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London, the capital city of England!

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Getting there You can get to London from Lille, Calais and Liverpool. Best price and travel duration below.

From Paris 02:17 AU$81
From Brussels 02:01 AU$81
From Lyon 05:47 AU$142
From Lille 01:21 AU$81
From Calais 00:56 AU$81
From Liverpool 02:04 AU$26
From Preston 02:11 AU$41
From Glasgow 04:30 AU$43
From Sheffield 02:00 AU$43
From Leeds 01:59 AU$30
From Manchester 02:00 AU$26
From Edinburgh 04:29 AU$59
From Hull Gb 02:34 AU$56
From Swansea 03:11 AU$69
From Truro 04:18 AU$89
From Oxenholme 02:46 AU$49
From Marne La Vallee 02:44 AU$104
From Newcastle 02:36 AU$57
From Cardiff 01:59 AU$37
From Lancaster 02:31 AU$30
From Bournemouth 01:48 AU$22
From Southampton 01:15 AU$73
From Birmingham 01:21 AU$13
From Bristol 01:23 AU$30
From Harwich 01:15 AU$64
From Oxford 00:56 AU$13
From Cambridge 00:47 AU$13
From Brighton 00:51 AU$11
From Swindon 00:55 AU$30
From Salisbury 01:23 AU$75
From Doncaster 01:29 AU$61
From Norwich 01:44 AU$18
From Stratford Upon A 01:44 AU$13
From Bicester 00:46 AU$26
From Portsmouth 01:36 AU$11
From Crewe 01:36 AU$18
From Hastings 01:30 AU$18
From Nottingham 01:31 AU$33
From York 01:51 AU$30

Getting around From London, you can travel to nearby cities and towns. Best price and travel duration below.

To Salisbury 01:35 AU$75
To Lille 01:40 AU$81
To Cambridge 01:42 AU$13
To Canterbury 01:56 AU$57
To Oxford 02:01 AU$13
To Brussels 02:17 AU$81
To Southampton 02:27 AU$57
To Paris 02:37 AU$81
To Sandwich 02:39 AU$67
To Birmingham 02:39 AU$13
To Peterborough 02:40 AU$24
To Marne La Vallee 02:43 AU$211
To Bristol 02:51 AU$30
To Bournemouth 02:58 AU$22
To Sheffield 03:11 AU$37
To Crewe 03:15 AU$38
To Portsmouth 03:20 AU$21
To Cardiff 03:24 AU$37
To Manchester 03:41 AU$26
To Leeds 04:01 AU$46
To Calais 04:01 AU$81
To Norwich 04:03 AU$18
To Liverpool 04:04 AU$26
To Lyon 04:41 AU$145
To York 04:41 AU$30
To Newcastle 05:41 AU$77
To Avignon 07:19 AU$203
To Stratford Upon A 07:20 AU$13
To Edinburgh 14:20 AU$80
To Chester 26:38 AU$38
To Nottingham 26:39 AU$21
To Hull Gb 26:55 AU$75
To Preston 27:13 AU$41
To Lancaster 28:15 AU$30
To Oxenholme 29:19 AU$49
To Glasgow 29:51 AU$59
To Carlisle 30:49 AU$70

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London, the capital city of England

London, the capital city of England, stands as one the world’s most important cities and tourist destinations in the world. This fascinating cultural melting pot is something which Londoners take pride in. London buzzes night and day with an unforgettable energy, and each area of the city has its own distinct atmosphere.

London’s heart known as the City of London or simply the City is its commercial and financial heart. Top financial institutions have their headquarters there. The centre of London is an area which also has a dense concentration of landmarks, theatres, museums, nightspots and famous shopping areas like Covent Garden, Carnaby Street and Oxford Street. Starting out from there, you will discover the famous Big Ben Tower, the Westminster Abbey, the London Eye, the Tower Bridge and other wonders which are short distance from each other.

When in the City, visit the Tower of London. Its foundation was laid in 1078 when William the Conqueror ordered the White Tower to be built. This was done to protect London from invaders and the Normans from the people of the City of London. The other main attraction within the City is the St Paul’s Cathedral, built between 1675 and 1710.

In North London, you will discover a multicultural and vibrant region, which is steeped in history and renowned for its culture. Areas of interest include Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill with their huge green spaces, fabulous views and village feel, characterful Camden with its eclectic market and live music scene, and Green Lanes, where you can enjoy Turkish, Greek and Kurdish food. Football fans can head to Arsenal to take a tour of the famous Emirates stadium.

From European, Californian to Indian, Vietnamese, Pakistanis, Thai or Chinese food, everything is there! If you are an fan of Asian cuisine head to South London to Southall, Wembley (Ealing Road) or Tooting.

London has something for every taste. For fashion shops and boutiques head to Sloane Street. Marks and Spencer is located in Oxford Street. Marble Arch is home to Virgin, HMV, H&M, Top Shop, Borders, Next, Gap and Muji.

1 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5HE
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7578 1400

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

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Train station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in London can be found.

While trains are the convenient way to travel in Europe, planes are essential for bringing you from overseas. Major European cities are annexed to airports hubs, while important cities or towns are served by regional airports. London is annexed to United Kingdom.

London railway station(s)

London King’s Cross Train Station

London King's Cross Train Station

Address: Euston Road N1 9AL London

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5am to 1:36am
Saturday: 5am to 12:36am
Sunday: 5:30am to 1:36am

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains, Regional trains, Gatwick Express, Heathrow Express
Customer help points, Car parking, First Aid Centre, Accessible ticket machines, Wheelchairs, Lost and found, British Transport Police, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.

