Belmond launches new “slow summer” staycation experiences

Words by
Sphere Life

27th July 2020

Introducing a range of town and country excursions within its UK portfolio, the luxury hospitality company’s latest offering celebrates the best of British summertime

With the realm of international travel still unstable and many opting to stay closer to home this summer, Belmond has unveiled a selection of new UK-based travel experiences themed around the idea of the quintessentially British summer. Covering country escapes, city breaks and slow travel alike, there's something to suit even the most ardent globe-trotter and each experience will be available to book in the coming weeks.

he new experiences offer a ‘ramble’ through the heart of Great Britain; including picnics in a private garden at Belmond Cadogan Hotel, London,  quintessentially British summer dining on board the vintage carriages of Belmond British Pullman,  relaxed summer soirees in the gardens at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and from Belmond Royal Scotsman,  alfresco dining in a secret location in the  Scottish Highlands. 

First up is 'The Great 'British' Outdoors', which launched when Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons (located in Oxford) reopened its doors on 14 July. Taking place in the hotel's beautiful glasshouse, guests who opt in will enjoy a private al fresco dining experience complete with a new four-course 'Summer Soiree' menu, made using ingredients sourced from the gardens on the grounds and paired with seasonal cocktails. 

Elsewhere, on 12 August, Belmond Royal Scotsman will resume rail trips around the Scottish Highlands. Along with outdoor-centric excursions such as hiking and yoga, one top new outdoor experience is an al fresco flame-grilled supper served by the Scottish loch at the Rothiemurchus Estate, followed by hot whisky toddies and stargazing. 


Another theme is 'A Quintessentially British Escape', which rolls out from 1 August when the Belmond Cadogan Hotel and Belmond British Pullman welcome guests once more. The Chelsea-based hotel will offer balcony breakfasts on a leafy private terrace, as well as in-room yoga and picnic treats served in the Cadogan Palace Gardens (courtesy of chef Adam Handling). For those who prefer to get out of town, the famed British Pullman train's circular trips from London Victoria through the English countryside will be enhanced by a new 'Golden Age of Travel' summer menu, featuring five indulgent British-inspired courses such as Braised Scotch Beef and a “Pimms® Pebble” strawberry mousse pudding. 

For more information on the full range of Belmond's "slow summer" staycation experiences, visit