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Trains to London

The sprawling capital of England is today home to 366 train stations and a population of more than 8.6 million. Known for imposing landmarks such as Big Ben, the London Eye and Tower Bridge, as well as its iconic red buses and telephone boxes, the city is a centre of architectural greats and harbours a rich history. Literary giants such as Oscar Wilde and Charles Dickens resided here and thousands flock to the Globe theatre each year to see authentic renditions of Shakespeare’s world-famous plays.

Popular train routes to London

Manchester to London
Leeds to London
Birmingham to London
Nottingham to London
Liverpool to London
Newcastle to London
Leicester to London
York to London

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Visiting London

A short stroll from Waterloo takes in some of the most famous sights and attractions that London has to offer. Just five minutes away from Waterloo Station, visitors will find the Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and National Theatre which together host a number of cultural events from the London Literature Festival to the World Press Photo exhibition. Further along the South Bank, the London Eye soars 443ft into the air, offering panoramic views of the city’s skyline.

A 10-minute walk along the river and across Westminster Bridge takes visitors to the foot of the Houses of Parliament, headed up by majestic Big Ben. Westminster Abbey – the thousand-year-old church that serves as the setting for every Royal coronation – is just one minute’s walk from here. 

The National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery are both located at Trafalgar Square, a short distance from Buckingham Palace to the west and Charing Cross station to the east. In the bustling central district of Soho, the area covering Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus, eclectic crowds of students, artists and office workers relax in the bars, nightclubs and restaurants. London’s West End is home to an extensive list of award-winning musicals and plays making it a popular evening destination for thousands of visitors.  

Useful links when visiting London by train

Find the below links to help you find your way around London.