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As the world's most visited international city, it's no wonder
that trains to London are increasingly popular as people flock to
the 'Big Smoke' to discover it for themselves.
London is served by the following major train stations:
Whether you're looking for a slice of history, a bit of culture
or a wonderful world of food, you'll find it in London. There are
always fantastic new options to discover with new attractions,
hotels and dining choices emerging each day. And with over 250 free
attractions, London truly does offer great value for money.
You can get cheap train tickets to London if you book ahead of
time. For more information see the section below on cheap train
tickets to London.
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If you know that you are travelling to London ahead of time you
have a great chance of securing a cheap train ticket because you
can plan and book in advance. This type of ticket is called an Advance ticket. You can buy cheap train
tickets up to 12 weeks in advance of departure.
We understand however, that you don't always know exactly which
train you want so now you can also buy our great value range of
Advance tickets and reserve your seat up to 15 minutes before you
board a CrossCountry service, via our website or our Train
Ticket app, subject to availability.
See our information about how to get cheap train tickets and
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London has something for everyone, from museums and galleries to
adrenaline-fuelled activities and a world-famous theatre district.
Below we have put together a selection of some attractions, which
can be easily accessed by trains to London:
Art galleries are always popular cultural destinations, and
nowhere does art galleries better than London. Both Tate Britain
and Tate Modern are located in the city, and both offer late night
opening as well as educational days out. For art lovers, the London
Tate galleries are a must-see. If travelling by train to London,
you can reach the Tate Modern via Blackfriars train station, which
is 800 metres away. To get to Tate Britain, Vauxhall train station
is again 800 metres away.
No trip to London is complete without a ride on this
world-famous big wheel. Get a bird's eye view of the Houses of
Parliament and many other London landmarks as you slowly take a
trip around the Eye. It's romantic yet great fun for everyone,
especially families. Situated on the South Bank of the River
Thames, the Eye is easily accessible from Waterloo station, which
is around a five minute walk away.
For a true cultural experience, the West End will surpass all
expectations. With shows including Grease, The Lion King, Chicago,
Thriller and Blood Brothers, there's something to please all
tastes. The venues themselves, including the Lyric Theatre, are
also cultural icons that add to the West End's charm. Piccadilly
Circus tube station is located in the heart of the West End, making
it easily accessible by train and underground.
Offering a retail and gallery experience with a difference,
Dover Street Market is a must for shopaholics and anyone who
appreciates fashion. The brainchild of Rei Kawakubo of Commes Des
Garcons, this chic multiplex offers eclectic creations from
designers like Alaia, Lanvin and Rodarte, alongside Kawakubo's own
signature collections but you don't have to buy anything to enjoy
this market. The closest tube station is Green Park, which is only
a short walk away.
There is a multitude of activities on offer when it comes to the
Thames. From speed boat rides to leisurely lunch cruises, there is
something to fit all moods and weather conditions. Whichever way
you choose to explore the river, you're sure to get a fantastic
view of some of the city's most spectacular landmarks. A number of
different trains to London provide easy access to the river and its
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