Have you ever noticed how many accountancy firms have London offices either on top of railway stations or within easy walking distance of them? Examples include Coopers and Lybrand at Charing Cross, Grant Thornton in Euston Square, Hacker Young near Moorgate, and KPMG Peat Marwick at Blackfriars.
I asked Price Waterhouse why so many accountants appear to like stations. Its spokesman (from its office at London Bridge) said, 'You could equally ask: Why are most major London train stations so near to hospitals?' They are handy for patients, I suppose - including those suffering from apoplexy on looking at their accountants' bills.