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London Breaks By Rail/Train
Short City Breaks & Holidays To London By Rail/Train

London Breaks & Short Holidays by Rail/Train

Great Value London Hotel & Rail Breaks

Our London rail fares are fantastic value for money with savings of over 70% available! Plus with petrol prices reaching all time highs, there has never been a better time to travel to London  by train. You don't need to worry about parking or London congestion charges. Sit back and enjoy a relaxing start to your London Rail break!

There are always a great range of hotel offers in London. From the luxury hotels of Mayfair to the shopping mecca's of Oxford Street and Knightsbridge. And with a great London hotel & rail break offer, you'll be able to add tickets for a top show, exhibition or tour. So when are you going?

London Breaks & Short City holidays by rail/train

Simple to book, a short break holiday to London by train can offer you savings of up to 70% on standard rail/train fares to London.

You pick the time you travel, the most convenient station for you right down to the essentials such as the London Theatre , West End show or Music concert and if you can possibly fit in a London attraction during your stay

Benefits Of Rail/Train Holiday To London.

  • No hassle parking the car
  • No added cost with parking and the congestion charge
  • Ideal for groups and families
  • No time constraints or pressure to avoid the traffic
  • You can catch the train from any UK station to any London station
  • Savings of up to 70% on standard London rai/train fares
  • Children under 5 travel free of charge
  • Children aged between 5 - 15 years old travelling with 2 adults and sharing a hotel room can travel for free (a maximum of 2 children permitted)
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  • Travel to and from  London from any UK mainline station
  • Flexible fares To London with very few travel restrictions
  • Children under 16 travel to London at 50% of adult fare (children travel free on some fares)
  • Amazing  rail offers  to London from National Express, VirginTrains, East Midlands Trains & First Great Western! 
     
  • First class travel to London  available with incredible savings
  • London Attractions

    When you're visiting London on a short break by rail/train, you will probably want to visit one or two of the famous attractions, or take a tour. You can now add tickets for a great range of London attractions simply by:

    • 1. Make a search for the date you want to stay.
    • 2. Select a hotel.
    • 3. On the booking form, add your attraction tickets.
    • 4. Confirm the package price.

    List of London Attractions

    The London Eye

    At 135 metres, the London Eye is the world’s tallest cantilevered wheel, with 40 kilometre panoramic views on a clear day. The gradual flight (ride) in one of the 32 high-tech glass capsules takes approximately 30 minutes offering spectacular views of London and its famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and Trafalgar Square.

    The London Eye will be closed from 9 -15 January 2009 inclusive for yearly maintenance .

    Address:
    County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
    Price Information:
    Adult from £15.50, Child from £7.75
    Opening Dates:
    Open all year except 25 Dec
    Opening Hours:
    Oct - May: 10.00am - 8.00pm daily
    Jun - Sep: 10.00am - 9.00pm daily

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    City Cruises

    Experience the splendor of London in relaxed comfort.

    See the famous sights of London in style and comfort aboard a City Cruises luxury Riverliner. Hop on and off all day at Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier and Greenwich Pier.

    Price Information:
    Adult from £10.50, Child from £5.25
    Departure Points:
    Westminster Pier, Waterloo Pier, Tower Pier & Greenwich Pier
    Opening Dates:
    Tours operate daily
    Opening Hours:
    Closing times vary depending on season, earliest is 4.30pm latest is 9.00pm

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    Escorted Tours: Access All Areas Tour

    The tour no rock fan will want to miss.

    Discover Monumental Rock Landmarks throughout London you’d not otherwise see, and hear the stories, gossip and trivia that make Rock n’ Roll what it is! Many of the world’s greatest bands and musicians began here, while others played, partied or, unfortunately, died in London! From ABBA and the Animals, to the Zombies and Zappa; and every letter of the alphabet in-between covered.

    Price Information:
    Adult from £25, Child from £15
    Departure Points:
    Tours start at the Hard Rock Cafe (nearest tube station: Hyde Park Corner)
    Opening Dates:
    Please call for exact operating dates
    Opening Hours:
    Please call for exact operating dates

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    Kids Eat Free Card

    Kids 11 years and under eat for FREE with the Kids Eat Free Card London at over 40 family-friendly restaurants, saving families valuable pounds on their spending money for the duration of their London short break or holiday.
    Restaurants include; Garfunkels, La Tasca, Bodeans BBQ Smoke House, Porters English Restaurant, Aberdeen Angus Steak Houses and more!

    The Kids Eat FREE Card is valid for children aged 11 and under - 1 card per child, each accompanied by a full-paying adult.

