Christmas Shopping by Heidi Sandstrom

5 Tips for last minute Christmas travel

5 Tips for last minute Christmas travel Although Christmas is the same time each year, undoubtedly there are occasions when we need to move around at the last minute, so here are our top tips for taking the train for last minute Christmas travel. 1. Check your journey The number one rule of Christmas travel is […]

Christmas Travel

🎄 Christmas Presence 🎄

Presence is better than presents! At this time of year when your diary is bursting with festivities it can be tricky to find time to spend with the people you love, especially over long distances. Meeting somewhere in the middle for Christmas shopping, a panto or hearty roast dinner is a great way of seeing the people you love while juggling the […]

An Unmissable Christmas in London

Trainline Blogger Network’s Chris Osburn (also known as TikiChris!) is back and this time helping us plan a festive trip to London… An Unmissable Christmas in London with Trainline Blogger Network’s Chris Osburn… Happy Christmas! Are you heading to London this festive season for a family outing or shopping expedition? Here’s a list of Yuletide sights and activities you’re […]

6 signs it’s back to uni time

The SIX signs you’re going back to uni… Sometimes all the signs come at once, sometimes the feeling just sort of creeps in, but around about now, you know the back-to-uni vibes will strike. Here are the 6 signs that you’re going back to uni… ONE Slowly but surely Halloween themed objects begin to infiltrate everyday […]

The 9 Stages of a UK Heatwave

The 9 Stages of UK Heatwave It’s happened, the weather forecasters have predicted a heatwave across the August Bank Holiday weekend. Stage One: The Weather Forecast You can tell this is the forecaster’s favourite show of the year, and they go all out with weather descriptions worthy of an English Lit A level. “The heat […]

3 days by train, at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

We’ve asked Ross from Edinburgh’s The Luxury Editor magazine to give us local tips for enjoying the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this month.   The famous Edinburgh Festival is now upon us! August heralds not only warm weather (hopefully), but also thousands of visitors to Edinburgh, all keen to be entertained. With so much going on, it can […]

3 days by train, in Leeds

We’ve asked Anna, Angel in the North, to give us the low down on the best of Leeds. So if you fancy a weekend away or even a mid-week break, read on…. Day 1 Near to the train station is Leeds’ newest shopping and socialising mecca, Trinity Leeds, you can easily pass a full day […]

3 days by train, in Harrogate

 Karl, the Yorkshire Dad, give us his ideal 3 days in Harrogate. Charles Dickens, one of Harrogate’s many famous visitors, described the town as “the queerest place with the strangest people leading the oddest lives of dancing, newspaper reading and dining”. Voted the happiest place to live time and time again, Harrogate is a truly […]

A new way to plan days out by train

Introducing Trainline’s Days Out tool… Just in time for the summer holidays we proudly present Days Out. The tool is designed so that you can fulfil your sense of adventure by train. All you need to know is your nearest station and how long you are happy to travel for. Put in your starting point, […]