Day trip: Murder Mystery Lunch on board the Belmond British Pullman

Prices from £340 per person

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Dates: Various departure dates throughout the year from February to October 2020

There’s been a murder in our midst! Step aboard the famous Belmond British Pullman train for a fun adventure of which Agatha Christie would approve.

Departing from London Victoria at approximately 11:05 and returning the same day at 16:15. Confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.

Your Journey

A sumptuous lunch and plenty of head scratching are on the bill during this exciting Murder Mystery experience. Go back in time to the 1920s aboard the vintage train, sister to the legendary Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. During the afternoon you will meet the cast of suspects on board. Using your clue sheet and sleuthing skills you can interview them to ascertain who is the most likely murderer. Piece together the clues while savouring exceptional cuisine, paired with fine wines. Glamour, fun and a dash of adventure are all part of this fabulous day out. There are even prizes for the best detective

 

What to Wear

Smart day wear is appropriate. You can never be overdressed on this iconic train. Please do not wear jeans or trainers.

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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.

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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.