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Chartering the Northern Belle opens up a whole new world of luxury and glamour

Perfect for entertaining clients, guests or colleagues in a unique and memorable setting.

Charter the whole train, a carriage or a single bay - whatever your requirements we can help. We offer a fully bespoke service working in partnership with you to deliver the perfect day.

Rolex Dealer John Pass based in Crewe and Newcastle Under Lyme hosted 150 clients for a sumptuous Sunday lunch along the North Wales coast while showcasing the latest range of Rolex watches.

The day included a Champagne reception, four course lunch and entertainment while models and store staff introduced the Rolex collection at the tables.

Let us host your special event

Reserve a carriage or the whole train

Our Travel team can talk you through all the options from the choice of engine, route, dining options and onboard entertainment. The possibilities are endless.

All charters are bespoke, from the wine and champagne you choose to the food of your choice, our Executive Head Chef will even prepare your choice of food and drink for you to sample ahead of the big day, making sure it's perfect in every way.

It was a pleasure to work with you and we have had nothing but positive initial feedback from the client. Your efficiency and patience with us was amazing, the guests loved the journey and were definitely transported to a whole different world.

Charter Types

Whether you need to charter the entire train, a single carriage, or just a bay, we are here to assist you with our fully personalised service. Collaborating closely with you, we strive to create the ideal experience for your perfect day.

Corporate Events

Impress clients or colleagues with a unique corporate event. Our professional Travel Centre team are on hand to discuss all your requirements.

Make your journey completely unique with customised menus featuring your company’s logo and a special welcome message. Depending on group size, entertainment can be arranged both on the platform and aboard the train.


Northern Belle is a spectacular venue for any celebration, from birthdays and anniversaries to special family reunions.

A memorable event is guaranteed with special guest gifts and celebratory cake. Or embrace the golden age of travel and opt for a vintage steam-hauled departure.

Leisure Groups

Bring a group of friends together for an exceptional day out on the rails. Your event will be totally tailored, with departures themed to your interest and bespoke menus.

Depending on the size of your party, we can also create a custom route with pick-ups from your chosen station.

Thank you for your attention to detail and to all the team for making everything so seamless. This was a great event for our partners and staff and the day will be talked about for a long time.

Existing UK dealer customers were cordially invited to a remarkable showcase event in London. The event spanned five days and took place in a stunning stately home in Oxfordshire, offering an exclusive and private exhibition for 150 guests each day. The experience began on board the vintage Northern Belle with a delightful train journey, where guests relished a scrumptious brunch en route to the venue.

Upon arrival, the attendees were treated to an intimate viewing of the company's esteemed Patek product range, and they had the privilege of meeting the talented watchmakers behind the creations. This personal interaction added a special touch to the event, deepening the guests' appreciation for the craftsmanship involved. As the day concluded, the train journey back to London became a gastronomic delight, featuring a lavish dinner served alongside Laurent Perrier Millesime Champagne, Sancerre, and Gevrey Chambertin wine.

The showcase event left an indelible mark on the attendees, fostering stronger bonds between the company and its valued dealer customers. It set a new benchmark for luxury industry engagements, offering an unforgettable experience that underscored the company's commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Unicorn Events, Staff Incentive

A London-based events agent sought an exceptional venue for their esteemed client, the world's most used search engine company. The event's objective was to host a team-building and networking afternoon for the company's international sales team, emphasising fun, uniqueness, and engagement.

The chosen experience took the guests on a remarkable 3-hour journey from London Kings Cross to Cambridge aboard a Heritage diesel train. Throughout the scenic trip, guests delighted in a quintessentially British tradition—an exquisite Afternoon tea complemented by Grand Marque champagne, adding an air of elegance to the occasion.

To foster interaction and problem-solving skills among the guests, a captivating Murder Mystery activity unfolded onboard. A troupe of 12 actors immersed the attendees in an intriguing storyline, allowing them to collaborate, deduce, and enjoy an enthralling interactive experience together.

