Arrived with my group 20 min before departure at the Victoria Coach Station. Started to panic because we didn't see anyone waiting or a rep for the tour, so we called. If we didn't call we wouldn't have known that we needed to go to Gate 0 to board the bus. Next, we had an obnoxiously loud group seated next to us and we couldn't hear the onboard commentary. The Marble Arch was closed and a protest made the tour short. The food on board was tasty and the tour guides were both courteous and attentive.
What's more London than having an afternoon tea in a double decker bus while touring London? Lol the bus was easy to find, food and tea was good, and service is great. I would do it again! My advice, use the restroom before leaving, there are no public restrooms nearby.
I treated my niece to afternoon tea on this bus,staff were friendly and the food and tea not to mention fresh cream with jam and scone were delicious Seeing the sights and being able to do this regardless of the weather a must to do
I was really excited about this tour. It was just ok. You were supposed to get champagne (for the adults) and it was only offered to certain people. The food was just ok. The only thing my kids and I liked was the strawberry cupcake. We have gone to tea a number of other places and this was by far our least favorite. We knew if would not be like a traditional high tea but we thought the seeing of the attractions duration would be fun. When we would be near an attraction there was audio that was supposed to tell us about it. However, the music on the bus was so loud we couldn’t hear the audio. We only got snippets. Overall I would recommend a different bus tour as it goes to many more locations and a tea at a hotel, Kensington palace, or Harrods to get both experiences and try not to combine them.
I took my parents on the tea bus tour of London, and they had a wonderful time. The food selection was perfect, and the teas were of excellent quality. You even get to keep the mug at the end, which is a nice touch.
The only downside was that the tour was less informative than I had hoped, and the volume could have been a little louder. However, this enabled us to make conversation, so it really depends on what the customer is looking for.
This tour had a lot of potential and started out great. The crew was very friendly, the tour was well organized and the food was excellent. Coffee and tea were also very good and you kept the cups as souvenirs. However, half the event was the actual city tour, which was not a great experience. If you're seated on the lower deck (seats are assigned) the windows are very small and there are flags covering some of the viewing area so you can't really take pictures. Also, the traffic is a MAJOR detractor as you spend a lot of time creeping along the road and often can not see the sites because of all the buses blocking your view.
I expects a delightful tour with exquisit tea and information of London. The tea wasn’t tasteful, we only taste bergamotte in the earl grey, not the tea aroma. The guide was a guide over a recorded device, always too late or too early for the viewpoint. And way to low, so we can’t get it all. Buckingham Palace for example didn’t get a whole drive in, just a drive by, so you couldn’t see anything. The sweets and sandwiches were okay, but not as good as we hoped. Overall to expensive for what you get. And a Little waste of Time. :-/