Durham London Train
The Durham London train connection travels between the stations of Durham and London Kings Cross.
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Durham is a city located in north east England, within the district of County Durham. The city lies on the River Wear, just to the south of Newcastle upon Tyne and to the north of Darlington. The city is well known for its 11th century castle and Norman Cathedral, founded in AD 1093, both of which have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Durham University has had its home in the castle since 1832. In the centre of Durham is the Market place which holds regular markets. located close to Market Place is Durham Indoor Market which is a permanent indoor market.
Such is Durham's history that the whole of the centre of Durham was been declared a conservation area in 1968, and extended in 1980. Along with the Castle and Cathedral, visitors to the city can take in the splendour of other Listed Buildings including Crook Hall, Elvet Bridge, Kepier Hospital, the Church of St Mary-le-Bow, St John's Chapel and the Town Hall and Guildhall.
Durham railway station is situated on the East Coast Main Line between Edinburgh and London. Rail travellers coming from the south enter Durham over a spectacular Victorian viaduct high above the city.
Located in the south east of England, London is divided into thirty two boroughs and is a vibrant, multicultural city. It is the largest city in the United Kingdom and also the largest city in the European Union and is regarded as an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.
The commercial capital was the City of London. This had a dense population and all the other pre-requisites of a medieval city: walls, a castle (The Tower of London), a cathedral (St Pauls), a semi-independent City government, a port and a bridge across which all trade was routed so Londoners could make money (London Bridge).
A few miles upstream was the government capital (Westminster). This had a church for crowning the monarch (Westminster Abbey) and palaces. As each palace was replaced by a larger one, the previous one was used for government, first the Palace of Westminster (better known as the Houses of Parliament), then Whitehall, then Buckingham Palace. The two were linked by a road called The "Strand", old English for riverbank.
The 'green lungs' of London are the many parks scattered throughout the city including Hyde Park, St James Park and Regent's Park. Most of the larger parks, such as Richmond Park, have their origins in royal estates and hunting grounds and are still owned by the Crown, despite their public access.