Shopping

Flower power: five florid markets in London
Channel your inner flower power this spring at these London markets and shops, selling fresh bouquets that are, quite simply, the best of the bunch. Make these fab floral destinations a feature of your travel itinerary when you take a train to London Paddington station this season. more >
23rd April 2019
Get more laughs in your life with these four fun joke shops
Whoopee cushions and wind-up teeth, squirty pens and stink bombs, itching powder and plastic dog poo. These classic gags are the must-have accessories for April Fool’s Day antics more >
1st April 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
Top Christmas markets on the GWR network
Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a trip to a seasonal market, so why not hop on a Great Western train to one of these destinations where you’ll find stalls brimming with brilliant gift ideas more >
7th December 2018
Get festive at these awesome Christmas shops
‘Tis the season to go tinsel mad. If you’re looking for the biggest and bling-est baubles, the greatest and most garish garlands or the ultimate Santa Claus for your living room window, these awesome Christmas shops from across the network are a must-visit. more >
3rd December 2018