Secret London: Victoria
Little Known Facts about Victoria
Victoria Train Station was used as the World War I terminus for trains carrying soldiers to and from France. A plaque commemorates the arrival of the body of The Unknown Warrior at platform 8 on 10th November 1920.
Comedian Norman Wisdom slept near the Statue of Marshal Foch at Victoria Train Station when his parents split up when he was 9.
In 1884, Fenians blew up Victoria Train Station’s cloakroom using a crude bomb made from dynamite, an alarm clock and a pistol.
When the Victoria line for the tube network was dug underneath Victoria Train Station, six 50 million year old fossil nautiloids were found.