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London is Britain’s most important rail hub, making it a great base from which to explore destinations near and far. From the shores of Lake Windermere to UNESCO–listed Edinburgh, here are a few locations within reach of London by rail.

Paris — 2.5 hours from London
Thanks to the speedy Eurostar rail service, Paris lies within easy reach of London and makes a wonderful day trip from the British capital. Explore in comfort on a hop-on hop-off bus tour; take to the waves on a scenic Seine River cruise; and discover top Paris attractions such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Liverpool — 2.5 hours from London
Take a Fab Four day trip by train to Liverpool and enjoy a tour of the city made famous by the Beatles. Explore historic Albert Dock, hop aboard a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club, and discover top attractions such as Tate Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum.

Lake District — 3 hours from London
Home to Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows, the Lake District National Park boasts some of Britain’s most captivatingly beautiful countryside. Delve into the idyllic Yewdale Valley; follow in the footsteps of author Beatrix Potter; and don’t forget to sample a traditional English cream tea, a must for any visitor to the lakes.

Edinburgh — 5 hours from London
Scotland’s capital, the UNESCO–listed city of Edinburgh offers dramatic scenery alongside centuries of colorful history. Take in the sights with ease on a hop-on hop-off bus tour, stroll along the historic Royal Mile, or sip a wee dram at the Scotch Whisky Experience. And don’t miss one of the city’s must-sees: the Scottish Crown Jewels inside Edinburgh Castle.
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Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

Fully Guided Luxury Paris Day Trip with Lunch at the Eiffel Tower

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See Paris and savor lunch on the Eiffel Tower on this private day trip by Eurostar from London. Travel by high-speed train from St. Pancras International and, on arrival, take a panoramic coach tour of top Paris attractions including the Champs-Élysées and Arc de Triomphe, followed by a Seine River cruise. Then, after having lunch at a chic Eiffel Tower restaurant, choose either to visit the Louvre (own expense) or enjoy free time. Upgrade to first-class Eurostar travel, including breakfast and dinner. Please note: Restaurant 58 reopens in the Fall of 2020. Until then, a Seine River lunch cruise replaces the Eiffel Tower restaurant.
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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$394.16
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Paris Rail Day Trip from London with Optional Guided Tour or Sightseeing Bus

Paris Rail Day Trip from London with Optional Guided Tour or Sightseeing Bus

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Enjoy Paris as you please with a guide or independently during this rail day trip by Eurostar from London. Opt for an independent trip with an included Paris hop-on-hop-off bus tour, and then stroll, sightsee, shop and spend the day exactly as you wish. Alternatively, choose a guided experience with an included Paris city tour, a sightseeing cruise on the Seine River, and time to explore. Either trip includes round-trip Eurostar standard or first-class tickets—your choice—between London’s St. Pancras and Paris’ Gare du Nord station.
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  • 15 hours
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$327.96
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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London

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Experience the untamed beauty and literary heritage of England’s Lake District on this guided day trip from London, with round-trip rail tickets included. On arrival, explore this epic region by minivan, visiting Lake Windermere, Hawkshead, and Tarn Hows. In summer, enjoy an added visit to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter’s former farmhouse; a scenic lake cruise, and tea at the famous Lindeth Howe hotel. Upgrade to first class rail tickets for extra comfort.
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  • 13 hours
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Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

Liverpool & The Beatles Rail Day Trip from London

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Discover The Beatles’ hometown on this rail day trip to Liverpool from London. Visit The Beatles Story attraction, packed with memorabilia and replicas of Beatles’ sites; and enjoy a Magical Mystery coach tour of locations linked to the Fab Four including Penny Lane and the Cavern Club.
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  • 14 hours
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Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, Louvre

Guided Day Trip to Paris from London-includes Eiffel Tower, River Cruise, Louvre

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Grab your passport and cross the channel to Paris for an unforgettable day in the City of Lights. Your guided day trip includes round-trip transportation by Eurostar from London and entrance to two of Paris’ most popular attractions – the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower. That’s not all: you’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Paris, including sights like the Champs-Elysees, the Arc de Triomphe, and the Trocadero, then set sail for a cruise along the Seine river.
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  • 16 hours
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Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry, Optional Hop-on Hop-off bus

Edinburgh Rail Trip from London with Castle entry, Optional Hop-on Hop-off bus

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See the sights you want to see in Edinburgh on this independent day trip from London. Travel to the Scottish capital by train, and then make use of an included Edinburgh hop-on hop-off bus tour to set your own sightseeing schedule. Visit Edinburgh Old Town; wander along the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Royal Mile; and choose to visit the St. Giles Cathedral, the National Museum of Scotland, and a whole host of other top attractions. An entrance ticket for Edinburgh Castle is also included.
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  • 16 hours
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London in a Day Private Custom Tour

