Afternoon tea and bubbles in Knightsbridge is never a chore…
The Millennium hotel in London Knightsbridge,is located in the prestigious Sloane Street, Knightsbridge, is surrounded by designer boutiques and luxury shopping. This exclusive address provides convenient access to famous fashion retailers including Harrods and Harvey Nichols.
The hotel itself is perfect for staying in when coming down to visit London, and especially when on business. The rooms are well lit, and the beds are soooo comfy. We did a test lie down you see.
I was invited down to have afternoon tea at the Tangerine, located in the Hotel. Here we indulged in gorgeous cakes, little sandwiches and the most delicate little scones. The desserts included a a chocolate cup, chocolate éclair, a profiterole, a chocolate and cream sponge cake.
While we were eating, the lovely Christine from Minding Manners talked to us about the history of afternoon tea and etiquette. For instance did you know?
- You cannot eat the scones first in afternoon tea, you must start with the sandwiches, then the cakes, and finally the scones.
- You should never use your knife to cut the scones, you should always use your fingers (no, I would have never guessed either).
- Afternoon Tea is traditionally served on low tables before dinner whereas High Tea is served at a dining table
You can enjoy afternoon tea for £20 pp, which includes. This includes your English breakfast tea, sandwiches, scones and chocolates/pastries, also jam and clotted cream.
Want to visit yourself? It’s located below:
Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge
17 Sloane Street
London, SW1X 9NU
T. +44 (0) 20 7235 4377
F. +44 (0) 20 7408 0699
Have you been to this hotel? What do you think of the afternoon tea?