Travel, maps and accommodation

Travel booking


Check train timetables

National Rail timetable

Best choice - book early to get APEX etc...

Good for last minute St Pancras journeys

Has a few off-peak bargain prices only available direct from GNER

Same as Trainline - has quick look-up for times

Live departure boards

Glasgow Central
Glasgow Queen Street
London Euston
London Kings Cross
London Kings Cross Thameslink
London St Pancras
London Victoria
London Waterloo
London Paddington
London Marylebone
London Liverpool Street
Luton Airport Parkway
Manchester Airport
Other stations


Still good value - but not like the old days (Luton/Gatwick/Stansted)


Some good deals at short notice (Heathrow, City)

British Midland (BMI)

More flexibility (LHR, LGW, LCY ...); more flights

British Airways (ticket sales)

Opodo (probably the best) - Aer Lingus, Air France, Alitalia, Austrian, British Airways, Finnair, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa

Travelocity -

Just the Flight - Good for seats on charters

e-bookers -


Click on a map of the UK or type in a place name to get the map. Locates on postcodes. Maps can be scaled up or down.

Similar service to Multimap

Digital maps - right down to street level - for major European countries, the USA and Canada. Type in a city, town or village name, or further narrow the search with a postcode or address.

(Ordnance Survey)
Maps at up to 1:250 000 scale for the whole of Great Britain are provided free for users to print for personal and internal business use. Either just click on the map to start browsing, or alternatively search by location name, postcode or grid reference.


Easy to use - clickthrough from BMI - good prices
Good source - online booking - shows real-time data on room availability

RAC Hotelfinder
On-line access to more than 3,000 RAC accredited and inspected hotels and guest accommodation across the UK and Ireland.

Traffic and travel

Transport for London
Real time travel information for the Underground - email alerts

London Transport
Service information - buses, tubes, DLR, rail and river services

Traffic and travel information, including traffic news and route planner (for the whole of Europe), and European motoring advice.

Traffic information for the whole of the UK by road or region - regularly updated by AA Roadwatch. Create detailed directions to destinations across Great Britain, Ireland and Continental Europe - includes turn by turn guidance and journey information.