Christmas in London is simply magical and what better way to bring the season in than with a Christmas Lights afternoon tea bus tour with Brigit’s Bakery.
Brigit’s Bakery Christmas lights afternoon tea bus tour is one of the best festive things to do in London. Christmas is magical during this season and what better way to take it than with a cup of tea and cake in hand. As soon as the Christmas lights go up around London, I get so excited for the season and I start finding every excuse to go into town and revel in them. Departing from Victoria bus station, we were guided to our seats on the bus on the top floor, with the afternoon tea already laid out so beautifully in front of us.
I had requested the vegetarian afternoon tea and this was not an issue for the team. The bottom layer of the tea was made up of sandwiches – cheese and pesto and cucumber and cheese, mini cheese tart, egg mayonnaise in seeded roll and a mozzarella and cheese roll.
We were offered prosecco but I don’t drink so my friend sampled this whilst I moved on the desserts. Each of the desserts were beautifully made with the festive themed weaved into each cake. The chocolate and salted caramel tart was delicious, the Santa coffee cake was a welcome savoury dessert whilst the chocolate cakes were so yum.
Hot drinks can be risky business on a rocky bus but honestly, the girls serving us had it down to an art form. I had a hot chocolate followed by a Jasmine tea in one of their lovely thermal cups and they were a welcome addition to accompany the sweet treats. As the bus drove through London, we admired all the fantastic Christmas lights on the roads. The route took us up to Hyde Park Corner, down to Knightsbridge and South Kensington before rounding up to Trafalgar Square and through Regent Street and Marble Arch.
It really was a fantastic way to experience the Christmas lights and fall in love with London all over again. The food was plenty and honestly I was full when I came off the bus. The service was brilliant and the girls on the bus were so friendly and helpful and I don’t know how they do what they do as I could not do it in a still restaurant, let alone on the top floor of a double decker bus. I would recommend this highly to anyone who loves and afternoon tea and London at Christmas as this is the perfect way to take it all in.
For more information about the Christmas Lights Afternoon Tea Bus Tour see here.
••I was gifted the afternoon tea but all views are my own••