I think my new mission is to try every afternoon tea possible in London, I know a hard task, but I think someone has to do it, and I’m starting with the delicious option at the Marriott Hotel County Hall on London’s Southbank. I have to be honest I never even knew there was a hotel here, it was a little hard to find, but the Library Lounge setting really is a treat for an afternoon tea, especially if you are visiting London, as the views really are spectacular, our table overlooked the River Thames with great views of Westminster and Big Ben.
As well as the food, location can really make or break an afternoon tea, and the Marriott got high marks for their Library setting, it really was delightful and decadent, perfect actually to smother clotted cream on warm scones, and I really loved the high ceilings, wooden beams and being surrounded by old books. As did the free-flowing bubbles option, which is perfect if you are celebrating something. Jaclyn aka Bumpkin Betty and I didn’t have that excuse but we were having a good girlie catch-up, chatting about her upcoming wedding and recent trip to Paris, so it was nice to sip a glass or two of Champagne with our sandwiches and cakes.