I'm a student living in South London and studying at University, who has enjoyed writing for years.
Published July 11th 2012
London is known for its iconic afternoon tea, and the most infamous of places to indulge for one of those very special occasions is of course The Ritz. Its the perfect activity for a very exceptional, unforgettable and traditional afternoon.
Starting at around £42 per person, it is certainly a luxury experience but one that would be undoubtedly recommended. The beautiful Palm Court serving as the perfect back drop to the experience, with pianist accompaniment and a requirement for smart dress code (meaning no jeans).
There are five sittings every day (11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm and 7.30pm) and the vast popularity of the Ritz experience means that booking in advance up to 12 weeks in advance is essential.
The choice of a variation of 17 different types of tea and a delicious menu combine to make for an unforgettable afternoon of everything quintessentially British. A selection of exquisite finger food is served on the three tier stands - including freshly cut sandwiches with smoked salmon, cucumber, egg mayonnaise, ham and cheese fillings, accompanied by pastries and scones with strawberry preserve and clotted Devonshire cream.
A wonderful traditional British experience can be had at the Ritz, perhaps a one-off but nonetheless must-do activity.