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What else could this be but Afternoon Tea at one of London’s top hotels? And far from ladies from the shires in their best dresses and maiden aunts in pearls like something from an Agatha Christie story, the restaurant was filled with twenty-somethings, yummy mummies (and the occasional male) all tucking into one of the most delightfully old-fashioned meals in the country. But then again, this wasn’t an old-fashioned meal but definitely upmarket and modern, the room a muted grey throughout with quirky chairs and pretty Wedgewood china. A glass three-tiered cake stand was presented to us on which rested finger sandwiches, hot scones wrapped in a napkin, dainty cakes and dinky pots of clotted cream and jam – it didn’t look much at first but it was perfectly judged, and just to be sure, the waiters later slipped us another plate of sandwiches which despite valiant efforts we were unable to clear. The scones were even better than my own, the choux pastry a joy, the cupcake light and fluffy with suitably thick topping, I loved them all. And something my mother would have thoroughly approved of – proper doggy bags, neat little brown boxes which the waiters were happy to fill with any unfinished goodies to scoff on the way home…..

Perfect afternoon treat!

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About the author: Tara


The travel professional with years of experience in the travel industry – in guiding, reservations, operations, contracting, customer service and product development – and have travelled extensively in Asia and Eastern Europe not just on holiday but also for work, inspecting hotels, visiting attractions and seeing exactly what each destination has to offer. The only way I could do this properly was with my own guide, car and driver and this inspired me to create my own range of customised private day tours for other people to be able to explore in-depth and learn to love their destination as much as I do.