If you’re looking for fun and unique things to do in London in July 2019, look no further. Grab yourself a cup (or a glass) of your favourite drink, put your feet up, and see what’s on.
Book on an Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
Let’s be honest. If you haven’t yet taken a tour of London on a double-decker bus, you haven’t experienced the best of the city yet. So don’t miss the opportunity to jump on board of one of our iconic vintage Routemaster buses – let us take care of you while you enjoy your afternoon tea treats, sip your tea or coffee, and have a fantastic time with your loved ones.
Our tours depart daily at 12:30 and 15:00 from 8, Northumberland Avenue and 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 from Victoria Coach Station.
Our route takes you past some of the most stunning London landmarks, including:
- The Royal Albert Hall.
- Marble Arch.
- Buckingham Palace.
- Trafalgar Square.
- Big Ben and the London Eye.
- And Harrods.
Just to name a few.
But the best news yet? This summer we have plenty of themed bus tours for you to choose from!
Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Themed Bus Tours (July 2019)
This July, we have not one but four themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tours parading across the streets of London:
- Our July 4th Celebration London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (Thursday, 4th of July only).
- The London Pride 2019 Bus Tour (Saturday, 6th of July only).
- The Bastille Day Bus Tour (Sunday, 14th of July only).
- And our Wimbledon-themed Bus Tour (Monday, 1st, Saturday, 13th, and Sunday 14th of July).
Don’t miss our July 4th Celebration London Afternoon Themed Tea Bus Tour
This unique bus tour runs on Thursday, 4th of July only and gives you a chance to celebrate American Independence Day in London.
We’re offering a B Bakery limited-edition, American-themed menu that features a pastrami burger and a mini pecan tart on board of our stars-and-stripes-decorated Routemaster bus. So if you want a flavour of what it’s like to celebrate the 4th of July in style, or you’re an American citizen missing home, don’t miss this unique opportunity.
Not into pastrami? No worries – alternative menus (Vegan, Vegetarian, Halal, and Gluten-free) to suit your dietary requirements or preferences are available. Just let us know what you’d like to eat when you book.
Tours depart from Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on Thursday, 4th of July only. Places fill up quickly, so book our July 4th Celebration London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour now to avoid disappointment.
The London Pride Themed Bus Tour
Join us in celebrating gay pride and gay liberation on board of the Brigit’s Bakery London Pride 2019 Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. We promise fun, rainbow flags, and delicious treats.
With other 60 events and parades to enjoy across the streets of London (taking place in Hyde Park, Trafalgar Square, Regent’s Street, and Oxford Street), all you have to do is to book for afternoon tea onto our London Pride bus tour and get the perfect view of all the Pride attractions.
Tours depart from Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on Sunday, 6th of July only. Check our menu and book the London Pride Afternoon Tea But Tour now to avoid missing out.
Celebrate Bastille Day in London with a B Bakery Themed Bus Tour
Did you know that the Brigit’s Bakery founders are of French origin? That’s why we’re giving you a chance to celebrate Bastille Day on the 14th of July with our themed tour, created to honour this French national holiday.
So come and celebrate all things French with us on one of our buses. We’re talking:
- Kir Royals.
- Red, white, and blue decorations.
- And, as always, our delicious tarts and sandwiches.
Tours depart from Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on Sunday, 14th of July only. With limited spaces available, book your Bastille Day tour now to avoid disappointment.
Our Wimbledon-themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tour
- Victoria Coach Station at 12:00, 14:30, and 17:00 on Monday, 1st July and Saturday, 13th of July only.
- 8, Northumberland Avenue at 12:30 and 15:00 on Sunday, 14th of July only.
Book your space now on our Wimbledon-themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.
Join us for Afternoon Tea at the Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden
Did you miss out on our Wimbledon-themed Afternoon Tea Bus Tour? Then come and see us at the Brigit’s Bakery in Chandos Place, Covent Garden, where we serve the obligatory Wimbledon strawberries and cream with our delicious strawberry tarts and desserts. To. Die. For!
Strawberries and cream aside, if you’re in London this summer you have to come and pay us a visit. Our Brigit’s Bakery is a beautiful, quirky tea room where you can enjoy our famous afternoon tea with a French twist. So come and relax with a coffee and cupcake before hitting the shops and going through the list of fantastic events we’ve put together in this post for you.
Enjoy afternoon tea on board of a Thames Cruise
Did you know you can also enjoy our famous afternoon tea on board of one of our three-hour Thames Cruise afternoon tea tours? Available in July and August only, here are the dates to put in your diary.
- 14th and 28th of July.
- 11th and 25th of August.
All tours depart from (and return to) Butlers Wharf pier at 2 pm on the above dates. However, do keep an eye on our website, as dates are sometimes subject to change. Read more about our Thames Cruise Afternoon Tea Tours here.
Have a picnic in one of the many green spaces London has to offer
Did you know London has eight royal parks? Bonus points if you can name all of them without asking Google. No? Okay, here they are:
- Hyde Park.
- St James’ Park.
- Regents Park.
- Green Park.
- Kensington Gardens.
- Greenwich Park.
- Richmond Park.
- Bushy Park.
