I was luckily invited along by my sister to join her for afternoon tea in London.
She was bought a voucher for Christmas but trying to get a free weekend with her husband was proving difficult. So she discussed it and asked if I’d like to join her instead, as she knew how much I liked going for tea.
Of course I said yes!
So we arranged when to go, booked, her lovely husband bought our train tickets on his way home from work and we set out on Saturday morning. We caught a Virgin train from our city centre of Milton Keynes, 35 minutes later we were at London, Euston.
We’d never really used the tube as when she visits London her hubby sorts it and when I visit London, its normally to see one of my besties and she navigates for us as a Londoner. But we tackled it well and managed to get the right tube to Green Park (yes not very far) without having to ask for help or get lost. I’m considering it an accomplishment.
We had arrived with time to spare as we’re both paranoid about being late to anything, good job we did as sadly I came ‘on’, we looked up a Boots, which we located easily, feminine hygiene products bought we set off to The Park Lane Hotel.
You are escorted by the doorman through a lavish foyer to The Palm Court High Tea Room. We checked in, handed over our voucher and were directed to a reserved table, after ordering a blackcurrant and hibiscus tea (highly recommend) I made an emergency trip to the rest room, a lady decided that she didn’t want to lock the door so after opening the stall on her I moved along to the next one, believe it or not the same thing would happen later in Pret with a man!
There was a wonderful harp player, who played current, to Moulin Rouge, to Disney, she was brilliant, we were sever several sandwiches, had a small break in between before moving onto the sweet course.
It was a nice calm visit, you don’t feel rushed, I suggest going hungry as they really do like to feed you up!
Today I am updating the blog, cuddling a hot water bottle and eating my weight in chocolate.
What have you done this weekend?
On a side note I sadly wouldn’t recommend Park Lane at the current time for afternoon tea. The staff were lovely but the food/room was a let down from my last visit.