This wonderful afternoon tea treat is the perfect way to celebrate a quintessential British past-time.
Afternoon tea has been a British institution since Anna Maria Russell - the seventh Duchess of Bedford - asked her footman to bring her a pot of tea with light refreshment one afternoon in 1840. The ritual caught on and afternoon tea became the corner stone of high society dining. These days taking tea as a light afternoon meal has become much more accessible, without losing a crumb of its wonderful charm.
The Palm Court at Sheraton in Park Lane, London, is Mayfair’s premium meeting place. Perfectly located in the heart of the city and offering a glimpse into the magic and history of the roaring 20’s with stunning Art Deco features setting the scene.
On arrival you will be greeted by a member of staff who will seat you in the beautiful Palm Court Restaurant. You will be served a glass of Mὂet & Chandon Champagne, a selection of freshly prepared finger sandwiches, delicious scones with thick clotted cream and yummy seasonal preserves, a selection of fine French pastries and a choice of exquisite teas sourced from around the globe.
The friendly staff will cater to your every need, ensuring that this is an experience to remember and one that you will want to repeat again and again.
This experience is available Monday to Sunday, subject to availability, throughout the year.
Your experience will generally last for 1½ hours.
This experience is for two people.
The minimum age for this activity is 18 years old.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Park Lane Hotel, London
Holly from National Accounts, October 2018
The whole experience was so smooth and I received amazing customer service from start to finish! Upon booking with the hotel, the operator was very knowledgeable and polite and the voucher was easily accepted at short notice on a busy weekend. I even rang back to inform them of some dietary requirements that I initially forgot to mention and they were very happy to accommodate. Upon entering the Palm Court Restaurant, we were immediately in awe of the beautiful Art Deco features and the soothing sound of the harpist. A member of staff immediately greeted us, took our coats and gave us a choice of seats. We choose to sit facing the harpist, and the seats were very comfy – they even had pillows! We were given the menu and the waiter explained a brief history about the hotel whilst he poured our champagne. The tea arrived first and it was delicious! There was a choice of all different teas and we were allowed to keep trying different types. Then the food arrived. I can honestly say this was the best afternoon tea I’ve ever had! The sandwiches were so good we asked for another round (which was included in the voucher!!), the scones were dainty but perfect, and the sweets were incredible! Everything was so professional and the atmosphere was very relaxing. Although the waiter did say we could upgrade to bottomless sparking wine for an extra £15, we were not pushed to buy this and there was no other pressure to purchase anything extra. Unfortunately, we were both driving so could not upgrade but would have definitely done so if we could (although what was included in the voucher was enough by far!). Overall a beautiful experience and I would definitely visit again without a doubt!
Try as many different teas as you can! They are all so delicious and different.