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Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London

1. Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London

Have afternoon tea with a twist on the delightful English Tea Bus. As its name indicates, this traditional double decker offers beautiful views of London, including the Coca-Cola London Eye, the Tower of London, and St. Paul’s Cathedral - all while indulging in a delicious mix of sweet and savory treats. Start your spot of afternoon tea with a selection of homemade finger sandwiches and an assortment of mini afternoon tea pastries and desserts on offer, get ready to have your taste buds tingling with joy. The desserts will be the perfect finishing touch to your afternoon tea on the bus – prepare to spoil yourself with scrumptious scones and a delicious choice of cakes. Together with your tea and alcoholic beverage of choice, these bites are guaranteed to be the perfect complement to your relaxing 90-minute journey through the heart of London.

London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

2. London: Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Meet your guide at the meeting point and walk to the iconic Kensington Palace. On a guided tour of the palace’s gardens, walk around the immaculately-maintained grounds where you will be given interesting insights into the history of the royal family and Britain's most beloved drink: tea.  Kensington Palace is most well known for being home to members of the British royal family like Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and now Prince William and Kate Middleton (along with Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte).  See the famous Sunken Garden before ending the walk with an indulgent high tea in the breathtaking surroundings of Kensington Palace Pavilion. You will be served a selection of afternoon tea sandwiches which include classics such as egg mayonnaise and cress, smoked salmon and cream cheese, roast ham and English mustard, and cucumber and fresh mint. Taste traditional scones made with Welsh butter filled with cream and jam and a selection of fine afternoon tea cakes.

London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

3. London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

London: Cutty Sark Entrance Ticket & Afternoon Tea

4. London: Cutty Sark Entrance Ticket & Afternoon Tea

Initially built for the China tea trade and launched in 1869, the Cutty Sark is a wonder of engineering and design which has now been meticulously conserved. Discover the award-winning museum and visitor experience, as you explore the ship in full. Find out what life was like onboard a true survivor of the seas, see the sailors' quarters and take the helm at the ship's wheel. Learn about the ambitious 6-year conservation project which saw the ship raised over 3 meters from the ground. Take the unique opportunity to stand directly underneath this miracle of the oceans and observe her elegant lines and ground-breaking design from the original wooden planks to the iron frames. Then, between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM, sit down to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea, served on board the Cutty Sark.

London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

5. London: Three Palaces Guided Walking Tour and High Tea

Discover the Royal Family's palaces and experience the original Royal English Tea with traditional sandwiches, cakes, and scones on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Stroll to St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, and catch a cab to Albert Hall. Take a moment a Buckingham Palace, the main Royal Residence in London, and try and witness the Changing of the Guard Ceremony. Catch a glimpse of the Queen's Bodyguard: the mounted Queens Life Guard Soldiers. Jump in an iconic Black Cab and head to Albert Hall. See the Albert Memorial and leisurely stroll in Kensington Gardens. Soak in the beautiful gardens Prince Albert created for his wife Queen Victoria and find where Prince Harry and William grew up. Experience the full splendor of High Tea in a breathtaking landmark and gain personal insights into our royal family and the fascinating history of our national drink during the ceremony of afternoon tea.

London Vintage Bus Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

6. London Vintage Bus Tour and Cream Tea at Harrods

London Vintage Bus & Boat Tour See the highlights of London via 2 classic modes of transport on this half-day adventure. First, you will enjoy great views of Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye as you meander through the historic streets on board a vintage double-decker bus. Continue on and see St. Paul’s Cathedral - Sir Christopher Wren’s architectural masterpiece, where Admirals Nelson and Wellington are buried, and where Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married. Proceed to the Tower of London, built nearly 1,000 years ago during the reign of William the Conqueror. Home to the Crown Jewels, the Tower is protected by the famous Beefeaters, and the imposing palace has been used as a fortress and a prison throughout its history. Your guide will take you to Traitors' Gate, where prisoners entered the Tower for the last time. Next, take a short river cruise along the Thames, passing Shakespeare’s Globe, Cleopatra’s Needle, and London Bridge, before arriving at Westminster Pier. 

