Afternoon Tea in London
A time honoured tradition, afternoon tea at one of London's top hotels or restaurants is a luxurious treat. The ambiance is as important as the selection of teas, the sumptuous cakes, homemade scones and clotted cream with booking essential at the more posh venues. Afternoon tea at The Ritz is so popular that there are five sittings a day and bookings need to be made at least 4 weeks in advance. The Dorchester with its famous marble and gilt Promenade, across from Hyde Park
is a popular choice and offers a High Tea, served until 8pm which is perfect pre-theatre. For over 140 years, The Langham Hotel has been serving its award-winning afternoon tea in London in the glamorous Palm Court. Add a glass of champagne as a little indulgence that adds to the extravagance.
If you prefer a slightly more relaxed experience enjoying sandwiches, cakes and tea you could opt for Louis Patisserie in Hampstead where you have an enormous selection of eclairs, fruit cakes and delicious cakes to choose from. Alternatively you could visit Tea London at St Paul's Cathedral
, for a more contemporary environment. Whilst strolling through Kensington Gardens
you may decide to stop at The Orangery on the grounds of Kensington Palace
. It was designed by Sir John Vanburgh for Queen Ann in 1705 and is a magnificent building in calm surroundings just off Kensington High Street
A quintessentially British affair, afternoon tea in London can be a welcome break during a day of shopping the January sales
or sightseeing in London
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