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Fenchurch Street railway station

Fenchurch Street is a railway station in the City of London. Oddly for a terminus in inner London, it doesn't have a direct link to the London Underground, but it is nearby to Tower Gateway DLR station and Tower Hill tube station.

The station is on the first line to be constructed inside the City, and was opened in 1853. Today it serves lines to east London and south Essex including such places as Barking, Basildon, Tilbury and Shoeburyness.

A character in Douglas Adams' So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish was named after Fenchurch Street station. Fenchurch Street is one of the four stations whose names are used in the standard UK edition of the game of Monopoly.

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