Belmond British Pullman

Discover the UK’s Orient Express, the British Pullman
Belmond British Pullman

The British Pullman offers 1930’s style luxury train travel across the UK

The choice of royalty and a star of the silver screen, the Belmond British Pullman is a fully restored 1920s luxury train and easily one of the most luxurious in the United Kingdom. With eleven whimsically-named authentic carriages, each unique in décor and with different stories to tell, the British Pullman takes all its passengers back to the Golden Age of travel with its heritage upholstery, antique-style marquetry and vintage lighting. The Belmond British Pullman specialises in luxurious day trips departing from London Victoria and visits some of the highlights of Great Britain. Every journey aboard is truly unique and offers passengers a genuine insight to rail travel at its finest.

The Belmond British Pullman at a glance

Journeys through the UK
Journeys throughout the UK
Passengers
Up to 226 passengers
Authentic
11 authentic carriages
Tables & Seating
Tables for one, two or three
Four Seat Private Tables
Four-seat private compartments
Groups & Charters
Groups & charters available

The Belmond British Pullman discount codes

Save 5% on any British Pullman journey when you use discount code ‘Orient5’ at the checkout.

Authentic & expertly restored 1930’s Pullman Carriages

Experience the Golden Age of travel for yourself
Belmond British Pullman Carriages
Hauling eleven distinctive Pullman carriages, each restored to their original 1930’s condition, there is plenty of choice when it comes to exploring the train or choosing where to be seated. Each of the carriages have been given their very own names to reflect their own distinctive décor. Royalty have ridden aboard these carriages and the British Pullman was even used as Winston Churchill’s funeral train, making this one of the most famous trains in the world with exciting historic stories to tell.

Each Pullman carriage seats between 20 and 26 passengers with combinations of one, two or three seat tables and four-seat private compartments. Larger parties may be seated across numerous tables and at busy times couples may share a table of four, however there is always the opportunity to request a private table upon booking.

Cygnus

Reserved for use by Royalty and visiting Heads of State, Cygnus was featured in the film ‘Agatha’ with Vanessa Redgrave and Dustin Hoffman. Cygnus was also used in the special festival of Britain in 1951.
Belmond British Pullman Cygnus

Audrey

Repaired in 1947 following damage from an air raid in 1940, Audrey has carried the Queen, the Queen Mother and H.R.H. Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh. Audrey also transported the Queen to visit Sussex University in 1964.
Belmond British Pullman Audrey

Gwen

In 1948, Gwen was used alongside sister car Mona to transport H.M Queen Elizabeth, and later the Queen Mother, to Brighton. Gwen ceased service in 1972 and was preserved as a restaurant at the Horseless Carriage, Essex.
Belmond British Pullman Gwen

Ibis

Constructed in 1925 and sold to Italy before being purchased by the Pullman Car Company in 1928 and returning to Britain for the Golden Arrow service. Ibis was also used until 1952 for Cunard boat train service between Victoria and Southampton before retiring in 1968.
Belmond British Pullman Ibis

Ione

Originally a First Class kitchen car constructed in 1928, Ione served on Ocean Liner services in Bournemouth until 1939 before running on the Queen of Scots, Golden Arrow, Yorkshire Pullman and many others before retiring in 1968.
Belmond British Pullman Ione

Lucuille

Constructed in 1928 as a First Class parlour car for use on the Queen of Scots Pullman before being transferred south in 1963 and serving the Bournemouth Belle until 1967 and preserved until 1984.
Belmond British Pullman Lucille

Minerva

Servicing many Pullman routes since construction in 1927 including the Devon Belle in 1947 and the Golden Arrow in 1951. Often included in special occasions such as state visits and royal use in the early 1950s.
Belmond British Pullman Minerva

Perseus

Construction began in the 1930s but did not complete until 1951. Perseus was used as part of the Golden Arrow service as well as Winston Churchill’s funeral train in 1965 before retiring in 1972.
Belmond British Pullman Perseus

Phoenix

The favourite carriage of Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mother. Often used by visiting heads of state before retiring as part of the Golden Arrow service in 1972 and becoming a stationary restaurant in Lyon, France in 1973.
Belmond British Pullman Pheonix

Zena

Originally built in 1928 as a First Class parlour car before joining the Queen of Scots after the war. A part of the Yorkshire Pullman until 1955 and the Golden Arrow until 1960 before retiring in 1965.

Vera

Extensively repaired after a direct hit from an air raid in 1940, Vera rejoined the Brighton Belle in 1947 and was used by the Royals to review the fleet in 1953. Later used by Prince Charles’ and Princess Anne’s first trip aboard an electric train in 1954.
Belmond British Pullman Vera

Dining Aboard The British Pullman

Sample exquisite cuisine that could rival a London restaurant
Dining aboard the Belmond British Pullman
Experience exquisite dishes that easily rival even the most luxurious London restaurant. The Belmond British Pullman is home to some of the most talented chefs in the world serving up traditional dishes with an innovative twist. Menus that entice are guaranteed on every journey as a celebration of the culinary highlights of the towns and cities the British Pullman passes through. Feel truly relaxed as you sip chilled champagne and savour every bite while the beautiful British countryside glides by.

Dining aboard the British Pullman is included with every journey. The dishes served vary depending on the date and journey type and range from exquisite afternoon teas to multiple course dinners. More information regarding the culinary delights of each journey can be requested at the point of booking. A host of delicacies are prepared by dedicated chefs aboard the kitchen car who captivate the taste of the great British countryside and expertly craft innovative dishes, all accompanied by a selection of fine wines.

As expected, any special requested are happily taken on board and granted where possible. Please let us know at the time of booking should you or any of your fellow passenger have a particular requirement.

Guest Chefs

There are times where celebrity chefs are welcomed aboard for special journeys of their own. These journeys aboard the British Pullman allow you to experience the unrivalled luxury of rail travel while sampling the delights of some of the world’s most famous chefs. Journeys such as these are exceptionally popular and only run in limited numbers throughout the year, but easily offer some of the most exquisite culinary delights of any luxury train journey in the world.


The Dinner hosted by Raymond Blanc

A black tie evening like you’ve never experienced before, step aboard the Belmond British Pullman for a journey through the Surrey countryside as you experience an exclusive menu created by acclaimed chef, Raymond Blanc. As well as sampling his culinary skills, passengers will meet Raymond in person throughout what will be a spectacular evening.

The Dinner hosted by Michel Roux Jr

Step aboard the Belmond British Pullman for an evening of sublime dining, hosted by two-star Michelin chef Michel Roux Jr. As you relax in total comfort, you will experience a truly exquisite five-course tasting menu created especially for the journey. As well as sampling his creations, passengers will be able to meet Michel as he wanders through the carriages.

Belmond British Pullman Destinations

Explore Great Britain like never before
Belmond British Pullman Destinations
The Belmond British Pullman operated day trips throughout the UK. All depart and return to London Victoria. If you wish to depart from a different station, please take a look at Northern Belle journeys, where departure occurs throughout the United Kingdom.

The British Pullman makes a large number of journeys while offering different journey types and destinations throughout the year. With multiple dates through almost every month of the year, finding your ideal journey is simple and should require minimal planning. Some journeys may stop at a destination to allow passenger to disembark and explore for a few hours before boarding once again for an even meal on the return journey. Other journeys are enjoyed on board for the entire duration of the trip and focus on the meals served and the scenery that glides past.

Please note: The British Pullman does not embark on any journeys during January where it is maintained and cleaned ready for the year ahead.

Just some destinations the Belmond British Pullman visits include:

Bath
Belmond British Pullman Bath
Highclere Castle
Belmond British Pullman Highclere Castle
Chatsworth House
Belmond British Pullman Chatsworth House
Canterbury
Belmond British Pullman Canterbury
Folkestone
Belmond British Pullman Folkestone
Blenheim Palace
Belmond British Pullman Blenheim Palace
Worcester
Belmond British Pullman Worcester
Cotswolds
Belmond British Pullman Costswolds
Sissinghurst Castle
Belmond British Pullman Sissinghurst Castle
Arundel Castle
Belmond British Pullman Arundel Castle
Cambridge
Belmond British Pullman Cambridge
Sandringham
Belmond British Pullman Sandringham

Belmond British Pullman Prices

The journeys aboard the Belmond British Pullman are some of the most memorable in the world. Offering a pure, authentic experience of what luxury travel was like in the 1930’s, perfectly matched with exceptional destinations and exquisite culinary delights, every journey aboard the British Pullman is guaranteed to be memorable.

