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Five easy ways to ensure we all travel with confidence on Grand Central

JUST like us at Grand Central you’re probably starting to allow yourself a little excitement at the prospect of planning some post-lockdown leisure activity this summer.

While it looks like we may soon be rid of the ‘stay at home’ rule which has kept us all stuck to our sofas and box…

View more23 March 2021
Take time for yourself this Valentine's Day

An annual celebration of true love or a forced ritual obliging couples to splash out on restaurant meals and gifts while singletons bunker down with a box set until it’s all over?

Whether you view Valentine’s Day through rosy heart-shaped spectacles or from behind a cushion it’s…

View more12 February 2021
The culture shift to permanent home-working is gathering steam at Grand Central

TAKE a few seconds to imagine what your post-COVID workspace could look like. If you’re picturing yourself back in the office full-time then it’s definitely time to update your expectations.

It’s now almost a year since many of us were told to pack up our laptops and work from home…

View more11 February 2021
Plan a cycling break by train

Cycling is a fun way to keep fit and also take in beautiful scenery around you. We are lucky that the UK is a hotspot for great cycling paths – both leisurely and challenging. Therefore, this spring, pump your tyres, check your chains and get peddling!

Travelling by train with your…

View more16 March 2020
Incredible UK landmarks you didn't know existed

From Buckingham Palace to The White Cliffs of Dover – we have some amazing landmarks here in the UK. But what about the lesser-known places that are somewhat off the beaten track?

Here, we list some of the UK’s less popular tourist attractions that you might not have even realised…

View more06 March 2020
5 places for lunch near London Euston Station

Have you just had a morning meeting in Soho and now have an hour to spare before catching your train home from Euston station? If so, then why not take the time to try out some amazing world cuisine at a nearby eatery? There is a hub of great cafés,…

View more25 February 2020
Take the train to Northallerton

Lying in the Vale of Mowbray in the heart of North Yorkshire, Northallerton is a market town with plenty of outdoorsy charm. Perfect for a family day out or a chilled weekend away, you can easily catch the train to Northallerton station on the…

View more20 February 2020
Romantic UK weekend breaks

Whether you are a hopeless romantic, or far from it, you really can’t fail to escape the February lovefest that is Valentine’s Day.

From bright-red heart-shaped greetings cards to plush teddies and rose-shaped chocolates, there are many things you can buy for your partner to celebrate…

View more07 February 2020
3 ways to cut back on your weekday spending

Is it just us or does the last payday seem like a very long time ago? Due to the impact that December tends to have on our bank balances, January often seems like a good time to re-evaluate our budgets and look for ways to cut back spending where we can.

Saving and budgeting don’t have…

View more23 January 2020
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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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