Afternoon Tea in London
By Viator, November 2014
Afternoon tea is offered in many of London’s famous hotels such as The Ritz, The Langham or The Dorchester, and it is often an elegant affair in a luxurious setting. Menus generally consist of a choice of teas such as Darjeeling, Assam, Ceylon or Early Grey, finger sandwiches such as cucumber, egg and watercress, or smoked salmon and cream cheese, scones with jam and clotted cream, and a selection of cakes and pastries. Afternoon tea menus can include a glass of champagne, and ‘high tea’ menus are sometimes available which include more savory items. Formal afternoon teas are found not only in London but in many plush country house hotels around the UK.
Afternoon tea is available at St Paul's Cathedral, so feel free to combine this exquisite English tradition with one of the most famous buildings in British history. For a less extravagant affair (but equally as satisfying) head to one of the many traditional tea rooms located in almost every town and village to enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake.
This makes for a pleasurable stop-off when out shopping to replenish those all-important energy levels. After all, Henry James once said ‘There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
Desserts are a delicacy in London as well. You can explore the glamorous area of Mayfair and learn about the history of chocolate while sampling chocolate delights. In addition, be sure to treat your sweet tooth to a tour of London and discover the capital’s finest cupcakes and macarons!
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