London skyline

Let London be your perfect getaway. If it’s a romantic trip for two, a weekend away with friends or a fun family trip out.


If history’s your thing, time to take your pick as London is home to 240 museums, including the famous Natural History Museum. Or, if you can’t get enough of the capital, discover its hidden secrets in the Museum of London.

Prefer to be out and about exploring? Be fascinated by the capital’s amazing architecture: the futuristic Gherkin, the towering Shard and the classic Baroque architecture of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Be it your first trip, or your hundredth, it’s difficult not to visit the royal hotspots. Peering through the gates of Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of the Queen never gets old.



With so many activities to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for things you can do in the capital:

  • Take to the skies on the London Eye
  • Get gruesome in the London Dungeons (don’t go alone)
  • Take some snaps with your favourite celebrities at Madame Tussauds
  • Bring a picnic and tuck in while relaxing at Hyde Park



Self-confessed shopaholic? If you want to splash the cash or just give yourself an indulgent treat, then head to one of London’s many designer shops – including Burberry, Fendi and the Victoria Beckham store.

Wander off the beaten track to find the beating heart of the city’s unconventional shopping areas. Perfect for vintage hunters, nip to Camden Stables Market to find antiques and clothes from generations gone by. Shift through bric-a-brac surprises at Brick Lane Market and find your new favourite, independent designer at Spitalfields Market.


Bars and Nightlife

You won’t have a problem finding a pub or bar that takes your fancy - there are over 7,000 of them all over London.

The Porterhouse in Covent Garden has a unique, cosy setting with an intimate layout over 12 floors. Or head over to the Sky Lounge, where you’ll be treated to incredible views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London as you sip on a cocktail (or two). 

For a more traditional experience, stop by for a sip of champagne at Kettners in Soho, frequented by Agatha Christie and Oscar Wilde many years ago.



Trains to London

Travelling to London by train with East Midlands Trains is quick and easy thanks to our services from Sheffield and Nottingham, with both cities offering two services an hour. 

Don’t miss out, book in advance to secure the cheapest tickets. From as little as £39, you can get a return ticket from Sheffield – or £35 if you’re travelling from Nottingham.
When you arrive at St Pancras it’s only a short walk through the station to the underground. The rest is up to you...

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