London in a Day Private Custom Tour

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Discover the spectacular sights of London according to your own personal itinerary on a private custom tour of the vibrant capital with a knowledgeable guide. Opt to enjoy a half- or full-day tour and customize your itinerary according to your cultural and historical interests. Allow your expert guide to pre-plan logistics like public transportation and reservations, and then delve into the capital’s rich history by listening to illuminating commentary. See iconic attractions like Big Ben and the Tower of London, and stray from the conventional tourist trail for a unique experience of London.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$158.28
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3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

3-Day Rail Trip to Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London

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Discover the architectural delights and natural splendor of Scotland on a 3-day tour of Edinburgh, Loch Ness and the Highlands from London. Visit some of Scotland’s most important cultural institutions in its beautiful capital city of Edinburgh; gaze at the beguiling beauty of Loch Ness and the Great Glen on a guided tour; and travel through the scenic delights of the Scottish highlands while learning of the region’s rich historical heritage. Enjoy two nights accommodation in a comfortable B&B and travel by comfortable and scenic train from London to Edinburgh.
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  • 3 days
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Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

Paris Rail Day Trip from London including Paris Visite Card

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Enjoy a day in beautiful Paris as you wish on this great-value, unescorted Eurostar rail day trip from London. Ride the morning Eurostar to Paris and get the whole day to enjoy the city at your leisure. Perhaps visit the Eiffel Tower and Ile de la Cité, stroll along the Champs-Élysées, explore the magnificent Louvre, and dip into the sidewalk cafes and chic boutiques—it’s your choice. Your experience includes round-trip Eurostar standard class tickets, maps, and a Visite Paris Pass giving you unlimited, 1-day use of Paris’ metro and bus network.
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  • 13 hours
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$299.32
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Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

Private Custom Tour: Day Tour of London

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Don’t visit London landmarks and listen to commentary that doesn’t interest you. Set your own itinerary and explore London your way on a private half- or full-day tour of England’s capital. Tick off all of the attractions on your personal checklist and take advantage of your private guide’s local insight by visiting hidden gems and unknown corners of the city. Choose the start time and meeting point of your tour and receive the undivided attention of your guide throughout. 
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London

Full-Day Small-Group White Cliffs of Sussex Tour from London

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Unless you hire a car, exploring the Sussex South Downs National Park from London means catching trains, buses, and even cabs. After a train ride to Brighton, this full-day trip lays everything on with a deluxe minivan tour in a personalized, small-group atmosphere. Admire the rolling downs at Devil’s Dyke, see Beachy Head, and the Seven Sisters cliffs, travel country roads, and more, all with a guide for deeper insight.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Lake District Rail Day Tour from London Including Hawkshead

Lake District Rail Day Tour from London Including Hawkshead

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Hop on the train from London for a scenic journey into the heart of the Lake District National Park on this full-day guided tour. Follow in the footsteps of former resident Beatrix Potter as you visit her farmhouse, then soak up the scenery that inspired her stories as you travel by minibus past wildflower meadows, rugged peaks, and lakes. Visit the charming village of Hawkshead; take a cruise on Windermere, England’s largest lake; then tuck into a decadent cream tea at the Lindeth Howe Country Hotel before returning to London.
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  • 13 hours 30 minutes
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Guided Paris Day Trip from London

Guided Paris Day Trip from London

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See the very best of Paris on a full-day trip from London by high-speed train, and enjoy a mix of guided tours and time to explore on your own. Take in key sites on a coach tour, then board a riverboat for a cruise along the Seine. Spend the afternoon by yourself, with plenty of time to shop Parisian boutiques, visit museums, or sample classic French cuisine in the "City of Light."
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  • 14 hours 30 minutes
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Night Photography Tour in London

Night Photography Tour in London

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Snap stunning photos of London at night with the help of your professional photographer guide on this roughly three hour tour around the city. Get personalized coaching from your guide tailored to your skill level, learning how to do things like shoot in low light and with long exposure. Walk across the Thames and explore the river’s north and south banks, including landmarks like the London Eye and the Tower Bridge.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Romantic Paris Day Trip Guided Tour with Louvre & Lunch at Le Bistro Parisien

Romantic Paris Day Trip Guided Tour with Louvre & Lunch at Le Bistro Parisien

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Hop on the Eurostar from London and escape to Paris for unforgettable day in the City of Lights. First, marvel at the Arc de Triomphe, stroll down the glamorous Champs–Elysees and take in the views from the Trocadero on a walking tour of Paris. Next, enjoy an unforgettable 2-course lunch as you gaze out over the city from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower. Finally, get up close to priceless artworks, including the legendary Mona Lisa, at the Louvre.
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  • 15 hours
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