Ultimate Ladies Day with Belmond Northern Belle and Vivien Sheriff

No question about it, the best way to travel to the races has to be by train.... or plane, not that I have had that luxury yet! My most common mode of transport to the races is in the horsebox, as Scott does most of his own driving, and as you can imagine sitting in a horsebox for three hours or more is not the ideal place. It’s fun though and whether we have the thrill of a winner or not, we always have a great time with the staff, reminiscing of times gone by and having a good sing along.

When I heard that British milliner Vivien Sheriff and luxury day train, Belmond Northern Belle were joining forces to ensure racegoers turned heads on their journey to Royal Ascot for Ladies Day, I have to admit I was incredibly jealous. Belmond Northern Belle, with its 1930's art deco inspired carriages was the perfect foil to the start of what is one of the most glamorous events of the year. 

Luxury train journey

What a fantastic feeling to be a pampered passenger on a luxury train traveling through spectacular scenery, whilst sipping on a Champagne Bellini, served by one of the best dressed waiters you are likely to ever meet whilst travelling. 

ladies day out

No I am not making it up, this is how Vivien Sheriff and a collection of extremely well dressed guests festooned with feathers, crystals , silks and quills travelled to Ladies Day at Royal Ascot.  

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Credit: Belmond British Pullman and Vivien Sheriff

Guests joined the Belmond Northern Belle and Vivien Sheriff at Manchester, Birmingham and Crewe. As the elegant carriages departed, guests were treated to delicate smoked salmon, wrapped around scrambled eggs and served on a bed of crab, on pretty vintage-style crockery. Guests were then left to snuggle back and relax into luxurious cushioned seats, and gaze outside, as the glorious British countryside rolls by.

vivien Sheriff

Following a day watching the races from the grandstand enclosure, dinner with Champagne and half a bottle of wine was served on the return journey home. The travelling guests also had the chance to win one of the latest creations from the Vivien Sheriff ready-to-wear collection, which added to the excitement and jubilant atmosphere of the journey

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Credit: Belmond British Pullman and Vivien Sheriff

Fabulous cuisine served in beautiful surroundings, ensure this exciting luxury rail adventure, contributed to an experience that will not be forgotten easily and that will become one of life's treasured memories.

For more information on Vivien Sheriff view my blog post - Where Did You Get That Hat or visit - www.viviensheriff.co.uk

About Belmond Ltd.
Belmond Ltd. is a global collection of exceptional hotel and luxury travel adventures in some of the world’s most inspiring and enriching destinations.  Established almost 40 years ago with the acquisition of Belmond Hotel Cipriani in Venice, the Company owns and operates 45 unique and distinctive hotel, rail and river cruise experiences in many of the world’s most celebrated destinations.  From city landmarks to intimate resorts, the collection includes Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg; Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro; Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, Riviera Maya; and Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara.  Belmond also encompasses safaris, six luxury tourist trains including the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, three river cruises and ‘21’, one of New York’s most storied restaurants.  belmond.com

After reading all about Vivien Sheriff and Belmond Northern Belles journey to Royal Ascot, I am sure you are starting to fall in love with luxury train travel, some of you may even be planning on joining in on this fabulous journey next year. I only wish there was this option for Glorious Goodwood! Oh Wait there is - Belmond offer a train journey to Goodwood Ladies’ Day through their Belmond British Pullman train service that departs from London Victoria.


Did you travel to Royal Ascot with Vivien Sheriff and the Belmond Northern Belle? I would love to hear all about your experience in the comments box below!

With Love 

Rebecca x 


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