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Welcome to the Grand Central blog. Unlike the News section, here we'll be posting less formal, more informational pieces about the places we go and ideas for things to do there, as well as features and upcoming event information.

5 places to grab a coffee in Milton Keynes

Coffee and train travel go hand in hand. Whether you’re hanging around waiting for your next connection, meeting friends straight off the train, or looking for a good place to have a meeting, a…

View more21 October 2019
Halloween-inspired Half Term ideas on a budget

Whether you are a fan of Halloween or not, over the next few weeks it’s going to be hard to escape the madness – especially with it tying in with Half Term week, too.

If you have kids,…

View more17 October 2019
Get your Christmas train travel sorted early

You may be one of those people who don’t like to hear the ‘C’ word until the beginning of December, but believe it or not, for others the festive planning is already in full swing!

Even…

View more15 October 2019
Simple tips for a stress-free Half Term

Today is World Mental Health Day – a day which casts light on the many mental health issues that the population is suffering with on an everyday basis. According to recent studies,…

View more10 October 2019
6 reasons to get the train to Blackpool this autumn

A famous Lancashire seaside town – Blackpool needs no introduction. But, how many of us have actually spent a day there for solely leisure purposes? Well, if you haven’t, then now’s the time to…

View more07 October 2019
What's on in November?

As the night’s get colder and darker, the real winter fun starts to begin around the UK.

To give you a taster of what’s in store this November, here is a selection of events taking place…

View more30 September 2019
5 great places for a meeting near King’s Cross Station

For those of us who are forever hopping on and off the train to London to meet with clients, colleagues or suppliers, it’s often hard to always find the perfect place to come together.

View more25 September 2019
All you need to know about the UCI Road World Championships 2019

If you live in Yorkshire, then chances are you will be aware that this weekend, the spa town of Harrogate will open its welcoming arms as the host of the UCI Road World Championships 2019.…

View more18 September 2019
Train Trivia: Boost your kids' travel knowledge

Are you going on a train journey soon and want to get your kids excited about the experience?

Well, here we have listed ten fascinating train trivia facts that should hopefully capture…

View more11 September 2019

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Seasonal events

Ideas and articles about seasonal travel with Grand Central

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Family travel

How you and your family can get the most out of Grand Central's services between London and the North.

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Lifestyle

Beyond the journey - where can Grand Central take you?

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Business travel

For business travellers interested in maximising their usage of Grand Central and rail

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