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
Go Zorbing London**2FOR1 offer is available March - October 2019**
*Admission must be booked in advance over the phone. Subject to availability. Please call 0208 935 5638 and quote 'National Rail'*
*Remember to download and print your voucher to bring to the attraction on your visit*
Go Zorbing London is set in a scenic Surrey forest and is just 35 minutes on a train from Central London.
We have the choice of either the adrenaline pumping head over heels sensation of the Harness Zorbing or the freestyling water ride experience of the Hydro Zorbing.
Go Zorbing London is also home to the ‘Black Hole’ – the world’s only pitch black Hydro zorb ride.
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.
**We are closed for some state occasions and for some regimental services. Please check website before you travel to check we are open**
Why not take the opportunity to come and visit?
See some 360 years of history of the Guards Regiments, from their beginnings to Afghanistan.
Find out about their famous fighting and ceremonial roles and their close association with the Sovereign.
The museum contains uniforms, weapons, badges, oil and watercolours and lots more, there is something for all to see.
Hampton Court PalaceStep 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.
Report for duty on London’s iconic HMS Belfast. Explore all 9 decks of Britain’s famous warship and hear powerful first hand stories from the men who lived and worked on board during the Second World War.
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*
House of Illustration
House of Illustration is the UK's only public gallery dedicated to illustration and graphic art. Changing exhibitions across three spaces explore everything from architecture to political satire, infographics to textile design. It is also home to the world's only permanent gallery of Quentin Blake.
Acclaimed exhibitions are accompanied by a busy calendar of talks, late openings and live drawing nights, while House of Illustration's pioneering learning programme is run by professional illustrators - bring the family to one of their regular workshops, or book in to an adult short course or masterclass.
2FOR1 on any main dish (cheapest free - offer excludes fish and king prawn)
The trendiest Indian restaurant in London located on Tower Bridge Approach, 5 min from Fenchurch St and Tower Hill stations, 2 minutes from Tower of London.
Winner of BCA caterer of the Year Award 2011, runner up Asian Curry Award 2011 Award.
Visit us for a memorable experience in Indian food.
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.
**2FOR1 offer not valid on event days or bank holidays**
This medieval tower is one of only two surviving buildings from the original Palace of Westminster built in 1365 to house the King’s personal treasures.
Come inside to see the original 14th century architecture and explore an exhibition telling its fascinating story.