The Sunset Steam Express offers a glorious mid-week jaunt

Drink in glorious sun-dappled views of the Surrey countryside – and a large gin and tonic – aboard The Sunset Steam Express.

Enjoy a three-course dinner served in a vintage Pullman-style dining carriage as the train steams through the Surrey Hills (an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) at sunset.

Pulled by the ‘Mayflower’ – in its original British Rail apple green livery – the train departs London’s Victoria Station at 6.15pm, heading south across the London suburbs before a steep climb and descending the Vale of Holmesdale.

Departing every Tuesday until September 14, priced £139 per person for Pullman-style dining or £109 per person for premium dining. To book, visit or call 01483 209888

Alternatively, take to the rails and head to Windsor in style aboard The Royal Windsor Steam Express.

Enjoy a glass of champagne and Eggs Royale on the morning service (11.20am) or champagne afternoon tea for the 2pm departure with tickets from £89 per person.

Services run until September 14 (no service on September 7). Visit

Picture: Bob Moulden