Inspired by famous artists, art movements and fashion houses, these outstanding setups offer a unique experience for tea-addicts!
As much as I love exploring new hotels and visiting my all time favourites, I am a true tea-addict. The varieties, the “secret” brewing tips, the tea bags, the cups, the smell- it’s a ritual that never fails to mesmerize me. That is why I always get so excited when there is an “afternoon tea special” in my trips, and there is no better place for those than London. The British capital is clearly my cup of tea! Seeking the best afternoon tea in London is an on going process for me…
Here is a guide to the best afternoon tea served in hotels around London.
Inspired by the exhibition Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A Museum, the Berkeley’s designer afternoon tea includes the iconic New Look “Bar Jackets, the super cool Jadior pumps and the Lady Dior bag in the form of… biscuits! A must stop for every fashionista and clearly one of the best afternoon tea in London now!
The lucky visitors of Shangri-La Hotel in London, can go on a playful journey down memory lane with a tea setup inspired by the sophisticated heroine. Traditional finger sandwiches, Mrs Brill’s homemade scones, a gilt gold framed mirror menu and Mary Poppins’ very own hat (as a sweet treat) form a fairy-tale lover’s paradise.
One of the highlights of 2018 was the Frida Khalo inspired afternoon tea served at this iconic London hotel. Starting with a taste of Agua de Jamaica, the classic Mexican water flavoured with hibiscus, guests can also indulge in the full merienda (afternoon tea period) experience by taking a Mexican spiced hot chocolate. A corn sablé with dulce de leche, the Frida carrot cake and the passion fruit eclair completed the experience.
With a colourful collection of pastries, inspired by the retro art of the 70s and 80s like the Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s soup can and Malika Favre’s retro twister, it’s no wonder why the Rosewood hotel was awarded as the Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea in the UK.