View of Towever Bridge and the River Thames

Trains to London 

Britain’s capital and most cosmopolitan city, London is the largest city in England. A mix of old and new, it is a popular tourist destination for many visiting the UK, with each area possessing its own character and charm, making it impossible to just see the city in one day. 

It is also a place of opportunity and innovation for many businesses and individuals with many multinational companies using the city as their base of operations and attracting a number of international talent and business.

Popular Routes to London 

London is very well linked to a number of cities by rail in Britain and nearby countries like France, Belgium and Netherlands.

The most popular routes to and from London operate from the following stations:  

From

To

Average Travel Time*

Birmingham

London

2 h 1 min

Northampton

London

1 h 10 min

Milton Keynes Central

London

51 min

Edinburgh

London

4 h 54 min

Manchester

London

2 h 32 min

Newcastle

London

3 h 33 min

* Please note journey times are based on average and may vary depending on the rail provider and time of travel.

 

Cheap Tickets to London 

 

Railcards offer value for money if you travel by train, saving you at least 1/3 on most rail fares. With a bit of planning, buying tickets in advance can save you a pretty pound, and if the travel bug has you travelling a lot then a Railcard might be worth your while!

The Railcards available include:

Adults

  • 16-25 Railcard
  • Two Together Railcard
  • Family & Friends Railcard
  • Senior Railcard
  • Disabled Persons Railcard
  • Network Railcard
  • 26-30 Railcard

Visit the Railcard Website and buy a Railcard Now!

You may also want to check out our Regional Railcards to see if there are discounts for travelling to and from where you are.  

Children
Under 5 Travel free, accompanied by a fare-paying passenger.
5-15 Are eligible for a 50% discount on most tickets, though proof of age will need to be carried where appropriate.
16-17 Saver Like a Railcard but with bigger discounts for anyone aged 16 or 17.
 

When in London

 

London has something for everyone, with so many things to see and do. As soon as you step into the city It won’t be long until you see the infamous red buses, telephone boxes and black cabs. The city is a place full of history, culture and diversity with each area you visit unique in itself.

It wouldn’t be a trip to London without seeing the iconic and historic structures such as Big Ben, The Tower of London (which is often mistaken for London Bridge) and St Paul’s Cathedral.

For those who love history and the arts, you can find the museum district in South Kensington, home to the Science, Natural History and Victoria & Albert museum - all within walking distance of each other. Explore Greenwich and its maritime past with the Cutty Sark standing tall, or the Imperial War Museum to learn about Britain’s role in WW1 and the conflicts that have shaped the nation.

Foodies will love the amount of choice and diversity of cuisine the city has to offer. London’s Borough Market is the oldest running market in London and a fantastic place to start. Running since the 12th century, you can buy and sample fresh seasonal produce, seafood and artisanal goods from Britain and other continental countries.

For those who love to shop, London has an eclectic mix of stores, boutiques and markets to suit all tastes and budgets. Camden and Spitalfields markets are great to explore and offer a range of gifts, vintage, handmade items and quirky brands, while Selfridges and Harrods offer more high end designer brands in more opulent surroundings.

Explore and save 

 

Interested in exploring more of what London has to offer? Check out our Days Out Guide for great deals on attractions and activities

Ready to go? 

 

Use our Journey Planner and book your tickets now!

Last updated:   25 August 2020