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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.

What’s on in January?

After the fun and jollity of Christmas, January seems like a very long and dull month to get through. What better time then to take a day trip to lift those spirits? Here’s our pick of some of the…

View more12 December 2019
5 alternative Secret Santa ideas

We all know that disappointed feeling of opening a Secret Santa present only to find another pair of socks, a mug or a novelty gift that usually goes straight in the bin once we get home. So why…

View more09 December 2019
Winter train travel tips

The run up to Christmas is a wonderful and exciting time for many of us. But, with this excitement comes a blast of cold weather and unfavourable travel conditions – which could well impact our…

View more04 December 2019
Stop wasting time: 5 easy ways to save precious minutes during the week

With our increasingly hectic lives, we all wish there were a few extra hours in the day. Happily, with some smart preparation and a few hacks, it’s possible to claw back some minutes, if not hours…

View more02 December 2019
How to have an eco-friendly Christmas

Christmas is a time to come together, eat, drink and be merry. But nowadays, more and more of us are keen to minimise the impact that our celebrations have on the planet. From train travel to eco-…

View more25 November 2019
The best Christmas markets and grottos to visit by train this winter

St Nicholas Christmas Fair, York

14 November – 22 December 2019

View more22 November 2019
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
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

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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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