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Ready to return to the capital? You and your family could be there in just over 2 hours 16 minutes if you travel by train. With free wifi and onboard charging points to keep tablets charged and children happy, you can sit back and enjoy the ride. Book now from just £30.

What better way to make the most of the capital than by bagging an amazing family-friendly weekend away in the Big Smoke with tons to do?

If you’ve been wanting to take the kids on a grand London adventure, this is the competition for you. We’re giving away a prize that will have you and yours in the capital in 2 hours and 16 minutes, with the joy of family-friendly first class seats to spirit you away. It includes a luxury hotel for 4, fab food at Benihana and Inamo, and passes for both London Zoo and Wonderlab at the Science Museum. It’s a brilliant way to treat the kids to an incredible weekend away, so get your entries in!

Travel to London in first class style

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Our lucky winner and their brood can slide into sleek and spacious seats with four First Class return tickets to London. Let the kids take those much-coveted window seats, so they can watch the world go by as you relax and kick back with loads of leg room. Take your pick of the menu to enjoy complimentary food and drinks throughout your journey, while the USB charging points, power sockets and free wifi ensure the kids can keep their tablets charged and themselves entertained as you speed to the capital. You’ll be in London and ready for your family adventure in no time.

Feast on award-winning Asian-fusion food with a difference at Inamo

Asian food inamo

Inamo isn’t your average pan-Asian restaurant. As well as serving up delicious Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Korean cuisine, it has interactive table surfaces that your children will love. You order beef fillet udon, panko prawns and halloumi yakitori in seconds, then entertain the kids on-table. Play vintage games, watch the chef-cam and find out what’s on nearby, all without leaving your seat – you can even do graffiti. With £120 to spend, you can feast in style with zero chance of the kids getting bored.

Tuck into teppanyaki at the brilliant Benihana

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When you go to a Benihana restaurant, you’re certain of a fun time. These teppanyaki restaurants deliver fresh flavours straight to your bowl, but it’s the way that they do it that makes it such an unforgettable experience. Your food is cooked right in front of you. The chef will immerse you in the meal, even flicking food for you to catch in your mouths. You can explore the best food from land and sea, while the kids get a brilliant introduction to Japanese grub.

Snooze in the lap of luxury at the whimsical Treehouse Hotel

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The Treehouse Hotel is one of the most unusual and charming places to stay in London. Perched above an office building, it weaves a woodland theme into a modern, stylish and oh-so-comfortable hotel. If you’re our lucky winner, you’ll spend the night in an interconnecting Skyline Queen Room, giving you two queen beds and plenty of space to relax before hitting the city. This playful base has cosy cushions, vintage furniture, Paddington Bears and priceless views of the London Eye, the Shard and more.

Step inside the world of science at the Wonderlab

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The Science Museum was already one of the capital’s must-see attractions, but the addition of the Wonderlab in 2016 took it up another notch. Here you’ll be surrounded by interactive elements that will help the kids learn about science in a playful and engaging way. They can head to the Matter Zone to join in live chemistry experiments, race down the giant friction slides or explore celestial wonders in the Space Zone. There are seven zones, explainers on hand and oodles of inspiring live shows and demonstrations.

Experience unforgettable animal magic at London Zoo

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! ZSL London Zoo is one of the world’s greatest places to visit animals from around the globe and our winner can take their family to meet piranhas, penguins and pygmy hippos. Sat on the edge of Regent’s Park, this is a zoo the kids will adore, full of incredible experiences and sights. The various habitats across the sprawling zoo means that you’ll encounter critters from all continents, whether they’re snoozing, playing or getting ready for feeding time.

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on 17th December 2021. There is one prize available. The prize is in six parts. 1) First Class Anytime Return tickets on LNER from Leeds to London Kings Cross for 4 people, travelling together. It is the responsibility of the winner to arrange their transport to and from LNER calling stations. LNER cannot guarantee that the journey will be on an Azuma train. 2 hours 16 minutes is the most common journey time, Monday to Friday. 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. Value: £1,456. 2) £120 to spend at Inamo Restaurant. The prize is a gift voucher, which will be provided by email to the winner. The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and no cash alternative is offered. It’s valid for 1 year and can be used at all times, excluding Saturdays from 12pm to 6pm. Use of the prize is subject to availability and must be booked in advance. The winner must inform the Inamo reservations team manager of the winner’s intention to use the prize when making the booking. The prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or with any set menu and can only be used once. Value: £120. 3) £265 to spend at Benihana. The prize is four meals to the value of £200 plus drinks to the value of £65. The winner and guests can dine at Benihana Piccadilly or Benihana Chelsea. The prize is non-transferable. The winner and their guests must agree to their image being used for publicity purposes. Value: £265. 4) An overnight stay for 4 at the Treehouse Hotel, London, in an interconnecting Skyline Queen Room. Based on availability. Blackout dates apply and the prize cannot be combined with any other offers. The prize is room only. Value: £899. 5) A Family Annual Pass Gift Voucher for Wonderlab at the Science Museum. Valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and must be redeemed by presenting the voucher at the Science Museum in London. Once redeemed the annual pass will be valid for 12 months from the date of the exchange. Gift vouchers cannot be refunded or exchanged. Children under the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult with a valid Wonderlab ticket. Value: £48. 6) A ticket for two adults and two children (aged 3-15 years) to London Zoo. These are flexi tickets, valid for 12 months. Tickets do not guarantee car park entry and parking charges are not included within the prize. Tickets are not valid for any special events. All prize winners and guests must comply with ZSL’s general terms of entry when visiting the Zoos. All prize winners and guests must comply with ZSL’s health and safety measures and the reasonable instructions of any member of ZSL staff when visiting the Zoos or participating in one of the experiences. These measures include our Covid-19 safety measures which are set out on our website. Value: £117.48. 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 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. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply.