With the festive season fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where best to soak in some Christmas atmosphere and get your shopping done, and there really is nowhere better than our nation’s capital.

With direct trains running daily from Bradford Interchange, you can sit back and relax and let Grand Central trains take you there, and back home again.

Arriving at Kings Cross station, there are plenty of things to do that won’t see you having to travel too far to experience something only London can give. Here’s some ideas for places to go while you’re there for the day, to really get you in the mood for the most wonderful time of the year!

Camden Market

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Positioned next to the iconic lock, Camden Market is buzzing with energy and creativity all year round, but in the run up to Christmas, it really steps it up a notch. With a unique atmosphere you’re unlikely to find anywhere else, Camden Market offers a fantastic opportunity to buy some quirky gifts, skate on an ice rink, visit Santa’s grotto and find more places to eat than you would ever need to choose from.

The market is transformed by the magical Christmas lights and is packed with a number of attractions, including lit up street art. It’s easy to while away a few hours here, so give yourself plenty of time to soak up everything Camden Market has to offer.

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

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With its yuletide market, made up of individual chalets lined along the banks of The Thames, Southbank Centre’s Winter Festival is sure to give you all the Christmas feels. Its combination of alternative shopping opportunities, food stalls, fairy lights and Christmas themed performances, are an antidote to the busy high streets of the capital.

With the London Eye and other famous attractions right next door, there is plenty to do around the Southbank Centre.

Carnaby Street

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Prepare to be dazzled by the amazing Christmas lights on Carnaby Street, which this year is called the ‘Carnaby Universe’ installation. With a solar system of neon lights moving across the sky above the shops, the folks at Carnaby Street really know how to put on a light show!

You’ll be right in the heart of the West End here, and with a multitude of shops and eateries to choose from, it’s easy to spend some quality time on the iconic street. But if you’re looking for a high street fix, you’ve got Oxford Street and Regent Street just a stone’s throw away.

All these attractions are just one direct tube journey from Kings Cross, making your day as stress free, affordable and enjoyable as possible. Make the most of a trip to the capital and experience something you can only ever find in London this Christmas!