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Duck and Waffle, London

Fancy a trip to the capital? You can get the train from Leeds to London in just over 2 hours – and it’s only £29 each way when you book up to one week ahead*. T&Cs apply. Book your tickets now.

Pack your bags, because we’re giving away a fabulous overnight stay in the capital!

How would you like to spend a luxurious weekend in London? That’s what’s up for grabs in our latest competition. Not only can you travel in style with First Class train tickets to the capital, but you’ll also get a one-night stay in the 5-star Threadneedles Hotel. Just add tickets to Madame Tussauds and an incredible meal at Duck & Waffle for an unforgettable weekend away.

Travel to London first class


With free wifi, cosy seats, power sockets and a scrumptious menu made with fresh ingredients sourced along the East Coast, travelling by train always trumps going by car, and it’s even better in First Class – which is why we’re giving away two Anytime Return Tickets from Leeds to London. They’re the most flexible tickets available, so you can travel whenever you want – and you’ll be there before you know it because Leeds to London takes just over 2 hours.

Spend a luxurious night at Threadneedles Hotel

Threadneedles Hotel

Credit: Threadneedles Hotel

Threadneedles is one of the finest 5-star hotels in London. The Grade-II listed building opened as a bank in 1856 before it was transformed into the hotel it is today in 2002. You’ll find it slap bang in the middle of the City of London, in a prime location by Bank station. Inside, it’s all refined opulence, with a striking lobby, bar and Marco Pierre White restaurant on the ground floor, and 74 bedrooms above. We’re giving away a one-night stay in a Luxury Room, with large windows offering panoramic city views, including breakfast.

Visit an incredible wax museum full of familiar faces

Tom Hardy at Madame Tussauds London

You can also bag two VIP tickets to Madame Tussauds London, one of the most iconic attractions in the Capital. It’s a wax museum filled with life-like recreations of celebrities and you can see everyone from Harry and Meghan to Usain Bolt, Kim Kardashian and Tom Hardy. But that’s not all – you’ll get Fast Track entry to beat the queues, prosecco for two and access to two theatrical shows, The Sherlock Holmes Experience and Alien: Escape.

Have a wonderful meal at Duck & Waffle

Duck and Waffle, London

At the top of Heron Tower, you’ll find the highest 24/7 restaurant in London – that’s right, you can eat at the ever-impressive Duck & Waffle during your trip. You’ll get dinner for two people with £150 to spend on food and drink. The menu is a playful take on traditional British cuisine and it’s designed for sharing. You can tuck into refined dishes like Angus Beef Tartare, Spiced Duck Doughnut, and of course, the signature dish, Duck and Waffle. Why not wash it all down with one of their creative cocktails?

Terms & Conditions

The free prize draw is open until 5pm on Friday 22nd February 2019. There is one prize available. The prize is split into four parts. 1) First Class Anytime Return tickets on LNER from Leeds to London Kings Cross for 2 people, travelling together. It is the responsibility of the winner to arrange their transport to and from LNER calling stations. 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: £728. 2) £150 to spend on food and drink for two people at Duck and Waffle provided as a gift voucher. Dinner must be pre-booked. Bookings subject to availability. Not valid on Bank Holidays or ticketed calendar dates. Not valid for bookings in December. All extras will be charged at full price plus service charge. Value: £150. 3) Two VIP adult tickets or one adult and one child ticket to Madame Tussauds London. Date must be mutually agreed in advance. Prize is as stated and cannot be substituted. Prize not valid between 19th and 21st April 2019 and on 25th December 2019. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotion. Prosecco will be substituted for a soft drink for children. Value: £116. 4) A one-night stay at Threadneedles Hotel. Prize available to redeem during weekends, from Friday to Sunday, by 30th June 2019. Subject to availability. Cannot be exchanged for cash or transferred to someone else. Please reserve by contacting the venue at saleshq@ytlhotels.co.uk. Please note that the sales office is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Value: £289. 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 (London North Eastern Railway), Leeds Digital Magazines or any agencies connected with the set up of this prize draw are not eligible to enter. All entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Please drink responsibly. Standard Leeds-List terms and conditions apply. *17,000 seats available 1 week before travel (correct as of 23/01/19).