Enjoying an afternoon tea has been a staple in British culture for centuries, and in order to celebrate #AfternoonTeaWeek, London establishments have taken it upon themselves to take the concept of the traditional afternoon tea to the next level. We have selected four, of what we consider, to be the top places to enjoy England’s favourite pass time.
St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel, London
As of 1st June, Taj Hotels and Resorts London have launched a new Jungle Book Afternoon Tea. The exotic inspired tea invies guests to embark on a culinary journey, with delicacies inspired by the flavours of Madya Pradesh, the setting at the heart of the classic story. Reflecting the loveable bear’s fondness for honey, the Baloo’s Himalayan Honey Macaroons take guests far and beyond the realm of the Bare Necessities, whilst the Shere Khan’s Masala Chai Éclairis of course derived from the story’s infamous villain. The Bandar Log Spiced Banoffie with Saffron Cream takes its name from the Bandar Log monkey tribe, headed by King Luis who tries to lure young Mowgli with the promise of the sweet life of swinging through the trees.
For more information please visit www.stjamescourthotel.co
Want to experience traditional afternoon tea but without all the fuss? Then head for Browns Hotel, where you can sit and enjoy your tea in a relaxed living room setting. As one of London’s most iconic hotels, their selection of afternoon tea is sure not disappoint. Choose from a selection of traditional afternoon tea, gluten free or a give your tea a boozey splash, with a twist on a champagne afternoon tea.
Prices start from £47.50 pp
For more information visit https://www.roccofortehotels.c
Dolphin Square presents itself as the perfect place for a refreshment after a busy day out in London, located in the heart of Pimlico. Served Monday to Friday in the Bar & Grill and on the Summer Garden Terrace on the weekends, guests can enjoy a selection of quintessentially British treats, from classic finger sandwiches to delicious scones and fruit cakes.
For more information visit http://www.dolphinsquare.co.uk
The Orangery was once the setting for Queen Anne’s court entertainment, and today you can enjoy traditional afternoon tea surrounded by beautiful formal gardens in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Those who want something a little fancier to celebrate the week of afternoon tea, can choose to indulge in the Royal afternoon tea, with classic sandwiches such as egg mayonnaise and cress bridge roll, roast ham and English mustard sandwich and cucumber and fresh mint sandwich.
Prices start from £27.50pp
For more information visit http://www.orangerykensingtonp