26 April 2012
London's Afternoon Teas
Enjoying Afternoon Tea has become an increasingly popular pastime in recent years, with London a mecca for exciting venues and innovative menus. Whether it is to celebrate a special occasion, meet up with friends, or simply enjoy a delicious break between lunch and dinner, this elegant book will guide you to the best places to take tea in London. From classics such as The Ritz and Claridges to some unexpected smaller venues, there’s a tea to
suit all tastes and budgets.
The text includes a history of the venues and their tea heritage along with interesting facts, the types of teas available and details of nearby attractions to help the reader make a day of it. With lavish photography and a brief history of afternoon tea and its relationship with the fashions of the ages, this is the most stylish and up-to-date source of information for both London residents and tourists alike.
Inspiring and unusual afternoon teas include the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanctum Soho Hotel which features a rare beef sandwich, poached oyster with a Bloody Mary relish and an individual lamb hotpot, followed by a cigar on the roof terrace. Meanwhile creations at the Berkeley have included a Philip Treacy chocolate hat cake, an Anya Hindmarch cassis sponge tote and a Christian Louboutin sparkly high-heeled ginger shoe biscuit.