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London St Pancras International Train Station

London St Pancras International Train Station

Address: Pancras Road NW1 2QP London

Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 5:30am to 10pm
Saturday: 5:30am to 8pm
Sunday: 6:30am to 8:30pm

Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (Eurostar, Southeastern), Regional trains, East Midlands Trains
Customer help points, Car parking, Self-service machine, Lost and found, Tourist Office, British Transport Police, CCTV, Toilets, Luggage storage, ATM and Phone cabins.

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Nearest airport

London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport London Stansted Airport is located about 48 km to the northeast of London city. It is mostly served by low-cost airline companies such as Ryanair. London Stansted Airport is however the 4th most important airport of England offering flights to over 100 destinations, mostly in Europe.

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London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport London Heathrow Airport is located about 22 km to the west of London city. It is the busiest airport of the United Kingdom and the third most frequented airport in the world. London Heathrow Airport is also the most important travel hub in Europe. The airport is the base for British Airways, England’s flagship airline company. More than 200 destinations can be reached from London Heathrow Airport.

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London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport London Gatwick Airport is located about 5 km away to the south of London. It is the second busiest airport in the UK with all major airline companies offering flights to over a hundred destinations around the world.

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London Bridge

Address: St Thomas street SE1 9SP London

London Charing Cr

Address: Strand Guoman Charing Cross WC2N London

London Euston

Address: Euston Road NW1 2RT London

London Kensington

Address: Olympia Way W14 London

London King S Cro

Address: Euston Road N1 9AL London

London Liverpool

Address: Bishopsgate EC2M 7QH London

London Marylebone

Address: Harewood Row, Paddington NW1 6SE London

London Paddington

Address: Praed Street W2 1HQ London

London St Pancras

Address: Pancras Road NW1 2QP London

London Victoria

Address: Victoria Street Greater London SW1V 1JU London

London Waterl Dom

Address: Station Approach SE1 8SW London


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Customer reviews

  • "excellent service"    
    This was our first experience travelling Europe by train. It was so easy and a comfortable way to go. Having the rail Europe app to assist is a must. We have already recommended this to many of our friends and will use this again.  
  • "Great Trip"    
    Great way to get from London to Brussels. WIFI would make trip even better.  
  • "Great experience."    
    A fast, quiet, smooth, and convenient trip from Central London to Central Paris. The only issue we had was getting a coffee from the dining car. Only one person it seems for the entire train and took forever to get a coffee. Alan C. Melbourne, Australia  
  • "London to Paris Holiday"    
    Being able to leave London so early in the morning 6.00am enabled us to have a whole day more in Paris. Arriving in the heart of Paris was convenient plus as accommodation was within walkingin distance. All attractions were near by. The ride was smooth , the seating comfortable, room to snooze if you wished and a café care to top up on drinks etc. Wide windows allowing the views to be seen and enjoyed both sides of the channel. All in all a very enjoyable start to the Holiday.  
  • "Paris to London by train"    
    This was a very easy way to travel and comfortable way to travel. Great not having all the hassles of getting to and from the airport. Traveling by train meant that you leave and arrive right in the centre of the city. No waiting for luggage at arrivals either. Trains very clean and punctual. I would travel this way again  
  • "First experience very positive"    
    This was our first experience on Eurostar and we were very impresses with how smoothly it went. It didn't take long to work out how to locate the platforms and our carriage.  
  • "First Eurostar trip"    
    I had a very smooth trip once on board. The train left and arrived on time. Seats were comfortable. I didn't quite understand what was involved in checking in at St Pancras. Luckily I left any enough time to get through security and passport control. However, I had arrived quite early as it turned out and my ticket was checked by the staff at the entrance to the departure area. I then caused quite a hold up in my queue trying to scan my boarding ticket. It turned out I was trying to check in too early! My train wasn't open yet. I felt foolish and those behind got quite cranky. Perhaps a Beginners Guide to Departures" would be useful to print on ticket or in response to a suitable question at time of purchase. It would help others and avoid cranky passengers.. I am catching return train tomorrow so hopefully I will better at it this time! Cheers v  
  • "Paris to London "    
    The departure process took a lot longer than expected from Paris, so we only made the train with a few minutes to spare. The service was punctual and well run, however a little more luggage space would be nice. Overall, good value for money and much more convenient than travelling by plane.  
  • "Convenient and efficient"    
    Getting to St Pancras by car difficult - catch the train. A great way to travel right to heart of Paris. Luggage space for larger bags a bit limited.  
  • "Eurostar London - Paris"    
    After waiting at so many airports on my trip, the train was a welcome relief. Fast, efficient, comfortable, my 3rd time on train and would recommend to anyone.  
  • "Amazing Experience"    
    Our seats were in Standard Premier and the service we received was great. Would highly recommend this train as an option rather than flying from Paris to London. Even with the high speeds reached the train travelled smoothly. One of the better train rides we experienced during our trip to Europe.  
  • "Best way to travel"    
    Excellent trip. Very comfortable.  
  • "Fast and comfortable "    
    The Eurostar was travel fast and smooth , comfortable sitting .  
  • "Smooth Sailing Under Channel"    
    An extremely smooth speedy trip without the hassles associated with air travel. It was so much easier dealing with both UK and French customs, security, passport control etc. at the one time. A welcome surprise was the tasty meal served. I was not aware that meals were offered. What a thoroughly worthwhile service. I look forward to travelling this way again.  
  • "Great way to Travel"    
    This was a great comfy ride from London to Paris. I enjoyed the high speed train. Better then flying any day. The Paris Station is a little out of the way. So just check where you are staying.  
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