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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Let The Vegans Par-Tea At London’s 8 Best Vegan Afternoon Teas

As a nation we love indulging in an afternoon tea. We get giddy with joy, perhaps even slightly high from a sugar rush and an intense caffeine hit, but imagining life without the finger-sized sandwiches, scrumptious cakes, clotted cream covered scones, and copious amounts of tea is unbearable. Well, luckily for us, this isn’t a reality, but what about your plant-based friends? Let’s face it, one of the things stopping us all from becoming vegans is the thought of never being able to indulge in one of London’s finest afternoon teas, but living in a city as food crazy as London, […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Would You Pay £500 For A Cup Of Tea?

‘Tea for two, and two for tea, just me for you and’ – HOW MUCH? ‘Tap water for two, and two for tap water…’ as the song didn’t quite go. As a nation we’re obsessed with tea, we consume it by the gallon, we even built an entire empire on it (well, that and subjugation of native peoples, exploitation of natural resources, overcoming malaria with gins and tonic and playing too much cricket – so all the good stuff). But how far would you go for the perfect cuppa? And do you have £500 spare? If so then order an […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Want To Win Instagram? Head To Fendi Caffe At Harrods

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an influencer in possession of a large following must be in want of a new, highly fashionable, coffee and cakes shop, ideally from a leading fashion house. And while there’s nothing like posting pics of an expensive Italian fashion brand to absolutely rake in the Insta likes, a Fendi bag will set you back three grand; which is where Fendi Caffe at Harrods comes in… a Machiato and cutesy bag biscuit will only set you back £4.75. Instant Insta fame on a budget. Fendi Caffe is the next cataclysmic influencer magnet, if your […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

6 New Afternoon Teas To Try This Summer

Nothing can beat a good ol’ cuppa and a dunk of your favourite biccie now, can it? We always jump with joy when a new afternoon tea spot pops up on our doorsteps. Especially when it’s decked out with a twist on the British classic and anything where champers can be involved is always an added bonus. We’ve picked out our five favourite new afternoon teas filled with everything from a Japanese twist on the quintessential British meal to celebrating the ironic moment from the summer of ’69.

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5 Reasons To Try This New Royal Afternoon Tea at The Shard

The Handbook is a sucker for afternoon teas, at least one of us will be feasting on scones at some point on during the week and don’t get us started on the cream/jam debate. I just started it and as I’ve just been told ‘the Queen puts jam first and so we win’. This time queenie I disagree. Anyway, what we can agree on is that the Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London’s new Royal afternoon tea is excellent, jam or cream first and here are five reasons you should go. The Theme The rumours are circulating about the imminent […]

Culture

20 Of London’s Most Instagrammable Cafés

We’re a sucker for the Instagrammable and also a cup of hot Joe and a hot cross bun (or five) which is why we’ve perused some of the prettiest cafés across the city and we’re dropping them straight onto your Insta feeds. Here’s what we found…...

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Shangri-La Launches a Sky High Royal-Tea

Chances are you don’t have a spare £150,000 to splash out on your baby shower like Meghan Markle’s pals, you probably don’t have the maternity wardrobe to match either, just saying. But before you throw your toys out of the pram, we have some good news. Sky high, Shangri-La Hotel, at The Shard, London is launching a new Royal High Tea celebrating the upcoming arrival of the royal baby and motherhood, making it the new place to host your baby shower. Meghan missed out. Much to the horror of Jamie Oliver, no doubt, I grew up on a diet that […]

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This New Afternoon Tea Celebrates London’s Icons

I’ve always been a fan of gherkins – I’ll eat them out of the jar if I’m given a fork. I understand though that gherkins belong to the same family as sprouts, Marmite and the Kardashians, they’re divisive. What about a chocolate gherkin though? More specifically The Gherkin (30 St Mary Axe, if we’re being pedantic) made from white chocolate filled with a dark chocolate ganache. I think that would be a yes from everyone. Why all the gherkin chat though? Well, following on from the success of their Tale As Old As Time afternoon tea, Town House at The […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Hunky Dior-y: The Christian Dior Exhibition Gets Extended

It’s the biggest exhibition of the year, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams at the V&A and news just in has revealed that the sell-out extravaganza has been extended to run until the 1st of September. The V&A will release additional exhibition tickets on the 15th of each month, for the month ahead – so exciting – and the first batch are officially on sale and can be found here. To celebrate the legendary designer these five hotels have created limited edition cocktails, afternoon teas and menus and the chance to get your hands on tickets which are selling as fast as Dior’s […]

Awesome Afternoon Teas

11 Incredible New Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea is a truly marvellous, quintessentially British experience that we can’t get enough of, which is why any excuse for a scone and cuppa is most welcome. Yet it goes without saying that the old, much-adored tradition sometimes needs a little tinker with and a sprucing up to make that classic egg and cress sarnie a little more desirable. Sprinkling magic onto their afternoon tea’s are a number of intrepid restaurants and hotels, creating wonders out of classics including a London Landmarks tea, a teddy bear picnic offering for the kids and a tea which comes equipped with coveted city […]

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