London Waterloo Station
Owned by Network Rail London, Waterloo is one of the main railway stations serving London. It is situated just south of the River Thames in the London Borough of Lambeth. London Waterloo connects the South West of England to the capital. The main counties serviced include Greater London, Surrey, Devon, Hampshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire and the Isle of Wight. The train operating company is called South West Trains.
Linked with London Waterloo via a walkway is Waterloo East Station. This station serves the counties of Kent and is on the sub-urban line into Charing Cross Station.
Up until the end of 2007 London Waterloo also ran international services to the Continent. These Eurostar services have now been moved to a brand new International Terminal at St Pancreas Station.
London Waterloo is also part of the London Underground network. Interchanges to the Jubilee, Waterloo and City, Bakerloo and Northern Lines are possible. The station is situated in Zone 1 for Travelcard purposes.
If you decide that the hustle and bustle of London is too much to bear you can use South West Trains and London Waterloo for a fantastic day trip into the country or even perhaps an overnight stay. The beaches of Bournemouth, the rugged beauty of The Isle of Wight, the history of Winchester, the majestic Cathedral in Salisbury and of course Windsor, home of The Queen, are all within an easy train ride. South West Trains do offer special promotions from time to time on day trips and overnight stays, and it may be worth checking their website before booking anything. Their website also offers great guides on the different areas of interest.