All Aboard: Best Train Experiences In London

Finding the perfect event can be harder than it steams. Luckily, the capital has plenty of cool locomotives and recreations to enjoy. From suspenseful murder mysteries set in the 1900s to VR events and luxury clubs that promise to whisk you across the country, there are lots to choose between. Go first class with our roundup of the best train experiences around London.


The Murdér Express

You'll be transported back to the early 20th century with The Murdér Express at Pedley Street Station. Become one of the passengers and set foot on this luxury train, as you dig into a mouthwatering four-course feast from Michelin star chef and Great British Menu winner, Niall Keating. The twist? On your journey, there will be a few suspects, so expect a surprise or two.

The Murdér Express Train Experience London | DesignMyNight

Do you have what it takes to solve the case?

Steam Dreams

On the hunt for steam train experiences in London? Steam Dreams have got you covered. Whether you fancy hopping aboard the The Sunset Steam Express for views of the rolling Surrey Hills and a three-course meal or enjoying the Garden of England tour with stunning Kentish scenes, choose between a great variety of showstopping excursions. 

The Sunset Steam Express London | DesignMyNight

Enjoy luxury train journeys from London Victoria.


Located in Kingly Court, Cahoots is offering an authentic 1940s experience without leaving the city. Venture down to the basement bar for the Black Market Knees-Up event, which will have you exploring the dimly lit underground station for an afternoon of illicit cocktails and live entertainment. On top of that, you can also hire this venue for special occasions.

Cahoots Train Carriage Experience London | DesignMyNight

Showcase your best swing moves at this basement bar.

Three nights a week, the at the Walthamstow Pumphouse Museum hosts a six-course Latin American-inspired menu on a 1967 Victoria Line carriage. If that's not enough? This experience will take you on a food journey from Mexico to Patagonia. Alongside providing an intimate atmosphere with dimmed lighting and a carefully curated playlist. 

Supperclub Tube London Dining Experience | DesignMyNight

This carriage boasts unique original features, from the handrails to the patterned seats.

Flying Scotsman VR Experience

Explore the iconic locomotive’s rich 100-year history at the National Railway Museum during the Flying Scotsman VR Experience. Uncover the science behind steam power at this multisensory event. You'll be up close with red-hot coals, all before reliving the nail-biting 1931 race between a train, plane and speedboat. We all know what wins.

Flying Scotsman VR Experience London | DesignMyNight

Look no further for the best immersive experiences on trains in London.

Luxury Train Club

Boasting the British Pullman, a train that once ran legendary 1920s services such as the Brighton Belle and Golden Arrow, the Luxury Train Club really runs some of the best train trips from London to Europe. This fantastic hub flaunts day excursions to Canterbury, alongside opportunities to jump on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express.

Luxury Train Club London Experience | DesignMyNight

With fine dining and stunning interiors, you can always rely on this club for overnight train experiences in London.

Northern Belle

When it comes to luxury train experiences in London, the Northern Belle provides that and so much more. This award-winning spot offers a range of journeys across the UK, from Bournemouth adventures to seven-course Christmas lunches in Coventry. On top of the gorgeous views, there are also Champagne receptions, including canapes or caviar blinis, and a memorable gift on departure.

Northern Belle Luxury Train Experience | DesignMyNight

For train day trips from London, sit back and relax on the Northern Belle.

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