As I mentioned in my last post (here), I said that as I have gotten older I prefer to spend my money on services and experiences, and this also applies to gifts. I live away from my family and most of my friends and so for me, I love to give and receive the gift of time and share in something as opposed to having a gift that will just take up more space (but that’s not to say I am ungrateful for the presents I receive). For Christmas I was really lucky to receive two afternoon tea vouchers, one from my friend that I still need to book, and this Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hotel London, that I am reviewing for you today.
Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hotel London
The Sparkles and the Tea
Our Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two at the Tower Hotel London was booked for 3pm on a Monday (one of the handy things about being recently unemployed is not having to do things at the weekends). Upon arrival to the Tower Hotel, we were led to our table that had been reserved for next to the window that had a fantastic view of the bridge.
We were quickly brought out a selection of tea to choose from, and two glasses of prosecco.
Sandwiches and Sweet Treats
I loved that the stand with the sandwiches, scones and cakes on was in the design of the Tower Bridge, I really love that kind of attention to detail and I felt it added nicely to the experience.
When the stand of treats was brought out to us, asides from being told which sandwiches were vegetarian, we were unfortunately not really explained to about any of the fillings, or what the other two tiers contained. It was obvious the scones were scones, but on the top tier contained a variety of sweets and cakes and it would have been nice to have had a breakdown of what was what.
The design of the stand did make the sandwiches a little difficult to access, and the bread was if I am honest, a bit dry I am afraid to say, but the fillings were nice.
From memory (and looking at the photos I took from the day), the top tier contained: a red velvet sponge cake with a creamy fondant; a chocolate tart with a macaroon; a strawberry cheesecake; and a lemon mouse.
Red velvet made up the top tier of our wedding cake, so whenever my husband and I get to enjoy red velvet cake it’s really special for us and brings back happy memories.
After lots of bread, dough, cake and sweet treats, a refreshing cold glass of iced water with a slice of lemon was the perfect way to finish up the afternoon tea.
Owing to the time of day and year we enjoyed our sparkling afternoon tea for two at the Tower Hotel London, we watched the day end and the night begin. After we had finished, we walked along the Thames seeing most of the London sites and buildings lit up; it was very beautiful.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the sparkling afternoon tea for two at the Tower Hotel London… it’s not my favourite afternoon tea I have ever had, but it was certainly tasty and I would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting London.
Do you like afternoon tea? Where would you recommend?
Until next time xFollow