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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.

Blackpool Tower Ballroom: 6 things you didn't know

Blackpool Tower Ballroom is the undisputed home of ballroom dancing. Dance fans and dancers of all ages and nationalities throng to this glittering mecca to strut their stuff on the famous…

View more22 November 2019
How to get the most out of Black Friday

Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping Black Friday as it becomes an increasingly prominent date in most retailers’ sales schedules. This year, Black Friday falls on 29th November and bargain…

View more18 November 2019
Keep fit and healthy while you travel

Travelling by train can be tiring, especially if you do it a lot as part of your normal routine. It can also be detrimental to your health, too, if you don’t take the right precautions. …

View more14 November 2019
He's behind you! A round-up on this year's best UK pantomimes

Soap stars in satin breeches, slapstick comedy and booing at the villains – everyone loves a trip to the panto. Here we have listed our pick of the best pantomimes in town. Oh yes we have!…

View more07 November 2019
What's on in December

For many of us, December is favoured to be the best month of the year! The Christmas markets, the work parties and the late-night shopping fun – there are so many festivities to get involved in!…

View more06 November 2019
Alternative Christmas Party Ideas for 2019

Have you landed yourself with the job of planning the office Christmas party? A daunting task to say the least, especially if the company has done the same thing year after year. Why not shake…

View more04 November 2019
Are you a smart commuter?

With the onset of winter, the daily commute can get tricky. The combination of dark nights and bad weather mean that commuting by car can be a risky endeavour - road accidents peak during the…

View more24 October 2019
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

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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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