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Exploring the Best London Day Trips In and Out of London

Book an Afternoon Tea Bus Tour in London

If you're in London for the day, you'll probably be doing a lot of walking and sightseeing. And while that's fun, it can also be tiring. London is huge, and you definitely won't be able to see everywhere at once. So how about you jump on a double-decker bus and do the sightseeing that way?

Sounds too good to be true?

Well, it's not. Because we have not one but a whole range of Afternoon Tea Bus Tours for you to choose from. Our iconic Routemaster buses will take you on a 90-minute tour of the City while you put your feet up and indulge in our delicious afternoon tea. And it's not your everyday afternoon tea either!

Brigit's Bakery Bus Tours are great for London day trips

Yes, we have freshly baked scones with jam and a selection of teas or other hot drinks. But we also have food to die for. To give you an idea, here's what you can expect on our Traditional Afternoon Tea menu.

Our freshly prepared savouries include:

  • Mini mushroom quiche.
  • Cucumber, cream cheese & mint finger on basil bread.
  • Turkey ham & cheese, mayo mustard finger on tomato bread.
  • Feta, tomato & red pepper savoury muffin.
  • Salmon & cucumber pretzel with cream cheese.

And our assortment of mini homemade cakes and tarts looks like this:

  • Passion fruit & white chocolate pannacotta.
  • Strawberry & yuzu tart.
  • Apple crumble choux.
  • Orange & poppy seed cupcake.

The following alternative menus are also available on request (just let us know what you'd like to eat when you book) - Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, and Gluten-Free.

So let's take a look at what tours are available for you to book!

Our Afternoon Tea Bus Tours

Classic Bus Tour - great for London day trips

Our Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs all year round with 7 tours a day departing from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square. It's our most popular tour and one where you can get the full Brigit's Bakery experience.

Peppa Pig Bus Tour - great for London day trips

The Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour is a unique tour designed with families in mind. It runs from Thursdays to Sundays with 2 or 3 tours a day departing from Somerset House. For this very special tour, our chefs have created a Peppa Pig-inspired menu that will delight your little ones. And there's more! We have sing-along, an activity book, and a branded travel mug for you to keep!

Paddington Bus Tour - great for London day trips

The very popular Paddington Bear Afternoon Tea Bus Tour is also perfect for families with children. It runs twice a day from Wednesdays to Sundays from Trafalgar Square. It's a beautiful themed bus tour with a Paddington-inspired menu featuring no less than marmalade sandwiches! Plus, onboard entertainment (via tablets installed on each table) comes in the shape of a Paddington and Mrs. Bird narration of the tour of London. What's not to love?

We also have additional themed tours to celebrate particular events or milestones. These tours run for a limited time only, and you can find all the details on this page - simply click the month you're interested in and find out what's on.

Visit Brigit's Bakery in Covent Garden

Want to rest your feet from all the walking? Then come and have a fabulous afternoon tea or a bite to eat at Brigit's Bakery in Covent Garden. Our bakery is a charming haven for tea enthusiasts and food lovers alike. With its quaint and inviting atmosphere, it stands out for its delectable treats and traditional tea rooms - all adorned with elegant decor and vintage furnishings. It's the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea experience with a French je-ne-sais-quois.

Brigit's Bakery - great for London day trips

Whether you're in the mood for finger sandwiches, sumptuous cakes, or a refreshing cup of tea, our bakery is the perfect spot to indulge in a truly delightful culinary experience. We also have a wonderful wine list, should you wish to treat yourselves to a bottle of bubbly alongside the delicious high tea. To view our full menu, click here. And here's the link to book your table.

Day trips from London

If you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the City and fancy taking a day trip from London, there's plenty of choice - from the enchanting countryside of the Cotswolds to the majestic beauty of Windsor Castle.

Visit Bath

One of the most sought-after day trips from London is the visit to Bath, where you can immerse yourself in the rich history of the Romans. Hop on a train from London Paddington Station or St Pancras International, and you'll get to enjoy the Georgian architecture, stroll along the cobbled streets, and feel the essence of Jane Austen's novels come alive.

Bath is also most known for its Roman Baths, an impressive site that showcases the ancient bathing and socialising complex. Steeped in history, this UNESCO World Heritage Site allows visitors to step back in time and admire the magnificence of the Roman Empire.

Visit Stratford-upon-Avon

Another popular day trip is Stratford-upon-Avon, famously known as the birthplace of the great playwright William Shakespeare. This beautiful market town on the River Avon is only an hour by train from London and is also home to Anne Hathaway's Cottage - the enchanting place where Shakespeare's wife grew up. As you walk through the thatched-roof cottage, you can't help but be transported back to a bygone era. And if you're into literature or history, this visit is a must.

Visit Canterbury

For a glimpse into England's oldest recorded town and a visit to a truly historic location, why not head over to Canterbury for the day? Situated by the River Stour, the city is home to the stunning Canterbury Cathedral - another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The breathtaking architecture represents a fusion of several different styles spanning almost a millennium. Wander through the picturesque streets, visit the renowned King's College Chapel, and take a peaceful stroll along the River Cam.

Are you ready to put on your walking shoes and embark on a memorable adventure just a stone's throw away from the heart of London? Or will you spend the day in London and have the best time with Brigit's Bakery?

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