Afternoon Tea in London
Afternoon tea, can you think of anything more British? This blog is all about our Afternoon Tea at Restaurant 92 in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West End. We’ll be giving you a bit of a background into just what Afternoon tea is, what it was all like, and where to get your tickets.
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So just what is Afternoon Tea? It’s typically eaten around 3-5pm and is a light meal consisting of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries, and of course tea. For extra special occasions, sometimes you can even get it with a glass of champagne too! There’s a surprising amount of history around Afternoon Tea, it started in Britain in the early 1840’s. It initially started as a private event for women who were interested in climbing the social ladders, but eventually developed into tea receptions on much larger scales involving up to 200 people! Nowadays, Afternoon Tea is used to celebrate special occasions like birthdays or baby showers, or for me just an occasional indulgence. Afternoon Tea is one of my favourite things to do, so I like to think of myself as somewhat an expert in divulging in it, and being in London it was an extra special treat!
How to get Tickets for Afternoon Tea at the Hilton
As always we recommend booking online, this way it’s all sorted, usually at a cheaper price, and all you need to do is turn up on the day. You can get your tickets for Afternoon Tea at the Hilton with Headout, just follow this link. You can find more days out and attractions in London with Headout too, it’s an amazing city and there really is so much to do! For inspiration you can check out our blogs on ‘The View From The Shard’ and a Thames River Cruise.
Our Review of Afternoon Tea at the Hilton
We arrived at the Hilton nearly 20 minutes early (we were just too excited!), they were so accommodating and were able to seat us straight away. Whilst our food was prepared we were served with our tea, the teapot and teacups were beautiful and so dainty. It all felt very fancy, which was perfect as that’s exactly what Afternoon Tea is supposed to be, it was certainly different to my morning cup of tea I have in bed!
Then came the food and Champagne! The tier was stunning and who doesn’t love a good glass of Champagne. We were so excited to get involved, so we chinked our Champagne flutes and dug in.
The variety of finger sandwiches were phenomenal, a mixture of smoked salmon with cream cheese, ham, cucumber, and hummus with peppers. The bread was soft and you could tell that these were freshly prepared, just delicious. It’s important to note that everything came in two’s, which was perfect for both of us, we split everything down the middle with no arguments on who got what cake or sandwich.
After this we had warm scones with clotted cream and jam that were amazing! It’s so important when having scones that they are warm and freshly baked, we love a good scone and of course when covered in clotted cream and strawberry jam they’re near on unbeatable.
Then last, but definitely not least was the selections of cakes. They were so pretty and delicate, almost too good to eat. Almost being the key word. The selection was really varied as well, we enjoyed every one!
I loved every moment of our experience at the Hilton from when we walked in, to the moment I finished my last sip of champagne. The atmosphere was so classy, yet relaxing and the service was excellent. This was definitely one of my favourite ever Afternoon Tea experiences and the food and drink exceeded all of my expectations. I highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to try something traditionally British or for someone who just wants to indulge in something delicious, you will not be disappointed.
If you want to get your tickets right now, follow this link and head over to Headout to get your tickets!
If you have any questions about the Afternoon Tea, please feel free to leave us a comment below, or, if you’ve ever had Afternoon Tea yourself, we’d love to hear about your experience!
Take care, Rebecca
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