Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Brighton Belle

British Pullman Brighton Belle

Take a nostalgic journey on the first electric Pullman service in the world

The Brighton Belle was the world’s first electric Pullman service, it journeyed between the capital and the South Coast. The British Pullman links up with this legendary train to take you on a nostalgic journey, epitomising the glamorous 1930s. Embark on this scenic journey, which was a must-do for day trippers wishing to visit the popular coastal resort of Brighton. Sadly once air travel started to become more affordable the service was discontinued in the 1970s. Fifty years on, we are excited to offer this fantastic journey once again and renowned railway enthusiast, Michael Portillo will be joining us to offer some insight into this magical service.

From London Victoria Station you will board the art deco carriages of the British Pullman and be escorted to your plush armchair by your steward who will serve you a refreshing sparkling Bellini whilst you admire the wonderful decor of your carriage. It will not be too long before a delightful brunch is served to you, boasting a contemporary culinary nod to the original Brighton Belle menu.

You will arrive in Brighton at around mid-day where you will visit the awe-inspiring British Airways i360 Viewing Tower for an exclusive event. A Nyetimber sparkling wine reception and an hour’s flight in a glass viewing pod will allow you to take in panoramic views of the vibrant city of Brighton. Michael Portillo, presenter of the BBC’s ‘Great British Railway Journeys’ will host a talk on the history of the Brighton Belle and will offer a fascinating insight into its glory days.

After you visit the Brighton i360, you have a couple of hours at your leisure to explore Brighton before you head back to Brighton Station to rejoin the British Pullman. As you board your carriage you will be welcomed back with a Champagne drinks reception. As you journey back to London you will indulge in a delicious three-course dinner taking a scenic route through West Sussex and Hampshire.

This is a unique one-off journey and one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by any vintage train enthusiast.

British Pullman operates within the constraints of the railway network. As such, timings, routes and associated itineraries are subject to change.

Included in this Brighton Belle luxury train journey

• Round journey aboard the famous British Pullman luxury train

• Welcome the Bellini cocktail on board the British Pullman

• Light brunch on the outward journey

• Reception at the British Airways i360 Viewing Tower in Brighton with Michael Portillo

• Delicious three-course dinner back on the train

*Please note there is a short 10-15 minute walk from the station to the Brighton i360 Tower on the seafront.

This journey is unavailable for this year but may be back next year. To view our alternative British Pullman day trips click here.

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