Yesterday was a day we won’t forget in a hurry! That’s because yesterday was the day we boarded an old route-master, decked out in Peppa Pig galore, and ate cakes and treats as we were driven around some of the most famous landmarks in London including Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Hyde Park, Nelson’s Column, Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral, Borough Market, Green Park and Piccadilly Circus.
As far as I can think, this is the first of its kind. It’s so unique and this is why I think it is such a brilliant concept. For years now, hotels have cleverly designed themed teas for children but none have been as child focused (or as fun) as this one.
Every thought has been given to make sure this children’s afternoon tea is enjoyable as can be. There are tablets on each table to provide a Peppa Pig guided animation of the London tour. Ita absolutely loved the sing-a-long songs thanks to our host and was pleased that she got to take home a special Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Activity Book.
The food was very typical of what children would eat as opposed to a fancy high tea. There was plain sandwiches, mini pizzas and cupcakes and children could pick between water and hot chocolate to drink. My only gripe would be that you’re paying £45 for the same as your child (£35) which I think is a bit pricey. I also think there should be more drinks options for children but I think the options are limited because of space on the bus and also because your drinks are served in little Peppa themed take away cups. For the adults, it’s worth knowing there is alcohol on board (thank me later!)
Let’s talk Covid. The bus is running at a reduced capacity and there are plastic screens up between each table. The staff wear masks and gloves throughout and although you must wear a mask to board the bus, you can take it off once you’re at your table. The food is also preset out with a plastic box over it which is removed once everyone is seated. You are also provided with hand sanitizer upon boarding and disembarking the bus. You are also requested not to use to toilet onboard the bus so remember this! You can use the toilets at Somerset House. Despite being in close capacity to others, I did feel safe.
We had a really good time at the Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea. Ita loved the theme and the fact that we were being toured around London, and I really liked how unique the experience was. I would absolutely recommend going if you can but because of the price I would suggest awaiting a special occasion. I really hope they continue doing different themes! We would definitely go back!
The Peppa bus runs from Thursdays to Sunday’s. There are 2 sessions per day at 12.15pm and 2.45pm. Departure is from Somerset House and the tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
For further info and to book, here is the link.
Please note, our visit was a press visit but we were not obliged to do a blog post. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted to provide more info!