Mr Monkey scampered across the eastern Hungerford footbridge because his humans wanted breakfast on the south bank. Crossing the bridge he looked back to admire Charing Cross station, which has been letting the people of Kent get into the middle of London since 1864. It's been modified at bit since, notably after the roof collapsed in 1905. Then he looked down river to the dome of St Paul's and the towers of Canary Wharf. There's a handy plaque on the bridge that tells what you ought to be looking at.
You can read about the history of the station at the Network Rail website.
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