The event provided a truly memorable and enjoyable occasion for the search engine company's international sales team, leaving them with cherished memories, stronger bonds, and enhanced problem-solving capabilities. It exemplified the event agent's ability to deliver an innovative and engaging experience tailored to their client's unique requirements.

Dove House Hospice, Fundraiser

A charity client from Humberside sought a unique venue to raise funds for their organization, aiming to captivate existing supporters and attract new ones. To accomplish this, they embarked on a novel approach to engage guests and create an unforgettable experience.

The event featured a remarkable 7-course Gala Dinner set amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Great British countryside. As guests indulged in exquisite cuisine, they were treated to the delightful melodies of strolling musicians and mesmerized by the talents of table magicians, adding an enchanting touch to the evening. Additionally, a fund-raising raffle further heightened the excitement, fostering a sense of community and contribution to the cause.

The response was overwhelming, with the event selling out quickly and an extensive waiting list prompting a second date to be added. The hospice successfully raised much-needed funds for their incredibly worthy cause while ensuring all attendees had a fantastic time. This event not only achieved its fundraising goals but also established a memorable and cherished experience, solidifying the charity's relationship with its supporters and expanding its outreach to a broader audience.

Janome, Corporate Entertainment

To celebrate their momentous 50th anniversary, a renowned Japanese sewing manufacturer sought a stylish and unforgettable experience for their key distributors and staff members. Eager to mark this special milestone in a truly remarkable way, they opted for a Great British Sunday Lunch, departing from Stockport, the closest station to their Head Office.

The journey unfolded along the picturesque North West Coast, offering guests breathtaking views while they relished a delectable 4-course traditional luncheon. To add an air of elegance and celebration, Champagne and fine wines were served, elevating the dining experience.

Throughout the event, a resident house band entertained the attendees with delightful melodies, while a skilled magician added an extra touch of sparkle and wonder to the occasion. The fusion of great food, scenic landscapes, and captivating entertainment ensured that the anniversary celebration left a lasting impression on all those in attendance.

The Japanese sewing manufacturer's 50th-anniversary event not only provided an extraordinary experience for their esteemed invitees but also symbolized the company's commitment to excellence and innovation as they continued to build strong relationships with their distributors and staff.

Events International, Resale Charter

For an epic 6 Nations clash between England and Wales, a high-end transfer solution was curated to ensure Rugby supporters could travel from London to Cardiff in unparalleled style. The client's objective was to offer their guests a seamless and exclusive experience, avoiding the usual hustle and bustle of a match-day commute.

The day commenced with a red carpet welcome, setting the tone for a luxurious journey ahead. Guests were treated to a Welsh themed lunch, immersing them in the culture of the competing nations. The dining experience was complemented by fresh table flowers, including the daffodil and rose, symbolizing the national flowers of England and Wales, respectively.

After witnessing a thrilling 80-minute match, supporters were escorted back home in splendid style. A sumptuous 3-course dinner awaited them, accompanied by fine wines that enhanced the dining experience. To complete the culinary journey, a cheeseboard featured exquisite cheeses from all six nations, allowing guests to reflect on the day's exhilarating play while savoring a taste of each country's unique flavors.

The high-end transfer solution not only ensured a seamless and hassle-free journey for Rugby enthusiasts but also provided a truly immersive and memorable experience from start to finish. Guests were able to bask in luxury and comfort, making their rugby match day even more extraordinary.

Experience the Northern Belle

A journey full of delights

Luxuriously adorned carriages, gastronomic gems, fun excursions and a welcoming ambience ensure an unforgettable experience.

From the hand-painted exterior to the opulent interiors created by a local designer using handmade fabrics. No detail on the Northern Belle has been overlooked. The veneered marquetry interiors have been inspired by the Great British castles and stately homes after which carriages are named - Alnwick, Belvoir, Chatsworth, Warwick, Glamis, Harlech and Duart.

Complementing the beautiful interiors is excellent cuisine featuring seasonal delicacies that are skilfully woven into classic and innovative dishes by our Executive Head chef and his team.

Organise your charter trip

Offering a bespoke tailored service we will work alongside you to fully understand your requirements. If you need any inspiration or extra special touches our creative team have them in abundance.