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Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour launches for Summer 2023

We've got something super special to announce. This summer, we are celebrating the 85th anniversary of Beano by launching the incredible Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. This tour is only available for a limited time only, so don't miss out!

Want to know a bit more about the tour?

Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour launches for Summer 2023

What is Beano?

To be fair, Beano needs no introductions. You'd have to be living on the moon to not know about this British icon and national treasure! Created in 1938, Beano is the world's longest-running weekly comic and the original British icon of childhood. For many children, it represents a real reading stepping stone - something in between a picture book and a chapter book.

Launched in Dundee, Scotland Beano is hands-down one of the most recognisable British brands. It's been entertaining the nation for decades and making childhood exciting for multiple generations of kids. That's why our grandparents and parents love it, we love it, and our children love it too!

With fantastic characters such as the iconic Dennis & Gnasher, Roger the Dodger, Minnie the Minx, and the Bash Street Kids, the comic encourages fun, silliness, imagination, mischief, and the odd bit of rebellion too! Aimed at 6-12 year olds, Beano inspires children to go on crazy adventures, explore the world, make stuff, be original, and use creativity. And isn't that what childhood should be all about?

Let's face it - it's a guaranteed good laugh every day of the week! The physical slapstick is perfect for the youngest ones, and the satire is what appeals to the young at heart. Beano is fun because it teaches us that being a kid never gets old, and it encourages everyone to celebrate mischief and embrace the odd, strange, and bizarre. We're all for it!

Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour launches for Summer 2023

Beano fun facts!

Did you know?

  • In 2022 Beano received recognition for its still expanding diverse and inclusive cast by winning the Diversity and Inclusion Award at the PPA Awards 2022.
  • Dennis first appeared in 1951 wearing a shirt and tie! A shirt and tie!!! Can you imagine the horror? Thankfully, his clothes were soon replaced by the iconic red and black striped jumper we all know and love.
  • Many parents don’t realise that the Dennis of their youth is now the father of today’s even more mischievous Dennis!
  • A Beano is sold every 5 seconds!!! It's the number one comic in the UK with an average monthly readership of 659,000. Quite impressive, don't you think?

So who's your favourite Beano character?

Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour launches for Summer 2023

The Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Starting from summer 2023, we are giving you the opportunity to jump aboard the Blamtastic Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - available weekly from Wednesdays to Sundays (between the 10th of June to the 10th of September 2023 only). It will be an adventure filled with fun and mischief - guaranteed!

During our tour, we'll have a Beano Entertainer on board who will provide you with unknown facts about Beano and the London landmarks you’ll see during the tour. Plus, they’ll amuse you with kaboom Beano jokes and trick questions like… Would you rather eat Olive’s mystery stew with a plate of chips or a burger with a side of Gnasher’s food?

Joining us for a fun-filled afternoon tea experience? Then be prepared to be pranked too! And watch out for the chattering teeth and whoopee cushions that might be hidden on the bus. It's going to be so much fun! And if that wasn't enough, you'll also learn how to draw Dennis, Gnasher, and Minnie like a pro. Plus, to wrap the whole experience up in style, you'll get to take home a Beano comic and your very own Beano reusable cup.

Taking in the best views of Central London, our iconic double-decker Routemaster bus will take you past some of London’s greatest landmarks including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street. The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes (depending on traffic) and departs from Victoria Coach Station 3 times a day (Wednesdays to Sundays). The bus leaves and returns from the same point. You can book your seat here - please note that prices vary by date time and seat selection.

Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour launches for Summer 2023

The Beano Afternoon Tea Menu - a true slap-up feast!

To celebrate Beano's 85th birthday, our chefs have outdone themselves and created this super fun menu:

  • This Posh Fish is Smokin’ Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese Pretzel Roll.
  • The Cheesy Coal as a Cucumber & Cream Cheese Finger on Charcoal Bread.
  • The THC Squishy Tomato's Turkey Ham & Cheese Finger on Tomato Bread.

We even have Minnie Morsels!

  • The Minnie Margherita Pizza Mischief.
  • The Minnie Excuse: Muffin to see here! Feta, Red Pepper & Tomato Savoury Muffin.

And for sweet treats, you can expect:

  • The Bangers & Mash-up Chocolate Cupcake.
  • Bananamania Custard Tart.
  • Dennis’s Red & Black Dunker Macaron.
  • The Gnash Tea Biscuit.
  • The Berry Naughty Jelly Baby.
  • The Billy Whizz (Scone fast!) - a freshly baked, chocolate scone with clotted cream & jam.
Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour launches for Summer 2023

Drink options included in our Beano Afternoon Tea include water and coffee (Americano, Cappuccino, Latte, Macchiato, and Hot chocolate). And you also get a fantastic tea selection, including English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Earl Grey Decaf, Rooibush Jardin Rouge, Peppermint, Lemon & Ginger, Berry & Elderflower, Darjeeling, Jasmine Tea, and Green Tea.

We have a range of menus to cater to all requirements and preferences and offer Traditional, Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, and Gluten-free menu. Please specify requirements upon reservation. Unfortunately, we are unable to cater to nut-free, peanut-free, a combination of dairy and gluten-free, a combination of vegan and gluten-free, and Coeliacs. Please note that all allergies must be emailed and confirmed by management at

Are you ready to join us for the most incredible Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour this Summer?

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