If you haven’t noticed from our recent coverage, The Handbook loves a good afternoon tea. Another thing you may have noticed is that this British tradition seems to be getting quirkier by the minute and the latest tea and scones offering from Kettner’s might just be London’s quirkiest and sexiest afternoon tea yet! Get ready for some scalding hot dancing and prepare to be whipped into a frenzy (it’s not just Bake Off’s Mel and Sue that can do innuendos you know) at this new High Societease Afternoon Tea.
Burlesque stars Ruby Deshabille, Joe Morose, Abi Collins and Mat Ricardo will be treating audiences to burlesque, cabaret and circus performances, telling the tale of the weird and wonderful history of Soho, London’s beloved pleasure district (oo-er). Afternoon tea always needs an appropriate setting and Kettner’s doesn’t plan to disapoint, hosting the soirees in their most historical room. The Apartment at Kettner’s has original wooden panelled Grade II Listed walls and is full of history, so is the perfect setting for an afternoon of indulgence.
On the menu, there will be more cake than you can shake a tail feather at, as well as dainty finger sandwiches and homemade scones with lashings of clotted cream, all accompanied by your choice of tea. So if you’re the kind of person who likes their afternoon tea served with a side of sexy, it’s time for you to enter high societease and enjoy some burlesque and Battenberg. (feather boas advised).
The High Societease will take place on Saturday 17th October and Saturday 21st November.