Charing Cross or Queen Eleanor’s Cross, stands outside Charing Cross station. Built by Edward Barry, 1865, it represents 1 of 12 crosses erected by King Edward I. When Queen Eleanor died in 1290, her body was transported to London from Nottinghamshire. Edward was so distraught at her passing he erected a cross at every place the funeral train rested – the last one on the bank of the Thames, now known as Charing Cross. Demolished in 1647, a new one was built at the same time as the station.