This week is Afternoon Tea Week and if it hadn’t clashed with my trip to Kuala Lumpur, **one more sleep to go**, I would have certainly been enjoying a delicious afternoon tea every day, it would have been rude not to!!! Well that said, I couldn’t let the celebrations not be enjoyed by you lovely folks in my absence, so to get you inspired about clotted cream, jam, scones and tiny sandwiches, I thought I would share my three favourite hotel afternoon teas in London.
When you combine two of my favourite things – afternoon tea and flower arranging it makes me very happy, and it seems that Villandry have discovered that this makes other people happy as well and have teamed up with their in-house florists, Moyses Stevens to host a flower masterclass followed by one of their delicious afternoon teas.
Costing £53 per person, you get expert tuition to create a gorgeous floral bouquet, which of course you get to take home with you, followed by afternoon tea. I went down to their Great Portland Street cafe to try my hand at flower arranging, which is fast becoming a passion, before putting their afternoon tea to the test.
Afternoon tea is an ultimate favourite activity of mine, if you like cream teas, beautiful cakes and tiny sandwiches then I have loads of places that you should check out, and one place I’ve wanted to go and try since it opened had to be the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho, London. So I was so pleased when the uber talented and super sweet Olivia Rubin invited some of her favourite peeps to see her new Atelier collection while having a spot of afternoon tea.
It’s been a while since I featured an afternoon tea on the blog and as one of my favourite activities it was so nice to rectify that with a review of this year’s Chelsea Flower Show inspired afternoon tea, ‘Le Tea en Rose’ at the Sofitel St James in Piccadilly, London.
The location of this hotel is a big hit, just a stone’s throw away from some of London’s most recognisable landmarks including Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, it makes it a great spot to enjoy afternoon tea and recharge your batteries in-between sightseeing, plus the tea is set in The Rose Lounge, wonderfully kitsch, beautifully pink, with a lovely Parisian feel to it.