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Great days out by train

From art to architecture, hip stores to history, London Waterloo is perfectly positioned for exploring the capital and its riverfront – all within a 20-minute walk. Spend your afternoon discovering the cultural delights the Southbank has to offer or watch the boats go by on a riverside bench and savour the views of one of the world’s greatest cities.

We offer great discounted train fares when you buy your ticket in advance on many longer distance routes to and from London. With one-way fares starting from £10 Standard Class and £16 First Class, you're bound to find a low cost fare for your journey. Check here for our Advance fares destinations map.

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2FOR1 Offers

Whether you’re planning a day out with the kids, friends or that special someone, we have something for everyone!

Travel to London by train and benefit from fantastic 2FOR1 offers on over 150 top attractions.

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Santander cycles

Santander cycles is the largest cycle hire scheme in London with 11,500 bikes distributed across 748 docking stations in London.

It’s a fantastic way to see London in the summer months and TfL have recommended five themed routes to see the hidden gems of the capital, from hidden gardens to historic landmarks (full information is available here).

Cycling in London is more popular than ever, and with Santander cycles it’s easier than ever to see the capital by bike this summer just simply hire a bike, ride it where you like, then return it to any docking station. It costs £2 to access the bikes for 24 hours and the first 30 minutes of each journey is free. Longer journeys cost £2 for each extra 30 minutes.

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Emirates Air Line

The Emirates Air Line is the first urban cable car in the UK and provides incredible views of the Capital from London’s east end. Spanning just over 1km across the Thames between the Greenwich Peninsula (near The O2) and the Royal Docks (near ExCel London), it takes around 10 minutes for a single crossing and offers unique views of the city. Passengers can enjoy spectacular views of the capital including St Paul’s Cathedral, the Gherkin, Thames Barrier, Maritime Greenwich and the Olympic Park as they fly 90 metres above the River Thames.

An adult return trip on the Emirates Air Line £6.80 with oyster and £9 without, with reduced child and concession rates available. Exclusive joint packages to fly over and glide down the Thames have been created through a partnership between the Emirates Air Line and Thames Clippers. This provides options for a great day out for families at fantastic value including ‘Roamer passes’ which feature a return on the Emirates Air Line, with access to the Emirates Aviation Experience, and a river pass for all day unlimited hop-on, hop-off travel to 15 piers along the Thames.

The Emirates Air Line is partnered with the Emirates Aviation Experience, the first of its kind globally this attraction Utilises state-of-the-art technology, interactive displays and life-size aircraft models, to provide an insight into the operations and modern achievements of commercial air travel.

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Thames Clippers

Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river with departures from major London piers every 20 minutes. The services stretch from Putney to Royal Arsenal Woolwich, and cater for all, from early morning commuters to families looking to enjoy a day out on the river. 

Explore London all day with the hop-on, hop-off River Roamer tickets, get to The O2 in style with River Bus Express, and travel through London quickly and easily with single and return tickets. 

The piers are conveniently spaced along the river and are close to major train stations. London Eye and St George Wharf piers are based just a few minutes’ walk from London Waterloo and Vauxhall train stations respectively. 

Visit the Thames Clippers website for more information and to book your tickets. 

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National London Theatre

National London Theatre is just a 5 minute walk from London Waterloo station and has three theatres showing a varied amount of productions, musicals, classics and new plays. 

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Imperial War Museum

Imperial War Museum is within a 10 minutes walk from London Waterloo. The Holocaust Exhibition uses historical material to tell the story of the Nazis' persecution of the Jews and other groups before and during the Second World War. The museum also holds new exhibitions throughout the year.

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The Jubilee Walk

The Jubilee Walk links more than 30 London attractions on this 14 mile trek. Leave London Waterloo station from exit 5 and follow signs to London Eye/Jubilee Walk, where you can pick up the trail from Embankment and head east towards the Southbank Centre following disc markings in the shape of a crown along the way. 

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Circular walk from London Waterloo

This walk is packed with the best of London! Great views, famous churches, ancient pubs and even a fantastic patisserie. 

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Borough Market

Borough Market offers a feast for all the senses without the weighting heavily on the wallet. There are endless tempting food stalls and tastings, and when you want a breather, just take your gourmet snack down to the Thames. From London Waterloo it is a 30 minute riverside stroll along the South Bank or take any trains from Waterloo East to London Bridge, where it is a few minutes’ walk. 

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BFI IMAX cinema

BFI IMAX cinema is the largest 3D cinema screen in Britain – as the height of five London double-decker buses and 26m wide. The cinema is just a short walk from London Waterloo and has a full programme of viewings throughout the year. 

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The London Eye

The London Eye is a major attraction and stands a massive 135 metres high on the South Bank between Waterloo and Westminster Bridges. Stunning views include Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. 

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The Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum presents a unique collection showing the life of the “Lady with the Lamp”, featuring many fascinating objects, including the medicine chest she took with her to the Crimea, nursing uniforms and personal items such as childhood mementoes and family possessions. The Museum is located in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital about 5 minutes’ walk from London Waterloo. 

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London Duck tours

London Duck tours allow you to admire the capitals sights with a difference in an amphibious vehicle on both road and ricer. The 75 minute tour passes the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. The Duck tour departure point is a 10 minute walk from London Waterloo train station, behind the London Eye on Chicheley Street. 

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The Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic Theatre is just a 5 minute walk from Waterloo Station. It is one of the best known and best loved theatres in the world, synonymous with the greatest acting talent that Britain has ever produced. This iconic 192-year-old building has a rich history of great performances and The Old Vic Theatre Company under the artistic leadership of Kevin Spacey, continues to attract the best creative talent from the UK and all over the world to tread its famous boards. For more information, visit

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South Bank

South Bank is a thriving, vibrant area of London with lots to see and do. The area offers a mix of music and film to debates, festivals and all sorts of free events. South Bank makes a great destination for visitors. Click here for a map of South Bank and more information.  

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The Original London Sightseeing Tour

Experience the best of London aboard The Original Tour’s famous red open-top buses. London's most popular sightseeing tour offers its guests the ultimate introduction to the capital and includes entertaining English-speaking guides, an unrivalled fleet of superb modern buses, three main tour routes, two of which offer full multi-lingual commentary, 3 fascinating free walking tours, a fantastic free Thames Hop-on Hop-off river cruise pass, and an exclusive Kids' Club.

All hop-on hop-off tickets are valid for 24-hours across over 80 conveniently located stops.

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