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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 R851
From Brussels 02:01 R851
From Lyon 05:47 R1,486
From Lille 01:21 R851
From Calais 00:56 R851
From Liverpool 02:04 R267
From Preston 02:11 R434
From Glasgow 04:30 R451
From Sheffield 02:00 R451
From Leeds 01:59 R317
From Manchester 02:00 R267
From Edinburgh 04:29 R618
From Hull Gb 02:34 R584
From Swansea 03:11 R718
From Truro 04:18 R935
From Oxenholme 02:46 R518
From Marne La Vallee 02:44 R1,085
From Newcastle 02:36 R601
From Cardiff 01:59 R384
From Lancaster 02:31 R317
From Bournemouth 01:48 R234
From Southampton 01:15 R768
From Birmingham 01:21 R134
From Bristol 01:23 R317
From Harwich 01:15 R668
From Oxford 00:56 R134
From Cambridge 00:47 R134
From Brighton 00:51 R117
From Swindon 00:55 R317
From Salisbury 01:23 R785
From Doncaster 01:29 R634
From Norwich 01:44 R184
From Stratford Upon A 01:44 R134
From Bicester 00:46 R267
From Portsmouth 01:36 R117
From Crewe 01:36 R184
From Hastings 01:30 R184
From Nottingham 01:31 R351
From York 01:51 R317

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

To Salisbury 01:35 R785
To Lille 01:40 R851
To Cambridge 01:42 R134
To Canterbury 01:56 R601
To Oxford 02:01 R134
To Brussels 02:17 R851
To Southampton 02:27 R601
To Paris 02:37 R851
To Sandwich 02:39 R701
To Birmingham 02:39 R134
To Peterborough 02:40 R250
To Marne La Vallee 02:43 R2,212
To Bristol 02:51 R317
To Bournemouth 02:58 R234
To Sheffield 03:11 R384
To Crewe 03:15 R401
To Portsmouth 03:20 R217
To Cardiff 03:24 R384
To Manchester 03:41 R267
To Leeds 04:01 R484
To Calais 04:01 R851
To Norwich 04:03 R184
To Liverpool 04:04 R267
To Lyon 04:41 R1,519
To York 04:41 R317
To Newcastle 05:41 R801
To Avignon 07:19 R2,124
To Stratford Upon A 07:20 R134
To Edinburgh 14:20 R835
To Chester 26:38 R401
To Nottingham 26:39 R217
To Hull Gb 26:55 R785
To Preston 27:13 R434
To Lancaster 28:15 R317
To Oxenholme 29:19 R518
To Glasgow 29:51 R618
To Carlisle 30:49 R735

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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. The city is crossed by the Thames River. With more than 7 million inhabitants, an extensive underground system, residents from the four corners of the globe speaking a total of over 300 languages and representing all the world’s religions, London is a truly diverse city and a global metropolis. 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. With several iconic landmarks dispersed in all parts of the city, the best way is to start from the centre. Travellers can easily reach continental Europe thanks to the Eurostar. London to Paris takes just 2h15.

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.

The South is appreciated for its array of open spaces such as Clapham Common, the World Heritage Site at Greenwich and riverside Richmond. It’s popular for sporting attractions such as the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and cricket at The Kia Oval. It offers wonderful opportunities to escape from the hustle and bustle, from the village atmosphere of Barnes to historic stately homes and palaces such as Ham House and Hampton Court.

The East now claims its place with the London 2012 and one of the biggest and most modern shopping centres in the world. West London is remarkable for its leafy squares, fascinating museums and vibrant street markets. Here you will find upmarket Kensington and Chelsea, the peaceful streets and canals of Maida Vale, Hammersmith, which is home to some great riverside pubs, and the vibrant, multicultural communities of Shepherd’s Bush and Southall.

London is the mecca of global gastronomy. 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. Burberry, Aquascutum,Church’s,80 Jaeger, Country Casuals, Dickins and Jones and Hamleys are all located in Regent Street. Covent Garden is the place to go to find oriental handcrafts and food.

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 the Britain’s third-busiest airport, offering flights to more than 160 destinations in over 30 countries. Whether you’re arriving, connecting or departing, you’ll find all the assistance you need to make your journey easier and pleasant.

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London Heathrow Airport

London Heathrow Airport London Heathrow Airport is the fifth airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic. You’ll find all the assistance you need to make your journey easier and enjoyable.

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London Gatwick Airport

London Gatwick Airport London Gatwick Airport has two terminals and offers hundreds of destinations worldwide. From there, you’ll find all the assistance you need to make your journey easier and enjoyable.

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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

  • "Slow and old train."    
    I think the Euro star should be quite new and comfort. But the seat, and inside of train, is old. It's gives bad impression. And it becomes slow after land on England, at last, it's delay on arrival.  
  • "Return Trip from Paris to Lond"    
    My return trip from Paris Nord to London on the 3rd Nov '15 schedule 21:15 was delayed for an hour to 22:15 hours. Suggestion: There is heavy congestion at the gate due to the train delay and not enough seats. Waiting passengers had to sit on the floor and it was uncomfortable especially for elderly.  
  • "Confort "    
    It was a great experience travel with you. I would say: Very Good  
  • "eurostar to Brussels"    
    Lovely trip - much better than flying. Comfortable, no airport hassle, easier to get to and from train station than airport, pleasant knowledgeable helpful staff.  
  • "Good run"    
    My very first train that I got on in my first Europe backpacking, fortunately, everything went smoothly.  
  • "Very good"    
    It was my first time journy with Eurostar train and i found that is well organized and enjoyable trips for me.  
  • "Good trip"    
    The is a great way to travel. My journey was comfortable and efficient. Would take the train again.  
  • "Chunnel ride"    
    This was an easy and comfortable way to travel from London to Paris. We arrived in 2 1/2 hours, it was great. The only drawback was dealing with our luggage, but it was well worth it.  
  • "Quick trip to Lille"    
    Recently traveled by Eurostars from London to Lille to attend a conference. I traveled second class as this was a journey of approx 80 minutes and I considered that the short journey was not worth a first class fare. Great journey with no hassles. Would do again.  
  • "An easy way to travel"    
    Customer service was great  
  • "Eurostar to London from Paris"    
    On French side of channel the train travelled at speed, but had to slow on the English and was delayed close to London by 20 minutes. Train was quiet, but looked grubby on outside and a bit worn on inside. Efficient way to get to London from Paris, much better than flying.  
  • "average"    
    the train leave at time and it was clean. nothing special.  
  • "Comfortable"    
    It was a comfortable journey. But I travelled on 6 OCt 2015  
  • "Happy"    
    Its convenient, relaxing and hassle free taking Eurostar. Can enjoy beautiful scenery and countryside unlike travelling by air.  
  • "Amazing"    
    The journey was excellent but the cleanliness can be improved  
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