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Things to do in London in May and June 2024

Are you looking for fun things to do in London this May and June? Perhaps you want to treat your friends and family to a trip or a day out in London for the Bank Holiday weekends? With the days getting longer and the weather hopefully getting warmer and drier, the wonderful City of London has plenty to offer.

So let's see what's coming up!

    Things to do in London in May & June: Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    The Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (May and June)

    Why not experience the ultimate blend of sightseeing and indulgence on our Classic Afternoon Tea Bus Tour? Our most popular afternoon tea tour of London runs daily, with 7 buses departing from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square. Take a journey through the City aboard our vintage Routemaster buses, savoring our signature afternoon tea while admiring London's iconic landmarks and absorbing the vibrant culture around you.

    During the tour, you'll enjoy a wonderful selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, and pastries. Our menus are carefully curated by our pastry chefs and combine French flavors with classic favorites. Although our menus may change seasonally to provide you with the freshest of ingredients, here's an idea of what you can expect in our Traditional menu.

    Our Traditional Afternoon Tea Menu

    Our freshly prepared savouries include:

    • Mini spinach and cheddar 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 our assortment of delicious mini homemade cakes and tarts includes:

    • Chocolate and pistachio tart.
    • Biscoff choux.
    • Carrot cupcake with cream cheese frosting.
    • Lemon and lime sable with whipped ganache.

    Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without scones paired with jam and clotted cream, served with a selection of loose-leaf teas, coffee, or hot chocolate. As with all our tours, we have alternative menus available. If you have any dietary requirements or preferences, you can choose between the following: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, or Halal.

    Our advice? Don't miss out on this unforgettable adventure! Reserve your spot today for the Classic Afternoon Tea Bus London Sightseeing Tour and embark on a tea-infused journey through London's history. Make this unique experience a cherished memory!

    Things to do in London in May and June: Gin Lovers Bus Tour

    The Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (May and June)

    A great alternative to our Classic tour is our Bombay Sapphire Gin Afternoon Tea Sightseeing Bus Tour. Available twice daily on Fridays and Saturdays (and the occasional Thursday), this tour is for adults only (18+) and perfect for any gin lovers. You can indulge in our French-inspired afternoon tea menu onboard our iconic Routemaster buses and enjoy our exclusive classic and flavoured G&Ts and gin-infused cakes.

    Take a look at our amazing Bombay Sapphire-infused cakes and tarts:

    • Bombay Sapphire Lemon Cupcake topped with gin-infused cream.
    • Bombay Bramble Mixed Berry Tart with gin-infused cream.
    • Bombay Sapphire and White Chocolate Whipped Ganache Verrine with gin-infused lime jelly.
    • Blueberry and Lemon Budnt Cake filled with gin-infused lemon curd & cream.
    • Lemon Slice Shortbread Cookie.

    Ready to book your space on this tour?

    Related blog posts: Bombay Sapphire Afternoon Tea Bus Launch.

    Things to do in London in May & June: Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    The Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (May and June)

    If you're looking for a more family-friendly tour, then check out our themed Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. This tour is available all year round from Thursdays to Sundays and departs twice daily from Somerset House. We will occasionally be adding a third tour at 17:30 on those days, so check our website for the latest information on tour dates and times.

    Want to know what's so special about this tour? Our chefs have created a Peppa Pig-themed afternoon tea menu to delight kids and grown-ups alike. Just like all our other tours, we'll drive you and your family through some of the most famous London landmarks while you enjoy a Grandpa Pig’s Chicken & Tomato burger bun, a Mummy Pig’s Strawberry Macaron with strawberry-flavoured vanilla buttercream, and more Peppa Pig-themed yumminess!

    Each table comes with a special built-in tablet providing guests with a Peppa Pig guided animation of the London tour along with sing-a-long songs. Your little piggies will also receive a copy of our Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Activity Book full of fun things to enjoy at home. For the latest dates and to book, head over to this page.

    Things to do in London in May & June: Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    The Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (May and June)

    Another fantastic tour that the whole family is sure to enjoy is the Paddington Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. One of the most recent additions to the Brigit's Bakery fleet of themed buses, our Paddington-branded Routemaster bus continues to prove extremely popular with families, couples, and groups of friends. After all, we're talking about the nation's favourite bear here!

    The tour runs Wednesday to Sunday twice a day, departing from Trafalgar Square. Similarly to the Peppa Pig's tour, each table comes with a special built-in screen providing guests with a Paddington-guided animation of the tour of London. Paddington and Mrs. Bird will be telling you all about some of the City’s most famous landmarks and share our beloved bear’s view of the world. So be prepared to learn some cool, bear-approved facts about Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, and more. You'll want to hear what Paddington has to say about London!

    Here's that link again if you're ready to book.

    Things to do in London in May & June: Father's Day Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

    The Father’s Day Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (16 June only

    Sunday, 16th June 2024 is the date for your diary if you want to treat someone special for Father's Day. What better way to celebrate dads and fatherhood than to take them on an afternoon tea bus tour completely dedicated to them?

    This year, forget the socks, ties, mugs, and ‘Best Dad’ t-shirts. Instead, book our exclusive limited-edition Father's Day Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. Or even better - cover them in presents and surprise them with this tour too!

    With four buses departing on Father's Day only from Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square, spaces are super limited. So book your place now to avoid disappointment! And don't forget you can always add a glass of something bubbly when you book your seats. Here's the link to book your Father's Day bus tour again.

    Or you can click here to view all our bus tours and see what's on every month.

    Things to do in London in May & June: Afternoon Tea at Brigit's Bakery

    Book Afternoon Tea at Brigit's Bakery in Covent Garden

    Going to see a show? Or maybe you've spent a beautiful day in London and feel like you've been walking non-stop all day and want to treat yourself? Then why not take a well-deserved break and book lunch or afternoon tea at Brigit's Bakery in Chandos Place, Covent Garden?

    We have a fantastic menu for afternoon tea and all-day brunch and lunch, including smoothie bowls, salads, quiches, and a lot more. Check out the brunch menu here and don't forget to book a table in advance.

    More fun things to do in London in May and June 2024

    Want a few more ideas for things to do in London in May and June? Here's a quick whistle tour of activities that we hope will inspire you.

    • Most of London's top museums and galleries are free all year round, so why not take advantage? There's a lot to choose from, including the Tate Modern, the British Museum, the National Gallery, The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), the National History Museum, the Science Museum, and more!
    • See what the Royal Palaces have to offer. With events running at Kew Palace, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Hillsborough Castle, or Banqueting House, you're spoilt for choice!
    • Check out the shows at the Regent's Park open-air theatre. Performances this summer include The Twelfth Night and The Secret Garden.
    • Check out the music festivals and live performances in London for this summer. There's a lot of choice, and it's a guaranteed good time (even in the rain).
    • There's no event in the social or events calendar quite as revered as Royal Ascot - the best in racing, hospitality, and style. The dates for your diary for this year are 18th to 22nd of June.
    • Are you a foodie? Then why not indulge in the vibrant culinary summer scene? You can try delicious street food offerings at bustling markets and festivals across the City.
    • If the weather is good, why not take a walking tour? You could explore the regal beauty of London and include a visit to the iconic Buckingham Palace. And then why not come and see us at our Bakery for a well-deserved treat afterwards? Or if you want to venture further afield, a firm family-friendly favourite is the Harry Potter tour of Warner Bros. Studio.

    So what will you choose to do in London this May and June?

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