An unusual Afternoon tea with iDBUS

On Saturday I was invited to an unusual Afternoon tea with iDBUS and the BB Bakery. iDBUS was created by SNCF and is a long-distance coach service that links major European cities. Travelling by coach is a modern and flexible form of transport and I sometimes prefer travelling by coach to flying or taking the train. The fleet is the first to be 100% equipped for people with reduced mobility. Every coach has WiFi and electrical outlets. A great thing about booking tickets with iDBUS is, that prices do not increase at the last minute. All the prices are fixed and include taxes. The aim is to become the leading European provider of long-distance coach travel and I wish the company all best of luck and can’t wait to travel with them myself soon. You can find out more about iDBUS on their website here

Now let me tell you a bit more my Saturday afternoon. At around 2pm I got to the meeting point, the bus stop on Belvedere road just in front of the Shell centre and shortly after more bloggers arrived. I met Han, who blogs at Han Habelle, May who is the face behind Red Velvet London and Alice from the Form 42 blog. Then there was Jess, who writes the Jess on Thames blog and I found out, that she lived around the corner from me in Brussels.

The tour started at 2:30 and we headed off. I was so glad to be at an event with other bloggers. It took us fifteen minutes to take pictures before we actually started eating the lovely cakes. When I am out for lunch or dinner with my non-blogging friends, they cannot understand why I have to take 100 pictures of my food, but then I cannot understand it myself sometimes. So, I felt very comfortable being around others who would just do the same thing. Crossing Waterloo Bridge, we could enjoy the view of Big Ben and the House of Parliament from the upper deck of the bus, just seconds before passing by Westminster Abbey on our way to Buckingham Palace. Unfortunately the Queen wasn’t home that day, I am sure she would have loved to join our tour and eat some of the delicious cakes. Maybe next time, Elizabeth?

We talked a lot about blogging, taking photographs and what makes us read blogs. It was great to get the opinion of others about the subject and before I knew it, we passed Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus and not so long after we were in Knightbridge, mesmerized by the amazing Christmas decorations of the shops and of course Harrods exceeded every other shop on Brompton Road. We passed the museums down in South Kensington, the Royal Albert Road and made our way to Kensington High Street. Instead of stopping for a bit of Christmas shopping, we admired the windows of the antique shops on Kensington Church Road and soon we were in Notting Hill. Somewhere between Knightsbridge and Notting Hill, we ran out of Champagne. Instead, we finally had tea and scones with jam and clotted cream. Not contributing to my weight loss, but then nobody could resist them.

The time passed by so quickly and before I could realise it, we were back in Mayfair, making our way back to the London Eye. At the end, we all received goody bags and a travel voucher for a return journey for us and a plus one. This was very lovely and I can’t wait to try the services of iDBUS myself. Thanks so much iDBUS and BB Bakery.

I had such a wonderful time thanks to iDBUS and the BB Bakery. Have a look at the BB Bakery website here .


  1. Constance
    November 24, 2014 / 10:59 am

    Danke für den tolle Artikle Nadine!

  2. November 24, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Wow, what a fantastic idea and selection of food!

  3. May
    November 24, 2014 / 8:41 pm

    Ahhh lovely post Nadine! Eek I am pulling too many faces in some photos hahaha! I am so glad to have met you on Saturday 🙂


  4. November 24, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    what a brilliant idea looks like you had a fab time and check out all that food!!!

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