I had a rough plan for my time in New York City and it consisted of all the things I’d wanted to see on previous visits, but hadn’t got around to. Only a few things on the list were what might you call a classic New York attraction.Grand Central Terminal in Midtown is surely one of the prettiest public spaces in all of the city. It was Mum‘s favourite. You can book a self-guided tour throughout the day, but I booked myself onto the daily guided tour. It costs $30 and lasts around 90 minutes. If, like me, you’re interested in the history of Grand Central, then this is the tour for you. I thought that the volunteer guide pitched it at exactly right level. We were a small group, just 4 of us and all native English speakers, so it was quite personal and we were able to ask plenty of questions.
One thing: my guide-book said that the booking office was in the main concourse at the window with GTC Tour engraved in the marble. It’s not, probably because banks of ticket offices are being refurbished. Currently the booking office can be found tucked away near Track 11 in Greybar Passage. You’re welcome.