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WIN a Weekend in London Worth Over £1,500 with a Michelin Star Feed, a Luxurious Lunch & Tickets to the London Eye

· Ali Turner · Competitions

If you only enter one competition this year, make it this one!

Galvin at Windows

Fancy a trip to London? Virgin Trains has a mighty fine offer for you – book a Standard Advance ticket at least 1 week before you travel and you’ll never pay more than £29 each way on direct trains from 10am-3pm, Mon-Fri. Book now...

First class tickets, Michelin Star dining and a ride on the London Eye – this is going to be epic.

Okay, we’re going to level with you. Right now, we’re crying inside because we can’t win this competition ourselves – it’s that good. You see, we’re giving you the chance to win the best weekend away you’ve ever had, complete with a Michelin Star feed, a trip on the London Eye and a luxurious lunch before you jump on the train and find your first class seats. Altogether, it’s worth over £1,500, so what are you waiting for? Get your entries in!

Travel to London first class

Virgin First Class

With plush new seats, fresh carpets and lovelier loos, not to mention onboard entertainment and free wifi when you book direct, travelling by train always trumps going by car, and it’s even better in First Class. Award-winning chef, James Martin, has revamped the menu, using locally-sourced ingredients to up the ante in the taste department – and you can couple your meal with free drinks, served at your table. This is the life!

Spend a night in a 5 star hotel

Principle London

This jaw-dropping prize includes a one-night stay at the new Principal London Hotel. It’s a Grade II listed building and it’s been given an £85 million refurbishment that not only restored the grande dame to its former glory, but also created a wonderful oasis in the form of the Palm Court. Our lucky winner will bag an overnight stay for two people sharing a superior double room, with breakfast in Burr & Co. coffee house the next morning.

Enjoy a Michelin Star feed at Galvin at Windows

Galvin at Windows

There’s nowhere better to eat in London. Galvin at Windows has all the glamour of the 1930s, with 360° views of the city and a Michelin Star to boot. It sits atop of the London Hilton on Park Lane, so you can look out over the London Eye, Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Wembley Stadium. We’re giving away a 3-course dinner for two, with an aperitif on arrival and a sommelier wine pairing. This is your chance to try Chef Patron Chris Galvin and Head Chef Joo Won’s French haute cuisine with dishes like raw Orkney scallops with toasted seaweed emulsion, limes, kohlrabi and soy vinaigrette.

See the city from on high on the Coca-Cola London Eye

Coca-Cola London Eye

The Coca-Cola London Eye is one of the capital’s most famous attractions – and you can do it in style, because we’re giving away a Champagne Experience for two. You’ll get fast-track entry, before you enjoy a glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne while you look out over the city. On a clear day, you can see 40 kilometres into the distance – look out for the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and St.Paul’s Cathedral.

Grab lunch before you go home at Granary Square Brasserie

Granary Square Brasserie

From the team behind The Ivy Collection, Granary Square Brasserie is a contemporary British restaurant that brings a little bit of luxury to King’s Cross. It’s the perfect stop before you head back to Leeds, so we’re throwing in an extravagant lunch – you’ll get a cocktail or a glass of champagne on arrival before you tuck into a delicious 3-course lunch worth up to £180. From aromatic duck curry to whole seabass and slow roasted lamb shoulder, there’s a little something for everyone.

Terms & Conditions

Competition. The free prize draw is open until 5pm on 13th April 2018. There is one prize available. The prize is split into 5 parts. 1) First Class return tickets from Leeds to London. Value: £728. 2) A one night bed & breakfast stay for you and your guest at The Principal London only, to stay between 1st June and 30th November 2018. Subject to availability. Any additional expenses, including beverages incurred during the stay must be paid in full prior to departure. Value: £350. 3) A champagne experience for 2 individuals at Merlin Entertainments’ attraction: The Coca-Cola London Eye. Value: £73.80. 4) A 3-course lunch for two at Granary Square Brasserie with a cocktail or a glass of champagne on arrival. Value: £150. 5) A 3-course set menu with an aperitif on arrival, a matching wine arrangement as per sommelier and water, coffee & tea. Value: 300. 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 Virgin Trains, 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. Coca-Cola London Eye. Children aged 3 and under have free entry at The Coca-Cola London Eye. Visitors aged 15 years and under must be accompanied by a person aged 18 and over at The London Eye. The prize must be redeemed by 31st December 2018. Date must be mutually agreed in advance of the visit between the winner and the attractions. A contact name, number and email address must be provided so that the attractions can contact the winner and award the tickets/book them directly into a time slot as necessary. The attraction has the right to approve or disapprove the selected dates in its absolute discretion. Please check attraction websites for updated opening times and Terms & Conditions before your visit. The Attractions reserve the right in their absolute discretion to refuse entry and to close and/or alter all or any part of the facilities including closure of rides and/or attractions and removal of figures for technical, operational, health and safety or other reasons including over-capacity. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The winners and their companion are responsible for any expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prizes, including any necessary travel arrangements, costs, travel documentation, hotels, meals or alcohol. Prizes are subject to availability and subject to the individual attraction’s Terms & Conditions. Weekends and some peak periods may be unavailable. The tickets are not valid on 25th, 26th, 30th and 31st of December 2018. Prize cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or ticket. The tickets can only be used by the prize winner and as stipulated. The tickets are non-transferable and not for resale. Any purported or attempted transfer or sale of or other misuse of the tickets will render them automatically void. In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. For full Attraction restrictions, visit www.londoneye.com. Full terms and conditions. The Mighty Fine £29. Book a Standard Advance ticket up to 1 week before travel, and never pay more than £29 each way. Available on all direct Virgin Trains between Leeds or Wakefield and London, Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 3pm when booked up to 1 week before travel. Subject to availability.