Christmas Lunch on the Belmond British Pullman – December 2022
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Entertainment, bedecked carriages and a delicious meal as the beautiful winter countryside passes you by—a festive lunch with all the trimmings aboard the Belmond British Pullman is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas.
Travel aboard the legendary train for a festive feast on the following dates:
Friday 2nd, Tuesday 6th, Thursday 8th, Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th December.
Steam-Hauled Christmas Lunch on Saturday 10th and Friday 16th December
Confirmed timings would be included within your travel documents.
Step back in time to the glamorous 1920s when you board the famous vintage train at London Victoria station. A fine dining experience awaits in your beautiful wood-panelled carriage, resplendent with art deco designs. Your table is set with starched white linen, specially commissioned china and sparkling cut glassware. Relax as liveried stewards take care of your every need. Admire the ever-changing views of Kent, the ‘garden of England’, through your picture window. Read about the train’s storied history, imagining the famous faces that once passed along the carriages. Whether a festive gift for someone special or simply a chance to spoil yourself, this wonderful journey promises a day to remember.
What to Wear
Smart day wear is appropriate. Please do not wear jeans or trainers.
The Belmond British Pullman
The Belmond British Pullman is glorious in every respect. Originally conceived as “Palaces on Wheels” by George Mortimer Pullman, each lavishly appointed carriage is an original 1920s and 30s masterpiece from the golden age of rail travel.
Lovingly restored with breathtaking attention to detail, each car is a symphony of intricate marquetry, inlaid mosaic floors, sparkling crystal and beautiful Art Deco design.
Relax within deeply upholstered armchairs and celebrate the sovereignty of Britain’s gloriously unique heritage. Sip champagne and embrace an element of the world’s most romantic and exclusive adventure.
The Belmond British Pullman can carry up to 226 passengers and the carriages seat between 20 and 26 passengers in each. On board passengers are seated in either ‘coupé’s’ (small compartments seating up to four people) or in the open car mostly at tables for two. There is a limited number of single tables and tables for three in the open car.
The British Pullman takes its name from George Mortimer Pullman, an American, who in 1864 built The Pioneer, the first railway carriage designed with true comfort for the passenger. The later creation of the Pullman Car Company in 1882 led to his domination of luxury train travel in Britain from that time onwards.
These luxury day cars formed the train that would take passengers from London to the English Channel ports as part of the famous Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, as well as travelling the length and breadth of Great Britain.
The history of the train lies in the individual carriages which today form the British Pullman. The carriages have changed hands many times during their lifetime and bring with them stories and events which give them their unique character.