BB Afternoon Tea on a Double Decker Bus

Redécouvrir l’afternoon tea? Mais oui, façon vintage à bord d’un double decker… L’expérience reprend tout son pétillant! La BB Bakery a rénové ce bus, transformé les étages en mini-salon, rajouté des encarts pour les boissons, saupoudré le tout de magie. Un voyage à travers Londres pour en admirer les vues iconiques, de Big Ben à Trafalgar Square. Le trajet surprendra aussi les habitués de la ville, quelques détours moins connus qui donnera envie de retourner sur ses pas, plus tard dans l’après-midi.Rediscovering afternoon tea, really? Yes, with a vintage touch, on board a double decker. A sparkling experience indeed! The BB Bakery has renovated this bus, transforming the two floors into an adorable tea room. Sweet and rather magical. And yes, it does move and will take you all around London, showing you all the iconic postcard-picture sights. But you’re in for a couple surprises even if you know the town well – there were a few streets and buildings I had never noticed before and long to go back to as soon as I get the chance.

Sur les tables, tout est prêt. Vous attendent déjà les serviteurs muets couverts de finger sandwiches et de mini-gourmandises. Des pâtisseries à la françaises, pate légère, chocolat gourmand, crème succulente et mini-cupcakes pour retomber en enfance. Ah, quel luxe de croquer dans son scone just’en passant devant Buckingham Palace, le sentiment d’être reine! Les assiettes sont sécurisées aux tables par des mini-ventouses et nous n’avons pas résisté à les décaler un peu… Pas de tasse en porcelaine, par prudence, même si les mouvements du double decker sont très doux, mais une belle sélection de thé sera au rendez-vous ainsi qu’un second service de douceurs.The tables are already set when you step in, tiered cake stands filled with scrumptious finger sandwiches and mini-pastries. French style, light and crunchy base with succulent cream, light meringue and mini-cupcakes to feel like a child again. There is something uniquely luxurious in eating a scone at the very moment you’re driving past Buckingham Palace. Makes you feel like a queen! Plates are secured with a mini suction cup – we could not resist playing with them as you will see below. No china cups, sensible, although the double decker’s movements are very soft, but a nice selection of tea is offered. As well as a second round of delights.

On se laisse bercer par le voyage en grignotant, en bavardant… On aperçoit d’autres bus vintage, certains transportant les invités d’un mariage, on se salue d’un étage à l’autre, d’un sourire entendu. Enchantement total garanti, que l’on ait 8 ans, 30 0u 60. L’impression délicieuse d’être dans un conte pour enfants! Vous ne verrez pas passer l’heure et et demie de trajet…The journey is amazingly soothing and you will not realise an hour and a half has passed, chatting, laughing, indulging. You’ll see other vintage buses from time to time, mostly wedding ones on a Saturday. A shared smile, a wave – we’re all VIPs you know, in a way… Enchanting, whether you are 8, 30 or 60. A very Mary Poppins moment!

BB Afternoon Tea bus tour

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10 Comments

  1. Chocoralie
    Author
    September 15, 2014 / 12:10

    Vraiment, les pâtisseries sont d’excellente qualité…

  2. Caprice
    September 15, 2014 / 13:36

    Hi,

    I just wanted to know how i would go about checking availability for the bus as i would love to book this for my daughter. Very short notice but i would require it for this Sunday 21st.

    I would be grateful if someone could help me 🙂

    Many thanks

  3. Chocoralie
    Author
    September 15, 2014 / 13:52

    I am not the bus company, just a blog, I’m afraid! You need to contact them via their website as indicated in the post.

  4. September 16, 2014 / 00:07

    Rolala mais je suis complètement fan. Faut que je revienne en Europe qq temps pour rattraper le temps perdu :))

  5. Chocoralie
    Author
    September 16, 2014 / 09:41

    J’attends quant à moi ton retour sur le web, dis, vivement que tu rouvres le blog!

  6. Marina christou
    February 24, 2015 / 11:09

    Hello, I have a 4 year old and an 8 month old . One buggy
    4 adults inclusive.
    Would your afternoon experience be suitable

  7. Chocoralie
    Author
    March 2, 2015 / 18:54

    @Marina I’m afraid you need to contact BB Bakery directly. I wrote about them, I do not manage their bookings…

  8. Julie shuter
    August 13, 2015 / 20:56

    Hi are there any spaces left for this weekend on the bus please. It’s my husbands birthday and was looking for something different to do for him this year.

    Many thanks,

    Julie

  9. Chocoralie
    Author
    August 15, 2015 / 10:50

    @Julie Shutter Please note that I only wrote about the experience. I do not manage bookings. You will have to click on the link in the post and go on BB’s website.

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