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Top five summer survival tips

With FGW you can make the most of the sun this summer thanks to cheap rail fares and discounts on events and attractions, exclusive to FGW passengers. Here’s five essential tips for making it a summer to remember.

1. Bloody Mary

For some, there’s no better cure for a sore head than a Bloody Mary – making sure you get just the right amount of Tabasco Sauce. You’ll be hard pushed finding a better Bloody Mary than at gastropub Smiths of Smithfield, London, which offers a special weekend menu.

Get there: Smithfield London; Nearest tube, Farringdon

2. Cooked breakfast

Catering for meat eaters, vegetarians and the just plain hungry, Fistral Chef in Newquay offers straightforward cooked breakfasts that would put your mum’s efforts to shame. You can make the most of your time in Cornwall with FGW’s amazing offers on local events and attractions.

Get there: Take FGW train to Newquay

3. Spa day out

Think ahead and book yourself in for a day of pampering at the relaxing Thermae Bath Spa. Indulge in a wide choice of treatments including facials to body wraps, and let your worries melt away…

Get there: Take FGW train to Bath Spa

4. Home cinema

When spending a day recovering indoors you’ll need plenty to keep you amused. Offering a wide range of classics from the artier end of the spectrum, the BFI Filmstore stocks plenty of DVDs for your home cinema.

Get there: Waterloo, London; Nearest tube, Waterloo

5. Farmers market

If guilt-free retail therapy is what you’re looking for, head over to the farmers’ market in Stroud. The Stroud Special train ticket entitles you to a range of discounts in shops, cafes and restaurants in Stroud.  Ask at the ticket office for more information. 

Get there: Take FGW train to Stroud