: Joan Henrietta Collins, London, actress (Alexis-Dynasty, Bitch)

23rd May 1890 Born today: Herbert Marshall, London, actor (Murder, Razor's Edge, Little Foxes)

23rd May 1701 William Kidd, Scottish pirate, hanged at London's Execution Dock.go to related location

Step on and Rise on up



Step on and Rise on up

Lots of escalators, the most in fact, and Abba loved it

Location: York Road, SE1 7ND

Description: London Waterloo - often called simply 'Waterloo' - opened on 11 July 1848, the name on opening was 'Waterloo Bridge Station', from the nearby Waterloo Bridge across the Thames. In 1886 it officially became 'Waterloo Station' reflecting the long-standing common usage, and that of some L&SWR timetables.

London Waterloo has 20 terminal platforms, making it the biggest station in the UK in terms of platform numbers. The station is managed by Network Rail while all trains are operated by South West Trains.

Waterloo is currently the second busiest station on the Underground network, after Kings Cross St Pancras, with the Bakerloo, Jubilee, Charing Cross branch of the Northern, and Waterloo & City lines all stopping.

And what would a very busy station need...escalators of course... in fact Waterloo Station has the most escalators on the London tube and station network: 23 plus two passenger conveyors.

Plus of course Abba sang about it!


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Step on and Rise on up

Lots of escalators, the most in fact, and Abba loved it


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