Worldwide, one of the best known habits of the English is to take the Evening tea at 17h. It is already something that has become a hallmark of the British lifestyle. Obviously, tearooms are successful in London tbetween locals and foreign visitors. For many, taking a short break from wandering around the British capital for this is a way to make the travel experience even more authentic. Thinking about it, we have separated five excellent places for you to venture into this delicious English custom on your next visit to London!
FORTNUM & MASON
Fortnum & Mason has a highly praised afternoon tea menu, which features small sandwiches and pastries. The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, where tea is served, is elegantly decorated in light colors. In fact, the space was inaugurated by the queen herself.
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Served in its English Tea Room, Brown’s Hotel’s afternoon tea experience is well known in the English capital. The decor is very beautiful and there is still a piano in the place which, eventually, is the ambient sound you will hear.
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The great difference of The Berkeley was knowing how to innovate with great creativity a ritual as traditional as afternoon tea. The cakes and sweets in the meal were inspired by creations from the fashion world. The cool thing is that the menu is constantly updated to keep up with new collections on the ready-to-wear catwalks (the expression means “ready to wear” and refers to fast fashion clothes) and always keep up-to-date.
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The Langham offers a sophisticated afternoon tea experience and has a lot of tradition in the subject. The menu features english dishes and international cuisine. For those who go to some show of West End, London’s tourist region, the hotel is not far away and is a great stop in the area.
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SHANGRI-LA at THE SHARD
For afternoon tea overlooking beautiful scenery, you can head to the Shangri-La hotel. It is in the famous building The Shard, which has exceptional views of London. If you are already planning to go to The Shard for the panoramic landscapes that we have up there, nothing better than also making a short stop at Shangri-La at tea time.
Source: Shangri-La Hotel.
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