    Price Information:
    £10 per card

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    Ripleys' Believe It or Not!

    Welcome to the world of Ripley's Believe it or Not! London's Biggest New Attraction. Situated in the heart of the West End at 1 Piccadilly Circus, the attraction will feature over 500 authentic, original and unbelievable exhibits, from a four-metre long model of Tower Bridge made out of matchsticks and an upside-down tea party to the world's tallest man and a Mini Cooper encrusted with 1,000,000 Swarovski crystals. Ripley's Believe It or Not! presents a unique mixture of entertainment, education and fun for the entire family - appealing to anyone with a basic sense of curiosity. Where Truth is Stranger than Fiction!

    Combined tickets are also available, these include entrance to the Mirror Maze! The maze consists of a series of columns and arches surrounded by hundreds of mirrored reflections in every direction.The mirror maze challenge is to "get lost" and find your way out again.

    Opens 20th August 2008!

    Address:
    The London Pavilion, 1 Piccadilly Circus, London, W1J 0DA.
    Price Information:
    Adult £17.95 Child £13.95

    Combined ticket (including the mirror maze) Adult £22.00 Child £18.00
    Opening Dates:
    365 days a year!
    Opening Hours:
    10am - Midnight

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    Hampton Court Palace

    Discover the wonders of this majestic building.

    A magical history tour inside and out, with the stunning State Apartments of Henry VIII and William III, costume guides and 60 acres of spectacular riverside gardens including the world famous Maze.

    Address:
    East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
    Price Information:
    Adult from £13.30, Child from £6.65
    Opening Dates:
    Hampton Court Palace is closed 24-26 Dec (inclusive). The Wilderness, Tiltyard and Rose Garden are open all year round from 7.00am to dusk
    Opening Hours:
    Open from 10.00am. Closing times vary depending on season, earliest is 4.30pm

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    Kensington Palace

    Explore the finery of this stylish palace.

    A royal home for over 300 years and parts of the palace remain a private residence for members of the Royal Family today. The magnificent State Apartments and the Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection are open to the public and will include the exhibition 'Diana - a Princess remembered' - an audiovisual exhibition drawing on memorable moments in the life of the Princess which will be on show until the end of 2007.

    Address:
    Kensington Palace State Apartments, Kensington Gardens, W8 4PX
    Price Information:
    Adult from £12.30, Child from £6.15
    Opening Dates:
    Kensington Palace is open all year except 24 26 Dec (inclusive)
    Opening Hours:
    1 Mar - 31 Oct 10.00am - 6.00pm (last admission 5.00pm)
    1 Nov - 29 Feb 10.00am - 5.00pm (last admission 4.00pm)

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    London Ducktours

    London's only road and river tour using unique amphibious vehicles - ducks!

    The 75 minute tour includes the sights of Westminster before a splashdown into the River Thames for a 30 minute cruise. Tours are accompanied by a fully qualified Thames Waterman and a live guide will entertain you throughout. Tours depart from and return to Chicheley Street which is directly behind the London Eye on the South Bank and the bay is opposite All Bar One.

    Price Information:
    Adult from £19, Child from £13
    Departure Points:
    Chicheley Street (directly behind the British Airways London Eye)
    Opening Dates:
    Tours operate weekends only during the months of Nov, Dec & Jan (excluding 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan) Reduced service 27 - 30 Dec
    Opening Hours:
    Tours depart 11.00am, 12noon, 1.00pm & 2.00pm. Outside of winter months tours run daily with increased departure times

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    London Dungeon

    Transport yourself back to the darkest moments in the capital’s history within the deep depths of the London Dungeon. Live actors, shows, rides and interactive special effects ensure that you face your fears head on in this unique experience. Everything that you see is based on real historical events from Jack the Ripper, to the Great Fire of London, torture and the plague. With two scary rides the London Dungeon provides a thrilling and fun experience that will leave your family screaming for more! Ninety minutes of thrills and chills… are you brave enough?

    Jack is back!
    The new Jack the Ripper attraction is now open!
    It's 1898, the fear rises inside you as you enter Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel. As you wander the stinking slums the true horror of his terrible crimes is revealed in bloody, graphic detail. And then a scream, the flash of a cloak and an evil smile as you come face to face with Jack the Ripper himself… will you survive?

