Trains to London

Tower of London

Trains to London

London is home to ten major mainline train stations including: Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool Street and Charing Cross. Travelling to London by train is often the quickest and greenest way to get to the capital.

Trips to London

Many trips to London are often business journeys to destinations such as silicon roundabout, close to Moorgate station, The London Stock Exchange, within walking distance of Fenchurch Street and the South Bank which is connected by Waterloo station. 

Being the commercial hub of Great Britain, London attracts multinational companies to have the city as part of their global operations. These companies include Google, Apple, Group M, Unilever, Royal Dutch Shell and many more. Large companies attract talent and wider business which makes London the place to live and work. The rail network supports London to be the heart of Britain by connecting multiple cities and providing regular trains to London.

Popular Trains to London

London is one of the most well-linked rail cities in Britain with 17 terminal stations. A staggering 64% of all train journeys made within England either begin or end in London. From 2017-18, there were 407 million journeys to and from London. The ten most popular London train journeys are:

From

To

Birmingham New Street

London Euston

Northampton

London Euston

London Euston

Birmingham New Street

Milton Keynes Central

London Euston

Coventry

London Euston

London Euston

Northampton

London Euston

Coventry

Rugby

London Euston

London Euston

Milton Keynes

London Euston

Watford Junction

Use our journey planner to search for the routes, times and prices that match your requirements best.

Cheap Tickets to London

There are multiple ways of saving money on train tickets to London such as booking directly through National Rail to avoid booking fees. One of the best ways to save money is to buy a Railcard. There are currently eight available cards, each caters for different groups e.g. 16-25-year olds, Family and Friends or Senior Citizens. The Railcard usually offers up to 1/3 off the ticket price depending on your time of travel.

Whilst you’re in London…

Home to over 8 million people, London is rich in culture and diverse with its very own China Town in its West End and a Bangla Town in its East End, housing a variety of Indian restaurants for your culinary delights. Red buses, phone boxes and Big Ben are some of London’s traditional icons that thousands flock to see every year.

In 1863, the world’s first underground railway opened in London and ran between Paddington and Farringdon. Today, the most used railway station in the capital is Waterloo, only five minutes away from the Southbank Centre where you can find famous attractions such as the Hayward Gallery. Included within the Southbank area is the London Eye; standing at 135 metres tall, it provides the most breath-taking views of the London skyline and is one of the most popular attractions in the UK.

If you’re spending the whole day in the city there are a host of places you can visit to enrich your time. Close to Marylebone station is the world-famous Madame Tussauds, resident to the rich and famous in their wax-work sculptured versions. If nature and wildlife is more up your street, visit London Zoo and say hello to a cast selection of four-legged friends including roaring lions.

History is something that London is rich with and one of the most historic places to visit is the Tower of London, close to Fenchurch Street station. The Tower is a one-thousand-year-old castle that currently protects the crown jewels. It was previously a fortress and notorious prison but now of course, a tourist hot spot.

If darkness begins to set in, re-energise at the end of your day with a great meal experience and head over to Sticky Fingers – by Bill Wyman, the Rolling Stones Legend.

Whatever you decide to do whilst you’re in the capital your trip starts by finding the most suitable journey, you can do this right now by searching on the National Rail journey planner.

  

For more information whilst travelling in the capital see our London Interchanges page.


Last updated:   05 February 2020