Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum Hotel, London

This was a weekend of pure treats for me and my gorgeous friend Cotty. Not only were we going to the Kylie Aphrodite concert at the O2, we also went for afternoon tea at The Athenaeum Hotel in London. Our booking was for 3pm so after a few not so ladylike pints of Magners on Carnaby Street we made our way down Piccadilly to the hotel where we were greeted by concierge in a top hat and tails.

There was a formal sitting at 3pm so all the guests waiting in the reception area were shown through in person to their table in the garden room. We opted for the pink champagne package which was around £35. The tea sommelier brought the menu over showing all the different kinds of leaves you could choose from. I went for Assam. The sandwiches were then brought over, followed by warm scones and crumpets (yum) which were then followed by an enormous cake trolley.

You get a lot of afternoon tea for your money here so it is definitely worth a visit. The atmosphere was lovely with various parties enjoying tea; hen parties, birthday parties, groups of ladies. We booked months in advance and it is obviously a popular choice. Perfect for ladies who lunch.

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