As well as the tour of Charing Cross i took the opportunity in London to do some station visiting. I also headed out East to Romford (historically Essex but Greater London now), somewhere a bit far to go from Birmingham in a day but from East London less than half an hour. I wanted to go to Romford as i still remember the advert in the pub where they were singing "There'll always be a Romford!" (not that i remember what the advert was for!)
Another place i visited was Elephant & Castle on the Old Kent Road, i still remember the 1980s comedy (allegedly) "Up the Elephant and Around the Castle" where Jim Davidson sits on the statue. Well now i have seen that statue, i didn't climb up on it though! You can see the rail photos here.