Best Afternoon Tea in London

At Brigit's Bakery, we've been serving our L'Afternoon Tea - an exquisite afternoon tea experience with a French twist - for over 12 years.

We feel honoured that our Afternoon Tea Bus Tours and our delightful bakery in Covent Garden have been recognised as one of the best afternoon teas in London. We sit in great 'high tea' company, alongside prestigious brands and tea rooms such as The Lanesborough, The Wolseley, 45 Park Lane, Claridge’s, One Aldwych and The Berkeley.

Read the lovely press reviews on our quirky afternoon teas below.

UKINBOUND Best Sightseeing Tour Operator 2022

Brigit's Bakery & Bus Tours named Sightseeing Operator of the Year at UKinbound’s Awards for Excellence.

UKinbound, a leading travel trade association that represents over 340 of the UK’s top tourism businesses, awarded Brigit's Bakery's Afternoon Tea Bus Tours the accolade of Sightseeing Operator of the Year. The winners were decided by a panel of independent judges from across the tourism industry. Joss Croft, CEO UKinbound said: “Our industry has worked incredibly hard over the last 12 months and our Awards for Excellence recognise and celebrate the companies that have made a significant contribution to the continuing success of the sector."

The judges awarded Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Tours Sightseeing Operator of the Year for demonstrating an innovative approach to pivoting sales to domestic audiences coming out of lockdown, producing strong business development through product development and solid commitment to working with tour operators and the supply chain.

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In the News

The Times: Best Afternoon Tea In London for Christmas

Best family-friendly Christmas day trips

Given that many people may be reluctant to travel abroad to get their winter fix for the time being, it’s a good year to make some new discoveries at home and inaugurate the start of some new Christmas traditions for your family. We have compiled our favourite attractions and activities the length and breadth of Britain — from the town devoted to celebrating in traditional Dickensian style to the city that’s built a winter wonderland right in its centre.

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Best afternoon tea in london: grinchmas afternoon tea bus

The Hot List: The best Christmas events that you need to know about this week

If you’re a bit ‘bah, humbug’, then embrace Grinchmas with a new Grinch afternoon tea bus tour in London on a Routemaster.

You’ll breeze past some of the capital’s landmarks while tucking into a green- themed menu in the style of one of Dr Seuss’s most famous characters. How about ‘sweet as Cindy-Lou WHO’ lime pie?

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30 best February & half-term events for kids

We’ve cherry-picked the best things to do with kids this February and half-term and the only pickle is they might not want to go back to school once you’ve worked your way through this ultimate survival guide. Brigit's Bakery have launched the first, official Paddington Bear afternoon tea bus tour, celebrating the capital.

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Elle Magazine: 30 Best Afternoon Tea In London If You're All About Those Mini Sandwiches

Best afternoon tea in London if you're all about those mini sandwiches

Elle Magazine has rounded up a mix of the best afternoon tea in London for 2021. We are mega proud to feature as No.20 for our Slingsby Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - with a gin-infused menu of rhubarb macaron with Slingsby rhubarb gin pipette, salmon pretzels with lemon liqueur and dry gin spritz and lemon cupcake with Carthy & Black Gin liqueur cream spritz. This is Elle's ideal kind of boozy bus!

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Express.co.uk: best afternoon tea in London

Sip and see the London sites on a gin-themed afternoon tea bus tour

A double decker bus is offering a unique tour around London while enjoying the only gin-themed afternoon tea in the city. Departing from either Westminster or Victoria Coach Station, passengers will pass by Marble Arch and the London Eye while enjoying classic Gin and Tonics and gin-infused treats.

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MyLondon: best afternoon tea in London

Nine places to enjoy the best afternoon tea in London - including the Queen’s favourite hotel

Fancy doing some sightseeing while you enjoy your tea? Brigit's Bakery and Slingsby Gin have got you covered.

The one-of-a-kind experience features classic G&Ts, gin-infused cakes and more – all onboard on a classic 1960s British Routemaster bus. You can expect savoury and sweet options, including a raspberry tart with rhubarb gin cream, salmon pretzel and gin gelly.

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Secret London: Best Afternoon Tea in London

10 Fantastically Festive Afternoon Teas To Try Before They’re Scone

‘Tis the season for unashamed over-indulgence, so it’s definitely time for a Christmas afternoon tea. Few things are as quintessentially British and indulgent as an afternoon tea – but with a Christmas afternoon tea, that indulgence really kicks into overdrive. Cute cafés and fancy hotels alike have been unveiling the best Christmas afternoon teas in London, and we really do want them all. Ah go on, it’s Christmas – we all deserve a treat, right?

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best afternoon tea london - Paddington Afternoon Tea

35 unmissable things to do in luminous London in November

Explore London alongside Paddington with Virgin Experience Days on Brigit’s Bakery Paddington afternoon tea bus tour.

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we serve the best afternoon tea in London voted by Visit London

Best 15 themed afternoon teas in London and we're number 1!

