Experience the Garden of England on the British Pullman, A Belmond Train
Dress to impress and step into a world of decadence aboard the British Pullman, A Belmond Train. This splendid train transports you back to an age when train travel was utterly luxurious, where passengers sat in comfortable armchairs to savour the views in comfort and were wined and dined as they travelled.
Our day trip to Kent from London evokes the Golden Age of Travel. You'll board the British Pullman at London Victoria, checking in at the plush ticket office and waiting at the private platform, before smartly dressed stewards show you to your seat, set around tables of two, three or four. Each carriage has a name, a fascinating history, and a distinct style and personality. Perhaps you'll board Audrey (that once carried Queen Elizabeth II) or Pheonix (the favourite carriage of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother), or maybe Cygnus, a carriage recently reimagined by American filmmaker Wes Anderson and opulently furnished in fine fabrics.
As the train pulls away from the station, you'll sip a perfectly chilled glass of champagne as the urban landscape evolves into Kent countryside. Soon, you'll relax over a delicious and imaginative, seasonal five-course lunch by Head Chef Jon Freeman, complemented by the sommelier's selection of wines. This farm to plate adventure is inspired by Kent's finest quality produce from tasty asparagus, cherries and apples to Romney Marsh lamb and Whitstable oysters. The Chef has handpicked each supplier, farmer and artisan producer for their passion and devotion to quality.
Savour the last hour of your round trip back to London, sipping on tea and coffee served alongside petit fours as you gaze outside at the beautiful scenery.
Other departure dates are available throughout 2023, please call to enquire.
Reasons to book
Savour a five-course lunch
Sip sommelier-selected wines
Relax on board
Alight in Kent
Admire the 1920s carriages
Enjoy a champagne moment
- Round trip travel aboard the British Pullman luxury train (estimated departure time 9am, estimated time of return 7.45pm)
- Welcome Champagne on board
- Sumptuous five-course lunch
- Wine specially selected by the sommelier
- Coffee, tea and petits fours
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Meet at London Victoria where you'll board the glamorous British Pullman as your day trip begins. Soon, the train departs, and a glass of chilled champagne is in your hand. As you travel out of London and into the Kent countryside, savour a delicious five-course feast crafted from the tastiest seasonal ingredients and complemented by the sommelier's choice of wines.
As you gaze out of the window to the scenery beyond, feel time slow down, enjoy the buzz in the carriage and relish the atmosphere of a golden age.
The route takes you via Canterbury to Dover, where you alight briefly onto the platform for some lively entertainment and tempting local refreshments. Back on board, the train begins its return journey via Folkestone and Paddock Wood. Coffee is served before you arrive back at London Victoria.
The Belmond British Pullman
With its silver service, and luxurious interiors, the Belmond British Pullman is stylish and opulent - an unforgettable way to travel.
Style and Character
With Art Deco features, starched white linen tables, bespoke china and sumptuous interior, this is a train with the style, elegance and opulence of yesteryear. This is the sort of train journey where you dress to look fabulous.
You will enjoy impeccable service throughout your journey.
Carriages are the height of luxury. Each is individually named with a unique story to tell.
Food and Drink
Expect the very best of British cuisine, including a sumptuous three-course brunch and four-course lunch.