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All Aboard an Iconic Belmond Train to Celebrate Brighton Pride

If you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate Pride this year, you may want to consider hopping aboard the British Pullman for a fabulous journey from London to Brighton to celebrate Brighton & Hove Pride on Aug. 6.  Thank you, Belmond!

LGBTQ+ guests and allies can board the luxurious British Pullman at the London Victoria station for a journey that won’t be a drag. On this unique train ride, passengers can sit back in their plush seats and soak up the energy as outrageous queens – Cheryl Hole, Vanity Milan, and Kitty Scott-Claus – make their way through the carriages for a drag brunch like no other. 


Enjoy this Belmond train’s luxe ambiance and exquisite art deco surroundings while you enjoy a Bellini and fun entertainment. As part of this train excursion package, you will also receive brunch served at your private table, too.

While sipping sparkling spirits from a flute glass, passengers will embark on a journey to the seaside town of Brighton to watch it come alive to celebrate its annual Pride festival, where more than 300,000 people are expected to converge on the town over the course of the weekend. 

Interior of British Pullman (Photo Credit: Belmond)
Interior of British Pullman (Photo Credit: Belmond)

Over-the-top floats, flamboyant outfits, and irrepressible joie de vivre make Brighton & Hove Pride one of the UK’s not-to-be-missed events. Expect next-level fun as the local queer community and allies celebrate the Pride festival’s 30th anniversary in the spirit of this year’s theme, “Love, Protest, & Unity.” 

The all-singing, all-dancing festival begins at 11 a.m., following a parade route from Hove Lawns to Preston Park. It promises to be more vibrant than ever! 


Passengers will have to make their way back to the centrally located station 10 minutes before the departure time on their ticket. Meanwhile, the entertainment continues when you board the train with a complimentary glass of champagne in hand. 

So just to recap, on the round-trip journey from London to Brighton on the British Pullman, each guest who makes a reservation with Belmond will receive the following:

  • Round trip travel aboard the British Pullman luxury train
  • Welcome Bellini cocktail and delicious outward brunch
  • Onboard entertainment with drag queens Cheryl Hole, Vanity Milan, and Kitty Scott-Claus
  • Free time to explore the Brighton Pride LGBTQ+ Community Parade
  • Three-course dinner with wine on your return journey

For more information about this luxury train ride on the British Pullman, visit Belmond’s website, email reservations.uk@belmond.com or call +44 (0)20 7921-4000.

Kwin Mosby

Kwin Mosby has 20+ years of editorial experience which has included working as the editor-in-chief for Vacationer Magazine, managing digital producer for Travel Channel, and content manager for Travel Leaders Group. He is also a freelance writer and his work has appeared in reputable print and digital publications, including Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, AFAR, Tripadvisor, and others.

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