Weekend breaks in London by train - all you need to know

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London is one of the world's top tourist destinations for good reason. Read on for some advice on weekend breaks in London by train.

What to do in London

London is the capital of the UK and as its capital city has a lot to offer. London contains 4 World Heritage Sites - The Tower of London, Kew Gardens, Westminster Abbey and St Margaret's Church. The West End is located in the centre of the city and contains many major tourist attractions. This area is the entertainment centre of the UK with many theatres, bars, restaurants and night clubs. It also has the largest shopping district in Europe. London is also home to a number of museums and galleries and hosts range of sporting events.

Getting to London by train

The main rail stations in London are Kings Cross, Waterloo and Paddington. Kings Cross has regular services to all the main cities in the north of the UK. Waterloo is the UK's busiest station and services south east and south west England. The Eurostar train links St Pancras International with Lille, Paris and Brussels. The journey time to Paris is just 2 hours and 15 minutes.


The Strand Palace Hotel is located in the heart of the West End. They have a range of rooms that suit all needs and budgets. All rooms are spacious and contain modern facilities and a number of amenities. Prices start from £71 per person. The Mint Hotel is ideally situated in Westminster and is a comfortable walk to many of the city's main attractions. All rooms have Apple iMacs with free high speed Wi-Fi access and Skype and satellite TV. They also have great customer services with 24 hour help.

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