Trains to London
Travel with EMR to London St Pancras station
London is one of the world’s most visited cities – and for good reason. With landmark after landmark and history on every corner, it’s a memorable place that’s packed with opportunity.
Our intercity services run direct to London St Pancras from Sheffield, Derby, Nottingham and Leicester, so you can arrive in the capital in comfort and style. Plus, get 2FOR1 entry to many of London's top attractions when you travel with us.
With a huge range of retail spots, London is an excellent city for keen shoppers. Covent Garden is ideal if you like your shopping mixed in with a little culture – you’ll find some seriously sophisticated street entertainment here. Oxford Street is the best place for high street heroes, while Shoreditch is better-suited to the edgy. For souvenirs, head to the famous Carnaby Street.
If you’d rather indulge in some pure, unadulterated sightseeing, you’re in luck. From Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, the capital is a playground for tourists. Don’t have time to see them all? Cheat by hopping on the London Eye.
London is also full of museums and other tourist attractions. The London Dungeons are a firm favourite, and the Natural History Museum offers an exciting day out – plus, it’s free to enter. Don’t miss the city’s many parks, too. Kensington Gardens are particularly scenic, and home to the Peter Pan statue.
- From Leicester – check trains and buy tickets
- From Nottingham – check trains and buy tickets
- From Derby – check trains and buy tickets
Thanks to our partnership with Eurostar, you can also continue your journey with one through-ticket on numerous European routes.
Planning your travel in advance? You can buy Advance fares up to 12 weeks before you travel to save more on your train tickets. Travelling as a group of three or more? There are group discounts available too.
London St Pancras International has all the facilities you need for a simple, stress-free journey.
- Fully accessible – wheelchair access, assistance to and from platforms, and hearing loops available
- Food and drinks – there are plenty of places to refuel, with coffee shops, bars and shops in the station
- Parking – you’ll find a 24 hour car park behind the station, on Pancras Road
- WiFi access – there's free WiFi throughout the station using 'St Pancras Free'
2FOR1 offers in London
*2FOR1 offer not valid on Bank Holidays or event days*
Be amazed by the glittering interiors of the grandest address in the capital, once known as 'Number 1 London'. This beautiful Georgian building was the London home of the first Duke of Wellington and has changed very little since his great victory at Waterloo in 1815.
Revel in one of the finest art collections in London, with paintings by Velazquez and Rubens, as well as a wonderful collection of silver and porcelain.
Audley End House and Gardens
*Offer not valid on Bank holidays or event days*
Explore this decadent Jacobean mansion house and meet the staff in the Victorian Service Wing.
Wander the tranquil gardens created by ‘Capability’ Brown, and enjoy stunning views across the unspoilt Essex countryside. Then gallop across to see the horses in the Victorian stable yard, and run, jump and climb in the children’s play area.
Walk in the footsteps of dazzling courtiers who once danced, drank and partied beneath Rubens’ magnificent ceiling paintings. This revolutionary building was created for court entertainment, but is probably most famous for the execution of Charles I in 1649.
Free admission for children under 16.
Benjamin Franklin House**2FOR1 offer is not available Monday - Tuesday**
The House’s main visitor offer, the Historical Experience show provides, a unique experience, using the historic rooms that Franklin inhabited as a stage: blending live performance, sound, lighting and visual projection to tell the rich story of Franklin’s London years in his own words. The main character, Polly Hewson, daughter of Franklin’s landlady who became a ‘second daughter’ to Franklin, accompanies visitors through the House, as they experience a sense of the complexity of the man and the times in which he lived: food, health, botany, and daily living; social and personal relationships; scientific work and musical inventions; political tensions, triumphs and woes and a hurried return to America in the face of the looming War of Independence.
Chelsea Physic Garden
Price is subject to change:
Until 31 December 2019: £10.50
1 January – 31 December 2020: £13.50
Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea Physic Garden is a celebration of the beauty and importance of plants.
Founded in 1673 it is one of London’s oldest botanic gardens and contains a unique living collection of around 5,000 different edible, useful, medicinal and historical plants within its sheltering walls. This hidden gem is also a peaceful green oasis – enjoy a relaxing stroll, savour lunch or afternoon tea at the award winning Tangerine Dream Café then browse the unique garden gifts in the Book & Gift shop.
The Garden also hosts a variety of special and seasonal events over the year. They are inspiring, educational and always fun, often highlighting new aspects of The Garden's history and collections.
Dr Johnson's House
*2FOR1 offer not available on Sunday*
Dr Johnson's House is a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked here in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret.
Today, the House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.
Eltham Palace and Gardens
**2FOR1 offer not valid on event days or bank holidays**
Discover a leafy haven on the edge of London, perfect for winter walks. Explore over 19 acres of award-winning gardens before discovering the stylish 1930s home of eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginina Courtauld.
Full of surprising features, the house also incorporates incredible medieval features such as the impressive Great Hall.
Emery Walker's House**Advanced booking only. Please use 'Buy Online'**
*Open March - November*
7 Hammersmith Terrace is a tall Georgian house on the River Thames. From 1903 to 1933 it was the home of Sir Emery Walker, printer, collector, and mentor to his neighbour William Morris. He furnished the house with wallpaper, textiles and furniture from Morris & Co., as well as ceramics and rugs he collected on his travels throughout Europe. The manner of decoration is very much that found in the homes of his friends, the leaders of the Arts & Crafts movement, William Morris and Philip Webb. Thanks to the efforts of Walker's daughter, the furnishing and decoration of the house has survived almost exactly as it was in his lifetime. As such, it is the only interior of its kind in Britain.
Visitors can hear about the stories of Emery and his family and friends, how the house came to be preserved and the importance of the house to the Arts & Crafts movement.
Hampton Court Palace**2FOR1 offer not valid 6 - 13 April, 23-31 May and 13 July - 6 September**
Step back into a Tudor world and experience what life was like as a royal courtier under Henry VIII’s reign. Walk in the footsteps of Henry VIII, his wives and children. Marvel at the magnificent Great Hall and the masterpieces in the Cumberland Art Gallery.
There’s a range of fun filled activities for all the family from Tudor dress up to getting lost in the world-famous maze.
*From Saturday 8 February to Sunday 8 March 2020*
Kew Gardens' Orchid festival returns, celebrating Indonesia’s natural beauty and magnificent biodiversity. Pre-book your free timeslot to the festival online, ahead of purchasing your 2FOR1 ticket to the Gardens.
Kew Gardens is London's largest UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the most diverse collection of living plants anywhere in the world. Just 30 minutes by train from central London, it offers a unique day out for visitors of all ages.
Discover glorious glasshouses containing plants from around the globe, stroll along a soaring treetop walkway high in the tree canopy or step back in time to Georgian times in Kew Palace and the Royal Kitchens. Head through the doors of Kew's spectacular Temperate House, revealing 10,000 breath‐taking plants, making this magnificent structure the true jewel in it’s crown – an architectural wonder, horticulturists’ haven, the most captivating of classrooms. The Great Broad Walk borders provide a dazzling display of colour in the summer months and The Hive is a stunning example of how art can educate - highlighting the vital role that bees play in pollinating the world's crop species.
Children under 4 go free.