Afternoon Tea Week: How to celebrate this year

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    You don’t need an excuse to indulge in the delights of an afternoon tea but from 8 to 14 August, it’s Afternoon Tea Week making it positively compulsory

    Here, we list just a few of the ways you can celebrate Afternoon Tea Week this year and raise a tea cup to celebrate this great British institution at some of our loveliest Great British establishments

    Afternoon Tea at Harrods

    Formerly known as The Georgian Restaurant, The Tea Rooms at the world-famous department store offers afternoon tea Monday to Friday 12.00pm to 7pm, Saturday 11.30am until 8pm and 12pm until 6pm on Sunday. The sandwich selection includes classics with a twist such as salt beef with pickles and mustard and Faroe Island smoked salmon with roasted beetroot. The cakes are similarly upmarket and can be washed down with your choose from their range of sparkling wine and champagne.

    Afternoon Tea at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel

    Afternoon Tea and Tea Tasting at The Ritz

    A charming, traditional afternoon tea at The Ritz is enjoyed in the spectacular Palm Court. Enjoy sandwiches, freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream (of course), and pastries and teacakes, which will be replenished upon request. Plus, The Ritz is the only hotel, not just in London but in the UK, to have a certified Tea Sommelier, Giandomenico Scanu, who collects teas from around the world to add to their selection of 1 loose-leaf options. Afternoon Tea is served daily at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, and 7.30pm.

    Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at St Martins Lane Hotel

    Do things a little differently in The Restaurant at St Martins Lane Hotel near Leicester Square, where you can burrow away from the buzz of London’s streets and relax over a specially created Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea, in honour of Her Majesty. Enjoy royal-inspired treats to celebrate this momentous occasion in style, including delights such as Grenadine Trifle With Strawberries And Pavlova and a Queen’s Crown Bakewell Tart. Find out more about the Jubilee Afternoon Tea here. 

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    Afternoon Tea at Great Scotland Yard Hotel

    An Afternoon Tea Etiquette Experience at Great Scotland Yard Hotel

    As it is Afternoon Tea Week, it is essential that we enjoy our afternoon teas in the proper manner! To celebrate the occasion, the 5* Great Scotland Yard Hotel have invited Liz Brewer, world renowned expert on social behaviour and etiquette, to host and guide guests through the history and etiquette of afternoon tea. Guests will enjoy the multi-sensory Champagne Jubilee Afternoon tea, which was been inspired by the notes of the historical British perfumiers, and royal perfumiers, Floris London, and their luxury fragrance “Platinum 22 Eau De Parfum”, created to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

    You can read more about Floris London and other Royal Warrant Holders, here.

    The Jubilee Afternoon Tea has been created by the hotel’s Head Pastry Chef, Verónica Garrido Martínez, allowing guests the opportunity to explore this exclusive perfume, whilst being immersed in the traditional etiquette of afternoon tea.

    The Afternoon Tea Etiquette Experience will take place on Wednesday 10 August from 3pm – 5:30pm.

    Jubilee Afternoon Tea is available to book until 29th August 2022, 7 days a week. Book your table here.

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