December 2, 2019

Christmas on London’s afternoon tea bus

It’s officially December which means we can all finally get excited about the festive period. 

I absolutely adore the build up to Christmas because everything looks pretty and there’s always good food around. 

And when it comes to looking at pretty things and good food, I thought I would tell you about my Christmas afternoon tea bus experience with Brigit’s bakery. 

I was invited along with many other bloggers and content creators to try out the new Christmas afternoon tea on Brigit’s Bakery Bus as we drove around some of the city’s major landmarks. 

I’d seen the bus going around London before and kept meaning to try it so it seemed like the perfect way to see the city all lit up for Christmas. 

Firstly may I just say that I sometimes struggle with a bit of social anxiety and I went to this thing on my own and bloggers, especially travel bloggers, are among some of the friendliest bunch around. Everyone was lovely and it was fun getting to chat and of course celebrating Christmas with festive music. 

Sophie onboard the afternoon tea bus with other blogers

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It helped that the tables in the bus were absolutely beautiful and decorated with Christmas napkins and we had crackers!! Within the first ten minutes we were already pulling the crackers and donning our Christmas hats. (I somehow managed to win all of my cracker pulling competitions which I may add is not a reflection on my strength at all). 

We had prosecco which was in full flow and also given the choice of tea or coffee. I ended up ordering a cappuccino and we were given our drinks in handy reusable cups that we were allowed to take home with us. 

The afternoon tea on the bus

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I really liked the attention to detail when it came to the cups – we had cupholders to try and stop any accidents from happening although I feel like we probably could have done with two for the prosecco – but not a massive deal. 

As the bus twisted and turned around Victoria and Kensington we tucked into mozzarella and tomato sandwiches and delicious scones with clotted cream (no I am not getting into the Cornish or Devon debate). 

And then we went for the cake section. They were absolutely delicious and I loved that there were so many ones to choose from, all with their own flavour such as hazelnut whip and coconut tarts. Oh and there were candy canes. 

Sophie and a number of bloggers sat together inside the afternoon tea bus

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Before we knew it, we were heading back to Victoria coach station.

The trip itself was around 90 minutes but I definitely felt it could have been longer or maybe that’s just me being greedy! 

What’s the details?

As I mentioned the journey lasts around 90 minutes and goes past a number of main sites such as Harrods, Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, the Albert Hall and Marble Arch. 

Prices start from £45 and go up in price depending on where you want to sit. Prosecco isn’t included in the price but go on, treat yourself, it’s Christmaaaaas. 

They can accommodate vegetarians, vegans, those who eat halal food and gluten free but cannot guarantee that they are peanut or nut free for my allergy friends. 

There isn’t a toilet onboard so make sure before you go. 

And if you want to get into the Christmas spirit then wear something festive! 

Here’s the link to the page to book. 

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