London is famous for its plush afternoon teas. There are so many on offer it can be tough to choose – and to compete. So the Sanderson Hotel has come up with its own twist on afternoon tea – the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea London . The Sanderson is a gorgeous boutique hotel in Soho. You can enjoy your afternoon tea outside with heaters (which I did) or inside.
The menu is hidden inside a vintage book and the first tough decision is which tea to have. There are five on offer all containing different and interesting ingredients and themed to Alice In Wonderland. My favourite was the Mad Hatter which came infused with passionfruit. I also loved how the tea was served – teapots with images of kings and queened and topped with crowns – and gorgeous crockery printed with clocks and birdcages and other wonderful things.
Next up at the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea London is the savoury selection. This is a mix of mini croque monsieur, cucumber sandwiches, a sort of scotch egg and a crab eclair. These disappeared rather quickly.
Then on to the highlight – the sweet selection. Wow!! From fudge caterpillars to red velvet ladybird cakes, some delicious classic scones and coffee macaroons branded as pocket watches.
The drink me potion is passionfruit heavy and delicious and can be topped off with magic marshmallow mushrooms.
Just when you think you can eat no more the tea is capped off with a gorgeous pot of chocolate and some other things of which I am unsure but they were certainly delicious.
This Mad Hatters Tea Party London was a lovely and oh so tasty way to spend an afternoon!
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Boutique Hotels in London
Booking.com is my favourite website for booking hotels. There is a great range with fab prices. Once you have made 5 bookings over 2 years you will gain genius status which opens up more deals. And perhaps best of all you can cancel most bookings up to 24 hours out which is super handy. You can, of course, stay at The Sanderson, home to the Mad Hatters Tea Party. However, here are some other options for boutique hotels in London:
–Artist Residence is located in Pimlico which is fabulously central. IT is in a gorgeous 5 store regency building and has a cute bar. Prices start at £150 a night. Click here for latest prices and deals
-The Portobello Hotel is located in one of London’s best known and cutest neighborhoods Notting Hill. This is also the hotel where Kate Moss and Johnny Depp filled up the bath with champagne! The hotel is located on a quite street but is a great location. Don’t miss Portobello Road not just for the traditional Saturday market but for loads of great restaurants and bars like The Distillery – and one of my favourite London experiences The Electric Cinema. Prices start at £150 a night. Click here for deals and availability.
-The Great Northern Hotel is ridiculously close to Kings Cross and St Pancras stations which is incredibly convenient. This area has also nearly finished its amazing rejuvenation project and there are loads of fabulous restaurants and bars and interesting things to do on your doorstep. The hotel dates back to 1854 but has had a major refurb so it feels fresh and modern. Prices start at £229 a night. Click here for deals and availability.
-the Hoxton hotel is in the heart of east London in Shoreditch and a perfect base for exploration. The rooms aren’t huge but the location makes up for it – as does the great value for London with rooms starting at £99 a night. Click here for deals and availability.
Getting to London and Getting Around:
For cheap flights to Click here for prices and deals. Or check out my favorite Middle Eastern airlines – particularly if you’re flying Business Class – I am a big fan of Click here for prices and details on Qatar Airways and Click here for prices and details on Etihad Airways business class to London.
When in London the tube and buses are absolutely the best way to get around town quickly and cheaply. The best way to pay for this is to get a London Oyster visitor card – which you can order before you leave home. However, once you leave london trains are a great option – Train prices and availabilities – or the roads are less scary outside london so hiring a car can work well – for great deals on car hire click here.
Tours Around London:
Central London and the key tourist sights are so much closer than you might think! Grab your visitor oyster card and it is quite easy to get around. In addition to doing that I personally love taking a couple of tours when I visit cities – especially to find interesting food places or more recent history or hidden gems. Two tour companies I like alot for general interesting tours in London are Local Guddy and Get Your Guide. I also highly recommend London Tailored Tours and the fab Charlie – especially for her brilliant Borough Market Tour.
If you are traveling solo and interesting in travelling beyond London check out Just You Holidays the United Kingdom, Exodus Holidays the United Kingdom, Explore Holidays United Kingdom and /or G Adventures the United Kingdom
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