British Pullman - A Grand Literary Day Out In Henley


In conversation with Sebastian Faulks and Susie Dent

This November, join celebrated authors Sebastian Faulks and Susie Dent and they promote and discuss their most recent publications. Each guest will receive a signed copy of each book.

Your journey today starts at London Victoria Station as you board the magnificent British Pullman train. You will be met on the platform by the sharply dressed stewards who will show you to your carriage. As you settle into your plush armchair, take the time to admire the details of your 1920s carriage as you wait for your champagne brunch to arrive.

Upon arrival at Twyford, Berkshire, board the coach for a short transfer to Henley-on-Thames, one of the most picturesque market towns in England. The location for the event is the beautiful Town Hall in the centre of the marketplace. Upstairs, you will be met with a sparkling reception before taking to your seats to welcome Susie Dent to the stage.

After an hour-long Q&A session with the well-known lexicographer and TV personality, enjoy a 45-minute interview to explore Henley. Then return to your seats for the arrival of Sebastian Faulks as he discusses his new book.

Later on, board the coach back to the train and be welcomed with a champagne reception, followed by a delicious three-course dinner accompanied by a sommelier-selected bottle of wine.

Included in this journey:

  • Round-trip travel aboard the British Pullman vintage train
  • Silver service fine dining
  • Delicious three-course brunch on the outward journey to Twyford
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Transfer to Henley-on-Thames
  • Talks from Susie Dent & Sebastian Faulks
  • Champagne drinks reception back on board
  • Sumptuous three-course dinner
  • A specially selected bottle of wine per couple
  • Coffee, tea
  • Petits fours
  • Signed copies of the two featured authors' books

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