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Day trip London by train

A day in London by train is easy to do from the Netherlands. From Amsterdam and Rotterdam you can travel directly to the English capital. This makes a day in London by train worthwhile. How do you go about it exactly? Read our tips here.
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Up early for a day trip to London by train

If you would like to make a day trip to London by train, you will have an early start of the day. From Amsterdam you can travel to St. Pancras International in the heart of London in just over 4 hours. From Rotterdam you can get there in 3h41m. To get the most out of your day in London, it is advisable to get on the train as early as possible. If you take the train in Amsterdam at 07.00 hrs, you will be in London at 11.00 hrs. This will make a day in London by train really worthwhile.

Travelling with Eurostar

You can make a day trip to London by train with Eurostar. You mustcheck in for your train journey at least 30 minutes before departure. So, if you have to change trains in Amsterdam or Rotterdam, plan your travel time well in advance, so that you arrive more than half an hour before your train departs.
Your train ticket will show the carriage number. When you arrive on the platform, check the train composition poster or the digital screen. This will show you where you can board. The coach number is displayed next to the doors.

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Return journey day London

To make the most of your day trip, it is of course convenient to book a late return journey. You can find these late trains in the booking module by setting the filter on 'evening'.
View train times from London to the Netherlands

Things to see and do during your day trip

Good planning is very important when it comes to a one-day trip in London. If you make sure you know exactly what you are going to do, it will definitely be worth it! You arrive in London at St. Pancras International, one of the most beautiful stations in the world. The temptation is great to go shopping and have lunch here, but that way the day will fly by quickly. Instead, it is a better idea to take the underground to some of the best sights in this part of London.

Camden Market

The slightly alternative Camden Market is just over 2 kilometres from St Pancras International, making it a very good option if you only have one day in London. In 10 minutes, the tube takes you to Camden Market, one of the most famous markets in the city. Here you can buy just about anything you can think of. It is a real Mecca for vintage shopping enthusiasts.

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Museum Quarter

Even closer to St. Pancras is the Museum Quarter in the Kensington neighbourhood. Here, you will find some of London's most important museums. You can admire works of art from antiquity in The British Museum, learn all about nature in the Natural History Museum and discover how the world works in the Science Museum. Smaller museums such as the Charles Dickens Museum are also located here.

The City of London

London's greatest attractions are located in the district of The City of London. The London Bridge underground station is a 20-minute journey from St Pancras. From here, you can explore The City. You can walk to Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. If you then take the underground to Westminster, where you can also admire Westminster, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. From there, it is a 20-minute journey back to St Pancras International and you will have enjoyed a very complete day out in London.

London with overnight stay

Would you rather make a two-day city trip to London? Then book a hotel: we have made an overview of 9 fine accommodations in London. You can also buy the train journey and the hotel with our partners.

A day in London

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