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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.

Keep your cool while travelling by train this summer

Even though we haven’t experienced that much of summer in the UK yet, we are staying hopeful for some long sunny days to come in July and August.

If you commute to work regularly by…

View more26 June 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…

View more19 June 2019
What's on in July?

With summer in full swing, it’s time to grab your family and friends and head off to explore the best events the UK has to offer.

Whether it’s with a train from London Kings Cross…

View more12 June 2019
Five must-visit places in the UK for animal lovers

Let’s face it, we are a nation of animal lovers and thankfully there is an abundance of wildlife parks, bird sanctuaries and nature reserves dotted around the country for us all to enjoy.

View more07 June 2019
Five great summer staycation ideas

If you are not a fan of busy airports or bumpy ferry crossings, then a UK staycation might be just what you need this summer.

Whether you choose to road-trip in your own vehicle or take…

View more05 June 2019
What's on in June?

From royal race days to all-day raves, June is packed with entertainment for all tastes and ages. Find out our highlights from the June event’s calendar here.

Royal Ascot

View more01 June 2019
The rise of solo travel: Plan a day out alone

When it comes to travelling and exploring new places, a recent report…

View more30 May 2019
A brief guide to Royal Ascot 2019

What is Royal Ascot?

Royal Ascot is an annual five-day horse racing event, taking place at Ascot racecourse, which features a daily royal procession as part of the proceedings. The…

View more23 May 2019
How to work efficiently whilst travelling on a train

For those of us who have to commute to work every day, the daily train journey can sometimes become repetitive and frustrating. Even those who only travel once or twice a month for business…

View more17 May 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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