Since every journey is unique, prices can vary. Dates during the year and popularity of the bookings can also affect the price, such as when limited number of seats are available for a particularly popular journey. At LuxuryTrainTickets.com, we always aim to match, if not beat, the prices quoted by going direct to Belmond.

As a guide, journeys begin at around £200 per ticket and rise depending on the journey and the exclusivity. What ever journey you choose, you can be sure the experience will be priceless.

Belmond British Pullman Offers

Special offers exclusive to LuxuryTrainTickets.com
Belmond British Pullman Offers
We’re pleased to offer Belmond British Pullman offers across nearly all available journeys. Due to our partnership directly with Belmond and other luxury train operators, we are able to pass generous savings directly to customers of LuxuryTrainTickets.com. These savings offer substantial value across a wide range of journeys and mean taking a journey of a lifetime is much more in reach.

As well as our exclusive British Pullman special offers, we pride ourselves on matching, if not beating, Belmond’s own prices, making it cheaper to book with LuxuryTrainTickets.com. An added bonus of booking with us is our complimentary concierge service meaning someone will be on hand almost 24/7 to answer any questions you have or to assist in finding your perfect journey.

Booking through us means you’re only a phone call or an email away from talking to a human with a wealth of knowledge of all trains and journeys and not just a call centre. Our concierge team are dedicated to ensuring your journey is nothing but spectacular and are always on hand to help with special requests such as a bottle of champagne, flowers or perhaps a birthday cake ready and waiting on your table.

