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
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- 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
Barbican Centre - Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography
Exhibition Dates: 20 February - 17 May 2020
2FOR1 Admission Weekday £15, Weekend £17
2FOR1 offer not valid 15 - 17 May
Through the medium of film and photography, this major exhibition explores how masculinity has been portrayed, performed, experienced and socially constructed, from the 1960s to the present day.
Looking at depictions of masculinity from behind the lens, the show brings together the work of over 50 artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Robert Mapplethorpe, Wolfgang Tillmans and Catherine Opie.
In recent years masculinity, and the way it is viewed, has come into sharper focus, with ideas of toxic and fragile masculinity becoming major discussion points. This exhibition charts the often complex and sometimes contradictory representations of masculinity and how they may have developed over time. Touching on themes including patriarchy, queer identity, female perceptions of men and masculine stereotypes, the exhibition shows how central photography and film have been to the way masculinity is imagined and understood.
Image credit: Catherine Opie, Bo from "Being and Having", 1991. © Catherine Opie, Courtesy Regen Projects, Los Angeles; Thomas Dane Gallery, London; and Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.
BODY WORLDS London
Christmas Opening Times:
Christmas Eve and New Years Eve 10.00-17.00
Christmas Day and New Years Day 11.00-19.00
Discover the beauty beneath your skin at BODY WORLDS London, the original display of real human bodies now in its permanent and flagship home at the iconic London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus.
A unique fusion of science, art and health education! Immerse yourself and discover a wide range of insights into the body and mind, showing what effect our lifestyle choices have on our health.
It’s fun, provocative, educational and endlessly fascinating.
Over 49 million visitors globally have been amazed by Dr Gunther von Hagens’ renowned exhibitions, sparking curiosity and awe around the world. Expect a unique, exciting and interactive journey through the human body, described by many as “mind-blowing” “unforgettable” even “life-changing”.
* 2FOR1 OFFER valid on Adult and Child tickets.
In the event of an Adult and a Child sharing a 2FOR1 Admission, the higher price Adult ticket must be paid.
British Library - Buddhism
Exhibition Dates: 25 October 2019 – 23 February 2020
Encounter the outstanding beauty of Buddhist manuscripts and artworks in the largest exhibition of its kind ever held at the British Library. Explore rare treasures from the Library's collection including colourful scrolls, artefacts decorated with great detail and lavishly illuminated books spanning 2,000 years and 20 countries.
Meet the women whose stories are told through Buddhist scripture. Admire artefacts made by hand in a setting inspired by a Buddhist temple. From sacred texts written on tree bark, palm leaves and gold plates to exquisite silk scrolls of major sutras, follow the life of the Buddha and his previous incarnations.
Find out how Buddhism was pivotal in developing writing and printing techniques, transmitting ideas and stories across Asia. Mindfulness. Compassion. Tolerance. Many of us have heard of the principles of Buddhism.
Discover their origins, see beautiful artworks, and understand what these concepts mean for Buddhists in the world today.
British Museum - Arctic
Exhibition Dates: 28 May - 23 August 2020
Home to a rich culture for nearly 30,000 years, the Arctic is far from the uninhabitable hinterland it is often thought to be. Conceived in partnership with people from Arctic communities, this exhibition celebrates their ingenuity, rich cultural history and creativity. But climate change is testing their ability to adapt – possibly to its limit. What happens in the Arctic will affect us all and this exhibition is a timely reminder of what we can learn from its people.
Supported by Citi. Supported by Julie and Stephen Fitzgerald and AKO Foundation.
British Museum - Tantra: enlightenment to revolution
Exhibition Dates: 23 April - 26 July 2020
Explore the ancient philosophy of Tantra and find out how it privileges the feminine and opened up new ways of seeing the world as a source of limitless power. Originating in India, Tantra spread to Nepal, Tibet, China and Japan and transformed South Asia’s major religions. It challenged society’s norms, and even inspired revolution during British rule in India. From the 20th century onwards, Tantra has been reimagined as a means of liberating society from sexual and political convention.
Supported by the Bagri Foundation.
British Museum - The BP exhibition Troy: myth and reality
Exhibition Dates: 21 November 2019 - 8 March 2020
*2FOR1 admission Weekdays £20, Weekend £22*
Tread the line between myth and reality in our epic exhibition, Troy. The ancient city of Troy holds an enduring place in our imagination. The Trojan War is central to Greek myth and inspired Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, as well as works by Virgil and Shakespeare – and still inspires artists and writers today.
From the judgment of Paris and the Trojan horse to the death of Achilles and the tragic love story of Troilus and Cressida, this exhibition will tell Troy’s legendary stories, with a diverse range of objects including archaeological discoveries that suggest that there may be a real Troy behind the myth.
Churchill War Rooms
Price is subject to change:
Until 31 December 2019: £22
1 January – 31 December 2020: £23
Uncover the secrets hidden beneath the streets of Westminster, in the underground nerve centre where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the Second World War.
Get a deeper insight into Churchill’s mind during this tense time and learn about his fascinating personal life in the adjoining interactive Churchill Museum.
Design Museum - Beazley Designs of the Year
Exhibition Dates: 11 September 2019 - 31 March 2020
Discover the most innovative designs across fashion, architecture, digital, transport, product and graphic design from the past 12 months, as nominated by the public and design experts from around the world.
Explore innovations and inventions that champion accessibility, design for women and local ideas with a global impact.
Design Museum - Moving to Mars
Exhibition Dates: 18 October 2019 - 23 February 2020
2FOR1 Admission Price £16 Weekday / £18 Weekend
The Design Museum invites you to travel to Mars without leaving London in a multi-sensory adventure for all ages. Step into a full-scale Mars home, immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the landscape and learn how rethinking daily life for a zero-waste, clean energy-powered civilisation might help future generations on Earth.
The exhibition features over 150 objects including contributions from NASA, immersive environments and much more.
Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
Closed Monday - Tuesday
Internationally known for its collection of modern Italian art based around a core of Futurist works as well as figurative painting and sculpture from 1895 to the 1950s, including works by Giorgio Morandi and Amedeo Modigliani.
The Estorick Collection is housed in a listed Georgian town house in Islington’s beautiful Canonbury Square.