Flying Scotsman Dining Experience on the Northern Belle from London – 13th June 2019
Prices from £395 per person
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As an icon of steam and a true giant from the golden age of rail travel, the Flying Scotsman is not only Britain’s most famous locomotive, but also its most treasured. Take this fantastic opportunity to enjoy a journey hauled by this celebrated engine on 13th June 2019 – in the elegant style and glamour of the beautifully restored Northern Belle carriages.
Savour the luxurious atmosphere of the train on your round trip journey through the Surrey Hills from London Victoria. Sit back in your plush armchair on the Northern Belle, sip chilled champagne, and admire the ever-changing scenery from your window.
There are two fantastic trips on Thursday 13th June 2019 – passengers can enjoy either a delicious lunch or a gala dinner in the evening. Prices are from £395 per person (based on two people travelling together) – limited availability – we expect this wonderful experience to sell out quickly.
Your adventure begins as you arrive at London Victoria station, before you are welcomed aboard the Northern Belle. There will be ample opportunity to admire the view and take pictures of the Flying Scotsman, the iconic steam locomotive at the head of today’s train, before your journey begins; the lunchtime passengers depart at approximately 11.30 am, whilst dinner guests depart at approximately 7pm. Please note confirmed timings will be sent with your final travel documentation.
Be sure to embrace the golden age of steam travel as you settle in to the elegant Northern Belle carriages – the ultimate in style and glamour. Enjoy a glass of Grand Marque champagne to toast the journey as the train sets off.
Then relax in your armchair in one of the beautiful dining carriages, as the first of the the seven sumptuous courses is served. Chat with your travelling companions and enjoy the fabulous food accompanied by fine wine as the Flying Scotsman steams through the charming countryside of the Surrey Hills.
As the gastronomic feast continues, the resident musicians and magician are on hand to make sure the day goes with a swing. Be sure to stroll through the carriages, admiring the decorative flourishes that make this luxury train unique, before arriving back in London after an unforgettable journey.
The Northern Belle
The Northern Belle embodies the distinctive opulence and craftsmanship associated with the classic ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930s. Expertly and exquisitely detailed, each carriage bears the name of a stately home and is furnished with specially commissioned designs, fabrics and beautiful marquetry.
Exquisitely laid tables with starched table cloths, along with uniquely branded silverware, emphasize the level of sumptuousness; the artistic adornment and luxurious furnishings complete the elegant and comfortable carriages. Breathe deep, and embrace the intimate ‘country house’ atmosphere of each unique carriage.
The Northern Belle train entered service in 2000 as a sister to the highly successful British Pullman train of the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.
Ever since George Mortimer Pullman’s first luxury train was conceived in 1864, people have been captivated by the elegance and sense of occasion that surrounds such decadent travel.
Whilst the Pullman Palace Car Company brought the romance of luxury rail travel to Britain, Georges Nagelmackers founded the luxury sleeping car service which was destined to become legendary, spanning the rail networks across Europe.
Introduced to provide the ultimate in stylish and enjoyable day excursions and short breaks throughout the North of Britain, the Northern Belle combines classic craftsmanship and contemporary engineering and is a reflection of the affluent ‘Belle’ trains of the 1930s. Each of the six dining carriages is named after a great British castle or stately home.
The Flying Scotsman
Completed by the London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) in 1923, the Flying Scotsman was designed for speed on the East Coast Main Line route between London and Edinburgh – and was the first ever locomotive to officially record a speed of 100 mph. Having been used in a vast array of publicity and advertisements for the LNER, by the time the engine was retired in 1963 it was already arguably the nation’s most famous locomotive. Yet in preservation it gained even more notoriety, with journeys around both the United States and Australia. In 2004, the Flying Scotsman was saved for the nation with the support of thousands, confirming its undeniable status both as an icon of British engineering, and a true national treasure.