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Posts in category: Train Travel

Using currency to choose your summer holiday

15 Jan 2015
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Booking a holiday is a great antidote to the winter blues that can be so hard to shake off before spring rolls around. A big break to look forward to or an escape from the cold, short, oppressive nights is just the tonic after the reality of a life without festive cheer sets in. Here we take a look at how currency exchange rates can determine where you go...

Cologne by Rail

My journey started at St. Pancras train station in London. I was looking forward to revisiting Cologne, the city of culture cradled by the Rhine. The joys of getting to Europe by train are obvious. No two-hour check in, convenient central locations and none of the cabin baggage restrictions that make us all so mad...

2FOR1 London Fun with South West Trains

27 Oct 2014
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With Christmas fast approaching and many people wanting to beat the Christmas shopping rush, now is a very good time to visit London to get ahead of the crowds. South West Trains have partnered with over 150 restaurants, bars and attractions to offer their rail travellers some excellent deals with their “2FOR1 London Fun” offer...

Enjoy a Later Summer Break with South West Trains

18 Sep 2014
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With summer still very much with us and temperatures set to be around 21 degrees Celsius this weekend in many parts of southern Britain, you may fancy taking a long weekend break down to scenic South West England as South West Trains is offering passengers exclusive 25% discounted off-peak return tickets every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of September...

Express Ticket Sale starts on Eurostar Today

28 Aug 2014
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With return fares from only £59, you may want to take the opportunity to grab a last minute trip to the Continent on Eurostar but you only have 13 days to take advantage of this snap sale...

Children can travel on Eurostar for just £1 this summer

16 Jul 2014
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If you are thinking or taking the family across to the Continent this summer then you might want to travel by train rather than plane or car, as Eurostar are offering two special rates when travelling from London’s St Pancras International. Children can travel each way for just £1...

The Channel Tunnel Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

23 Jun 2014
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When the Channel Tunnel opened 20 years ago, it was viewed as an engineering marvel and still to this day it has got to be ranked up there as one of the most remarkable engineering achievements in history along with the design of Concorde, both Anglo-French creations...

New Raymond Blanc Summer Menus for Eurostar

23 May 2014
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At the end of last month Eurostar launched its 2014 summer menus for its Business Premier carriages. Passengers will be treated to a new breakfast and wines along with a fresh lunch and dinner menu. Both Raymond Blanc and Eurostar are seriously passionate about using locally sourced and sustainable produce...

Eurostar Dresses ‘Kissing Couple’ Statues in New Uniforms at St Pancras Station

31 Jan 2014
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Here at our OMOTG luxury travel blog we have a certain fondness for St Pancras Station and its wonderful architecture and uniqueness. But this Tuesday travellers and commuters used to travelling through the station will probably have taken a second glance at the iconic 9 metre high giant bronze statues of the ‘kissing couple’ at the far end of the station...

Reducing First Class Carriages on Britain’s Trains

20 Jan 2014
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The British government is planning to force some rail companies to convert their First Class carriages into Standard Class. Our luxury travel blog takes a look at one such possible example. We are told there is too much space in First Class and not enough people are using it and so, to ease overcrowding in the standard carriages, there is talk of axing it...