The mix of buildings in London is strange, but when you get to the City they’re down right bizarre.
Ancient churches sit wall to wall with towering skyscrapers. Spots that once housed bath houses right next to banks.
So you wouldn’t be surprised that one of its stations is similarly unique.
Blackfriars Station straddles the Thames meaning you can cross London’s great river if you just walk from one end of the platform to the other.
It’s a recent addition to the capitals’ huge collection of stations, having opened in this form in 2012.
The previous station was in desperate need of refurbishment as by then it had passed it’s 150th birthday.
The new platforms supporting the Thameslink Line were built partially on the remains of an old neighbouring bridge
The rest of these ghostly pillars are visible poking out of the Thames’ murky waters next to the station.
To accommodate the works the London Underground station had to be closed for three years.
Quite the sacrifice for some commuters but the finished station is spectacular.
It’s also very convenient with ticket halls on both sides of the river.
The station’s other claim to fame is that it’s the world’s largest solar powered bridge, with the length of the roof coated in solar panels.
Just an impressive station all round.