Belmond British Pullman
United Kingdom (UK)
When you step on board our Belmond British Pullman train, you really are stepping into railroad history. The first ever Pullman coach entered service in 1874, setting the standard for luxury train travel in America. The company’s founder George Mortimer Pullman then brought his business to Great Britain, where he chose to operate his service against the backdrop of our beautiful countryside.
Our sumptuous carriages date back to the 1920s. Some have been used by the British royal family, others have carried such luminaries as Presidents Charles de Gaulle and Nelson Mandela. Others still have survived air-raids over London's Victoria Station in 1940. After a period of delicate restoration, our dedicated Belmond British Pullman service began in 1982. It also forms a crucial part of the Venice Simplon-Orient Express on the train’s British journey. Whether our passengers are new to the service or returning guests, all are awed by our art deco-style interiors. From the mahogany fittings and marquetry to the polished brass and hand-stitched fabrics, every aspect has been carefully considered. Contemporary artisanal pieces are matched perfectly with the classics: our new crockery is made by William Edwards, purveyors of the finest bone china in England.
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