6 Facts About Charing Cross

1. The Charing Cross was designated a Grade II* monument on 5 February 1970.

2. The Charing Cross rises 70 feet in three main stages on an octagonal plan, surmounted by a spire and cross.

3. In 1554, Charing Cross was the site of the final battle of Wyatt's Rebellion.

4. Charing Cross is marked on modern maps as a road junction, and was previously a postal address denoting the stretch of road between Great Scotland Yard and Trafalgar Square.

5. Until 1931, "Charing Cross" referred to the part of Whitehall between Great Scotland Yard and Trafalgar Square.

6. Charing Cross is a junction in London, England, where six routes meet.