EXPLORE LONDON WITH HULL TRAINS

Experience London's many incredible attractions, world-renowned shops, tempting restaurants and huge array of nightlife. Take the family to see London’s top spots from the height of the London Eye or have a fright if you dare at London Dungeon. Enjoy an overnight stay and meet up with friends to catch a West End show and try out the newest in the capital’s dining at numerous acclaimed restaurants and bars. If you're after a shopping spree, shop until you drop with every store you can imagine whether that’s down the iconic Oxford Street or all under one roof at the Westfield shopping centre. Explore the royal history with a trip to the Tower of London or stroll down Pall Mall and take in the sights of Buckingham Palace. The nearby St James's Park is ideal for a picnic, along with the many other royal parks and green spaces around the city.

London Attractions

Tower of London crown jewels

Tower of London

EC3N 4AB. Nearest underground stations: Tower Hill, Fenchurch Street, Monument, London Bridge

The Tower of London is a 1,000-year-old castle that protects the Crown Jewels, one of the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy. Take the whole family for a day out with enactments from the Tower’s history throughout the day. Be dazzled by the world-famous collection of 23,578 gemstones includes items that are still used in royal ceremonies today.

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St Pauls Cathedral interior London

St Paul's Cathedral

EC4M 8AD. Nearest underground stations: St Paul's, Mansion House, Blackfriars, Bank

Step inside the famous London landmark filled with rich history and explore the Cathedral’s interior. Open for sightseeing throughout the week on Monday to Saturday, you can see the Crypt, Dome Galleries and experience breathtaking views over the city. Discover St Paul’s Cathedral at your leisure or take advantage of the guided tours free for ticket holders. 

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Holland Park Kyoto Garden

Holland Park & Kyoto Garden

W8 6LU. Nearest underground stations: Holland Park, Nottinghill Gate, Kensington Olympia

An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, Holland Park is the largest park in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West London. Here you'll find 22.5 hectares of open space and gardens, a children's playground and the beautiful Japanese Kyoto Garden. It's a picturesque spot for a picnic and exploring peaceful outdoor landscape.

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London Eye visit attractions days out with Hull Trains

The lastminute.com London Eye

SE1 7PB. Nearest underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Westminster

Take in the breathtaking views across London as you rise 135m into the sky and see iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament like never before. There are different ticketing options when visiting the London Eye that includes entry to other popular London attractions. Do check our all of the options to ensure you are getting the best value.

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The View from the Shard tourist attraction

The View from The Shard

SE1 9QU. Nearest underground station: London Bridge

A premium attraction, The View from the Shard is a fantastic viewing experience in the heart of London's city centre. You'll have 360 degree views of the city across two floors of observation decks. Travel from level 1 to level 68 in just sixty seconds for panoramic views of up to 40 miles on a clear day. Whilst you're there, visit London's highest champagne bar at the open-air Skydeck on level 72, or enjoy the drinks and snacks available to purchase throughout the experience. 

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St James Park London in Autmn

St James's Park

SW1A 2BJ. Nearest underground stations: St James's Park, Charing Cross, Westminster, Green Park

St James's Park, located in the borough of Westminster, is surrounded by some of London's most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Mall and Horse Guards Parade. It is the oldest Royal Park in London and is home to over 40 resident pelicans, first introduced to the park 400 years ago as a gift to Charles II.

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London Dungeon

The London Dungeon

SE1 7PB. Nearest underground stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross, Westminster

The London Dungeon is a chilling attraction that will whisk you way back to the capital's most hideous past. Featuring an amazing cast of theatrical actors and special effects, there are 19 live shows and 2 underground rides for you to explore. Experience laughs, screams and gripping storytelling as the characters come to life before you.

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London Restaurants

Auberge Restaurant in London Waterloo

Auberge Bar and Restaurant

1 Sandell St, South Bank, London SE1 8UH Tel: 0207 633 0610

Enjoy a French brasserie style dining experience with French inspired food and great range of wines and beers from around the world. Choose from classic French dishes such as Steak Frites, Boeuf Bourguignon and Moules Mariniere. Located on London's South Bank, you are in the prime position to explore the iconic Thames walkway. Don't miss the Auberge rooftop with unbeatable views overlooking the South Bank.

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Churchill Arms Pub exterior

The Churchill Arms

119 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LN Tel: 020 7727 4242

The Churchill Arms in West London is one of the most recognisable pubs in the capital with their impressive and charming external display of flowers during the summer. During the winter, they display dozens of Christmas trees on the building. It offers real ales and an authentic Thai menu and promises great food, drinks and atmosphere. Inside it is full of Churchill memorabilia.

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Gabeto Restaurant Camden London

Gabeto

Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, Camden NW1 8AH Tel: 0207 424 0692

Gabeto is located a short walk from both Camden town and Chalk Farm stations, right in the heart of Camden’s iconic market stables. You can enjoy contemporary brasserie dining with Latin inspired dishes, classic cocktails and a vibrant atmosphere. 

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Sabor

Sabor

35-37 Heddon Street, London W1B 4BR Tel: 02033 198130

Sabor, meaning flavour in Spanish, is a lively tapas restaurant taking you on a culinary journey through Spain from the bars of Andalucía to the seafood restaurants of Galicia. Awarded a Michelin star in 2018, Sabor offers 2 different tastes of Spain- a menu for the walk-in counter and bar dining downstairs and one for El Asador taking reservations on the first floor. The grilled octopus and suckling pig plates are a highlight!

