Top tips for taking the train when Christmas shopping on the Greater Anglia network

Published on: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Last updated: Monday, 19 December 2022

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Published 07/11/2018

Who doesn’t love a bit of seasonal shopping in town – and how better to do it than by train? Here are our top tips to make your festive gift-buying go with a swing

1 Book early and take advantage of our amazingly cheap advance tickets (, which offer you the best time to travel at the lowest available fare – meaning you’ve got more to spend on those all-important presents.

2 If your shopping ends up being a little more impromptu, then our off-peak fares ( offer excellent value for money. And if you’re off for festive fun with friends, GroupSave ( is the way to go, offering a third off for up to nine adults travelling together.

3 For the ease of doing all your shopping under one roof, hop on the train to Westfield Stratford City (, where you’ll find over 250 stores, as well as more than 80 places to eat and drink, bowling and a 17-screen cinema.

4 Why not maximise your shopping time and stay overnight in town? We have some fantastic deals on hotels – go to for more information. Plus, if you’re staying overnight in London, save on your return train tickets with our special London Overnight Return. For details, see