Afternoon tea has been a British tradition for over 150 years, typically taken as a decadent treat on special occasions. With this experience, you and your guest have the opportunity to indulge in a sumptuous selection of sweet and savoury treats with tea and bubbly in some of the most lavish hotels and tea rooms in the country. Whether you are celebrating or simply relaxing, this is the perfect way to spend an afternoon.
This very stylish afternoon tea will usually consist of finger sandwiches including, scones served with a selection of sweets. You will also have the choice of a selection of speciality teas and in some of the locations you will also receive a glass of champagne each.
Choose one from the following:
Lebanese and Moroccan Afternoon Tea for Two
Afternoon Tea and Prosecco for Two at Caffé Concerto
Entrance to Household Cavalry Museum and Champagne Afternoon Tea
Pimm's Afternoon Tea for Two at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel
Afternoon Tea for Two at Park Lane Hotel
Afternoon Tea with Gin & Cookery Demonstration
Afternoon Tea for Two at Sanctum Soho Hotel
Afternoon Tea and Bubbly with a Cookery Demonstration
Afternoon Tea for Two at MAP Maison with a glass of Fizz or a Cocktail
Afternoon Tea with Bubbly for Two at Urban Meadow Café & Bar
Prosecco Afternoon Tea at Number Twelve for Two
Afternoon Tea with Bubbly and Cookery Demonstration
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Jon from Marketing
The Red Velvet cake was especially good.
What did you get up to?
We arrived for our experience on the hottest day of the year so far. After a sweltering, but very picturesque walk down the Embankment we came to Festival Pier, where our boat was moored. We were guided onto the boat by the crew and given our complimentary glass of Prosecco before being shown to our table on the top deck. The tables were well spaced and dressed in white linen. It was quite an experience drinking prosecco whilst gazing out across the water to the Houses of Parliament.
As we set sail, the captain gave us our route and pointed out all the sights, giving us interesting facts about the places we passed. The intrepid boat made its way past the Houses of Parliament before turning to head down stream on our way to Canary Wharf.
Our afternoon tea was served with a variety of sandwiches, scones, and cakes as well as a choice of tea or coffee to wash them down with.
After eating we were encouraged to go onto the viewing decks on the front and rear of the boat. The views were stunning, and we thoroughly enjoyed waving at the passing boats as we headed through Docklands towards Canary Wharf. This was a side of London we hadn’t seen before. We saw beaches and secret coves along the sides of the river and some amazing new buildings that seem to be growing all the time.
All in all, the whole experience lasted and hour and three quarters and we never felt rushed.
What did you enjoy the most?
The food was great! It was fresh and tasty and there was plenty for the both of us. The Red Velvet cake was especially good!
Make sure you go out on the open deck when they offer you the chance. The views are some of the best you will see in London from a totally different point of view.
Party Boats, London
Matt from Accounts
Giving us a day to remember.
What did your experience entail?
I took my Mum to Café Concerto in Green Park, London for a Deluxe Afternoon Tea. Luckily, after the grey skies and rain of the previous few weeks, we were treated to a sunny blue-sky day as we headed into the city.
On arrival, we were greeted by the friendly staff and shown to our table. The bifold windows at the front of the restaurant were fully open and this gave a very cosmopolitan feel to the setting. My mum also commented on the grand chandeliers, which created an elegant ambiance as waited for our tea to be served.
Our Afternoon Tea was served, with 3 tiers of delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and a tantalizing selection of sweet treats to top it all off. The sandwich fillings included cucumber and cream cheese & smoked salmon with capers and lemon. Our favourite sandwich though was the chicken with sundried tomato. We then moved onto the scones, which were still warm and beautifully fluffy. Mum went Jam then cream, but for me it has to be cream then jam!
Leaving the best till last, we had one final treat of velvety chocolate pastries, macaroons and delicate fruit tarts which were all bursting with fantastic flavours!
After our tea, we walked across Green Park to Buckingham Place to see if the King was home! It was great to see all the union flags still lining the Mall, which topped off our very Royal day out in the capital!
Overall, this was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The food was amazing, the staff were very attentive, and the Great British weather even played its part in giving us a day to remember.
What did you enjoy the most?
The food and company!
1. Make sure you have an empty stomach before you go, as you won’t want to leave any of those amazing pastries!
2. Make the most of your day in the city and go visit the King!
3. Remember your camera.