About London Vintage Bus Tour with Afternoon Tea and Cha
Discover London’s hotspots on this exciting half-day tour that includes Champagne afternoon tea at the legendary British department store Harrods. You'll start with a sightseeing tour by vintage double-decker bus, and then stop at Tower of London for a photo. Cruise down the River Thames to Westminster and then visit the gates of Buckingham Palace to see the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Finish with a Champagne afternoon tea at Harrods' elegant Georgian Restaurant – the perfect way to end your tour!
Hop aboard your vintage double-decker bus, branded by Harrods, and relax on a sightseeing tour of London. Watch out for top London landmarks like Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square on a route around the town center, listening to each site’s history from the entertaining onboard commentary. Stop for photos outside Westminster Abbey and hear tales of 2011’s royal wedding from your guide.
Amble down to the banks of the River Thames for a photo stop outside the Tower of London, and hear how the formidable-looking building is now home to the famous Crown Jewels, as well as the Beefeater guards who protect them.
Walk along the river to Tower Pier and hop aboard a River Thames sightseeing boat for a leisurely cruise to Westminster. Sit out on deck or relax in the comfy seats in the saloon, listening to audio commentary about all the sites that you pass. Cruise under London Bridge, gaze at Shakespeare’s Globe, and see the London Eye just across the river.
Head to the Queen’s London residence next -- Buckingham Palace -- and see the Changing of the Guard ceremony from outside the palace gates. In time to drumbeats from a military band, soldiers from the Queen’s Foot Guard march to Buckingham Palace in their eye-catching red tunics and bearskin hats.
Watch this traditional ceremony, and then travel by coach to Harrods in Knightsbridge for your afternoon tea in its elegant Georgian Restaurant. Your tour finishes here so sit back and relax in this sumptuous setting with a glass of Champagne, accompanied by your quintessentially British afternoon tea: homemade scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream and a pot of tea.