It was a sunny afternoon in central London; the fashionistas with their dark shades and sky high heels and the cool, calm and collected business men not even breaking into a sweat on the way to their high profile meetings. Yet I was on my way to afternoon tea in Knightsbridge, the perfect way to spend a Friday afternoon celebrating the twenty-first birthday of a work colleague.
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From working in a hotel that boasts a delightful afternoon tea service, I had high expectations, and I must say that I was impressed with the options that Knightsbridge's Green Hotel had to offer, with one of the biggest tea selections that I have ever seen and a delectable range of mini cakes and finger sandwiches.
Ranging from the traditional scones (no currants, of course) with incredible clotted cream and strawberry jam to the much more modern mini macaroons, ranging in colours from pink to brown to green and everything in between, they certainly added a hint of colour to the usual colours of bread and cake. Not forgetting the complimentary champagne served on a silver platter, it definitely makes a girly afternoon a lot bubblier.
The location of the event was a lovely little tea room modelled on those that you see in Victorian period dramas - antique chairs, spinning cake display, the whole shebang. Being around the corner from Harrods, the corner shop for the rich and famous, expect prices to be high. But it is definitely worth it!