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Hop on an LNER train and head down to London for a wonderfully romantic weekend with your other half.

Luxurious five star hotels, elegant restaurants and the glitzy West End – London is wonderfully romantic, so what better way to treat yourself and your partner than with a trip to the capital? We’re giving one lucky winner the ultimate couples trip to the big city, complete with First Class LNER train travel, a hotel stay, theatre tickets and restaurant vouchers. It doesn’t get better than this, so don’t miss out – enter now.

Travel to London First Class with LNER

Azuma Train

If you’re our lucky winner you’ll start your trip in style, cruising down to London in the comfort of First Class on a high-speed LNER train. Oh yes, that means access to the First Class lounge at Leeds Station, ultra-comfy reclining seats and complimentary food and drinks throughout your journey. With delicious, locally-sourced goodies to enjoy, you’ll be in London before you know it. Now that’s worth raising a glass to.

Dig into tacos and tequila at Casa Pastor

Casa Pastor

Our winner will enjoy a romantic lunch for two at chic taqueria Casa Pastor – just a hop, skip and a jump away from Kings Cross. The Diablito Margarita is sure to set sparks flying, made with El Jimador Reposado, Ancho Reyes chilli liqueur and a jalapeño salt rim, while the octopus and confit pork belly taco will satisfy the most seasoned of foodies. After something heartier? A stellar sharing menu is crowned by a melt-in-your-mouth short rib and bone marrow platter.

Cosy up at the five star Great Northern Hotel

Great Northern Hotel

Once you’ve had your fill of bebidas, it’s time to check into your accommodation for the night – The Great Northern Hotel, an effortlessly stylish boutique literally seconds from King’s Cross Station. You’ll be greeted with cocktails and nibbles on arrival, which you can enjoy within the lavish surrounds of the hotel bar. As for your room, you’ll have a choice of Heritage or Victorian style – both are wonderfully inviting, complete with a kingsize bed and impressive city views.

Wine & dine at the stunning Bourne & Hollingsworth

Bourne & Hollingsworth

The elegant Bourne & Hollingsworth is your destination for dinner. This gorgeous brasserie is easy on the eye – expect lush greenery and floor-to-ceiling windows – with epic food to boot. Kick things off with a cocktail, followed by a glass of wine from their extensive selection, then dig into a lovingly-prepared three-course meal. Expect a British-inspired menu that champions local, seasonal produce in the form of dishes like ham hock terrine and roast cod.

Hit the West End for a show

West End London

Nothing screams romance like a night at the theatre, and that’s exactly where our lucky winner is heading. Land this prize and you’ll pick up two tickets to a show of your choice from Society of London Theatre. So, what will it be? Join Dorothy for an adventure in The Wizard of Oz at the Palladium, or sing your hearts out at the crowd-pleasing Mamma Mia! But for a bonafide classic, it has to be the historic Les Misérables – there’s a reason it’s the longest-running musical in the world.

Enjoy brunch with a view at The Lighterman

The Lighterman

Before you hop on your train home, there’s time for a spot of brunch. The Lighterman is a stunning bar and eatery on the banks of the Regent’s Canal. Grab a seat on the terrace and take your pick from the menu – the fried chicken Benedict is a spicy take on an old classic – then sup on cocktails and champagne as you reminisce on the night before. With the station just a stone’s throw away and £150 to spend, you’ve got plenty of time to relax and enjoy the morning sun, drink in hand.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 26th May 2023. There is one prize available. The prize is in six parts. 1) First Class LNER tickets from Leeds to London and back for 2 people, to the value of £1031.20. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash or prize alternative available. Tickets must be used within 6 months of the competition closing, and will be issued within 10 working days of the winner accepting the prize. LNER travel is subject to availability and excludes peak travel dates: Tuesday March 28th to Sunday April 16th 2023, Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2023, Friday 5th May to Monday 8th May 2023, Friday 26th May to Sunday 4th June 2023 and Friday 25th August to Monday 28th August inclusive. 2) One night's stay at Great Northern Hotel in your choice of either a Heritage or Victorian bedroom plus 2 cocktails from Little Bar with a choice of 3 nibbles. Bookings are subject to availability. 3) £150 voucher to spend on lunch at El Pastor. T&Cs will be stated on the voucher. Vouchers are non-refundable, and you must use it all at once. Voucher can be used at any of the El Pastor sites. 4) £65 per person to spend at Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings. This covers 2x cocktails, 2x three course meals and 2x glasses of house wine). The offer is valid for one year and to claim you need to email with proof that you won the competition and make a booking. The prize is valid for dinner only, Weds-Sat, subject to availability and cannot be exchanged for cash. The prize will not be honoured if a booking hasn't been made. 5) £200 in Theatre Tokens courtesy of Official London Theatre to spend at a choice of 300 theatres nationwide, including all of London’s West End. View terms & conditions. 6) £150 voucher to spend on brunch at The Lighterman, can be spent any day of the week. Available on all dishes & drinks but not to be used in conjunction with any other discounts or set menus. This free prize draw is open to UK residents with a valid UK postal address only. One winner will be randomly selected from the database of entrants who completed the prize draw online entry form. Employees and family of LNER, Great Northern Hotels, El Pastor, Bourne & Hollingsworth, Official London Theatre, The Lighterman, Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. The winner will be contacted by email. The winner must confirm that they’re eligible and able to accept within 24 hours of the email being sent. If a winner does not contact us within this time period, we reserve the right to choose another winner at random from all other eligible entries. Subject to availability. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply. Cover image credit: Alev Takil.