I used to work around the corner from The Langham hotel and would walk past it twice a day, trying to peek in to see the splendour inside (and of course celeb-watch!)
I had heard great things about the afternoon tea there, and so, as a mid-year pick-me-up, we decided to pop in to sample the experience.
Overall, the setting for afternoon tea, Palm Court, hits all the right notes. It is sumptuous, elegant, and refined, with plenty of spacious seating, little stools for your handbags and my favourite, a pianist serenading you in the background.
The afternoon tea had all of the usual components – teas + champagnes, sandwich selection, scones, little sweet bites, as well as a ‘bonus round’ of a frozen ice-cream sandwich. Very yummy all-round but my favourites had to be ice-cream sandwich and the regular sandwiches.
I did appreciate the theme of the sweet bites though – they were all elevated takes of classic British biscuits, very clever!
We ended off the experience with a visit to the bar, which has a really interesting cocktail menu that is sure to have you drinking something you’ve never seen before!