Enjoy a fresh take on tradition with these fun and unusual afternoon teas in London. Sit down to sweet treats at an interesting venue, take high tea on the move or enjoy unusual or themed food and drink. Book a spot to enjoy a quirky afternoon tea in London with a fun twist, or look for themed London afternoon teas among these afternoon tea deals.

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Playpennies: best afternoon tea in London

Take the kids on Peppa Pig's Afternoon Tea Bus Tour!

We're honoured to be featured in the 'family days out' section on PlayPennies.com. The Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs on Thursdays to Sundays, and tickets have to be booked in advance as they sell out very quickly.

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The Handbook: 32 Incredible teas you need to try this Afternoon Tea Week

32 Incredible teas you need to try this Afternoon Tea Week

As if we needed any more of an excuse to tuck into bitesize sandwiches, warm scones and miniature pastries, it’s Afternoon Tea Week.

From quintessentially British takes at Fortnum & Mason to Aqua Shard’s Peter Pan inspired experience, here are 32 of the best afternoon teas you need to try out this summer.

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Hype Experiences: best afternoon tea in London with GIN!

Brilliant Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour on-board a vintage London Routemaster

So what better way to enjoy the sights of London, sip Gin and take in an afternoon tea, all in one go! Brigit's have done just that via their brilliant Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour on-board a vintage London Routemaster. Serving you with three delicious Gin & Tonics brought to you by Slingsby and London Essence, Brigit's have paired the experience with gin infused cakes, pastry’s and delightful afternoon tea classics.

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So, what's your thoughts? Do you think we serve the best afternoon tea in London?

If you've not sampled our L'Afternoon Tea, why not visit our beautiful Tea Room in Covent Garden or check out one of our themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tours.

With sweet and savoury treats created daily by our professional pastry chefs to suite all dietary requirements, including finger sandwiches, smoked salmon and of course, the obligatory warm scones with clotted cream and jam there’s something to please everyone!

Looking for an Afternoon Tea fit for a Princess? We also offer an Afternoon Tea picnic, which can be collected from our Covent Garden bakery and enjoyed perhaps within the gardens at Buckingham Palace?


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Peppa Pig Bus Tour of London absolutely fantastic!

The entire theme was around Peppa Pig, even my 7 year old enjoyed it because it was informative about the sites of London and my 3 year old loved it because it's Peppa Pig!!!! My mum also enjoyed it as the food was really nice and she got to see the nice places in London! A must try for all!!!! The staff were amazing the food was super delicious and you get to take Peppa Pig coffee mugs home, as well as all the food! Well worth the money.

Fun gin fuelled afternoon

Really enjoyed this experience, nice music as you go along, sandwiched and cakes are all fresh and you get scones during the tour. There is a tour guide voiceover so you get more of the tourist side of the experience. And of course the gin, in which you get 3 different glasses across the tour. Hats off to the waiters on the tour as they must find it challenging to serve afternoon tea and drinks on a bus!! Overall we all really enjoyed and would go again for sure.

Fantastic service, good food and altogether good day out!

Booked the Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour and it was amazing! Great food, great customer service and an all round great time for my four year old, myself and my mum. Great energy from staff members and the food was unreal. Would highly recommend for a good day out to see all the main sites of London and even better for my Peppa Pig obsessed daughter.

Superb experience

Booked this as a surprise for my daughter before seeing a London show. What an overall amazing experience. From getting on the bus to leaving the bus it was worth every penny, driving around London seeing the key sights and the food was gorgeous. We had the vegetarian and they were varied and fresh. Giving a little box to take home uneaten sandwiches/cakes was genius as it was more than it looked. The staff were so friendly and helpful and I highly recommend this and we will do it again.

Amazing, well worth it!

This is a wonderful activity of you have a little one who is a fan of Peppa Pig!
It is expensive however great value for money, there is plenty of food…sandwiches, pizza and a huge amount of cakes and they then bring scones half way round the tour. Adults can also have huge hot drinks and selection of drinks for little ones including hot chocolates in Peppa Pig cups.

The tour is great and takes you around all the familiar sites from the Peppa in London episodes. We were worried about space on the bus (both adults quite tall) but there was plenty of room and plenty of leg room!

The staff are amazing! They work so hard and make the whole tour stress free and enjoyable for the kids.

Excellent. Exciting. Interesting. Fun. Just right!

Thank you, we had a wonderful family outing with you on the Peppa Pig afternoon tea bus tour. Perfect staging, clean, comfortable, COVID safe and entertaining. Keeping a bunch of sugar rushed toddlers entertained is no mean feet! Food was delicious. The cakes and savouries were gorgeous to look at and delicious. The sites, across London, were fab and along with the Peppa interactive entertainment and mini screen at our table meant our little girl related to it from characters, songs, episodes and the information provided by the mini screen and Mel. Well worth the money - what an experience!

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