Just booked the night Riviera at the end of July. Any Tips?

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Really looking forward to it. I'm looking for any tips really But mainly below:

Paddington
I'm going to hang out in the first class lounge for a bit before but would love any suggestions.

On the train
Apart from visiting the bar is there any must dos?
Do they serve a vegan Breakfast?

Penzance.
What are the showers like?
 
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Just be aware the lounge car was closed last year when I used it in September, this may have already changed or may do so, but it may be worth taking some refreshments on board just in case.

I have only used the showers at the Paddington end and they are no frills but adequate.

Enjoy your trip.
 

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Really looking forward to it. I'm looking for any tips really But mainly below:

Paddington
I'm going to hang out in the first class lounge for a bit before but would love any suggestions.

On the train
Apart from visiting the bar is there any must dos?
Do they serve a vegan Breakfast?

Penzance.
What are the showers like?
Last used the service in September 2019. The First Class lounge had very little food left and I went next door to McDonalds !!
Possibly due to being late in the evening as I have always had an excellent selection of food when visiting for early day trains.

On the train the bar was as far as I went.
I would assume there was a vegan option but I probably had a bacon roll.

Don't forget to hand in your door key at Penzance.
 

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Not specific to the NR, but I always reckon a nightcap is essential for sleepers :)
 

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Apart from visiting the bar is there any must dos?
The station itself is impressive so make sure to have a little time for just looking around, getting a pic of Paddington bear etc. Also the station lounge was good last time I went, with free food and drink and the Victorian lounge was quite beautiful.

One must do on the train I think is to head to the back when you awake. The loco should be left at Reading allowing you to see the tracks trailing away behind you, quite a cool sight in my opinion.
Do they serve a vegan Breakfast?
Like mentioned probably, but I had a bacon bap so cannot say. I would just check an online menu or phone.
 
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