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Blog posts about lifestyle

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.

All you cycling fanatics out there might be clued up on the ins and outs of the event, but for…

View more18 September 2019
What can you do in Sunderland for free?

Sitting just 10 miles southeast of Newcastle, at the mouth or the River Wear, Sunderland is a city offering much more than you might think.

Once hailed as the largest ship-building town in the world, Sunderland was once a small fishing village, but has since expanded into a…

View more28 August 2019
The best places to picnic in London

Picnicking is one of the summertime activities that we all love to partake in. Homemade sandwiches, fresh fruit, summer cordials and the chance to relax and catch up with friends and family. Plus, throw in an essential game of rounders for good measure and you are in for a really fantastic day…

View more17 July 2019
Celebrate summer in York

If you’re planning a staycation in the UK this summer and are looking for special places to visit, then make sure that York is high on your agenda.

This vibrant and historical city is alive more than ever during the summer months, with events and activities for the whole family to…

View more19 June 2019
The rise of solo travel: Plan a day out alone

When it comes to travelling and exploring new places, a recent report suggests that the number of Britons travelling solo has increased by almost a third since 2011.…

View more30 May 2019
London on a budget

Visiting London and being on a tight budget aren’t two things you would necessarily think are possible to achieve at the same time. There are, however, ways to do both.

Here are a few ideas to help make your stay in London a lot more cost-effective…

Cheaper travel

View more15 May 2019
Afternoon tea in Yorkshire

Planning a celebration up north with some friends? Whether it’s for a hen party, baby shower, birthday or anniversary treat, there is a fabulous range of venues where you can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in the Yorkshire area.

Whether you are catching the train from…

View more08 May 2019
A Quick Guide to Eating in London

Whether it’s a special occasion or an occasional treat, London is filled with fantastic eateries for foodies of all kinds. Below we give you a taste of what you can expect.

Book a restaurant with a view

London has some high-rise restaurants where the scenery is as good as…

View more24 April 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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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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