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Days Out By Rail

2021 has become the year of the staycation, and according to recent figures from VisitBritain¹, it is the year in which £51.4 billion will be spent on domestic tourism within the UK. 

Hopefully you’ve already spotted some of our…

View more24 August 2021
Your Ticket to a Great Summer

Summer 2021 is set to be a season of staycationing and day trips in beautiful Britain! In a bid to encourage our customers to explore the wonderful destinations along our routes this summer – and beyond – we’ve created an exciting series of videos that have all been shot from the comfort of…

View more22 June 2021
More than a railway station? It’s time to explore the hidden attractions of King's Cross

LONDON is a city which rewards exploration on foot. Wander in any direction and you’ll notice so many street gems - blue plaques, evocative street names, hidden pubs and historic oddities unique to the capital.

For many of us, a visit to London begins at King's Cross, where we…

View more18 June 2021
Get on board the flexible future of train travel with the Grand Central Carnet

WELCOME back everyone. It’s  been so good over the past few weeks to see the steady return of our passengers. We know that COVID has changed a lot of things since we welcomed you on board, not least the way you want to use the train.

We’re really starting to notice that you’re…

View more27 May 2021
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
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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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