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Afternoon Tea at The Landmark London: A British Institution

The History of a British Institution

The history of afternoon tea begins with the 7th Duchess of Bedford. Having complained of ‘having that sinking feeling’ during late afternoon she set about requesting tea to be sent to her boudoir in order to battle her afternoon blues. The tea was accompanied by a light snack, which later developed into sandwiches. When the Duchess later moved to Woburn Abbey in the summer she continued the tradition by sending cards to her friends inviting them to ‘tea and a walking in the fields’. This soon became a popular fashion amongst London socialites and before long many members of high society began sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

The Landmark London: Keeping Tradition Alive

Afternoon Tea thrives at The Landmark London Hotel. The Winter Garden’s award winning Afternoon Tea is the perfect way to beat ‘that sinking feeling’ in the late afternoon. Before you take on Oxford Street or a matinee performance at The National Theatre, rejuvenate and revitalise your stomach with our signature Afternoon Tea. Indulge in our assortment of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and French pastries. Our freshly brewed herbal tea is renowned amongst Londoners, so join the long history of afternoon tea by booking into The Landmark London today.

An Indulgent Experience

Our menu boasts exciting and indulgent teas; White Peony, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Sencha Aloe Vera, Angel peach, Midsummer Mango, Smooth Caramel - these are just a few of the sensory indulgences that you can experience for your afternoon revival. Our selection of traditional delights complement these teas beautifully; Cappuccino bavarios, confit chestnut and orange mousse, cranberry jelly and flourless pistachio sponge, banana and maple syrup cake - these little slices of heaven taste as beautiful as they sound. Do as the Duchess did and stop that sinking feeling.

Why The Landmark London is Unique

Our Afternoon tea has a longstanding reputation for being one of the best in Britain. The experience of drinking tea in our hotel is a unique one. You’ll sit in a soaring eight story atrium that hosts palm trees and natural sunlight unlike anywhere in London. Our selection of teas is outstanding; we have eighteen flavours to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that will suit. Not to mention our world class chefs that serve up the most delicate and delectable treats imaginable.

Afternoon Tea at The Landmark London is a memory you can keep for a lifetime. Start your experience by looking at our menu here.

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