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Fun Things to Do in London This Summer

If you're looking for fun things to do in London this summer, look no further. We've compiled a handy list for you with a lot of activities you can do with loved ones, friends, or family.

Fun Things to Do in London This Summer with Brigit's Bakery

Jump on a Brigit's Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Here at Brigit's Bakery, we are best known for our afternoon tea. But we're also famous for being original, fun, and quirky. And that's why we combined afternoon tea with touring Routemaster buses. If you've been to London, you're bound to have seen one of our stunning buses gracing the busy streets of the City. So how would you fancy trying out a tour?

Here's everything you need to know.

The route

Our tours depart from Victoria Coach Station, Trafalgar Square, or Somerset House - this depends on the tour you choose, so we advise you always check at the point of booking.

Fun Things to Do in London This Summer with Brigit's Bakery

Routes can vary slightly, but your bus driver will take you around Whitehall, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, Harrods, V&A, National History Museum, Science Museum, Royal Albert Hall, Albert Memorial, Kensington Palace, Notting Hill, Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Mayfair, Green Park, The Ritz, St James Palace, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column, Horse Guard Parade, and No.10 Downing Street.

Please note that all tours run for approximately 90 minutes - depending on traffic.

The menu

Here's the yummy treat (from our Traditional menu) that you can expect onboard our tours.

For savouries:

  • Mini mushroom quiche.
  • Cucumber, cream cheese, and mint finger on basil bread.
  • Turkey ham and cheese, mayo mustard finger on granary bread.
  • Feta, tomato, and red pepper savoury muffin.
  • Tuna mayo pretzel.

And for dessert:

  • Apple and cinnamon sable breton.
  • Hazelnut choux.
  • Chocolate Biscoff cupcake with pink pearls.
  • Lemon meringue tart.

All this deliciousness is served with freshly-baked, plain scones with clotted cream and jam plus your choice of hot drink. You can also add a glass of bubbly when you book your seat.

And if you have any specific dietary requirements or preferences, we also have the following menus available: Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, and Gluten-free.

Your choices of bus tours

Some of our afternoon tea bus tours are 'evergreen' and run all year round:

  • Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. Seven tours departing daily from Trafalgar Square or Victoria Coach Station.
  • Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. For adults only (18+) this tour runs twice a day on Fridays and Saturdays only from Trafalgar Square or Victoria Coach Station.
  • Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. Ideal for the little people in your family (recommended age 5+), this tour runs 2 or 3 times a day between Thursdays and Sundays and departs from Somerset House.
  • Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. Another hit for the younger ones (and their grown-ups alike!), this tour runs between Wednesdays and Sundays and departs twice a day from Trafalgar Square.
Fun Things to Do in London This Summer

We also run special and exclusive themed bus tours on specific dates, including:

  • Our Father's Day Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - on Father's Day only.
  • July 4th Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - on Independence Day only, for our American friends or anyone wanting to celebrate the 4th of July in style.
  • The Bastille Day Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - on 14th July only for our French friends or anyone wanting to mark Bastille Day.
  • The BEANO Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - NEW! For a limited period of time over the summer months, we will also be running a very special tour to celebrate BEANO’s 85th birthday. Our chefs are currently working hard to create a blamtastic BEANO-inspired menu, featuring custard tarts and gnasher-and-mash chocolate cupcakes. So keep your eyes peeled as we release more information about this tour!

To find out what tours are running and when, we recommend you head over to this page on our website, and select the month you're interested in. You'll then be able to find out more details about each tour and book your seat.

Book an Afternoon Tea Bike Tour from Chandos Place - NEW!

This summer, we have an exclusive opportunity for you. We partnered with Veluba to offer you our afternoon tea experience on your own private two-people pedicab!

Your Veluba driver will take the two of you through the most iconic part of the City while you enjoy our freshly-prepared afternoon tea, accompanied by your choice of hot drink, and/or Prosecco. All our menus are available for you to choose from.

Please note that the pedicab can only accommodate two passengers and one of them can be a child. If you want to experience this tour with your family, we recommend you book more than one pedicab and ensure the tours start at the same time.

Fun Things to Do in London This Summer

Come and visit our bakery in Covent Garden

Going to see a show? Or maybe you've been out all day having fun in London and you need to take rest your feet and take a breather? There's no reason why you shouldn't do that in style. So take a well-deserved break and treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea at Brigit's Bakery in Chandos Place.

