Activities

Afternoon tea, flower arranging and luxury cinema going: five Mother’s Day ideas you can reach by train
Spoil your mum with the ultimate day of treats. From a luxurious spa trip to a delicious afternoon tea, make sure you put aside time for hanging out with the most remarkable woman in your life more >
18th March 2019
Five ways to celebrate St Patrick’s Day in London
From the annual parade in Piccadilly to the Trafalgar Square festivities, here are some great ways to join in the craic this St Patrick’s Day. It’s quick and easy to visit London by train for the celebrations on 15–17 March, and raise a glass to commemorate the patron saint of Ireland. more >
13th March 2019
Cheltenham Festival 2019: everything you need to know
Get ready for one of the biggest racing events of the year, with four exciting competition days lined up. Book your train tickets to Cheltenham Spa station early to get the best fares available. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the most prestigious jump racing events in 2019. more >
6th March 2019
Celebrate World Book Day with these five great independent bookshops
We’re getting into the literary spirit on this very special day. Here are five top independent bookshops taking part in this year’s World Book Day celebrations, and better yet, they’re just a hop, skip and jump from GWR train stations. more >
4th March 2019
Swing into spring with these five top jazz and blues concerts
Get into the groove this season and check out these awesome gigs taking place across the network, including the hottest stars of jazz and blues. When travelling to the gig, make sure you book your train in advance and get the best fares available. more >
17th February 2019