Trains to London
London is a bustling multicultural melting pot that ranks among the most popular cities to visit in the world. As well as being a creative hub bursting with arts and culture, it also boasts some of the finest places to eat, shop and explore during a family day out.
Culture and heritage
Served by five airports, London is a bustling multicultural melting pot with unrivalled arts and culture, food and drink, shopping, sports and centuries of history and tradition. It’s easy to see why TimeOut ranked the city fourth in the world last year, behind New York and Melbourne, with 19 million international visitors flocking to the capital’s landmarks.
The UK’s top 10 most popular tourist attractions are all in London. It’s just a short journey from London Euston train station on the Underground to Tate Modern (nearest station: Southwark), the British Museum (Tottenham Court Road or Russell Square), The National Gallery (Charing Cross), Natural History Museum (South Kensington), Southbank Centre (Waterloo), Victoria & Albert Museum (South Kensington), Science Museum (South Kensington), Somerset House (Temple), Tower Of London (Tower Hill) and Royal Museums Greenwich (Greenwich).
Some venues are free, but you can save big on those with admission charges (and many other fantastic days out) with our 2For1 offers by downloading the relevant voucher and presenting it with valid train tickets at your chosen attraction.
Food and drink
With so much to see and do in London, you’ll want to fuel your exploring with quality food and drink. There’s no shortage of well-loved cafes around every corner, such as The Table Café in Southwark Street, and Brickwood Coffee & Bread in Clapham Common. And if it’s just a caffeine fix you’re after, then head for a bustling coffee shop, such as the Asian-chain Omotesando Koffee.
You simply can’t visit the capital city without sampling some of the most diverse dining in the world. The Hare & Hounds in Isleworth, and The George in The Strand offer a more traditional, country pub experience, while you can grab tapas at Bravas Tapas in East Smithfield. Whatever takes your fancy, there are an abundance of restaurants to choose from.
Sports and outdoor activities
Sports fans regularly travel to London, and London Euston is a gateway for fans of football clubs in the Premier League and Championship. So it’s easy to show support at home matches for Arsenal (nearest stations being Arsenal or Drayton Park), Charlton Athletic (Charlton), Chelsea (Fulham Broadway), Crystal Palace (Norwood Junction), Fulham (Putney Bridge), Millwall (South Bermondsey), Queens Park Rangers (White City), Tottenham Hotspur (White Hart Lane) and West Ham United (Stratford). For cricket fans, Oval is the closest Underground station for matches at the Kia Oval, and Lord’s is a five-minute walk from St John’s Wood station.
In April, we run side-by-side with participants and spectators of the London Marathon, ensuring everyone gets home safely. Putney Bridge and Chiswick Bridge underground stations serve spectators for the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge. During the summer, Southfields underground station is frequented by tennis fans heading to the Wimbledon championships at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club.
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Music and nightlife
London’s nightlife and music scene is unrivalled, with hundreds of live music venues across the city. From jazz and blues, to rock, punk, electro and everything in between; whatever genre of music you love, there’s a venue to suit your tastes. It’s also the perfect opportunity to sample something new!
For a unique cocktail experience, check out BYOC Bar in Bedfordbury Street, and Eve Bar in Southampton Street, which boasts two secluded spaces, perfect for groups of 10-15 and private hire. And for something a little different, The Piano Works Bar is a Victorian warehouse where pianists perform live, to an audience-requested playlist.
For those of you who want to dance the night away, some of London’s top nightclubs include the hugely prestigious Fabric in Farringdon, XOYO in Shoreditch, The Grand in Clapham Junction, and Ibiza-style mega club Studio 338 in Greenwich. Check out their programmes for resident and guest djs, bringing the freshest sounds to a sea of enthusiastic clubbers.
Visitors, from near and far, as well as city-dwellers, enjoy world class shopping in London. There are a number of popular shopping spots in the city, where the streets are brimming with independent shops, boutiques, and well-known highstreet stores - everything you could possibly want for a successful shopping spree.
London’s most famous shopping destinations include Oxford Street, home to over 300 shops, with everything from Topshop, Selfridges and The Body Shop, to Kingdom of Sweets, The Disney Store and Watches of Switzerland; Regent Street, known for its elegance and boutique stores; and St. James’s, for high-end fashion brands. Meanwhile, in Bond Street and Mayfair you can visit iconic designer stores, such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton, and even spot many celebrities doing their shopping!
Alternatively, for all of your needs all under one roof, you may prefer to visit a shopping centre, such as Westfields in Shepherd’s Bush, or Canary Wharf.
Where do LNR trains to London arrive and depart?
LNR trains arrive and depart from London Euston station, located on Euston Road in Camden, northwest London.
Which train services run direct to London?
Travelling by train to and from London is cheap and simple, with direct services on popular routes to and from Birmingham, Coventry, Crewe, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Northampton and Rugby.
Our fastest train from Birmingham New Street to London is 1 hour 53 minutes, and the cheapest advance ticket is £7.50 one-way. Coventry to London passes as quickly as 1 hour 18 minutes, with the cheapest advance single ticket costing just £7.50. Crewe to London takes as little as 2 hours 14 minutes, and the cheapest advance ticket is £9.50 one-way.
London Euston is a convenient hub for reaching other major stations in the capital. King’s Cross St Pancras is just a 10-minute walk along Euston Road, and one stop on the Northern and Victoria lines along the Underground. For Liverpool Street, it’s a three-minute walk to Euston Square station, then five stops on the Circle, Hammersmith & City or Metropolitan lines.
When is the best time to travel to London by train?
Travelling during off-peak times during the week means you’ll avoid busy commuter times, and can enjoy lower ticket prices too.
If you’re planning to spend a whole day in London, then cut the cost with our Off-Peak Daily Family TravelcardChildren aged 5 to 15 travel to the capital for just £1, and the ticket allows unlimited travel throughout London within zones 1-6 for up to four children with a full paying adult.