When you think of tourist experiences in London, what is the one thing that is most likely to pop into your head? A tour on a red London bus is one of those really iconic things that symbolise everything that London has to offer tourists don’t you think!
But what if I told you that you could enjoy a trip on a vintage 1960s Routemaster Red Bus with a difference? That it was a great way to spend a few hours, even for those local to London who wouldn’t normally do something like this!
B Bakery Afternoon Tea London Bus Tour With Buyagift
Buyagift have teamed up with B Bakery to offer you the chance to experience an afternoon tea with a twist. Onboard a Routemaster bus you can take in the sights and sounds of London as the bus takes you on a tour whilst you indulge in an afternoon tea on your trip.
The trip takes you on a tour of the heart of the city including Big Ben and Nelson’s column and experiencing the city’s culture at Notting Hill, South Kensington and Trafalgar Square! The tour is around 2 hours and buses leave prompt so you need to make sure you arrive in plenty of time!
My Afternoon Tea Experience With B Bakery And Buyagift
This tour was for sure an experience. I have done the London Bus sightseeing tour before and it was lovely but OMG this tour takes you to a completely different level as you are having an afternoon tea while you are going around London in style.
They have converted the bus into a cute cafe with seats and tables. This means you can sit with other 3 people there so a total of 4 per table and there were 4 tables on the first floor. We were on the first floor of the bus. I didn’t go upstairs but I think they probably had more tables there.
It is all very cute and really nicely decorated. The theme is very English. You can choose between tea or coffee and they have a selection of small finger sandwiches and cakes such as sweet cupcakes, pastries and cookies. They also have gluten-free and vegetarian options and if you have any allergies they will help with this too.
The presentation of all the food and drinks was so pretty, they really made sure to carry through the theme. We also got some bubbles which were really nice too. When you order your tea or coffee, they put it on a branded cup which you can take home with you as a souvenir.
Why You Should Book this Afternoon Tea Bus Tour!
If you’re purely wanting a fun afternoon tea this is for you. If you’re looking more for a tour of London I would go with a different tour, as amazing as this one was, it is not easy to see all the views whilst enjoying the tea and cakes. So I will say that if you have already done a London sightseeing then this is perfect for you will enjoy more the afternoon tea.
Because we were on the first floor the view was limited so I perhaps recommend choosing to go upstairs to have a better view of the city. I have to admit, it is a very novel way to see the sights, especially with music and commentary in the background.
I thought it was so much fun and really enjoyed a new take on a classic British tradition! You can find the Afternoon Tea Smartbox along with many other gift options on the Buyagift website now.
What do you think? Would you buy this for yourself or as a gift?
*Disclosure: I was invited to experience the B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour in London for the purpose of this review. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Kim Carberry says
Oh wow! What a fab experience! It sure beats a normal afternoon tea in a restaurant. It looks like you had a wonderful time and the food looks amazing x
Alex Newton says
This looks like it could be a great gift for someone. I’m not much of a tea drinker but those cakes would go down a treat followed by a nice cup of coffee. #KCACOLS
Karen, the next best thing to mummy says
This looks amazing, we have a vintage tea room locally known as tea by the Taw#kcacols@_karendennis
OMG this looks amazing! I wish I lived closer to London. I would definitely buy this as a gift, and actually may book it for a Mothers Day treat for me & mum…we did the Harrods chocolate café last time! London is such a vibrant city with lots of fun things tucked away. #KCACOLS
Veronica Lee says
WOW! What a lovely experience! I would totally buy this as a gift for myself!
Fiona Cambouropoulos says
I love the old red double decker busses. What a fab chance to have afternoon tea and you look simply stunning! #KCACOLS
Tracey Bowden says
This sounds like so much fun! I wouldl ove to do this. #kcacols
Now that is an unexpected twist on an Afternoon Tea! What a unique idea and it looks like lots of fun. #KCACOLS
Enda Sheppard says
That looks like such fine — and the cakes are fab! #KCACOLS
Oh wow this looks so much fun and a fab experience X #kcacols
Clare Brown says
Oh I just love this. The absolute perfect way to capture London. How very English!! #kcacols
Becka @ Becka's Bubble says
Omg this looks amazing. I love afternoon tea and what a great and unique way to experience it! #kcacols
Jo (A Rose Tinted World) says
This looks like such a great idea as part of a hen weekend or just a trip to London! #KCACOLS
Tracy Albiero says
This is a GREAT lady’s day out. Looks like you had a fantastic time. Thanks for sharing. #KCACOLS
This looks like so much fun and delicious looking cakes too!! #KCACOLS
Tracey Carr says
Yes I would definitely do this for myself but I’m not sure what my husband would think so I would have to go with my sisters I think or friends! The next time I am in London maybe I will have to leave him behind! #KCACOLS
Twicemicrowaved tea says
I love afternoon tea but I’ve never had it on a bus before. This looks like it would be great fun! #kcacols
Rachel - Kids, Cuddles and Muddy Puddles says
Um… would it be frowned upon to buy this as a gift to myself?! What more could you want on a trip to see the Queen, than a good old British afternoon tea on board a double decker! Fabulous idea, sightseeing with a caffeine kick… you need one of those to get you through a busy day in London! #KCACOLS
Crummy Mummy says
I think I may have been on the very bus – or one of them – but for a different event. Such fun! #KCACOLS