With five main train stations serving every part of the UK, from the tip of Cornwall to the far reaches of the Scottish highlands, London weekend breaks by train is one of the most viable options for an affordable and enjoyable weekend away from the city. Aside from train links across England, Scotland and Wales, Eurostar trains leave regularly from London St Pancras to Paris, Brugge and Brussels.
South West trains usually leave from Waterloo Station and travel to destinations across the south coast of England including Bournemouth, Penzance ans St Ives, all wonderful options for London weekend breaks by train. The south coast and the south west of England offers rugged coastline, roilling countryside and marvellous cream teas.
Heading north, National Express East Coast trains leave from Kings Cross and head to staions including Leeds, York and Newcastle. Party lovers head north for a little bit of drinking and some northern banter.
Local services from London for weekend breaks by train serve the likes of Brighton, the wonderful Norfolk broads and the Home Counties. At less than an hours train trip from the centre of London, cities like Oxford and Cambridge are wonderful in summer months when students have cleared up their satchels for the year.
Those with a bit more time to spare have easy access to the continent with a Eurostar train to Lille taking as little as 80 minutes. You could be sipping Champagne and eating croissants in the north of France within a matter of hours.