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Tag Archives: cheap London train tickets

Wet Your Whistle on the Oktoberfest Rail Ale Trail

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There are few better times to be a beer fan than during Oktoberfest (22 September – 7 October 2012). But while our Bavarian cousins might be calling last orders on 7 October, you can still sample a huge range of fine ales and beers and take part in Oktoberfest celebrations all month-long in the UK, all while raising your glass to this traditional German beer festival.

Just check redspotedhanky.com for cheap train tickets before you hop on board the Oktoberfest Rail Ale Trail. And read on to find out more about our top 3 Oktoberfest celebrations for you to enjoy …
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Wet Your Whistle on August’s Rail Ale Trail

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Recover from this summer’s excitement with some quality brews at some of the UK’s best ale festivals. Check our journey planner before you set off to save money better spent on sampling some fine ales and ciders.

Read on to find out more about August’s Rail Ale Trail …

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Wet Your Whistle on July’s Rail Ale Trail

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Take the train to July’s beer festivals and you’ll be covered whether the sun’s streaming or the rain’s falling. Just check for cheap train tickets before you go and you could save money to spend on your entrance fee or a few special ciders or ales to take home with you.

Read on to find out more about July’s Rail Ale Trail …

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5 of the strangest things left on trains …

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You might expect the UK’s railway stations’ lost luggage office to be full of wallets, phones and umbrellas. But sometimes passengers leave the strangest things behind on trains.

Read on for our top five tales about things that bemused conductors have found on trains. And if you’re forgetful, put a note in your diary to remind you to check our journey planner for cheap train tickets, car hire and hotel rooms before you set off on your next trip.

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Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee – with some regal railway posters

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The Diamond Jubilee celebrations kick off this month – and we’re gearing up to celebrate with Her Maj. Take a look at our pick of royal-themed vintage railway posters to see how regal celebrations and destinations were advertised to rail passengers in years gone by.

And if you’re heading off to a Jubilee event soon, don’t forget to check our website before you set off – you could make some right royal savings when you book your train tickets, car hire and hotel accommodation with us.

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Take the train to…Sci-Fi-London

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Take the train to London for the May Bank Holiday weekend and you can enjoy a fantastical journey into the world of science fiction.

Read on to find out more about the 2012 Sci-Fi-London Festival. And make sure you check out our journey planner for cheap train tickets too.

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Take the train to … to World Photo London

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World Photo London (27 – 29 April 2012) is a must-attend event for all photographers, whether you’re a professional or just starting out. And, if you head to London for the event, you’ll also be able to enjoy seeing some stunning images in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition too.

Read on to find out more. And make sure you check out our journey planner for cheap train tickets to London first – you could get to see great snaps for a snip.

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The Bard’s birthday – 5 must-dos for Shakespeare lovers in Stratford-upon-Avon

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Although nobody really knows the date on which Shakespeare was born, it’s officially celebrated on 23 April. That’s St. George’s Day too, so it’s the perfect time for patriotic play-lovers to party, by taking the train to one of England’s most famous son’s birthday celebrations.

Read on for our top five must-do activities for Shakespeare fans – and check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you head off.

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Travel back in time with our pick of Boat Race-inspired vintage railway posters

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This year’s Boat Race may have been controversial, but watching the light and dark blues battling their way down the Thames still had us dreaming of spired university cities and messing about on the water. And these vintage railway posters show just how long people have been travelling to Oxford, Cambridge and London by train.

If you fancy heading off on a Boat Race-inspired trip of your own, check our journey planner to find cheap train tickets before you set off.

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3 places to go, by train, for International Guitar Month

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It’s International Guitar Month – celebrate it by jumping aboard a train and heading to one of our three must-visit spots for guitar fans.

Read on for our top three places to go by train for International Guitar Month – and check our journey planner for cheap train tickets before you head off on our gee-tar holy grail.

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