Local area guide

Living in Charing Cross

Thinking about moving to Charing Cross? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Charing Cross

Why Charing Cross is a good place to live

In the heart of central London, Charing Cross offers easy access to Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, Green Park and beyond.

Incredibly accessible, Tubes and buses can take you to anywhere in London from here, while the main train station services Kent and the South East.

Right by the banks of the River Thames, Charing Cross is surrounded by stunning architecture, a huge collection of restaurants and bars, shops, boutiques, museums and art galleries.

What's Charing Cross famous for?

Charing Cross holds historical significance as the point from which all distances from London are measured.

The Victorian pastiche of the Eleanor Cross is also located in the forecourt of the Charing Cross Station, a touching tribute to Queen Eleanor, the beloved wife of King Edward I.

Things to do in Charing Cross

Head to the Royal Opera House for world-class performances or one of the many surrounding theatres and enjoy a globally-renowned play or musical.

If you love art, the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are just off Trafalgar Square.

Meanwhile, fashion fans will love Covent Garden and the many restaurants and bars of Soho are just beyond.

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Properties currently for sale in Charing Cross

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Transport in Charing Cross

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Charing Cross.

Local connections

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Embankment Pier
Ferry Port
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Savoy Pier
Ferry Port
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Festival Pier
Ferry Port
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Schools in Charing Cross

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Charing Cross.

Education in Charing Cross

The Royal Ballet School
Ages: 11 - 19 years old
St Clement Danes CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
City Lit
Ages: 16 - 99 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Soho Parish CofE Primary School
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
DLD College
Ages: 13 - 21 years old
St Josephs Catholic Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2018)

Local pubs in Charing Cross

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  • Ship & Shovel

    London WC2

    The Ship & Shovell is the only London pub in two halves, situated on either side of Craven Passage linked only by a tunnel which also contains the kitchen and cellar.

  • All Bar One

    London WC2N

    All Bar One Villiers Street is a stylish city bar where you can catch up with friends, unwind after work or simply find a sophisticated space to indulge in an excellent selection of food and drink.

  • Tattershall Castle

    London SW1

    The newly refurbished Tattershall Castle is a unique floating bar on the River Thames. She has various rooms each with its own individual character that adds to the overall charm of our famous home on the river.

  • Halfway To Heaven

    London WC2N

    Welcome to Halfway To Heaven – a great, lively, friendly venue for the LGBT community of London. We are situated between Charing Cross Station and Trafalgar Square.

  • Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration

    London WC2E

    Home to the world’s first Mechanical Mixologist! An atmospheric speakeasy cocktail bar in Covent Garden for the truly adventurous…