And these are just the royal parks! If you’re lucky enough to live in London or have visited our beautiful city before, you’ll know there’s no shortage of green spaces. So why not grab yourself an Afternoon Tea Picnic lunch and go and enjoy the sun in one of the stunning London parks?
All you have to do is call us on 020 3026 1188 (giving us at least 24 hours notice), pick up your picnic at our Brigit’s Bakery in Covent Garden, and get your blanket and shades ready.
Visit the Tate Modern
Once you’ve had the chance to enjoy an afternoon tea with us, why not spend some time exploring the other hidden gems of London? If you’re into arts, Tate Modern, Britain’s national gallery of international modern art is based in the former Bankside Power Station – in the Bankside area of the London Borough of Southwark.
Here’s what’s on in July:
- American artist Jenny Holzer‘s exhibition, on until Sunday, 7th of July.
- A night of hip hop karaoke on the terrace with craft beer on tap from Fourpure Brewery on Saturday, 13th of July.
- The Magic realism exhibition. “Encounter the uncanny and mysterious through the art of the Weimar Republic” – Germany 1919-1933. It’s on until Sunday, 14th of July.
- The Natalia Goncharova exhibition – on for the whole summer until the 8th of September.
Also, check out their free events.
Visit the Royal Albert Hall
If you’re looking for something a bit different to do with the kids this summer, here are a couple of interesting events we’ve spotted for you at the Royal Albert Hall.
- Jazz for Kids is on Saturday, 13th of July and “offers the opportunity for families to attend a relaxed concert performed by professional musicians from Albert’s Band. The concert features carefully selected jazz repertoire presented in an informal environment where little ones can express themselves and there is no expectation to stay still or quiet. […] Buggies, babies and budding musicians all welcome!” Now, doesn’t that sound fab, even for us grown-ups?
- Storytelling and music session for 0-4-year-olds is on Thursday, 4th of July with three available sessions (10 am, 11 am and midday). The sessions encourage interaction between parents and carers and their children through the use of musical instruments, singing, movement, and stories. With subsidised tickets for children for £1, what’s there not to like?
The RHS Garden Festival at Hampton Court Palace
If you missed the Chelsea Flower Show this year, then head over to Hampton Court Palace for the Royal Horticultural Society Garden Festival. It’s on between Tuesday 2nd and Sunday 7th of July, and it’s known as “one of the best-loved events in the UK gardening calendar.” See what’s on and don’t miss the chance to visit the garden that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is co-designing with award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White.
Greenwich Docklands International Festival
If you’re quick, you may still be in time to catch the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival, which is on until Saturday, 6th of July. This annual event is the London leading festival of free outdoor theatre and performing arts and last year it “featured over 100 performances by dozens of national and international companies with more than 50,000 people attending shows in a range of public spaces.” So judging from its popularity, it’s going to be a good one!
And while we’re on the topic of festivals…
London music festivals
If you’re in London this summer, why not take the opportunity to enjoy some live music? Most festivals are family-friendly, allowing children from the age of 5 upwards (but do check individual festival requirements).
Here’s a quick list of some of the most popular ones:
- The Wireless Festival is on in Finsbury Park between Friday, 5th and Sunday 7th of July.
- The Lovebox Festival in Gunnersbury Park is on Friday, 12th and Saturday, 13th of July.
- The Citadel Festival is also in Gunnersbury Park and is on Sunday, 14th of July.
- British Summer Time, presented by Barclaycard is on in Hyde Park between Friday, 12th and Sunday, 14th of July.
- ONblackheath is in Blackheath on Saturday, 13th and Sunday, 14th of July.
- And finally, Kisstory on the Common is on Saturday, 27th and Sunday, 28th of July.
Have you visited the London Stadium yet? This multi-purpose outdoor stadium was constructed for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, serving as the track and field venue but also as the site of their opening and closing ceremonies. You can find it at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the Stratford district of London.
And if you’re into athletics, you may want to check out the Müller Anniversary Games. Started in 2013 as a legacy to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the event takes place on Saturday, 20th, and Sunday, 21st of July. Showcasing the biggest names in the sport from the UK but also from around the world, the Müller Anniversary Games promises to be a great event this summer.
Cricket World Cup
While we’re talking about sports, England, West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa are still battling it out in the Cricket World Cup.
With only Australia already qualified for the semi-finals as we write, you’re still in time to catch a couple of matches in London.
- Bangladesh v Pakistan at Lord’s on Friday, 5th of July.
- And of course, the not-to-be-missed final on Sunday, 14th of July.
Links to our Afternoon Tea Themed Bus Tours
So there you have it. We hope you enjoyed our whistle-tour of what’s on in London this July. Whatever you do, don’t miss out on having afternoon tea with Brigit’s Bakery. We truly hope to see you on board of one of our Afternoon Tea Themed Bus Tours this summer, so don’t miss out!
Here are those links and dates again if you need them:
- July 4th Celebration London Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (Thursday, 4th of July only).
- London Pride 2019 Bus Tour (Saturday, 6th of July only).
- Bastille Day Bus Tour (Sunday, 14th of July only).
- Wimbledon-themed Bus Tour (Monday, 1st, Saturday, 13th, and Sunday 14th of July).