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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. So, here, we list just a few of the ways you can raise a tea cup to celebrate this great British institution at some of our loveliest hotels.

Once frequented by farmers and founding fathers, this desirable corner of North London has plenty to offer history buffs and culture vultures alike, as...

Once frequented by farmers and founding fathers, this desirable corner of North London has plenty to offer history buffs and culture vultures alike, as...

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Enter our competition for your chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two, including free flights What would your dream holiday to Britain include? A...

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. So, here, we list just a few of the ways you can raise a tea cup to celebrate this great British institution at some of our loveliest hotels.

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Looking for a suitably spooky place to visit or even stay? Check out our top five haunted houses across Britain... Inveraray Castle, Argyll, Scotland  Perhaps the...

Martha Alexander samples some of London's best afternoon teas, from the classic to the contemporary Tea. It is our national obsession: we drink 165 million cups...

Steve Pill checks in to a literary-influenced boutique hotel in the heart of London The hotel The English architect Sir Edward Lutyens had already been knighted...

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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. So, here, we list just a few of the ways you can raise a tea cup to celebrate this great British institution at some of our loveliest hotels.

Once frequented by farmers and founding fathers, this desirable corner of North London has plenty to offer history buffs and culture vultures alike, as...

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