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Afternoon tea on a vintage Routemaster bus lets you tour iconic London sights while indulging yourself


There’s nothing better than a small sandwich, a small cup of tea and some lovely cakes, piled high on a superb afternoon tea stand, enjoyed with a glass or two of prosecco on Sundays. For Brits, afternoon tea is a must – good enough to take your grandma for her birthday, or just deserved because you’ve had a tough week.

But if we foodie Londoners like something, we like to be extravagant. What if I told you that afternoon tea has now gone a step further – and you can indulge in a London bus. That’s right, Brigit’s Bakery lets you enjoy all the delights of afternoon tea while taking in the sights of London.

On the bus tour, you get a range of delicious sandwiches, cakes and pastries, and take a classic route through the city. During the tour you can see Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more.

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This is not just any double-decker bus ride

On the menu of the traditional bus tour, pastrami and pickle burgers, ham, cheese and mayonnaise sandwiches with mustard, cucumber, cream cheese and mint, smoked salmon pretzels with cream cheese and feta, peppercorn and sun-dried tomato muffins.

They also have all the teas you could want – from Earl Gray to Darjeeling and Jasmine tea – or coffee and hot chocolate, if that suits you. And of course, it wouldn’t be afternoon tea without freshly baked scones topped with clotted cream and jam.

The tour lasts around 90 minutes (depending on traffic) and costs around £45 per person or £35 for children. It’s incredibly kid-friendly and suitable for ages 5 and up, so it could be the perfect birthday present for your little one.

Buses depart from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square and depart at 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3pm, 3.30pm or 5pm. If that sounds like something your best friend might like, you can also grab a gift certificate.

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