There are many ways to see a new city, from walking to Hop-On Hop-Off Tours or even helicopter rides. I generally prefer all the different ways that include food 😅. In London, this experience is offered by a company called Bustronome, cheeky, I know. This luxurious panoramic bus takes you through the city’s best attractions while you are relaxing comfortably onboard, avoiding the crowds, and enjoying a glass of wine. I’ll admit, it’s a fun way to see London. 

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Your tour choices include a 4-course lunch or a 6-course dinner, both of which have an option to add a wine paring (extra charge). Knowing that our local restaurant wishlist (see my favourite spots here) was robust we opted for a lunch tour with a wine pairing.

The bus itself is quite impressive. Black and sleek on the outside the interior is set up with comfortable leather booths in dark colours. Upon entry, a host greets you and explains the tour’s inner workings. Each guest is given a digital pen that also works as a listening device. The “pen” is paired with the tour map, you simply tap on the stop and then hold it up to your ear to listen. Pretty cool.

The bus then smoothly cuts through the city traffic bringing you close to its best monuments and attractions. My favourite part was driving through the Tower Bridge. The traffic at this point gets pretty bad but with the stunning views from the bridge, this slowdown actually works to our benefit. 

The onboard menu is curated by various guest chefs and therefore changes. During our visit, we enjoyed a creative appetizer, rich ravioli, a modern take on the meat and potatoes main, and a delicious cold dessert. You can see it all come together in this reel

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Book this tour for yourself on bustronome.com or gift it to someone with Tinggly*, the gift has no expiry date so they can use it whenever they are ready! 

Luxury London bus tour with a gourmet lunch*

Luxury London bus tour with a gourmet dinner*


Where to stay in London

Claridge's Hotel, Mayfair hotel London

Claridge’s Hotel, Mayfair
5-star

Beautiful historic hotel that was often visited by Her Majesty Queen Victoria.

The decor is stunning all around and these rooms will make you feel like royalty yourself. There are 8 (or even 9) restaurants and bars on the property and a very impressive wine cellar. There is of course, also an on-site spa. 

Book Claridge’s*

The Henrietta Hotel London, UK

The Henrietta Hotel
4-star

Another historic property (I suppose most of them are) with urban views and wonderful, subtly colourful decor. The rooms look stunning and comfortable, with velvet seating, accent walls, and metallic decor touches. The restaurant and bar take you on a “journey through iconic Italian gastronomy” and I’m always here for Italian, even if in London. 

Book The Henrietta Hotel*

The Pilgrm Hotel London, UK

The Pilgrm Hotel
3-star

This is a beautiful boutique hotel, restaurant, and bar situated within walking distance from walk to Hyde Park. You will admire winding antique staircases and beautiful decor. Each room is unique, offers slow travel comfort, and has a lovely view of London. The on-site restaurant and bar have a beautiful terrace, casual decor, and an exciting menu.

Book The Pilgrm Hotel*

All hotel images are courtesy of the property.

See London on a panoramic gourmet food bus

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3 Comments

  1. This sounds like an experience that I would love to do. Gourmet food around London -thanks for the review and putting it on my radar for my next trip.

  2. Sounds good. I’ve seen these types of buses, but I never considered trying them before. After reading it, I think it’s an experience I should try.

  3. This sounds like a great experience! I bet that the views are amazing.

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