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London wine bar

P. Franco

107 Lower Clapton Road, Hackney E5 0LZ Tel: 020 8533 4660

Feeling like you’ve gone round to your friend’s kitchen, P. Franco brings an exciting concept of a wine bar to London - housed in a former shop and taking inspiration from Parisian bars where you can buy wine to take away or drink in at a flat rate. Offering a glass of which bottles are open that evening, P. Franco focuses on small producers and natural wines, with a short menu of delicious small plates to accompany. The chefs rotate every few months to offer restaurant-standard food and keep the menu fresh and exciting in an informal atmosphere which has proved a hit.

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Hotels in London

St Pancras Renaissance

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Euston Road, London NW1 2AR Tel: 02078 413540

Conveniently located adjoining London’s busy King’s Cross St Pancras Station and recognised as one of the capital’s greatest Victorian landmarks, this 5-star hotel boasts 245 rooms, 2 bars and 2 restaurants - perfect for stopping by for a drink after work or enjoying a meal. The hotel is also home to a spa, and one of the most majestic staircases in Britain. Its unique location offers easy access to the Eurostar terminal, St Pancras, King’s Cross, and Euston train stations as well as London’s underground across the capital.

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Sea Containers Hotel London South Bank Thames

Sea Containers

20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD Tel: 02037 471000

Located on the South Bank of the River Thames, the Sea Containers hotel offers a modern, luxury stay. Boasting city skyline and river views, this hotel is perfectly placed to be your base as you explore the capital. Unique décor sets this hotel apart with its maritime inspired interior. Many of London’s best-known attractions and sights are located a stone’s throw away, making it the ideal accommodation for your next trip to London.

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The Cavendish Hotel in London

The Cavendish

81 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6JF Tel: 02079 302111

Located across the street from Fortnum & Mason in the heart of Piccadilly, this four-star gem is the ideal location to explore nearby attractions like West End theatre shows, the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace. The elegant, contemporary-style interior, intimate Lobby Bar, award-winning Afternoon Tea, and AA Rosette-awarded Petrichor restaurant ensure this wonderful hotel is a welcoming retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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The Tower Hotel London

The Tower Hotel

St Katharine's Way London E1W 1LD Tel:  02075 235063

The Tower Hotel is the perfect London base for your next trip. Overlooking Tower Bridge, the hotel is well located nearby some of London's most iconic landmarks. You'll be a stones throw from locations such as St Katherine Docks, the Tower of London, the Shard and much more. Every room at The Tower Hotel has either a view of Tower Bridge or St Katherine Docks. There are 801 rooms to choose from, plus a range of bars and restaurants. 

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Shopping in London

A shopping street in London

Oxford Street

Oxford Street, London W1W 8LG

One of the most famous shopping streets in London, Oxford Street has everything you need in one place with over 300 stores to choose from. The selection of high-street, designer and department stores makes it the go-to location for shopping. Nearby Regent Street is home to more luxury brands which is just a stones throw away. Wander down Oxford Street and Regent Street and find plenty of food and drink options close by too.

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London Shopping Liberty Carnaby Street Oxford Street days out with Hull Trains

Liberty London

Regent Street, Soho, London W1B 5AH Tel: 02077 341234

The beautiful Tudor-inspired exterior of the Liberty department store is a must visit when in London for the wood-paneled staircases, bespoke gifts, beautiful products, and the iconic floral prints for which it is famed. Make sure to stop off for afternoon tea and prosecco.

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Westfield London shopping centre

Westfield Shopping Centre

Ariel Way, Shepherds Bush, London W12 7GF Tel: 02033 712300

A great place for shopping, Westfield arcade is filled with all the shops you could wish for under one roof- from fashion, homewares, electronics and appliances, as well as a boutique village featuring leading fashion houses. It is also home to a Vue cinema, and there are plenty of restaurants and cafés to choose from when you need to take a break from all that shopping!

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Free Things

Museums in London

FREE THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

Changing of the guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace

Changing the Guard

A royal tradition dating back to 1698, the guards on duty change over with the new guards during a ceremony with marching and music. It takes place Buckingham Palace every Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun from 11am.

Changing the Guard
The river thames in London and a bridge

Explore London on Foot

Your options are endless when exploring London by foot. There are so many places to see and you’ll really get a feel for the city. Wander by the Thames on the Southbank or why not take on one of the many canal side trails. 

Explore London on Foot
The interior of the Sky Garden in London

Sky Garden

Located in the 20 Fenchurch Street skyscraper, known as The Walkie-Talkie, enjoy landscaped gardens and observation decks from 160m in the sky. It’s free to enter but you’ll need to book a time slot. 

Sky Garden

MUSEUMS IN LONDON

The interior of the Natural History Museum in London

Natural History Museum

One of the most well-known museums in London, the Natural History Museum is guaranteed to be a brilliant activity for all to enjoy. There is plenty to discover throughout the many galleries and exhibits, from dinosaurs, volcanoes, fossils and much more. You can easily spend a couple of hours exploring everything the museum has to offer.

Natural History Museum
People looking at a painting at the National Gallery in London

The National Gallery

The National Gallery is an art museum located in Trafalgar Square. It's home to a vast amount of artwork, and is free to visit. Some of the most iconic paintings in the world can be found here like Van Gogh’s Sunflowers and pieces from Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer and Jan van Eyck. The Gallery also has many exhibitions, events and talks regularly on offer.

The National Gallery
The interior of the British Museum in London

The British Museum

The British Museum is home to 2 million years’ worth of history! It is free to enter but you should book in advance to guarantee your entry. The museum offers a wide range of exhibits and galleries to explore, and it is great for people of all ages. Galleries include artefacts from all over the world covering six continents.

The British Museum

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