In recognition of the vital role of au pairs as a cultural exchange movement, IAPA have designated 24th November 2019 to be an International Au Pair Day! Here in the UK, we want to do something really special and memorable!
To celebrate this momentous day, Tuuli (Smartaupairs) & Cynthia (Rainbow Au Pairs) are really excited to host the event which is exclusive to BAPAA member agency au pairs.
Our vintage routemaster bus will drive you through the streets of Central London, taking in some of the City’s best sights, whilst you indulge in a fabulous Afternoon Tea on a double decker bus! What could be more iconic than to combine our lovely red double decker bus recognised world wide with the quintessential English practice of having afternoon tea? Well you can now do both! Please join us for this unique event!
The event is exclusive to BAPAA au pairs, and their friends! So feel free to bring a friend or two. Our vintage routemaster bus will drive you through the streets of Central London, taking in some of the City’s best sights, whilst you indulge in a fabulous Afternoon Tea on a double decker bus.
A tour of London's most famous sites on a vintage double decker bus
A high tea, with tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries
A recorded guide-commentary on board
Friendly servers to answer any questions
Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on our London Routemaster bus, whilst sipping on a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of France. High tea accompanied with an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. The London sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (depending on traffic).
Please note that places for this tour are very limited and are on a first come, first served basis.
Important note regarding afternoon teas
We offer traditional, gluten-free*, vegan, vegetarian and halal afternoon teas. Unfortunately, we arenot nut-free.
All dietary requirements or allergies MUST be notified in the Dietary Requirements box in the booking process.
*May contain traces of gluten
Please ensure you are at the departure point at least 10 minutes prior to the tours departure. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Victoria Embankment, in front of The New Scotland Yard (near the river side)
Please see our sample menus for the traditional and vegan afternoon teas below. Note that these are sample menus only, and may be subject to change at short notice.
Traditional Afternoon Tea - Sample Menu
Freshly Prepared Savouries
Pastrami burger with tomato salad and mustardy mayonnaise
Ham and cheese and whole grain mayonnaise on granary bread
Salmon pretzel with chives, cream cheese and cucumber
Minty cucumber sandwich and cream cheese on beetroot bread
Seasonal savoury muffin
Assortment of mini Homemade Cakes & Tarts
Vanilla and apricot compote choux
Queen sablé and cream cheese mousse
Lemon Meringue Tart
Plain, freshly baked scone with clotted cream and jam
Drink options included in Traditional Afternoon Tea
Coffee & Hot Chocolate Americano | Cappuccino | Latte Macchiato | Hot Chocolate