Sheraton Grand London Park Lane Palm Court

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Built in 1927 by developer Sir Bracewell Smith, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is one of the most opulent buildings in the capital. The hotel reopened in 2016 after a multi million pound refurbishment that took two years. Having attended the reopening night party, I was intrigued to go along and see how well... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at The Stand Palace Hotel

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The Stand Palace Hotel is a little slice of London history and having opened in 1909 its prime position on the street it’s named after (The Strand if you’ve not been keeping up) has meant it’s continued to be a thriving central London hotel; and no central London hotel is complete without serving an Afternoon... Read more »

Afternoon Tea at The Savoy London

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Since it first opened in August 1889 The Savoy has been synonymous with luxury. The Savoy was the first luxury hotel in Britain, having electric lights throughout the building, electric lifts, and bathrooms in the lavishly furnished rooms with hot and cold running water, also many other innovations we now take for granted. Our taxi... Read more »

Combe House, Devon

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A lingering and peaceful afternoon spent drinking tea and savouring sweet treats stretched out before us. My delightful mother and I were to have several hours unwinding and chatting, whilst enjoying a traditional afternoon tea at an exquisite location in Devon. Combe House is located in the picturesque village of Gittisham, described by Prince Charles... Read more »

Le Goûter Pierre Hermé

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From October 2013, Pierre Hermé Paris’ world-renowned treats will be available at Sofitel London St James’ The Balcon restaurant with traditional French goûter, as the two French brands collaborate to bring the best of French culture to London. Recently, Jessica and I had the pleasure to pop along to Sofitel London St James to meet... Read more »

Kettners

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Is there anything more undeniably British than the Queen, rain in June or a traditional afternoon tea? The combination of all three was the making of a truly patriotic and delicious day. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee saw us arriving at the riverside at 2.30pm – rather later then we had planned, and seemingly a good... Read more »

Dorchester’s Chelsea Flower Show Tea

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This May, visitors of The Dorchester can indulge in the ‘Rosé Garden Afternoon Tea’ to celebrate Laurent-Perrier’s 14th consecutive show garden at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the champagne house's bicentenary birthday.  Guests will be rewarded with a multi-sensory feast of delicious cakes, Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, floral arrangements by award-winning garden designer, Arne Maynard,... Read more »

The Palm Court: The Langham

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The Langham, my home away from home and the purveyor of my favourite cocktail in London: The Pink & Gold. This time however, I was there to take Afternoon Tea with Lady L Senior in the beautiful surroundings of the Palm Court. As we make our way up the hotel steps, the glitz and glamour of... Read more »