City Breaks

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
From cult hero to England’s bard: explore the London destinations that made Shakespeare
Every 23 April the world celebrates William Shakespeare’s birth, and to help mark the occasion, we explore the bard’s life as it was lived in the country’s capital, visiting some of the places and objects that helped define him. more >
15th April 2019
Win a five-course dinner with wine at this London Easter hunt
London Shell Co are holding a special event in Paddington and Maida Vale, and the winner gets a dinner for two worth £210. more >
11th April 2019
Much more than a commuter town: why we love Reading
The largest town in Britain is a fun and vibrant place to visit – easy to explore when you take the train more >
28th 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