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Travelling for leisure


The Southern network has some of the finest countryside, culture and beach destinations that the UK has to offer. From the genteel to the cosmopolitan and there is something for everybody to have some great fun days out.

Plus, with Southern you can benefit from cheap advance train tickets across the network. When you book online there are no booking fees and you can also book train tickets for any rail journey across the UK.

what type of traveller you are. PDFAre you travel savvy or shabby?

Southern Railway has released statistics highlighting Londoners’ train travel habits, from their need to escape London, to travel etiquette and their level of train travel savviness. For example, just 28% of travellers feel train savvy, but a fifth of Londoners feel that with the right information, they could be.

PDF Discover what type of London traveller you are (4mb) 

Southern's top picks!Love theatre?

We recently ran an online poll to find out what the most popular reasons for visiting London Victoria were. Arts and Theatre was a clear winner! We’ve teamed up with renowned Arts and Theatre expert David James to create an exclusive guide into the best theatre and art picks – all of which are within easy walking distance from London Victoria Station.

Included in the guide are some great tips and the insider’s secrets put together by none other than David James himself.

PDF View the theatre and arts guide now (744kb)

NightlifeDo you know how to party?

We teamed up with London nightlife expert BARCHICK to give you a peek into some the London’s most unique bars, restaurants and cocktail clubs – all within easy distance of London Victoria. With the Southern Railway Super Off-Peak Weekend Day Travelcard allowing unlimited train, tube, bus and tram travel within the London Fare Zones – you can party your night away with trains returning up to 4:00 am the next morning!

PDF View the nightlife guide (3mb)

2FOR1 offers 2FOR1 Days Out Guide

If you are travelling into London you can also use the 2FOR1 entry in top London attractions when you travel by train. Or head to the coast for 2FOR1 entry to Brighton & Sussex attractions.

2FOR1 London

2FOR1 Brighton & Sussex


Travel together and save more!

If you're travelling together, with GroupSave, 3 -9 adults can travel by train with a discount. For journeys made wholly on the Southern network kids travel for just £2 each* and under 5's travel absolutely free. Find out more about GroupSave.

*Up to 4 children can travel for £2 each when accompanying the GroupSave party. The £2 fare is not available for journeys that start and finish within the London area.