Hey everyone, today’s blog post is all about our day out on the Brigit’s Bakery Bus. If you haven’t seen this before then it’s a bakery company that provides afternoon tea sessions onboard old London buses. My Mum had been on one of the trips before as I had bought it for her birthday a few years ago as a present. During the first lockdown, Brigit’s bakery was doing an at-home afternoon tea for Mother’s Day which included food, champagne, and a bouquet of flowers. I bought one for my mum and then my mum, my cousins and myself bought one for my nan & auntie. There was a bit of a mishap with one of them which meant that it wasn’t delivered until the next day however, the team went above and beyond to rectify this including a free bus tour.
Brigit’s bakery has a variety of different themed bus tours that you can go on such as a Peppa Pig-themed one, a Pride one, a Christmas-themed one, a Gin-themed one, and a classic one. The price for the classic afternoon tea starts at £45 for an adult and £35 for a child. The themed bus tours are around £45-£62 for an adult and for children they’re around £35. All of them look such fun as they really make an effort with the decorating. The time that we booked was when Pride was happening in London. I knew that I needed an appropriate t-shirt to wear so I popped to the Disney store to get a Pride-themed one which was also Lilo and Stitch-themed.
We opted for the afternoon tea slot which started around 14:00 pm and left from Victoria coach station. They have two pick-up destinations across London which are the Victoria coach station and a stop close to Trafalgar Square. You have to be there around 15 minutes early as the bus leaves on the dot which means that they cannot wait for anyone who is running late. When you book, you can choose where you sit which will depend on the number of people in your party as well. We were sat on the top deck almost at the front which meant that we had a really nice view.
All of the food is already put out when you board except the scones which are handed out later as they are heated up. They offer traditional, vegan, vegetarian, halal, and gluten-free afternoon teas. If you want alcohol you have to pre-buy this beforehand as they only carry a specific amount of alcohol onboard for each trip. Included in your afternoon tea you can either have a tea or coffee which is served in a Brigit’s Bakery travel mug which you get to keep afterward.
The bus takes you around the main landmarks of London whilst music and also facts are played. The host also brings around warm scones about halfway through the trip and also tops up your hot drink. I would say that the trip itself is about an hour and a half in total which is quite good. The bus itself is quite old so it’s not as stable as the newer ones. I would say that you can definitely feel every movement so if you get a bit travel sick then I would suggest taking a tablet beforehand.
The whole experience was quite different and I did really enjoy it as someone who lives in London I don’t often do touristy things. Our host was so lovely and you could see how much work she put in as it was quite a full bus. I would definitely buy it as a gift for someone as I think it’s a unique thing to do especially the themed ones.