6 Easily Accessible London Highlights
As your train pulls into London a charming combination of must-see highlights and hidden gems surround you. From the magnificent Tower of London to the tiny, picturesque gardens at St. Dunstan’s Church, we’ve complied some of the London’s best attractions, all within easy access of our Liverpool Street, Fenchurch Street and Stratford destinations - book your tickets now to save 40% off advanced weekday tickets, or save 1/3 when you book with your friends and family with a GroupSave ticket!
The Tower of London
A stone’s throw from Fenchurch Street station sits the Tower of London and over a thousand years of fascinating history. View the spectacular Crown Jewels, learn about the beasts of the Royal Menagerie, see the world-famous ‘Beefeaters’ at work and squirm at the grizzly ancient methods of torture used as you tour Her Majesty's Royal Palace and Fortress. Buy your Tower of London tickets here and book your train in advance and save 40% off your tickets if you travel off-peak on a weekday!
How to get there: A super quick 5-10 minute walk to EC3N 4AB from Fenchurch Street Station.
ArcelorMittal Orbit Sculpture and Slide
Zip over to Stratford and enjoy a relaxed tour of the world famous Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Make your way towards the towering Orbit sculpture, the iconic, record-smashing 114m symbol of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Ascend the twisting structure, take in the city panorama, then either hurtle down the longest slide tunnel slide in the world, or hop back on the lift down! Snatch a great deal with 40% off advance weekday fares, or GroupSave train tickets.
How to get there: Stratford Station is just 5-10 minutes on the Central Line from Liverpool St.
St Dunstan in the East
A fabulous secret garden in the heart of The City, moments away from Fenchurch Street Station, what’s known affectionately as ‘The Gardeners’ Church’ is a hidden oasis of calm in the bustling metropolis. Take a picnic and sit among creeper-clad cloisters, enjoying the tinkle of the fountain and a little peace and quiet amid the hubbub. Book with your family and friends on our GroupSave ticket and save 1/3 on travel to your London excursion!
How to get there: From Fenchurch Street Station, walk 3 mins to EC3R 5DD.
The Barbican Centre
Home to all things art, music, theatre, dance, and film. Frequent art exhibitions, theatre, technology showcases and much more make the Barbican - in its all its brutalist glory - one of the most exciting locations in London to visit. Check out upcoming events here, but note that there will be exhibitions all year round that don’t require booking. The Barbican also houses a cinema and a delightful conservatory, featuring over 2000 species of exotic plants, trees and fish, which you can visit on Sunday afternoons from 12pm. Art and culture await, book your advance train tickets now!
How to get there: Again, a 5-10 minute walk to EC2Y 8DS from Liverpool Street Station.
Treat yourself to a meal-with-a-view, enjoy a cocktail or just take in the incredible cityscape vistas at the world-famous new addition to London’s skyline. Overlooking the city at 310m, the Shard offers unmissable views of the city, and up to 40 miles beyond on a clear day, from the viewing platform. There’s fine dining and a plush bar too. Start planning your London-above-the-crowds adventure with our 40% off advance fares, or https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/tickets-and-fares/daily-tickets-and-fares/group-travel/https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/tickets-and-fares/daily-tickets-and-fares/group-travel/, and use the extra cash to treat yourself to a sky-scraping snack.
How to get there: There are thousands of buses from Fenchurch Street to London Bridge, or it’s a 17 minute walk...
Museum of London Docklands
Delve into the Thames murky maritime past at the Museum of London Docklands showcasing a wealth of displays on everything from pirates to slavery. Don’t forget to wander through Sailor Town’s warren of East End alleys, cobbles, candles and dodgy dealings. A thoroughly interesting and interactive look at London’s fascinating development that’s suitable for visitors of all ages. Save on your family day out with our 1/3 off GroupSave train ticket!
How to get there: Our advice? Get off at Limehouse - it’s a 20 minute picturesque walk that takes you over Limehouse Basin. Or, get the DLR from Bank to Westferry, as that’s only a 5 minute stroll away.
Advance tickets - Book online 7 days or more ahead and save up to 40% on weekday off-peak return tickets.
Kids travel for £1 - Take up to 4 kids for £1 each with a valid adult weekday off-peak ticket. Kids under 5 are free!
Family Railcard - Save a third on off-peak tickets when you travel using a family & friends railcard.
Senior Rover - Over 65s travel from just £5 with out hop on and off weekday off-peak Rover ticket.