“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
There are many different adventures in life. Some of them are exciting, some are inspirational, some we embark upon because something is missing from our lives, some because there is too much of something in our lives.
Our newest adventures has been moving home. Having been in our Clapham flat for 4 years (possibly one of my longest addresses) we have decided to move on. Not far, but on to a new area of London (I know! Weird right!) and a new house. We’ve a garden and everything now! It has been a big change and a bigger move than we had anticipated.
For one thing, our box labeling game, it turns out was very poor. “Kitchen” is not sufficient. Also our packing skills…whilst very good in terms of space saving was fabulous it was creative in the combinations of items we deemed sensible to pack together at the time.
In any case, we are in. We’ve not enough storage outside the now huge number of cardboard boxes that we are surreptitiously trying to sneak out with the recycling.
Mowgli’s moving must haves:
Emily Wing Smith
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.