Champagne Afternoon Tea on the Belmond British Pullman – 2022

Prices from £315 per person

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Various departure dates are now available from mid-May to November 2022:

May – 27th

June – 26th

July – 24th

August – 13th

September – 4th

November – 5th


Enjoy the quintessentially British experience of afternoon tea with an added Champagne sparkle. Join the Belmond British Pullman train as it takes you on a round-trip through Britain’s beautiful countryside.

The Belmond British Pullman departs from London Victoria  station at around 12.20 & returns at 16.00; confirmed timings will be supplied with your travel documents.


Your Journey

Your journey begins in sparkling style as you step aboard the vintage 1920s carriages. Settle into your plush seat, admiring the authentic art deco furnishings of your carriage. Your table is set for a fine dining experience with pristine white linen and gleaming glassware. A sumptuous selection of savouries, sandwiches, cakes, fancies and scones with refreshing tea and half a bottle of champagne per passenger is served by your liveried stewards. They will look after your every need throughout the journey.

Take the opportunity to stroll through the carriages and admire the details that make each one unique. Read about the train’s history and imagine the famous faces that once passed through. This is the perfect way to spoil someone special in your life and treat them to an afternoon tea they’ll remember forever.


Floral enhancements

Flowers can be ordered in advance to be presented on the train with a special message. Please contact us for gift options and prices.



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 Belmond 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 Belmond 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.