[ ... back to main menu for this book]
Cannon Street Station, the City terminus of the South Eastern Railway, similar in general arrangements to its sister station at Charing-cross, with which it is in communication every few minutes by trains which run constantly backwards and forwards. The upper part is occupied by a huge hotel, a noticeable feature in which is a fine hall, which can be hired for public meetings, &c. The Continental and main line booking-offices are on the west, the North Kent on the east side. The Charing-cross platform is on the extreme right hand side or entering. NEAREST Railway Station, Mansion House (Dist.) Omnibus Routes Cannon-street and Cheapside; Cab Rank, In station.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879