Below is just a sample of our Belmond British Pullman offers. If you are looking for something more specific or can’t find anything that appeals to you, please do get in touch.
Brunch on the British Pullman
Take brunch on the British Pullman luxury train, book now, discounts available, limited availability.
Per Passenger
The British Pullman to Chatsworth House
Visit Chatsworth house aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. Many dates now announced. Discounts available
Per Passenger
British Pullman Afternoon Tea
Experience exquisite Afternoon Tea aboard the ultra-luxurious Belmond British Pullman luxury train. A truly unique journey. Book early for a discount
Per Passenger
The Grand National
Book your Grand National tickets with a luxury train journey on discounted rates, limited availability.
Per Passenger
Discover Folkstone
An exquisite journey aboard the Belmond British Pullman to Folkstone. A truly wonderful luxury train journey day trip
Per Passenger
Champagne Afternoon Tea on the British Pullman
Experience an exquisite journey aboard the Belmond British Pullman complete with Champagne Afternoon Tea. Take a look at up-coming journeys
Per Passenger
Historic Worcester
Visit Worcester aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. An exquisite day trip aboard one of the world's most luxurious trains
Per Passenger
The Dinner in association with Tanqueray No. Ten
The Dinner in association with Tanqueray No. Ten luxury train journey on the British Pullman, book now, limited availability.
Per Passenger
Highclere Castle
Visit Highclere Castle aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train, a 1920's style train that will take you to the iconic Downton Abbey in style & opulence
Per Passenger
Warwick Castle by Steam
All aboard the British Pullman luxury steam train to visit Warwick Castle. Book now disocounts available.
Per Passenger
Christmas Lunch on the British Pullman
A festive journey aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. Experience Christmas Lunch on one of the most luxurious trains in the world
Per Passenger
Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons
A truly exclusive journey to Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons aboard the British Pullman luxury train. Book early for discounts
Per Passenger
Lincoln Christmas Market
Lincoln Christmas Market beckons on this luxury train day trip. Book your discounted tickets today to avoid disappointment
Per Passenger
Chatsworth House at Christmas
Visit Chatsworth House at Christmas via the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. A truly exquisite experience. Includes three-course silver service brunch
Per Passenger
Christmas Lunch by Steam
Experience Christmas Lunch by Steam aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience
Per Passenger
Belmond British Pullman to le Manoir at Christmas
Book your tickets to Belmond's Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Raymond Blanc’s two Michelin-starred restaurant, discounts available.
Per Passenger
Winchester Christmas Market
Winchester Christmas Market by British Pullman luxury train on offer, buy now for extra discounts, limited availability.
Per Passenger
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Visit Sissinghurst Castle with a luxury train journey by LuxuryTrainTickets.com. Limited availability, discounted rates.
Per Passenger
Salisbury Carols
LuxuryTrainTickets.com have a limited amount of tickets for Salisbury Carols, book now to avoid disappointment.
Per Passenger
Sandringham
Visit Her Majesty's retreat on a luxury train with LuxuryTrainTickets.com. Tickets are limited, disocunts available.
Per Passenger
Festive Afternoon Tea
Enjoy a truly Festive Afternoon Tea aboard the Belmond British Pullman Luxury Train. Discounts available
Per Passenger
Canterbury Christmas Carols
Visit Canterbury for Christmas Carols aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. Book early for discounted prices
Per Passenger
Cambridge & Ely
The British Pullman to Cambridge is ready for you to board to enjoy a day of indulgence, discounts available
Per Passenger
Bristol Brunel's SS Great Britain by Steam
A steam train day trip to discover Bristol & Brunel SS, limited availability, book now to avoid disappointment
Per Passenger
British Pullman Arundel Castle
Visit Arundel Castle by luxury train on this British Pullman Day trip. Book your discounted tickets no to avoid disappointment.
Per Passenger
British Pullman Bath Christmas Market
Visit the Bath Christmas Market aboard the Belmond British Pullman. An exquisitely festive day lavished in sheer luxury
Per Passenger
The Golden Age of Travel by Steam
Experience the Golden Age of Travel with our luxury train steam journeys, discounts available, buy now - limited availability
Per Passenger
The Golden Age of Travel Kent
Experience the Golden Age of Travel in Kent with a luxury train journey, limited availability, discounted today
Per Passenger
The Golden Age of Travel
Experience The Golden Age of Travel aboard the Belmond British Pullman. A truly exquisite journey taking you back to the 1920's
Per Passenger
RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show
Visit RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show in style onboard the British Pullman luxury train, limited availability book now to avoid disappointment.
Per Passenger
Glorious Goodwood
Make a day out at the races to Goodwood even more glorious with a journey on the British Pullman, discounts available
Per Passenger
Historic Bath by Steam
Visit the Historic city of Bath on a luxury steam journey, book discounted tickets now to avoid disppointment.
Per Passenger
Historic Canterbury
Visit Canterbury by luxury train with this day trip on the British Pullman, book now to avoid disappointment,
Per Passenger
Hush Heath Winery
Visit Hush Heath Winery aboard the Belmond British Pullman. A truly exquisite day trip aboard one of the most luxurious trains in the world
Per Passenger
Leeds Castle
Visit Leeds Castle in Kent by luxury train, book your discounted tickets today to avoid disappointment.
Per Passenger
Longleat
An exquisite visit to Longleat Zoo via the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. A truly remarkable day out
Per Passenger
Murder Mystery Lunch
There's been a murder on the train! The Murder on the Orient Express is re-created in this murder mystery luxury train experience.
Per Passenger
Historic Bath
Hop aboard one of the most luxurious trains in Britain for a day trip to historic city of Bath. Discounts available
Per Passenger
The Dinner
The Dinner, an exquisite & excluisve meal aboard the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. Book early for a discount
Per Passenger
Mothers Day Brunch
Treat your mother this Mother's Day with a luxury train journey with LuxuryTrainTickets.com book now to avoid disappointment
Per Passenger
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Treat mother to afternoon tea on the British Pullman this Mother's Day, limited availability, discounts possible.
Per Passenger
Goodwood Revival
It's off to the Goodwood Revival festival on the British Pullman in this fantastic luxury train journey. Book now to avoid disappointment
Per Passenger
Cotswolds Villages
A journey to the Cotswolds Villages via the Belmond British Pullman luxury train. Many dates available. Discounted prices
Per Passenger
Blenheim Palace
Buy your luxury train day trip to Blenheim Palace, discounted rates, limited availbility, buy now to avoid disappointment
Per Passenger
The Dinner Hosted by Michel Roux JR
Enjoy a luxury, gormet experience aboard the British Pullma luxury train, hosted by celebrity chef Michel Roux Junior, discounts available on group bookings.
Per Passenger

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