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Staycation London - a summer of fun with Brigit's Bakery

Planning a staycation in London this summer? With temperatures rising and more hot, summer days on the horizon, spending time in the UK sounds like a great idea! To make the most of it, you'll want to be out and about doing something fun and enjoyable. Well, we have just the list of activities to hit the spot for your staycation in London this summer.

Here you go!

Staycation London - a summer of fun with Brigit's Bakery

Jump on an Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Our legendary Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs all year round with 7 tours across London that depart daily from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square. If you've not been on one of our tours before, it's an experience like no other. Our friendly staff will welcome you and the rest of your party on board and show you to your table, where you'll be served afternoon tea... with a twist.

You see, Brigit's Bakery's founders are proudly French, so we've taken this quintessentially British tradition (high tea) and added our own special touches to it. Our menus may vary slightly, but to give you an idea of the deliciousness you can expect, here's our Traditional menu.

Freshly-prepared savouries:

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

And for dessert, we have an assortment of mini homemade cakes and tarts:

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

We also offer Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Halal menus. Plus, you can read more about our halal afternoon tea menu here.

Of course, after all this finger-licking food, you can enjoy freshly-baked, plain scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of teas, coffees, or hot chocolate. And if you want to let your hair down, you can always include a glass of Prosecco when you book your place on the tour. To see our wine list and itinerary, click here. And here's the link to book your tour.

Staycation London with a themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Our themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tours

Alongside our Classic Afternoon Tea Bus tour, every month we also run special themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tours to celebrate any events or big dates in the calendar. For example, we celebrate Independence Day on the 4th of July and Bastille Day on the 14th of July.

Themed bus tours are specially decorated, and our dedicated chefs create on-theme bespoke menus to cater to the occasion. To see what's on, select the month you're interested in and find out what tours are available.

Our family Afternoon Tea Bus Tours

Looking for something to do with the family? Then we have some themed, family-friendly tours designed with your little ones in mind.

Staycation London: Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Our Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs between Thursdays and Sundays two to three times daily and departs from Somerset House.

Perfect for children aged 5+ years, the tour offers an in-built tablet on each table that gives you a Peppa Pig guided animation of the London tour along with sing-a-long songs that the whole family will enjoy. We'll also gift your children with a copy of our exclusive Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Activity Book and a takeaway branded mug. To check menus and availability of our Peppa Pig tour, click here.

Staycation London: Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Similarly, our Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs twice a day from Wednesdays to Sundays and departs from Trafalgar Square. Taking in the best views of Central London, our iconic double-decker Routemaster bus will take you past some of Paddington’s favourite London landmarks, and you can be sure you’ll hear about some of his fun adventures and mishaps!

For this tour, we have a very unique and special Paddington-themed menu (did anyone say marmalade sandwich?). And once again, each table comes with a special built-in screen providing guests with a guided animation where Paddington and Mrs Bird will be telling you all about some of the City’s most famous landmarks. To check menus and availability of our Paddington tour, click here.

Staycation London: Beano Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

BEANO Afternoon Tea Bus Tour - NEW!

Looking for an adventure full of mischief like no other? Then for a limited time only we are running a themed Beano Afternoon Tea Bus tour to celebrate Beano's 85th birthday! It'll be no surprise to you by now that our chefs have created a blamtastic Beano-inspired menu featuring the Bangers and Mash-up Chocolate Cupcake, the Cheesy Coal as a Cucumber and Cream Cheese Finger on Charcoal Bread and many more sweet and savoury delights!

Our Beano Entertainer will provide you with unknown facts about Beano and the London landmarks you’ll see during the tour. Plus, they’ll amuse you with jokes and lots of fun, trick questions. You'll also learn how to draw Dennis, Gnasher, and Minnie like a pro, and take home a Beano Comic and your very own Beano reusable cup. For more information on our exclusive menu, availability, and bookings, click here.

Staycation London: Afternoon Tea at Brigit's Bakery

Treat yourself to afternoon tea in Covent Garden

If you're in Central London for the day and have a few hours to spare, why not come and visit us at Brigit's Bakery in Covent Garden and enjoy a drink (or two) with your afternoon tea? Our wonderful French patisserie is a real sight for sore eyes. Everything we sell in our shop is baked daily by an expert team of French pastry chefs. We offer amazing fruit tartlets, finger-licking chocolate eclairs, colourful cupcakes, macaroons, cookies, and much much more. You can find out more about our bakery here.

Our full Afternoon Tea experience comes with a selection of sandwiches, cakes, mini cupcakes, and freshly-made scones with clotted cream. And, of course, a great choice of loose tea or coffee or a glass (or bottle) of something bubbly, if you wish!

Staycation London - a summer of fun with Brigit's Bakery

Enjoy breakfast or brunch at Brigit's Bakery in Covent Garden

Whilst we are renowned for our afternoon tea, Brigit's Bakery in Covent Garden is also a lovely spot for breakfast or light lunch. In the mornings we offer the following three options:

  • French breakfast - croissant or baguette with jam and butter.
  • American breakfast - pancakes with maple syrup.
  • Or English breakfast - two fried eggs, bacon, beans, and toast.

As for our lunch menus, we offer classic French delicacies such as Croque Monsieur or Quiche Lorraine with salad. Or how about a ham and cheese baguette or a classic Club Sandwich with veggie crisps? Or an Egg Cocotte with a lovely salad? So if you're in the area for your staycation in London, why not pay us a visit? Here's the full menu if you want to take a look.

Staycation London: Afternoon Tea Picnic Lunch

Have an Afternoon Tea picnic

If you're looking to spend the day out and about in one of the many beautiful London parks, then why not enjoy all your favourite sweet treats alfresco with our Afternoon Tea picnic? It contains everything you need for a delicious afternoon tea-for-one and is available to pick up from Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden with as little as 24 hours' notice.

Filled with a selection of mouth-watering cakes, sandwiches and scones, the picnic also includes freshly-squeezed orange juice and your choice of tea or coffee. It's light enough to carry and fits perfectly into the pannier of a bike. It truly is the perfect package for enjoying a delicious afternoon tea on the go! To book, fill in the form at the bottom of this page or call us on 020 3026 1188.

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