We serve our signature afternoon tea (of course) with freshly-prepared savouries, a beautiful assortment of mini homemade cakes and tarts, and freshly-baked plain scones with clotted cream and jam. But what a lot of people don't know is that we serve brunch and lunch too! Our smoothie bowls, salads, and quiches are to die for. Don't believe us? Come and see for yourself. Here's the full menu and the link to book your table.

Join us for our exclusive Thames Cruise Afternoon Tea - ONE DAY ONLY!

When it comes to fun things to do in London, it really doesn't get more exclusive than this. Because the Brigit's Bakery Afternoon Tea Thames Cruise runs one day and one day only! The 3-hour trip on our fantastic Elizabethan Boat is ideal for special occasions, family get-togethers, or a treat with a loved one.

We run this exclusive tour every year on a vintage, private motor yacht complete with a uniformed captain! And, of course, as you relax and take in the sights from the river Thames, we serve you our tasty afternoon tea (with a glass of bubbly in hand if you so wish).

For more information on the date and to see more details about the cruise, check out this page. And if you'd like to book your place, either contact us on 020 3026 1188 or fill out the form at the bottom of this page and choose General Enquiry. Please note that you may be sharing a table, depending on your group size.

Grab an Afternoon Tea Picnic Lunch

Fun Things to Do in London This Summer

We all know what the weather in London is like, but when the weather holds during the summer months, there's no better place to be than outdoors basking in the sun in one of the many green spaces the City has to offer. So why not make a day of it and head over to Hyde Park, Regent Park, Green Park, or wherever takes your fancy, lay down a blanket, and have a good time?

Don't worry - there's no need to spend hours shopping, cooking, or chopping fruit and veg! Let us take care of it all by booking our Afternoon Tea Picnic Lunch. Our beautifully packaged Afternoon Tea Picnic contains everything you need for a delicious afternoon tea in the park. It's conveniently available for you to pick up from Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden with as little as 24 hours' notice. And it's filled with a selection of mouth-watering cakes, sandwiches, and scones.

We also include freshly squeezed orange juice and your choice of tea or coffee. And as with all things Brigit's Bakery, we have a variety of dietary options available, including Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Halal. Ready to order? Simply fill in the form on our website or call us on 020 3026 1188.

Have Afternoon Tea delivered to your home

Having a home party? Looking to invite people over for a weekend or the August Bank Holiday and want to impress your guests with food and drink but don't fancy spending hours in the kitchen? Then let us take care of that for you! Did you know you can have Brigit's Bakery Afternoon Tea delivered to your door? And you don't even have the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen!

Our afternoon tea is bound to impress your guests by combining a fine English tradition with our delicate French twist. Let us deliver a delicious selection of fine finger sandwiches, delicate cakes, and of course, freshly baked homemade scones with clotted cream and jam. You'll also get orange juice and a beautiful ceramic tea mug. And if you want to impress the little ones, we even have a special Peppa Pig delivery which includes a Peppa Pig mug and activity books!

Ready to order? Then fill in the form on our website.

More fun things to do in London this summer

  • Plan a trip to the London Zoo. A hit with children and adults alike, the zoo has a wide selection of animals, talks, and shows. There's plenty to see as well as eat and drink. It'll be a guaranteed fun day out.
  • Join Notting Hill Carnival on the August Bank Holiday weekend and plan for a couple of days of unrestricted fun and laughter and a mood-lifting burst of colour.
  • Book your tickets for an open-air theatre show. Here's a handy list of what's on.
  • Check out the Hampton Court Palace Festival. You'll be able to enjoy the likes of Tom Jones, Kool & The Gang, Rick Astley, and more! And if that's not your style, London is full of music festivals in the summer. You'll be spoilt for choice!
  • Want to keep active? Then why not check out a London walking tour? You can book guided ones or even look up a few interesting routes and go at your own pace and leisure.
  • Like every year, the Pride in London parade is in July and starts in Hyde Park Corner and finishes in Whitehall Place. There will be stage areas in Golden Square, Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square, and Dean Street in Soho just to name a few.
  • Are you a foodie? Then check out the street food markets and courts in London this summer. There are loads (available day and night) and if that's your thing, you don't want to miss out!
  • Want to spend more time outdoors? Then head over to Kew Gardens. There is plenty happening there - exhibitions, tours and talks, courses, and even tai chi and forest bathing!
  • Or book yourself a fun night out with friends or a date with a special someone in your life in one of the many London rooftop bars. Dinner and drinks under the starry night sky sound good, right?

So what fun things to do in London will you pick for this summer?

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