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

With rules changing frequently and sought-after holiday destinations fully booked, going away for extended periods of time this summer might be logistically tricky. But who said you can't have a great time if you're staying in the UK? Perhaps you could check into a boutique hotel for a couple of nights? Or treat yourself to a staycation in London? If you're looking for some quirky and fun ways to spend an afternoon or an evening with friends or loved ones, here are a couple of suggestions from us.

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

Book an Afternoon Tea Gin Bus Tour around London

If you're having a weekend in the Big Smoke and planning to let your hair down, then what better way than booking one of our fantastic Afternoon Tea Gin Bus Tours onboard one of our vintage Routemaster double-decker buses?

Working closely with Harrogate-based premium gin brand Slingsby, we put together a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable Gin Lovers Bus Tour (perfect for adults - age 18+), complete with three classic and flavoured G&Ts and individually designed gin-infused cakes. To find out more about how we're working with Slingsby, head over to our blog post: Slingsby Gin and Brigit’s Bakery partnership.

If you're in London for a few days or a long weekend, our tours are the perfect way to relax while also sightseeing. They give you the opportunity to enjoy fantastic views of London by driving past some of its most famous landmarks, including the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, and more. All this whilst savouring the delectable Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea and sipping Gin & Tonics from the Slingsby collection.

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The Slingsby Gin Afternoon Tea Menu

So here's what you can expect to find on the menu. First of all, some savoury goodies:

  • Pastrami with a slice of gherkin burger with tomato bread, mustard, and mayo sauce.
  • Ham and cheese finger sandwich.
  • Cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwich.
  • Seasonal savoury muffin.
  • Salmon pretzel with lemon liqueur and dry gin spritz.

And from our assortment of mini home-made cakes and tarts, you'll find:

  • Lemon cupcake with Carthy & Black Gin Cream Liqueur and liqueur cream spritz.
  • Raspberry tart with Slingsby Rhubarb Gin cream.
  • Gin jelly, crunchy pearls, lime mousse with Slingsby Gooseberry Gin & cucumber pipette.
  • Strawberry moelleux with Slingsby Rhubarb Gin and Strawberry gin mousse on top.


Of course, it wouldn't be afternoon tea without scones with clotted cream and jam - that just goes without saying!

And to top it all of, here are your Gin & Tonics drinks:

  • The Rhubarb Blush - made with Slingsby Rhubarb Gin with pomelo and pink pepper tonic from London Essence and served with mixed berries.
  • The Basil Collins - made with Slingsby London Dry Gin with peach and jasmine tonic from London Essence and served with fresh basil leaves.
  • And finally, the Gooseberry Fizz - made with Slingsby Gooseberry Gin with Orange and Elderflower Tonic from London Essence and served with a fresh orange slice.

What's not to like?

As always, with anything we do here at Brigit's Bakery, alternative menus are also available. On top of our Traditional menu, we also offer Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, and Halal.

Afternoon Tea Gin Bus Tours depart from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square at 17:30 or 18:30 daily and last approximately 90 minutes (depending on central London traffic). Spaces are always limited and get sold out quickly, so book your space in advance here.

And if you want to check out all our Afternoon Tea Bus Tours for your staycation in London, we also run a range of specially-themed bus tours. Check out dates and availability here.

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea with Prosecco or Champagne in Covent Garden

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

Maybe you booked one of the many London hotels for your night stay. Perhaps you're enjoying luxurious spa treatments, a trip to one of the renowned library bars in the City, or to a fine dining experience at an award-winning or Michelin starred hotel. So what else could you do with your other half or your friends during your staycation in London? You could 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.

But why not also treat yourself to a glass or (even better) a bottle of bubbly when you visit us? You can reserve a table for up to 20 people for Traditional Afternoon Tea at just £35 per person. Or, you can add a glass of Champagne at just £43 per person or opt for a glass of Prosecco or a gin cocktail at £39 per person. We also offer bottomless afternoon tea options with Prosecco or gin cocktail (£58 per person) or with Champagne (£60 per person).

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? There's plenty more you can do while you're there!

And if you're looking for more things to do this summer, take a look at our article, Escape the everyday this summer with Brigit's Bakery.

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