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Overview

London, the capital city of England!

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.

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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.


VisitEngland
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.

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.

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    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. "

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    Great Trip |
    "Great way to get from London to Brussels. WIFI would make trip even better. "

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    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 "

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    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. "

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    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 "

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    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. "

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    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. "

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    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. "

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    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. "

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