Trains have long captured romantic imaginations, with images of steam-filled platforms and bidding adieu to lovers with dainty handkerchiefs. This Valentine's Day, capture a little of that romance for yourself and take a train journey of your own with redspottedhanky.com.
Don't say goodbye to that special someone at the train station on Valentine's Day - take him or her along with you for a special romantic getaway.
Britain's capital has long been considered a great city for people in love, making trains to London a favourite for special occasions. Spend quality time together on Valentine's Day by holding hands and wandering through its beautiful Hyde Park, cuddling during a fantastic West End performance or gazing into each other's eyes over a romantic meal at one of London's Michelin-starred eateries.
Britain's historic towns are also lovely destinations for romantic trips by rail on Valentine's Day. Board one of the trains to Oxford , Cambridge or York , and you're sure to enjoy exploring the idyllic city centres, beautiful buildings, historic attractions and friendly pubs together.
If you have to go it alone this 14th of February, don't despair. Find your own romance on Valentine's Day trains. In the 19th century, WH Smith established train station bookstalls to sell melodramas designed for train-travellers on long journeys. Still there today, you can pick up a saucy romance novel, pop a few love songs onto your iPod and whisk yourself away on your own romantic journey this Valentine's Day. And be sure to take along an embroidered handkerchief - just in case you meet that special someone on the platform.
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