Belmond British Pullman – UK

Journeys on the famous Belmond British Pullman are something to savour. Departing from London Victoria Station, you are invited to visit some great places of interest in southern Britain including country houses, cities, castles and sporting events. On board this historic train you will get to enjoy the splendour of the beautifully restored carriages whilst enjoying some of Britain’s finest food and drinks. Book a trip to enjoy a classic Afternoon Tea or signature Golden Age of Travel lunch or push the boat out and book an indulgent, dressed-up dinner with a renowned celebrity chef. Fancy yourself as an amateur sleuth? Then don’t miss the train’s exciting Murder Mystery trip. 

Prices from: £297
Departing from: London Victoria Station
Journey length: 1 day

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Belmond British Pullman journey

You can choose from fun-filled foodie day trips, visits to beautiful country houses like Highclere Castle and Blenheim Palace and sporting events like Royal Ascot. Whether it’s an eggs benedict brunch, five course lunch, Champagne Veuve Clicquot Afternoon Tea or a special five course dinner with a celebrity chef such as Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux Jr on board, every meal and drink on board is special.

The food focuses on the best British seasonal fare so expect dishes like spring lamb and venison – all accompanied by fine wines and a host of indulgent extras. The Belmond British Pullman runs all year round with prices from £297 per person for a round day trip from London including brunch and afternoon tea. 

The train

There are 11 carriages on board the Belmond British Pullman, each with its own charm and distinctive personality. Each Pullman carriage has been faithfully restored to its original glory and passengers will love their antique-style marquetry, vintage lighting and heritage upholstery. The Belmond British Pullman consists of Pullman coaches dating from the 1920s to 1950s. Each carriage has a rich history – for example, Minerva boasts fine Edwardian-style marquetry, Zena was used in the film Agatha while Perseus served as famed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s funeral train in 1965.

Why we love it

A trip on this unique train gives guests the chance to enjoy the romance of the golden era of train travel as well as enjoying all-inclusive five-star British fare, served in high class restaurant style. All the tables on board are dressed with elegant glasses, crisp linen and beautiful flowers and the carriages offer guests combinations of one, two or three-seat tables with some four-seat private compartments. You can even select a private compartment for two – perfect for proposing in unforgettable style. If you like to get dressed up the special ‘Chef on board trips’ are strictly black-tie affairs. 

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