We love an afternoon tea at house Elf, and this one is a little special…its on a bus. That’s right afternoon tea on a Routemaster bus.
The bus takes you around the big sites of London starting at Victoria Coach Station. Heading past Big Ben, Harrods, The Royal Albert Hall, around the park and back through Piccadilly to Victoria station.
Elf tip: Make sure you book in advance, you can select the seats and table that you would prefer. We recommend paying the slightly higher price to sit on the upper deck, it is worth it.
We opt for the 5pm slot and climb on at Victoria Coach Station. We’re on the upper deck and settle in with the amazing spread in front of us. The team introduce themselves and take drink orders. Cold and hot options are available and are served in lid-ed cups which fit into sunken cup holders on the table to prevent spillages.
And we are off.
It is, slow. Delicious but slow.
We munch our way though sandwiches of all different kinds. Yum!
We make it to the Royal Albert Hall and the traffic gets the best of us so the bus makes a u-turn. Meanwhile we are on to the cake section. There are mini lemon tarts, mini chocolate muffins and little raspberry topped tarts. Everything is superb.
The whole thing is a great experience but:
Elf tip number 2: Don’t book during peak time, go for the 12:30 slot instead.
The whole afternoon tea is wonderful in any case. Cake, beautiful London, tea and the sights!
If you fancy booking in click here and always this is not a sponsored article.