A Touch of Vintage | BB Bakery Afternoon Tea On A London Bus

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When visiting London one has to indulge in the quintessentially British treat of afternoon tea on the Routemaster bus. You may have read some of my post on afternoon teas around London, well this one on an afternoon tea on a London Bus.

 

When Thistle Hotels invited me and a couple of bloggers for London vintage bus tour with afternoon tea, I couldn’t say no. Who could say no to the a scrumptious selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries on-board a London red bus while taking in some of the capital’s most beautiful sights including the Queen’s royal residence – Buckingham Palace. Soaking in London culture as you’re driven through Notting Hill, Trafalgar Square, and Piccadilly Circus. So

 

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 Afternoon Tea On A London Bus With Bloggers

 

Sunday rolled on and as if by magic, London was beautifully bathed in glorious sunshine when giggling bloggers jumped on board the afternoon tea tour bus run by BB Bakery, some were so eager that they managed to get on the wrong BB Bakery tour bus(they were politely ushered off).

We were also in the good company of a dashing Tom from Thistle Hotels who was on hand to answer our questions we had about the hotel, most of which are in easy access to many of London’s tourist attractions.

So if you are heading over to London for business or pleasure then you have plenty to choose from. I didn’t even know they had that many Thistle Hotels dotted around the capital.

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When we got on the bus our tables we laid out with the cutest little cakes and neatly cut sandwiches and if you have ever been to a bloggers event, then you will know that this is the part when cameras start flashing.
All the while the sweet tooth is wondering why the hell you are taking pictures instead of throwing cakes down your throat two at a time. As ladies who lunch do, I obliged!

 

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With conversations going, the bus passed by some popular attractions like London Eye, Big Ben, Marble Arch, Trafalgar Square, Notting Hill also passing through your bank manager’s worst nightmare; Oxford Street and Knightsbridge where some of the city’s best department stores and boutiques are.
If you are new to the city it’s a great way to get your bearings and skim through the sights and then decide which to concentrate on – all in the comfort of an uncrowded bus with tea and cake in hand too.

 

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The Best Saved For Last

When we got on the bus I volunteered to connect my phone to the on-board speaker to add a little ambiance to the tour. Little did I know that I would be handsomely paid.

I started off with a little jazz by way of Brazil’s Belbel Gilbert before moving on to some more popular tunes. The popular tunes obviously had an effect on the girls because we soon realised that we had ourselves a Backstreet Boys tribute band on board as they started a duet.

As soon as I recognised the tune, I found it on Spotify no sooner than I got it on the speakers all hell broke loose. And they say volunteer work doesn’t pay! Don’t worry I got you front row seats to Britain’s Got Talent.

The video is below! You can thank me later. If Thistle Hotels want to have the entertainment to go with their Afternoon Teas, I am sure the girls wouldn’t object to an encore. You can bet I will be there too with camera in one hand and cake in the other.

 

 

After getting a little sugar high with plenty of cake and bottomless teas, we were safely brought back to the London Eye where the tour started and ended. Albeit even gigglier than before as bloggers jumped off the bus for a group picture before heading separate ways. Below are some of the less bleary pictures from the tea on the bus tour.

 

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Highlights of Afternoon Tea On A London Bus

  • It’s an afternoon to remember onboard a classic Routemaster bus through the heart of London whilst offering you a selection of gorgeous treats as you drive through the very best of the city.
  • The afternoon tea experience takes you around the wonderful sights of London including Buckingham Palace, London Eye and Westminster.
  • Indulge in the scrumptious sandwiches, delicious cakes and pastries, and wash it all down with the quintessentially British tradition of high tea.
  • Take in views of The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more.
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Suitable For: Perfect for all the family, with friends or as a romantic treat for your partner.

Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour Price:

  • Adult £50.00
  • Child (5 – 11 Years) £40.00

 

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Similar Tours In London

London has many cool and wonderful tours that allow you to dine as you cruise around the city whether that is on the bus or on the Thames River by boat. On the blog, you will Also find another tour I did on The Bateaux London which offers afternoon tea about aboard Bateaux London but they also offer a cruise with lunch or dinner with jazz in the evening.

 

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Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
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 BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Tour Route and Map

 

Below is a map the BB Bakery afternoon tea around London on a vintage bus, which can be book directly via BB Bakery. Alternatives to the BB Bakery afternoon tea bus tour in London and many other cities in the UK, including Edinburgh can be booked here or here.

 

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Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
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Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
Afternoon Tea on a London bus, afternoon tea bus tour london, london afternoon tea bus tour, afternoon tea on a routemaster bus in London
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36 comments

    1. I know! I went to their concert when I finished my GSCEs and as you can imagine Wembly Stadium was packed with screaming girls(and a few guys am sure.)

  1. Ooh, so cute! This is one of the bakery afternoon tea London my friend has been raving about. All those little sweets! I'd love to do this too 🙂

  2. I am from the Caribbean island, Barbados, once a British colony. So we know about the tradition of afternoon tea, and it is nice, indeed. However, I have the chance to experience tea in the middle east and it is beyond beautiful. Particularly the presentation and simplicity.

  3. Hello,It was such a great amount of fun in a vintage bus.Good approach to see a ton in not more than a few moments of time.,Truly delighted in the aide,entertaining and locks in.I would do it once more.Great approach to figure out where to go a what to see…if you have extra time.Have a nice day.
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  4. This is so cool I clearly I need to book afternoon tea in London when I am back. This is too cute a tea experience in london to be missed.

  5. Oh goodness, this sounds like a great girls afternoon tea in London! I have to add double-decker bus tours in London when I revisit in April

    1. Hi, the tour we did passed by the b and b bakery in Knightsbridge and not the Covent Garden, I am not sure if their other bus do. Sorry I dont know this but you can check their website for an updated tour map.

  6. I have been searching for a b bakery bus tour review and yours just stood out. Your pictures seriously make me want to book a tour so badly. I can’t wait to visit London this new year.

    1. Hi Emmette, am afraid not. As I said above, this is a popular tour and one that doesn’t do discounts that often. Sorry.

  7. Amazing pictures. I am adding the bb bakery afternoon tea bus tour in london when I visit in December!

  8. I love your pictures and the little video! One of the best bb bakery afternoon tea bus review I have read in a while.

    1. Hi Lena, I am not aware of any discounts. Now and then in the quieter seasons they might do offers but as its a popular tour they dont tend to offer discounts that often.

  9. Beautiful pictures. I love to do at least one afternoon tea in London I visit. I had no idea about this one of the bus. This is so cool!

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