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London to Bath 187 kms. By train from London Paddington: 1h 30. By car/coach: 2h20.

Visitor Information Centre details : VisitBath, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Church Yard, Bath, BA1 1LY. Phone +44 (0)12 2532 2442. Email:


London to Cambridge: 100 kms. By train from London King’s Cross & London Liverpool Street 0h 50. By car/coach: 1h 45. By plane: closest London airport is London Stansted (48 kms), with easy access by train, coach, or car (M11). plus London Heathrow, London Gatwick & Birmingham International Airport. Cambridge International Airport offers direct daily air service from Scandinavia by British Airways and seasonally from Italy and other points (  By sea: located just 108 kms South-East of Cambridge, it is possible to sail into Harwich from the Hook of Holland & Esbjerg. Excellent road, & rail links makes Cambridge easily accessible.

Cambridge Visitor Information Centre All enquiries: +44 (0)12 2379 1500, for tours: +44 (0)12 2379 1501. The Cambridge Visitor Information Centre, Peas Hill, Cambridge, CB2 3AD. Email:


London to Canterbury: 97kms. Airports are all approximately under two hours’ drive from Canterbury City Centre. The Canterbury district has excellent road links with the M20 (M25/M26) and M2 motorways providing easy links to London and its airports. Canterbury has two mainline railways stations, East and West and is served by frequent trains to and from London. The High Speed 1 service from St Pancras takes around 55 minutes to Canterbury West Station and there is a connection to the Ashford Eurostar terminal from the same station, enabling easy access to the continent, including Paris and Brussels.

The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge, 18 The High Street, Canterbury, CT1 2RA


London to Carlisle 510 kms. By Virgin Trains: 3h.10. By car/coach: 6h.30. By plane 0h.45 (Easyjet, BA, Flybe, Closest airport is Newcastle. The Carlisle to Settle train line is considered to be one of England’s most scenic railways journeys.

Carlisle Tourist Information Centre Old Town Hall, Green Market, Carlisle, CA3 8JE. Phone: +44 (0)12 2859 8596. Email:


London to Chester 270 kms. By Virgin and Arriva Trains: 2h. Also served by Merseyrail and Northern Rail. By car/coach: 6h. Chester is easily accessible from the M56, M53 and M6 motorways. By plane from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport: 1h. Closest airports are Manchester and Liverpool John Lennon.

Chester Visitor Information Centre Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HJ


London to Durham: 444kms. By Virgin Trains: 3h. By coach/car: 4h 50. Closest airports are Newcastle International and Durham Tees Valley.

Durham Visitor Contact Centre: Phone: +44 (0)30 0026 2626.; Text 'Visit' and your enquiry to 80011.


Greenwich is 20 minutes from Central London in Zone 2 of London’s travel network. By train: Southeastern trains from Cannon Street (15 mins) and London Bridge station (10 mins), or via Docklands Light Railway (DLR) from Bank station to Cutty Sark station (20 mins) for Greenwich town centre and the museums, Meridian line, Greenwich Market and Cutty Sark. By riverboat: MBNA Thames Clippers operate fast and frequent services from piers in central London to Greenwich pier for historic Greenwich, and North Greenwich pier for The O2 and Greenwich Peninsula attractions including Emirates Air Line cable car. City Cruises: Thames River Services provide regular sightseeing cruises with a commentary about the sights you see en-route from central London to Greenwich. By plane: the nearest airport is London City Airport.

Greenwich Tourist Information Centre, 2 Cutty Sark Gardens, Greenwich, London SE10 9LW. E-mail: Location: The TIC adjoins the Discover Greenwich Visitor Centre at the Old Royal Naval College


London to Lancaster 404 kms. By Virgin trains: 2h30. By car/coach: 5h. Closest airport is Manchester.

Lancaster Visitor Information Centre The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, Lancashire LA1 1TH


London to Lincoln 230kms. By Virgin and East Midlands Trains from Kings Cross: 2h30. By car/coach: 2h30. The closest airports are Humberside, Robin Hood Doncaster and East Midlands.

Visitor Information Centre: 9 Castle Hill, Lincoln LN1 3AA


London to Oxford 97 kms. By Great Western Railways from London Paddington: 1h, and by Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone: 1h. By coach:Oxford Bus Company runs a 24 hour service linking Oxford to Heathrow and Gatwick; Stagecoach runs the Oxford Tube, a 24 hour coach service linking Oxford to London. Closest airport is Oxford London Airport.

Oxford Visitor Information Centre, 15-16 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3AS


Salisbury is approximately 90 minutes’ drive away from London. There are regular National Express coach services into Salisbury from London, Heathrow airport, Gatwick airport, Bath, Bristol and the Midlands. Direct trains operated by South West Trains head to Salisbury from London Waterloo, taking just 90 minutes.

VisitWiltshire Ltd, Bourne Hill, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3UZ


Stratford upon Avon is 164 kms from London and only 64kms from Birmingham. By train: Chiltern Railways from London Marylebone Station (2h.05) and from Birmingham Moor Street and Snow Hill (55mins). Johnsons coaches also operates a regular X20 coach service from Birmingham Digbeth coach station (1h30). By Plane: Stratford as well as the other key Shakespeare's England towns, Warwick and Leamington Spa all have easy access from Birmingham Airport via Birmingham International rail station. Stratford is also only 1h 30 from London Heathrow. By Car; M40 motorway to junction 15.

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon, 1 Wood Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire CV37 6JE


London to York 324 kms. By Virgin and Grand Central Trains: 2h. By car/coach: 4h. By plane: 1hr to Leeds Bradford Airport.

York Visitor Information Centre, 1 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT