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B Bakery Bus Tour: The Best Afternoon Tea Tour in London

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B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Inside Bus
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All aboard! Hold onto your glass. It’s the Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea bus tour. Enjoy London’s iconic sites from the comfort of a beautifully restored 1960s vintage double decker bus with a glass of Prosecco in hand and scrumptious scones in the belly. Nom nom! 

Whether you live in London like me, are visiting for the first or umpteenth time, joining a B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with friends or family.

The Brigit’s Bakery specialises in Afternoon Tea. But they take things a step further so you can actually pick where you want it. Choose from dining in their luxury bakery in Covent Garden, cruising along the thames on a B Boat Tour or hopping aboard a B Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour –  like I did.

But that’s not all.

Brigit’s Bakery also provide themed Afternoon Tea tours, from Gin to Halloween. With Christmas around the corner, I was invited to join their Christmassy Afternoon Tea. 

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - 2 tiers of cakes and sandwiches

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Outside of the Bus


Here’s everything you need to know about Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea bus tour.

What to expect on a Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea bus tour?

On the day of the tour, head to the Victoria Coach Station where the tour departs. I recommend you aim to arrive roughly 20-30 minutes before departure as to allow plenty of time to get your name checked off the list and settle into your seat.

When you board the bus, you’ll be led to your table which you chose at the time of booking. Seating is available upstairs or downstairs so book early if you know you want to sit up the top.  All tables are already arranged and beautifully dressed and on each seat you’ll find your own tote bag of goodies. No spoilers!

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Flat lay of table



B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Michele holding cupcake and prosecco

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Cakes, sandwiches and bon bon B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Sanwiches and cakes B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Santa cakesIn the centre of each table is a selection of sandwiches and cakes neatly arranged in a two-tier serving stand. I recommend using this time to take your photos while the bus is stationary. This way you can get it out of the way so you can enjoy the tour once your depart. Also, it’s not a good idea to stand up or move from your seat when the bus is moving as you can easily stumble or fall into another table or knock others. 

Shortly after everyone is seated, the tour leader will give a welcome message while the servers come around to fill up your glass with Prosecco.

It’s time to depart. Off we go!

For the next hour and a half you’ll drive through the heart of London passing by iconic landmarks and historical buildings with soft background music. As you approach each attraction, the music is briefly interrupted with an audio commentary.

Keep an eye out the window to see Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, and Downing Street just to mention a few. 

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Street view

For Christmas Afternoon Tea I was on, the B Bus Tour followed a unique route along Regent’s Street so we could see the beautiful Christmas Lights.

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Map of tour

Throughout the tour, our glasses were constantly topped up without us needing to ask. Roughly half-way through the tour, after most of us had finished eating the savoury food, the servers came around with warm scones with clotted cream and took our tea orders.

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Scones with jam and clotted cream


By the end of the tour I was feeling a little tipsy, but very content.  We were each given a little fold up cardboard box to take any left over cakes and sandwiches home.

Once back at Victoria Coach station, anyone who hadn’t ordered tea on board were each gifted a lovely Brigits Bakery themed travel mug to take home. I received mine earlier with my order for a Lemon and Ginger tea. With a few more snaps outside of the bus, the B Afternoon Tea Bus was sadly over.

Who is the B Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour for?

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Glass of ProseccoThe B Afternoon Tea Bus tour is for anyone who wants to experience High Tea with a difference. It’s the perfect way to spend time with the girls, have a romantic outing with your partner, enjoy an outing with your family or entertain your children.

Unfortunately, their tours aren’t suitable for accessible patrons and children under 5 are not allowed on board.

Do I recommend joining a B Bus Tour?

B Bakery bus tour - Best afternoon tea tour London - Back of BusAbsolutely! Starting at £46 for children and £56 for adults, B Bus Tours are great value for money. I also love the fact that you can choose from a variety of tours such a traditional tour and themed tours. Themed bus tours available include Gin Lovers, Royal Heritage, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas.

Essential tour tips

  • Let them know your dietary requirements – Are you vegan,  follow a gluten free or Halal diet? No problem. Just let the servers know and they’ll provide you with diet friendly sandwiches. 
  • Hold onto your glass – I wasn’t kidding when I said to hold onto your glass. The ride can be bumpy at times and the London traffic can be unpredictable with sudden stops so hold onto your class of bubbly to avoid and sudden accidents. 
  • Got to the toilet before you board – There are no toilet facilities on board so make sure you use the restrooms either at Victoria Station (these are free) or at Victoria Coach Station (costs 30p) before departing.
  • There’s not a lot of wiggle room – Remember, this is a vintage bus so it’s going to be quite cosy inside. There’s not a lot of space either, so leave any bulky items and shopping bags at home. There is space under your seat but just enough for a handbag or small rucksack.
  • Allow plenty of time to arrive – If you’re not familiar with the Victoria area, be sure to allow an extra 5-7 minutes to walk to the Victoria Coach Station which is completely separate from Victoria Train Station.
  • Flexible departure times – The B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour has multiple departure times. For example, there are five daily departures for the Christmas Afternoon Tea Tour at 12:00, 12:30, 14:30, 15:00, 17:00 & 17:30. The tours at 17:00 & 17:30 are the ones that will take your along Regent’s Street to see the Christmas lights.
  • Limited seating –  There might be plenty of departure times but each bus can only dine up to 28 guests. So if you want a spot on the top deck, book early to avoid disappointment.

Book your Afternoon Tea Bus tour here

Many thanks to the Brigit’s Bakery for providing me with a complimentary tour. They did not request a review nor a favourable one, and all opinions here are, as always, my own.

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