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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 € 51
From Brussels 02:01 € 51
From Lyon 05:47 € 89
From Lille 01:21 € 51
From Calais 00:56 € 51
From Liverpool 02:04 € 16
From Preston 02:11 € 26
From Glasgow 04:30 € 27
From Sheffield 02:00 € 27
From Leeds 01:59 € 19
From Manchester 02:00 € 16
From Edinburgh 04:29 € 37
From Hull Gb 02:34 € 35
From Swansea 03:11 € 43
From Truro 04:18 € 56
From Oxenholme 02:46 € 31
From Marne La Vallee 02:44 € 65
From Newcastle 02:36 € 36
From Cardiff 01:59 € 23
From Lancaster 02:31 € 19
From Bournemouth 01:48 € 14
From Southampton 01:15 € 46
From Birmingham 01:21 € 8
From Bristol 01:23 € 19
From Harwich 01:15 € 40
From Oxford 00:56 € 8
From Cambridge 00:47 € 8
From Brighton 00:51 € 7
From Swindon 00:55 € 19
From Salisbury 01:23 € 47
From Doncaster 01:29 € 38
From Norwich 01:44 € 11
From Stratford Upon A 01:44 € 8
From Bicester 00:46 € 16
From Portsmouth 01:36 € 7
From Crewe 01:36 € 11
From Hastings 01:30 € 11
From Nottingham 01:31 € 21
From York 01:51 € 19

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

To Salisbury 01:35 € 47
To Lille 01:40 € 51
To Cambridge 01:42 € 8
To Canterbury 01:56 € 36
To Oxford 02:01 € 8
To Brussels 02:17 € 51
To Southampton 02:27 € 36
To Paris 02:37 € 51
To Sandwich 02:39 € 42
To Birmingham 02:39 € 8
To Peterborough 02:40 € 15
To Marne La Vallee 02:43 € 132
To Bristol 02:51 € 19
To Bournemouth 02:58 € 14
To Sheffield 03:11 € 23
To Crewe 03:15 € 24
To Portsmouth 03:20 € 13
To Cardiff 03:24 € 23
To Manchester 03:41 € 16
To Leeds 04:01 € 29
To Calais 04:01 € 51
To Norwich 04:03 € 11
To Liverpool 04:04 € 16
To Lyon 04:41 € 91
To York 04:41 € 19
To Newcastle 05:41 € 48
To Avignon 07:19 € 127
To Stratford Upon A 07:20 € 8
To Edinburgh 14:20 € 50
To Chester 26:38 € 24
To Nottingham 26:39 € 13
To Hull Gb 26:55 € 47
To Preston 27:13 € 26
To Lancaster 28:15 € 19
To Oxenholme 29:19 € 31
To Glasgow 29:51 € 37
To Carlisle 30:49 € 44

London city guide

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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London station(s)

Trains are convenient way to reach any town and city in Europe. All main towns have a railway station, while major cities have more than two railway stations. Nearly all railway stations are located in the city centre. Check our map to locate railway station(s) in London.

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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  • "Very good experience"    
    It was our first time travelling from London to Paris at Eurostar. It was really very good, the seats are comfortable, the train was clean and everything gone all right. Certainly we'll repeat the experience! Luciene Ardente / Rio de Janeiro / Brazil  
  • "Comfortable Service"    
    Comfortable seat  
  • "ticket"    
    I have trevelled from paris to london on 14th jan 2014 ,the price of the ticket is veryyyyy high ,it was not acoording to the facilities .  
  • "peaceful journey"    
    comfortable, fast and safe  
  • "Convenient"    
    It is convenient because you travel during the night, you can sleep and arrive in your destination and enjoy the day.  
  • "Hurry trip "    
    It is so hard to find eurostar station in paris ,when we tried to ask the staff ,it was complicated too! As most of staff are not able to speak english …… Hopefully we get on the train in time ……  
  • "from London to Paris in 2 hour"    
    I enjoyed very much the experience of moving fast and convenient from the culture and language of central London to the French language and culture in the center of Paris.. This is not my first travel from London to Paris and back, but the first time on the express train, and I would definitely recommend this experience.  
  • "Our Trip"    
    Was really great; it was good to see the French country side and we were amazed at seeing how many little villages there were. The collection of tickets at Paris Nord was easy and the counter staff were extremely helpful and friendly; just a bit difficult finding where to go at first - more signs are needed.  
  • "Rail vs Air"    
    It is unfortunate that 'rail' is currently more expensive than 'air' because the only thing that 'air' has going for it is speed! In terms of convenience, personal space, stress and the location of transport hubs, 'rail' wins hands-down. This journey made good sense for us and I would recommend it to those looking to get an extra day on the slopes and who are not over-fussed with sleeping in relatively cramped cabins.  
  • "EUROSTAR"    
    Super trip!  
  • "December trip"    
    Great service  
  • "paris to london"    
    very good  
  • "trip was good"    
    Trip was comfortable and am satisfied with the experience.  
  • "Good comfort"    
    Awesome trip  
  • "Exceptional Holiday"    
    We had a wonderfull holiday and the train trip was the highlight of our holiday. The service was excelent and the staff were great. Thank you for making it special.  
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