Good evening, everyone.
Two quick questions:
When purchasing train tickets, I selected London Paddington as the place to pick up all of my tickets for travel throughout the country (so of course, even for the trains that don't go anywhere near London). London Paddington is the first railway station I'll be using, so I figured that it would be easiest to pick up my many tickets at one time, rather than pick up tickets each time I visit a station.
I imagine not, but are there any issues with this plan? Will all of my tickets be available to collect at London Paddington?
Also - I got windowless seats on our journey Oxford-York (no way to select my seats - they were chosen for me). I have read here and there that one is able to just sit where ever, if there isn't a ticket attached to the seat (or if there is a ticket, can sit there until they get to the station that the ticket starts at). Can you confirm? It's a long trip - I'd like to be able to look out the window. I tried to find a way to change my seats, but I can't figure out how (all journeys were purchased on First Great Western's site).
Thanks so much!