A world capital in every sense, the UK’s premier city has all that life could afford – and a good deal more.
From high culture to lo-fi, it’s all here, expressed in a rich display of colour and over 200 languages that signify one of the world’s great cultural crossroads. Eat, drink, dance. Look, admire, applaud. Immerse yourself in London and you’ll never tire of life.
London is the hub of the UK rail network and there are connections here to and from almost every corner of the country. First Great Western will bring you here from Wales and the West Country. ScotRail , Virgin and East Coast carry passengers to the capital from Scotland and the north via the midlands on the West and East Coast Main Lines respectively. South West Trains provides services into Waterloo from Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire. Southern and Southeastern will bring you here on commuter services from Surrey, Sussex and Kent. The northern home counties are connected to London by Chiltern Railways and First Capital Connect . If you’re travelling from East Anglia, you’ll need National Express or First Capital Connect.
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Take your pick of dozens of world class attractions all in one city. From magisterial grandeur and fine royal parks to ancient dungeons and truly 21st century landmarks, London has it all. It’s difficult not to fall in love with the London Eye on the South Bank, while the Natural History, Science and V&A museums in South Kensington are unmissable, each in their own right. Polish it all off with a decent curry on Brick Lane at the gateway to the East End.
With a raft of mainline termini, a dazzling international terminus and some of the UK’s most hectic stations, London is a rail enthusiast’s dream come true. With so much choice, it’s difficult to pick out highlights – but no visit to the capital would be complete without paying homage to the beautifully restored St Pancras International. The London Transport Museum in historic Covent Garden will give you a guided tour of the city’s contribution to transport innovation. And finally, for its sheer number of train movements (some 2000 a day), head to Clapham Junction in Battersea, South London to see one of Europe’s busiest stations in action.
London Paddington - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/pad.html
London Marylebone - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/MYB.html
London Euston - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/EUS.html
London King’s Cross - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/KGX.html
London St. Pancras - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/STP.html
London Liverpool Street - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/lst/details.html
London Cannon Street - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/cst/details.html
London Bridge - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/lbg/details.html
London Waterloo - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/wat/details.html
London Charing Cross - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/chx/details.html
London Victoria - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/vic/details.html
Clapham Junction - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/clj/details.html
London Transport Museum - http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/
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