Skip to main content

NUS Banner

You can now book Grand Central tickets up to six months in advance - Find out more

Students save 25% on Grand Central Advance tickets - Find out more

Standalone QTT

Page Title

Blog

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.

Five free games to play on the train

There’s no denying that having children is an expensive experience. A recent study by The Money Advice…

View more10 July 2019
What’s on in August?

The countdown to the school summer holidays is now on. With only a matter of days to go, it’s time to start planning some great days out in the UK with your kids.

August is absolutely…

View more03 July 2019
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

This article has been amended to reflect the situation in 2021.

When it comes to travelling and exploring new places,…

View more30 May 2019

Promo Grid

Post categories
Seasonal events

Ideas and articles about seasonal travel with Grand Central

Read more
Family travel

How you and your family can get the most out of Grand Central's services between London and the North.

Read more
Lifestyle

Beyond the journey - where can Grand Central take you?

Read more
Business travel

For business travellers interested in maximising their usage of Grand Central and rail

Read more