London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

7. London: 4 Course Lunch Tour by Luxury Coach

After meeting your bus at the Victoria Embankment bus stop 40B, you will be greeted personally before being seated at your own table aboard the top deck of a glass-roofed, luxury coach. During your 2-hour tour, a full 4-course meal, all prepared and cooked fresh on-board, will be served whilst you travel past London's most famous sights. You will encounter St. Paul's, the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the Shard, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, and many more. Enhance your experience by adding a wine pairing option, carefully chosen to bring out the best in each flavourful dish. At the conclusion of this gourmet sightseeing experience, you will be returned to your starting point at the Victoria Embankment.

From London: Cotswolds Guided Day Tour

8. From London: Cotswolds Guided Day Tour

On the is private tour you will explore five amazing, historical and beautiful villages in the stunning Cotswolds area of England close to Oxford. You will spend around 1 hour walking around in each location which is plenty of time to explore what the villages have to offer you on this every English day out. Lots of wonderful shops, pubs, tea rooms and churches at each village. Then amazing English country side views for you to admire as we drive between the villages. Plenty of stops for photos and videos of course wherever you wish during the day. Lunch will be in Stow on the Wold at one of the villages fantastic pubs or tea rooms at 1230pm. The day will end at 5pm when we leave the Cotswolds and return to London for approximately 7pm.

London: Buckingham Palace Ticket with Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

9. London: Buckingham Palace Ticket with Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace, the grand and iconic London residence of Her Majesty the Queen is an absolute must-see on any visit to London. A fully working royal palace, housing not only The Queen but serving as the administrative headquarters of the Royal Household. The 19 State Rooms are exquisitely furnished with fine examples of French and English antique furniture and display some of the greatest treasures from the Royal Collection, including works by Rubens, Canaletto, and Rembrandt, sculptures by Canova and porcelain by Sèvres. The Garden Often called the ‘walled oasis in the middle of London', the gardens of Buckingham Palace are a true sight to behold. Home to 30 different species of bird and over 350 different wildflowers, there is plenty to see and enjoy. Visitors finish their tour with a walk along the south side of the garden, taking in views of the famous lake and the west front of the palace. Platinum Jubilee: The Queen’s Accession Featuring the first official portraits of The Queen, taken by Dorothy Wilding, alongside items of Her Majesty’s personal jewelry worn for the portrait sittings. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on 6 February 1952. Just 20 days later, the first official photographic sitting with the new Queen was granted to the photographer Dorothy Wilding. In 1937 Wilding had become the first official female royal photographer when she was appointed to take the portraits at the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother). The series of photographs that Wilding took of The Queen in 1952 became known around the world, forming the basis of The Queen’s image on postage stamps from 1953 until 1971, as well as providing the official portrait of Her Majesty that was sent to every British embassy throughout the world. Afternoon Tea Bus After your independent visit to Buckingham Palace, you will be free to take your afternoon tea at 3 pm from Victoria (Bus Stop 1, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London SW1W 9SH). You will be greeted with a glass of Prosecco or soft drink at the beginning of your tour. The afternoon tea consists of a selection of finger sandwiches, scones served with clotted cream and preserves, small tea cakes, and a choice of tea.

London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

10. London: Private Tour with Locals – Highlights & Hidden Gems

See London at its best from the eyes of a local in just 3 hours. Check out prime landmarks like Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market and hear unique insights that only a local would know. Uncover hidden gems and city secrets along the way that will show you an authentic side of the city with the help of a knowledgeable local guide. Fully experience the local flare with an included local treat to make your city tour a complete experience.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 846 reviews

This was a great experience! I got to learn about the history behind Kensington Gardens and Kensington Palace. I enjoyed walking around the park. The afternoon tea was delicious and worth the expense. Highly recommend this experience to all travelers, especially those who had never experienced afternoon tea before.

This experience was wonderful the weather was perfect . My husband and I were seated where we had requested. The hosting was wonderful. The staff were very polite and accommodating. Would really recommend this experience.

Our tour guide was Doug. He was amazing!! Very informative and exceedingly friendly. Made us feel like old friends by the end of the tour. Would highly recommend the tour AND Doug!!

Had such a lovely afternoon, the tea was delicious, and my gluten free needs were catered for really well. The tour guide was very knowledgable.

David was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting.. Delicious tea! Seeing rehearsal for Trooping of Colours was a true bonus!