Review: Mother's Day Afternoon Tea with Virgin Experience Days

Mother's Day is just around the corner and what better way to spend it than with some quality time with your Mama. Whether it be an indulgent Afternoon Tea, a spa pamper or some sightseeing, its a great excuse to get out, have some fun and let Mum be Queen for the day. Because, she's worth it *hair flick*!

An experience or vouchers for an outing may be easy to book, but are a good excuse to do something different and to spend some time together. When Virgin Experience Days offered us the chance to choose an adventure, we hopped at the chance of a tour on BB Bakery's Afternoon Tea Bus.

You know Mum's have golden rules like, 'you can't eat cake for tea Sophie!'...well its nice to break the rules once in a while.

Mum met me from work where we walked around the corner from Waterloo to pick up the 5:30pm bus tour. When we arrived at the bus stop there was no one to be seen. It turned out our hosts were quietly scurrying around preparing the bus, practicing their London trivia and getting the kettle on.

Our friendly French hosts ushered us to our seats, gave us a quick pep talk and away we went. By pep talk, I mean the kind where they assure you to sit back, relax and let them rush back and forth bringing you more cake and tea to save you rolling around the back of the bus as it navigates Trafalgar Square.

To ensure a smooth ride, our tea was served in flasks, we had drinks holders and even our plates were stuck to the table. 

We each had a selection of mini sandwiches, quiches, macarons, cupcakes, scones and pastries. All expertly made by their French bakers. 

Dusk was a pretty special time to go, the sights looked even more impressive.

The route takes you round London's biggests sights including The London Eye, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James's Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus and everything inbetween. 

Due to traffic, we were a few minutes late to our drop off by Waterloo. Great news for us as we travelled back over Westminster Bridge to the chimes of Big Ben at 7pm. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our sightseeing tour. Especially from the warm comfort of an old Routemaster bus. We may have giggled each time other passengers on regular buses turned around in shock...but hey, when you're Queen for the day you only travel in style!

We both would recommend this tour to any other Queens, who just like us love a spot of cake for tea.

Alternatively, Virgin host a heap more experiences which look equally fun for when you want to overrule Mum's golden rules.

For example, Mama says 'if you stay in the bath too long, you'll get wrinky'...well when she's Queen for the day she won't mind popping for a spa day, will she?

Have a look and see the experiences for yourself here

BB Bakery - Covent Garden on Urbanspoon Square Meal

Special thanks to Dan who kindly booked this for us on behalf of Virgin Experience Days. Although I was asked to review the Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, all opinions are my own. And, honestly, something I've always wanted to book for Mum and I!

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  1. Cake with a view! Looks like so much fun, and I really like their little illustrations! :)

  2. This looks like so much fun! I've heard about the BB afternoon teas, and they always look fabulous. What a fun way to spend a lovely afternoon with your Mum too. xxx

  3. This is such a good idea, ALL London buses should have cake on them! Smashing photos.

  4. Looks just as good as you described! Delish cakes and great views... I agree, definitely the future :) x

  5. Aww looks like you had a lovely time. Sounds like they thought of every little detail. Also can't believe how much you look like your mama! xx


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