Our favourite London bus tour operator, Brigit’s Bakery, have announced that they will be resuming their popular afternoon tea tours in early July. The company, who also own a cafe in Covent Garden, have made quite a name for themselves with the tours, which offer guests a one and a half hour sightseeing tour of London’s attractions and a full afternoon tea.
Brigit’s Bakery were forced to suspend the tours in late March, at the height of the UK’s Coronavirus Crisis. However, now, with the government giving cultural institutions the green light to reopen in early July, the company have decided that the time is right to relaunch the service.
The afternoon tea tour will be back on the 4th of July, with a range of safety measures in place to ensure that the service complies with guidance from Public Health England.
The buses will initially run at reduced capacity, with each party socially distanced from other guests, and with members of the BB team wearing masks and disposable gloves. In addition, each guest will be asked to sanitise their hands before entering and exiting the bus. As a further safety measure, all drinks will be served to guests in their own personal reusable cup.
Brigit’s Bakery is the brainchild of the Bloch family: Brigit, Cedric, and Phillipe. The trio set up the company in 2010 from a small shop near the London Eye. The venture quickly proved a successful one, with the family’s authentic French pastries (the Bloch’s are from Paris) proving a hit with tourists and locals alike.
In 2014 Brigit’s Bakery launched their afternoon tea tour service, purchasing a Route Master and installing a full kitchen on their new bus. The service has gone from strength to strength ever since, with the company now owning a fleet of buses. In 2017, building on the success of their bus tours, Brigit’s Bakery added a river service to their growing portfolio.
More information about Brigit Bakery’s Afternoon Tea Tour can be found here.
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