lner Zetter

Travel from Leeds to London from £29.70 one way, in as little as 2 hours 16 minutes* when travelling with LNER. Book your tickets now.

Enjoy the best of the capital with your chance to win a sustainable trip away to London with loads of extras.

A trip to London is always a good idea, and if you win this competition you can get down there and back in a greener way – by train courtesy of LNER. That’s not all, however. You’ll also get to learn how to make delicious pastries at a cookery class, enjoy afternoon tea at a swanky hotel, pick up vintage threads, enjoy dinner for two and then enjoy a room for the night to rest your heads after a thrilling day. What are you waiting for?

Travel to London in First Class luxury

LNER Azuma Train

If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll get a pair of LNER First Class return tickets from Leeds to London. Getting the train to the capital isn’t just one of life’s simple pleasures – relax, order up some food and drink or use the free wifi – it’s also much more sustainable than the alternative ways to travel. Leeds to London with LNER produces a fraction of the emissions a car or plane journey pumps into the atmosphere – a 70% reduction in CO2 compared to a car, even more for a plane^. You’ll arrive relaxed and ready to take on the Big Smoke, having produced less of it.

Make pastries like a pro at a Cookery School class

Croissants and pastries

Cookery School at Little Portland Street is in the heart of London’s West End, and our competition winner will get a crash course in making French breakfast pastries – and you get to eat them too! You and your guest can master pastry-making together, conjuring up tempting brioche, croissants, pain au chocolat and more. It’s London’s most sustainable cookery school, with the highest possible three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Take tea for two at the oh-so-chic Zetter Townhouse


Credit: Steven Joyce

There’s little better than afternoon tea at a swanky London hotel, and our winner will get to take theirs at either The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone or Clerkenwell. You can expect fabulous finger sandwiches, such as pulled short rib beef or egg and summer truffle, along with Croque Monsieur, smoked salmon quiche and freshly baked scones. Add in sweet treats such as strawberry and lime curd choux, and you’re in for a treat. Not just that, these are highly energy efficient hotels with a Green Tourism Gold Award.

Rest your head for the night in leafy Chiswick at room2

Room2 Hotel London

Credit: room2

Also known as The Chiswick Hometel, room2 is situated in one of the most handsome suburbs in the capital. You’ll have a room for two for the night, along with a light breakfast. Snuggle up in your large king bed (or opt for twins), enjoy the fully-equipped kitchen and then head out into the neighbourhood. To keep your trip as ecologically sound as possible, this is the world’s first net-zero hotel, 89% more efficient than your typical UK hotel. That should help you sleep soundly.

Pick up some timeless vintage gear at Beyond Retro

Beyond Retro

Credit: Peter Stimson Photos

Fancy picking up some pre-loved pieces while you’re in London? You’ll have a £50 voucher to spend at Beyond Retro, who specialise in vintage and secondhand clothing, but who are also on a mission to reduce clothing waste. Whether you’re looking to recreate an 80s look or want to go all the way back to the 60s, they’ve got something for you, from coats and dresses through to knitwear and retro T-shirts. With so many beautiful items to choose from, it’s the perfect way to make your wardrobe more sustainable.

Feast on fab food at The Corner Bar & Kitchen

The Corner Bar & Kitchen London

Credit: The Corner Hotel

The Corner is one of London’s greenest hotels, slashing water use and CO2 emissions. Close to the lively Brick Lane, it’s where you’ll get to enjoy dinner at their Bar & Kitchen. The head chef here is keen to reduce food waste, and puts the emphasis on sustainably-sourced ingredients. Just as importantly, it’s all delicious. From barbecue pork belly wraps to battered tofu, chicken gyros to tempura vegetables, there’s something for all diners with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options.

*At least 10,000 seats available at stated price or lower between 31.10.22 to 15.12.22. Subject to availability. Standard Advance off peak services only, Monday to Friday. 2 hours 16 minutes is the most common journey time between Leeds and London King's Cross, Monday to Friday. ^Based on LNER Carbon Calculator.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Thursday 15th December 2022. There is one prize available. The prize is in six parts. 1) First Class Return tickets on LNER from Leeds to London Kings Cross for 2 people, travelling together. 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. Value: lowest possible first class fare on LNER from Leeds to London Kings Cross is valued at £48.30 one way, bringing the value of the prize to £193.20. LNER travel is subject to availability and excludes peak travel dates: 17 December 2022 to 2 January 2023, 11 February 2023 to 19 February 2023, 28 March to 16 April 2023, 3 May to 6 May, 26 May to 29 May inclusive. Value: £193.20. 2) A French Breakfast Pastries class for two at Cookery School at Little Portland Street, London. Non-transferable, not redeemable for cash, subject to availability. Value: £30. 3) Afternoon tea for two at Zetter Hotels. Can be taken at The Zetter Townhouse in either Marylebone or Clerkenwell. Available Wednesday to Sunday at Marylebone, weekends only at Clerkenwell. Valid for 6 months. Will be issued as a voucher. Value: £98. 4) An overnight stay for 2 at room2 Chiswick. Includes light breakfast. Subject to availability and blackout dates may apply. Value: £250 5) A £50 voucher to spend at Beyond Retro. Value: £48. 6) A meal for 2 at The Corner London City, Bar & Kitchen. Prize can only be used in one sitting, cannot be exchange for monetary value. Menu is subject to change, valid for 12 months from prize date. Value: £90. 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, Leeds Digital Magazines, any of the companies providing prizes or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. No cash alternative. Non-transferable. 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. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. By signing up to LNER marketing, you are agreeing to Leeds-List transferring your data to LNER. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply. Cover image Credit: Steven Joyce