    The Dungeon is not recommended for those of a nervous disposition or very young children. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Address:
    28/34, Tooley Street, London, SE1 2SZ
    Price Information:
    Adult from £18.00, Child from £14.00
    Opening Dates:
    Open all year except Christmas Day
    Please note 14th Jan- 20th Jan Inclusive – Extremis will be closed for annual maintenance.
    21st Jan – 27th Jan Inclusive – Boat Ride closed for annual maintenance



    Opening Hours:
    Open between 9.30am & 11.00am. Closing times vary seasonally - earliest closing 4.00pm.

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    ZSL London Zoo

    Meet life on earth face to face – discover over 650 amazing animal species right in the heart of the capital!

    Walk inside a real zoo enclosure with cheeky squirrel monkeys, or come eye to eye with a giraffe. Take an African Bird Safari then watch the animals show off their leaping and flying skills in Animals in Action. And don’t miss Gorilla Kingdom and Clore Rainforest Lookout.

    Opening 21 March 08 the new walk-through exhibit in the Blackburn Pavilion at ZSL London Zoo will give visitors a unique up-close experience with hummingbirds.

    With daily talks and animal displays. Children’s activities, picnic and play areas, London Zoo is an experience that inspires people of all ages.

    Address:
    Outer Circle, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY
    Price Information:
    Adult from £17, Child from £13.50
    Opening Dates:
    Open all year except 25 Dec
    Opening Hours:
    Open from 10.00 daily. Closing times vary seasonally - earliest closing 4.00pm.

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    Madame Tussauds

    Experience the glittering world of fame for a day at Madame Tussauds!

    Start your day by sneaking past the paparazzi and attend a photo shoot with Kate Moss. Then mingle with Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad, Angelina and all the other stars in your very own premiere party before taking your challenge in the big brother diary room.
    Move onto our brand new sport zone where winning is everything. Weigh in Muhammad Ali and beat Rooney and Beckham at their own game. Then practice your putting skills with Tiger Woods and enjoy the cheers of the roaring crowd as you step up to the podium as a world champion. Anything is possible at Madame Tussauds!

    Address:
    Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LR
    Price Information:
    Adult from £25, Child from £21
    Opening Dates:
    Open all year except certain dates over Christmas & New Year.
    Opening Hours:
    Usual opening hours are weekdays 9.30am - 5.30pm & weekends 9.00am – 6.00pm.
    Attraction opening late on Tuesday 15th January 2008 (Madame Tussauds London will not open until 14:00 on Tuesday 15th January 2008 due to a private event.)

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    The London Sightseeing Pass

    The London Pass is the only citywide sightseeing card to our capital, with London ‘smart’ pass you can enjoy entrance to 55 attractions and jump the queues, saving precious holiday time and opening up more attractions and of course, the more you see the more you save, guide book included. After enjoying the sights around the city take advantage of the special discounts at restaurants and theatres all included with the London Sightseeing Pass.

    Price Information:
    2 Day Pass: Adult from £46, Child from £33.00
    3 Day Pass: Adult from £57, Child from £39
    6 Day Pass: Adult from £79, Child from £55

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    The Original Tour

    Tour and explore London using open top double decker buses.

    The Original Tour provides more than just a great way to travel around London. Founded in 1951 at the time of The Festival of Britain and now the largest and most popular sightseeing operator in the world, it has become established as THE essential introduction to London. The Hop-on Hop-off service allows you to board any of our famous London sightseeing buses along all of our tour routes at over 90 different stops with an entertaining 'live-guided' commentary. Also includes a free hop-on / hop-off River Thames Cruise.

    Price Information:
    Adult from £21, Child from £12
    Departure Points:
    Main start points are Baker Street Station, Embankment Station, Piccadilly Circus, Victoria & Grosvenor Gardens, Trafalgar Square & Marble Arch
    Opening Dates:
    Tours run every day of the year, except certain dates over Christmas & New Year
    Opening Hours:
    Services are frequent and reliable with tours running daily, every 15-20 minutes

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    Tower of London

    Explore the wonders of this awesome fortress.

    An integral part of British Royal history for nearly 1,000 years. Only at the Tower can you marvel at the breathtaking Crown Jewels and stand on the execution site of three English Queens and hear the myths and legends that make a visit to the Tower ‘a day to die for!’

    Address:
    Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4AB
    Price Information:
    Adult from £16.50, Child from £9.50
    Opening Dates:
    The Tower is closed 24 - 26 Dec & 1 Jan (inclusive).
    Opening Hours:
    Open between 9.00am & 10.00am. Closing times vary seasonally – earliest closing 5.00pm.

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    Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum & Tour

    A memorable behind the scenes look at the famous All England Lawn Tennis Club.

