The Loubi Express
Inspired by the romance of train travel, The Loubi Express is stationed in the Claridge’s lobby this Christmas. Passengers are invited to step through an enchanting wintery forest before taking a seat aboard Christian Louboutin’s glittering red locomotive.
This immersive festive installation, decked out in Louboutin’s signature red livery, is an intimate setting for one-of-a-kind Christmas celebrations. Enjoy a glass or share a bottle of Laurent-Perrier or try one of an exclusive trio of cocktails created, once more, in collaboration with Christian Louboutin. There’s Pantone 18, capturing his iconic red accent in a glass, and Pineapple Punch that pays tribute to the designer’s favourite fruit. Accompanying the drinks are canapés and a selection of Claridge’s Bar sharing dishes – including the much-loved Lobster Wellington – all served to your lamplit table by our Cocktail Conductor. As a nostalgic festive soundtrack plays in the background and wintry scenes zip past the window, relax and be transported to a glamorous golden age.
About your journey
When is The Loubi Express open?
Passengers are welcome onboard from Friday 22 November and the carriage will be open Tuesdays–Saturdays from 3pm until 11pm.
Can I reserve a table in the Loubi Express?
There are no advance tickets to The Loubi Express, which runs on a first-come, first-served basis.
What are the menus?
We’ll be serving champagne by the bottle and by the glass, a trio of exclusive cocktails inspired by Christian Louboutin, canapés and sharing dishes.
Are children welcome onboard?
Families with children are very welcome onboard.
May I take photographs?
Of course, but please be mindful and respect the privacy of your fellow passengers.
There is something nostalgic about travelling by train that reminds me of grand adventures and journeys home. Trains allows you to dream, to contemplate the landscape flying past and to get a little respite from the hectic pace of life. That feeling is something I wanted to recreate.