With The Queen’s Jubilee celebrations fast approaching, London is gearing up to offer visitors the best of British. So, check out these new packages for a delicious traditional afternoon tea in the capital.
Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea
Covent Garden Hotel, 1st May – 30th June
To mark 60 years of the Queen’s reign, Brasserie Max, at the five-star Covent Garden Hotel in Seven Dials, is offering a special Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea.
For £32.50 per person, you can indulge in a quintessentially British afternoon tea complete with a glass of Pommery champagne, tempting tea-cakes, delicate sandwiches and flavoured teas, coffees and infusions. Especially for the Jubilee, cakes on offer will include a Victoria sponge cake, shortbread with cream, English strawberries and a limited edition Queen Elizabeth cup cake.
A Very British Afternoon Tea
The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 21st May – 17th June
The Royal Horseguards in Whitehall, is hosting an intimate afternoon tea, presented on its outdoor terrace.
Pastry chef, Joanne Todd has designed an array of delights including London inspired biscuits, a decadent crown jewel cupcake, a lemon and martini meringue pie (inspired by The Queen’s tipple of choice) and many more. A Very British Afternoon Tea costs from £35 per person.
Prêt-à-Portea – The Royal Collection
The Berkeley Hotel, 29th May – 9th June
The Berkeley hotel, located in fashionable Knightsbridge, is paying homage to the Diamond Jubilee in true majestic style with the launch of ‘Prêt-à-Portea – The Royal Collection’.
Prêt-à-Portea is designed to add a creative twist to the classic elements of the traditional English afternoon tea with cakes and pastries resembling the latest catwalk designs for the style conscious. Biscuits, fancies and choux buns will be transformed to resemble the most memorable hats worn by the Royal Family to mark The Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne. The Royal Collection will be served in the Caramel Room at the Berkeley from 1pm-6pm, priced at £36.50 per person.
Guests at the 5-star Royal Garden Hotel in leafy Kensington can be right at the heart of the royal celebrations this summer with a series of specially created Diamond Jubilee offers.
The first includes tickets to a Gala for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the Royal Albert Hall and a luxury overnight stay in a King Room, (from £315), the second is a special Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea in The Royal Garden Hotel’s Park Terrace Lounge, which overlooks Kensington Gardens and is just a walk to Kensington Palace; available from 28th May – 5th June between 2.30pm and 5.30pm for £22. Alternatively you can enjoy afternoon tea with an overnight stay with the Jubilee Afternoon Tea Treat stay, priced from £269 based on two people staying in a king room.
5 O’clock Tea Club
John Lewis, Oxford Street, 4th June – 31st August
Inspired by The Queen’s favourite afternoon refreshments, the 5 O’clock Tea Club provides the opportunity to enjoy a patriotic pit-stop before commuting home, following TfL’s advice to avoid travel between 5pm and 6pm during the London 2012 Games.
John Lewis will also be holding ‘Great British Bunting’ classes, from 4th July to draw on the quintessential British tradition of decorating with bunting at times of celebration. From May until June John Lewis will also be giving ‘Figurehead Fashion Advice’, revealing The Queen’s covetable style secrets.