    Celebrate Wimbledon all year round at its award-winning Museum and behind-the-scenes tour of the grounds. The Museum recounts the story of lawn tennis from its earliest beginnings to the present day using an array of interactive touch screens, original and archive film, and an in depth audio guide.
    Tour highlights include –
    * A ‘ghost’ of Jon McEnroe which appears in the Gentlemen’s dressing room area of the museum and talks about his experiences.
    * Audio-interpretation in eight languages; English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Russian and Mandarin.
    * New memorabilia from the most recent Wimbledon Champions; Roger Federer and Venus Williams.
    * Tim Henman’s outfit worn at his last Wimbledon appearance in September 2007.
    A 200° Cinema which looks at the science of tennis using real film and computer generated images.

    Address:
    All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, Wimbledon, SW19 5AE
    Price Information:
    Wimbledon Museum Only: Adult from £8.50, Child from £4.75
    Wimbledon Museum & Tour: Adult from £15.50, Child from £11
    Opening Dates:
    Open only to tournament ticket holders during The Championships. Closed: 1 & 9 Jul 07, 24, 25 & 26 Dec 07 and 1 Jan 08.
    Opening Hours:
    Open from 10.00am - 5.00pm

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    The London Bridge Experience

    London Bridge Experience is a new 2million historical attraction which combines an educational experience with stunning visual effects in the vaults and excavated tombs of London Bridge.

    With a gripping guided tour of London Bridge's 2000 year history using a stunning combination of special effects, CGI, real characters and animation. There will be some unexpected shocks, thrills and drama along the way!

    Under the same ticket price braver visitors can then go deeper into the bowels of the bridge and test their nerve in the London Tombs, where human remains and historic artefacts have been discovered. This grisly tour offers Hollywood-style special effects and a huge scare factor in an authentic and extremely spooky setting.

    Only children aged 11 + accompanied by and adult will be admitted into the London Tombs section.

    Address:
    2-4 Tooley Street London
    Price Information:
    Adult £14.95 Child £10.95
    Opening Dates:
    Open 7 days a week throughout the year except 25 Dec
    Opening Hours:
    Open 10am-6pm daily, 10am-7pm July-October and 11am-4pm 24/26/31 Dec and 1 Jan. Please note that there will be no entry after 1700 to the London Bridge Experience from 18th October to 2nd November inclusive.

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    The London Aquarium

    Welcome to the London Aquarium one of Europe’s largest displays of global aquatic life. With over 50 living displays and 400 different species, nowhere else in central London can visitors come face to face with nature’s perfect predators.

    Journey through the rivers, lakes and oceans of the world, encountering wonderful creatures from sharks, stingrays, and clownfish, to moray eels, lionfish and amazing jellyfish.

    Relax, unwind and delve into the depths of the exciting and diverse underwater world at the London Aquarium.

    Situated in the heart of London, (next to the London Eye) the aquarium offers a sanctuary for all.

    Address:
    The London Aquarium,
    County Hall,
    Westminster Bridge Road,
    London.
    SE1 7PB
    Price Information:
    Adults £13.75 Children £9.75
    Opening Dates:
    Open throughout the year except for Christmas day.
    Opening Hours:
    Open 10am - 6pm, last entry at 5pm (late opening during the summer)

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    Shakespeare's Globe Tour & Exhibition

    Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest exhibition devoted to Shakespeare and the London in which he lived and worked. Housed beneath the reconstructed Globe Theatre on London's Bankside, the exhibition explores the remarkable story of the Globe, and brings Shakespeare's world to life using a range of interactive displays and live demonstrations.
    Find out about extravagant Elizabethan costumes, Renaissance instruments and how they were used, and the dramatic stories of the first Globe crossing the Thames, and the new Globe being reconstructed on Bankside.

    A visit to the Exhibition includes a guided tour of the theatre where expert guide-storytellers provide fascinating half hour tours of the auditorium, taking visitors on a journey through time back to Elizabethan London as well as the reconstruction process of the 1980's-90's and how the wooden 'o' works today as an imaginative and experimental theatrical space.

    Address:
    Shakespeares Globe, New Globe Walk, Bankside, London
    Price Information:
    Adults £9.00 Children £6.50
    Opening Hours:
    Until 5th October: Mon - Sat 9am -12.30pm and Sun 9am - 11.30am (Theatre tour and exhibition.)
    Mon - Sat 1pm - 5pm and Sun 12pm - 5pm (Exhibition and visit to Rose Theatre site) and From 6 Oct: Open daily 10am to 5pm (Theatre Tour and Exhibition.)

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