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Opening of Euston Station

An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.
An early print of Euston station showing the wrought iron roof of 1837. Note the open carriages.

Historical Context

The original Euston railway Station was London's first mainline station and the first station to connect London with another city. Planned by George and Robert Stephenson, it was designed by Philip Hardwick and opened in 1837.

When the station was first proposed its land was still farmland but it quickly became one of London's busiest stations. It was controversially redeveloped in the 1960s and its original entrance portico, the Doric Euston Arch, dismantled.

Painting Info

Location painted: London, England, United Kingdom

Related Events

  • 1837-07-20 Euston railway station opens in London as the terminus of the London and Birmingham Railway (L&BR), the city's 1st intercity railway station
  • 1848-11-01 WHSmith opens its 1st railway bookstall, at Euston Station in London, England
  • 1849-05-27 Opening of the Great Hall at Euston station in London
  • 1968-10-14 Opening of the rebuilt Euston railway station in London, England


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