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
Battersea Park Childrens Zoo**2FOR1 offer is not valid Bank Holidays**
Kids will have a ball at magical Battersea Park Children’s Zoo, located in the heart of Battersea Park in London. Here they can learn about endangered species such as our native hedgehogs and the very rare Scottish wildcat, as well as enjoying the playful antics of capuchin monkeys, Asian short-clawed otters, cotton-top tamarins, meerkats and more. They can say hello to Dusty and Smokey, our friendly donkeys, or Feather, the Shetland pony. Emus Ant and Dec are fun to watch, along with the playful coati, with their cute faces, the beautiful ring-tailed lemurs or the busy harvest mice.
See birds, insects and reptiles up close, such as bearded dragons, rare Bali starlings and Muckle the barn owl. With regular story times and plenty of fun-packed activities, plus a life-sized helicopter, tractor and fire engine to play on too, it’s a world of wonder for little ones.
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.
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.
**2FOR1 on any a la carte main course (cheapest main course free – excludes steak dishes)**
*This offer is not valid on Saturday*
*Offer not valid 1 - 31 December*
Boulevard Brasserie is a long-standing popular eatery in Covent Garden. Located on Wellington Street, between the Royal Opera House and the Strand, Boulevard Brasserie offers a menu of uncomplicated classic French brasserie dishes. Delicious hearty dishes like beef bourguignon and confit de canard sit alongside lighter French treats such as moules marinieres, and French onion soup – all prepared with aplomb, and the excellent food is complemented by a well selected wine list.
Divided into a first floor dining room, a ground floor brasserie, and a private dining room, Boulevard Brasserie is a bustling place where you can happily relax on your own, or have a more convivial meal with a group of friends or colleagues. Simple cooking with good ingredients in an informal atmosphere – a French brasserie at its most authentic.
- Customers are strongly advised to reserve in advance.
- Subject to availability. Not valid on Saturdays.
- Offer valid only on main a la carte menu. Steak dishes are excluded from the 2FOR1 offer.
- Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, special menu or promotion.
- Maximum group size 4 people per reservation. No multiple vouchers accepted.
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.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company London
**2FOR1 is valid on main course only, cheapest is free**
*Offer is not valid Saturday or during December school holidays*
Inspired by the 1994 film Forrest Gump, the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant and Market is a mouth-watering haven for lovers of small crustaceans all over the world. Having made the journey across the pond, the UK’s flagship Bubba Gump restaurant now sits in the heart of London’s bustling West End. Serving up a delicious array of starters, mains and desserts, this cool and casual restaurant is set to please diners of all shapes and sizes.
If you dream of seafood then the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company will be right up your street, but even if you’d rather have something meaty from the grill then Bubba’s will still see you right.
Just around the corner from Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square Garden, a meal in the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company will leave you well placed for a day of taking in the best that London has to offer. Whether that’s a touch of sightseeing or even catching a show – you’ll be in the West End after all – you’re sure to have a good time with a good meal fuelling your adventures.
Each offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Maximum party size of 6 people.
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.
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.