Bus tours are popular especially in big cities. They bring to life the interesting points and the city’s history and heritage; in London this has been taken one step further by combining a bus tour with famous English afternoon tea in the Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. London is packed with experiences and places to visit. From strolling around some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks like Big Ben and Tower Bridge to visiting imposing palaces and historical museums London is a fascinating place to visit.
“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford”. – Samuel Johnson
Dr Johnson, author and compiler of the first dictionary of the English language is commemorated with a blue plaque which can be seen in Gough Square just north of Fleet Street; this was put up in 1867 and although not blue in colour it is one of the original blue plaques.
While Gough Square is rarely visited by organised tours there are many places of interest in London. One of the easiest and popular place to visit is the Hyde Park, a wide green space wherein you can have picnics under the tall trees, walk or rent a bike to enjoy the park. There is so much to do in the park; it’s beautiful to stroll through the park from Kensington Palace, where you can learn about the Royals, past the cooling water of the Serpentine to feed the swans (maybe), or dip your feet in Princess Dianna’s Memorial Fountain, then through a bustling Hyde Park Corner, and down Constitution Hill to Buckingham Palace. It takes about 40 minutes at a steady pace, or a whole afternoon when the sun shines and you stop to smell the roses.Enjoy sightseeing in London’s world-famous landmarks from the comfort of a vintage London bus and a Thames clipper with a visit to Harrods on the same day. Jump on board at 1:00 pm at Victoria Coach Station and discover the city’s history with the help of a professional on-board tour guide. The bus stops outside the Tower of London to take some photos before heading down to Thames on a Thames clipper cruise. Then, onward to the Georgian restaurant at Harrods for a delicious champagne cream tea which includes scones with clotted cream and jam, and a glass of prosecco.
The Vintage London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour takes five hours, has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor, the trip brings London to life and will leave you with great memories of your trip to London. Enjoy.