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
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.
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.
DreamWorks Tours, Shrek's Adventure! London
2FOR1 Admission: £29 (Price subject to change)*
Following the launch of the hotly anticipated movie release of How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, budding Dragon trainers will have the chance to come face to face with the new dragon, Light Fury, exclusively at Shrek’s Adventure!
Find your way through the portal to the island of Berk to a luminous dragon utopia, and the only place in the UK you can see the heroic characters from How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Make your way through mysterious cave where you’ll find the legendary Light Fury joined by everyone’s favourite dragon Toothless, as well as the Viking Chief of Berk, Hiccup.
The journey begins when you board the DreamWorks Tours magical flying 4D bus to Far Far Away. There you will visit Cinderella in Shrek’s swamp, bump into Puss in Boots, rescue Pinocchio from the wheel of torture and cook up a magic spell with the Muffin Man. But don’t forget to collect the special ingredients that you will need in order to find Shrek and make it back home safely!
Dulwich Picture Gallery
2FOR1 on the Collection
Dulwich Picture Gallery is the world's first purpose-built public art gallery and houses one of the finest collections of Old Masters in England. Its collection is complemented by diverse and critically acclaimed year-round temporary exhibitions.
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.
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.
Fashion and Textile Museum
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion and textiles in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion and textiles as well as running a wide variety of creative courses and workshops for children, students and businesses.
Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the museum aims not just to display items relating to fashion and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives.
Now redeveloped and operated by Newham College, the museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and textiles industry.
The Museum does not have a permanent display, but offers an exciting program of focused temporary exhibitions and displays throughout the year, which allows the museum to showcase a rich variety of contemporary fashion and textile items.
Fat Tire Bike Tours - London**2FOR1 offer not available 26 April, 13 June, 15 - 16 August 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 and 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.
Florence Nightingale Museum
Price is subject to change:
Until 31 December 2019: £8
1 January – 31 December 2020: £9
In 2020 it will be 200 years since Florence Nightingale - leader, healthcare pioneer and female icon - was born, becoming The Lady With The Lamp during the Crimean War. Soon after, she began to chip away at the glass ceiling on behalf of all women who were to follow her, becoming in the process the founder of modern nursing.
This year we will be celebrating the life of this amazing woman, highlighting her remarkable legacy via the objects, people and places that influenced this trailblazing icon. You can even see the lamp she carried.
She had an impact on healthcare and science which still resonates today, so if you've ever been a nurse (or been helped by one!) come along and discover more about her.