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
Arsenal Stadium Tours and Museum
**2FOR1 offer not available Public holidays and home matchday fixtures**
Explore behind the scenes at Arsenal Football Club and let a host of Arsenal stars share their matchday experiences with you on a tour of Emirates Stadium. Entry also included to the Arsenal Museum.
• Take your place in the changing room
• Walk the players’ tunnel
• Go pitchside
• Visit the Media Centre
• Audio tours available in 9 languages, including British Sign Language
Chelsea FC Stadium Tour & Museum*2FOR1 offer not valid on home matchdays*
The perfect tour for your sports mad family!
Experience behind-the-scenes at Stamford Bridge, the world famous home of Chelsea FC. A short distance from Central London, guided tours include a magnificent multi-media device that shows exclusive content in the dressing rooms, pitchside and much, much more.
Tours feature in 12 languages and include entry to the Chelsea FC Museum which tells the full story of the club's illustrious history including the ever-expanding trophy cabinet. You can also visit the Chelsea FC Megastore and the 'Walk of Fame' while on site.
Chocolate VIP Tour of London**Advanced booking only. Please book by calling 07957 388280 or via email: [email protected], quoting ‘National Rail 2FOR1’**
Luxury Chocolate Tastings tour visiting London's finest Artisan Chocolatiers in Mayfair area sampling Truffles and Ganaches which includes a Marmite truffle and Champagne truffles. Two Chocolatiers supply the Queen and Royal family. 10% discount on any purchases made during the tour.
Fat Tire Bike Tours - London**2FOR1 offer not available 8 June, 3 - 4 August, 31 October and 25 December**
If you're new to London or even if you already know all the words to ‘God Save The Queen', this guided bike tour has something for you!
Whether talking about Kings, Queens & Princesses, palaces, parks and parliament or battles and their heroes and villains, our knowledgeable tour guides will entertain you with the most poignant, fascinating and often downright absurd London stories. Our comfortable bikes and smooth route make cycling between sites fun and undemanding. Halfway through your bike tour, we'll take a break where you can go your own way for half an hour and regroup at the cornerstone of our culture, a traditional English pub (not included) - the perfect opportunity to chat to the rest of the group or get the latest London tips from your guide.
Freud Museum London
**Closed Tuesday. Closed on Monday from 7 September**
Visit London's most intriguing historic house museum: the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, who came here in 1938 after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna.
Here, among the book-lined shelves, is the original psychoanalytic couch on which Freud's patients told him their dreams. The house also contains Freud’s much loved collection of over 2,000 Classical and Oriental antiquities. The objects are arranged just as Freud left them, including on his desk, where he placed his favourite pieces. The house is also filled with memories of Freud’s daughter, Anna, a pioneer of child psychoanalysis.
House tours and exhibitions are free with admission.
Buy clever and unusual Freud inspired gifts in the museum shop.
Greenwich Guided Tours
Discover Royal Greenwich with local experts, members of the Greenwich Tour Guides Association. Make the most of your visit with an entertaining, historical guided tour. The Tour will take you on a scenic walk to the top of the hill in Greenwich Park to cross the zero degrees longitude line outside the Royal Observatory and admire the views across London. Here you will learn about Greenwich Meantime and the search for an accurate way of measuring longitude. On the way you will hear the history of the Cutty Sark, the former Greenwich Palace where both Henry VIII and Elizabeth I were born, the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich Park and the Queen's House.
This tour does not go into any attraction.
Tours starts from the Visitor Desk inside the Old Royal Naval College.
Hop-On Hop-Off London Bus Tour - City Sampler
**Vouchers can be redeemed from The Original London Visitor Centre only**
The City Sampler is a one-day ticket which offers customers access to hop-on and hop-off the iconic 'Union Jack' open-top buses on all five routes across 80+ bus stops in convenient locations around central London for a single day.
The Original Tour has been operating bus tours of London for over 65 years - delighting visitors to the city both young and old! Experience the best of London with amazing 360 degree views from the top-deck of the open top buses! Sit back, relax and be entertained by the live or recorded commentary about the capital's history and culture.
With live guides and recorded commentary (including a channel specially designed for children), you can rest assured that everyone in your group will have a great day out with The Original Tour. Hop-on hop-off as much as you like between the routes - you can even use the bus tour to get from one attraction to another!
If you’re are staying in London overnight, why not upgrade to a 24 hour ticket with The Original Tour? These are available at a special discount for Rail customers and include FREE walking tours and a FREE Thames hop-on hop-off river cruise pass.
*Over the Christmas period our tours finish earlier than advertised on 24 & 31 December*
Jack the Ripper Mystery Walks**Advanced booking only. Please book by calling 07957 388280 or via email: [email protected], quoting ‘National Rail 2FOR1’**
Guided walking tour led by Ripperologist Paul Mansfield with over 20 years experience as a London tour guide. He has helped in the making of four TV documentaries on the Ripper.
We go back to the year 1888 in the East End of London on the trail of the world's most notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.
Kia Oval Ground Tours**2FOR1 offer is not available 8, 25, 30 May, 2, 5, 9 and 15 June, 12 - 13 September 26, 27 and 28 December**
Take a tour of the world-famous Kia Oval, home to Surrey Cricket Club since 1845 and one of England’s test match homes since 1880.
Take a fellow sport’s fan behind the scenes for a 90 minute guided tour of this brilliant sporting venue that has, amongst other things, staged England’s first international football match, FA Cup Final and international rugby match.
Take pitch side photos and follow in the footsteps of your cricketing heroes by taking your place in the players changing rooms. The traditional venue of the final test match of the English season, you can browse the Club Museum and explore decades of history. Enter the Committee room where Club Presidents past and present have entertained legendary guests and watched the action.
Take a seat in the commentary box and see if you can talk the talk better than the likes of legends like Vaughan and Aggers!
London Bicycle Tour
** 2FOR1 for the first day’s hire**
The London Bicycle Tour Company was founded by Robert Graham in 1991, and launched London's first ever bike tour. Many competitors have since come and gone, but we have remained London's premier bike tour operator and to this day can proudly lay claim to London’s largest fleet of privately owned bikes, with a mixture of male and female hybrids, city bikes, kids bikes, tandems, mountain bikes and folding bicycles.