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Our train network offers travel to London Kings Cross station from most major northern stations, including Doncaster, Bradford, York and Sunderland. Regardless of whether you are jetting off for an action-packed weekend with the kids, or a few busy nights on business, we can help you book the best train ticket at the best price.

Popular train routes include: 

  • Doncaster to London from £12.00
  • Bradford to London from £14.20
  • York to London from £13.30
  • Sunderland to London from £16.80

Plus, get an extra 25% NUS discount today on Advance tickets with an NUS TOTUM card.

Remember, Advance tickets are available up to 12 weeks before travel are subject to availability so book early to get the best deal.

View our interactive train timetable to find the right train for you.

What to do in London

London is a city that never sleeps. From trendy cocktail bars and pop-up restaurants to West End theatre shows and countless live music venues, your nights there will always be exciting. No matter what food you crave or entertainment you love, London is the place to discover something new.

Fill your days with shopping trips in Chelsea, boat rides down the Thames, picnics on Hampstead Heath and walks down the Southbank. Plus, don’t forget to take the kids to the countless free museums and exhibitions on offer in the capital, including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and Tate Modern.

Ideas for days out in London

Natural History Museum

  • A world-class visitor attraction featuring over 80 million specimens.
    • The Natural History Museum welcomes more than five million visitors annually, making it one of the world’s most popular museums. Featuring billions of years-worth of evidence and artefacts, the museum uncovers the history of life on earth, delving into all the big questions we want to know.

      Interesting to visitors both big and small, you can spend a good few hours browsing the indoor exhibitions, as well as making time for the museum gardens and the shop.

      Visit the website for more information.

Science Museum

  • Showcasing scientific, technological and medical advancements in an inspiring environment.
    • Free to enter and providing hours of indoor entertainment for all the family to enjoy, the Science Museum is located in South Kensington and holds collections of over 300,000 items relating to science, medicine, transport, space and conservation.

      The museum regularly welcomes temporary and touring exhibitions (sometimes at an additional cost) and also hosts evening events including Science Museum Lates for adults and Astronights for kids.

      Visit the website for more information.

Tate Modern

  • A collection of international modern and contemporary art on Bankside.
    • An iconic concrete building on London’s Bankside, the Tate Modern is one of the most famous art galleries in the world. Featuring an extensive collection of artwork, photography, film and live performances, you can experience the work of some of history’s most remarkable artists including Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Henri Matisse.

      To capture the full Tate experience, you can also catch the Tate boat that goes from Tate Modern to Tate Britain along the River Thames during gallery opening times.

      Visit the website for more information.

London Zoo

  • For animal lovers of all ages.
    • Whether you are fascinated by fish or smitten with sloths, you will find all your favourite animal friends at ZSL London Zoo. Discover Penguin Beach, Tiger Territory and Gorilla Kingdom as you explore the vast grounds. Plus, brave visitors can get up close and personal with eight-legged friends in Europe’s only spider walk-through!

      For extra-special memories, book onto one of the experience packages, including ‘Be a keeper for a day’ or the ‘VIP animal encounter’.

      Visit the website for more information.

Kew Gardens

  • Discover beautiful botanic gardens in the heart of London.
    • With over 40,000 living plants thriving in the grounds, Kew Gardens is a must-visit attraction for nature lovers and keen gardeners. Meander through Temperate House, the world’s biggest Victorian glasshouse featuring rare and threatened species and explore Rock Garden with its collection of wild plants from six mountainous regions of the world.

      Children will love to learn about edible plants in the Kitchen Garden and will be fascinated by the colourful waterlilies in Waterlily House (only open during summer months).

      Visit the website for more information.

The View from the Shard

  • View the capital city like never before.
    • Admire the wonders of London from the dizzying heights of the Shard’s 72nd floor – if you dare! The View from the Shard offers 360-degree panoramic views of the city, which can be seen either from inside the gallery space or outside on Western Europe’s tallest viewing platform!

      Enjoy the multimedia displays and exhibits on offer, then dare yourself to look up further to admire the points of glass that form the top of the building, allowing the building to breathe naturally. Alternatively, sit back and enjoy the view from the champagne bar if that’s more your style!

      Visit the website for more information.