Constructed to serve both the Brighton and Chatham main lines in the mid-19th century, the London Victoria Railway Station is a central London terminus in the City of Westminster. It’s the access point for prominent tourist attractions, such as Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Park, and is connected to an Underground station of the same name.
Learn how London Victoria was constructed as two different stations, with the Brighton line station built in 1860 and the Chatham line station two years later. It became a popular departure point for pleasure seekers travelling to Brighton and luxury Pullman train services, as well as overnight boat-train itineraries to France and Belgium in the 1930s.
If you’re travelling from Gatwick Airport, you can check-in for your flight at London Victoria Railway Station before jumping aboard the Gatwick Express. The railway station is connected to the Victoria Underground Station, which serves destinations across London along the Victoria, District and Circle lines.
London Victoria is a 25-minute drive from the Tower of London, with trains, subways and buses all servicing the railway station. London Heathrow Airport is around 1.5 hours’ drive away.