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National afternoon tea week... could this be the best week of the year? I think it might. From 8th - 14th August 2016, it's the ultimate excuse to indulge in your favourite sandwiches, perfect patisserie, miniature cakes and endless tea. If you read my blog now and then, you'd know I'm a real afternoon tea advocate. So I've teamed up with Buy a Gift to bring your my top afternoon tea picks to while away the week. 

A view from The Shard, to be precise. This one is perfect for tourists of London with a penchant for cake. What a gorgeous gift idea is this luxury afternoon tea for two after taking in the best views in London? For £99 (was £123.99), you can enjoy panoramic views of London before heading for delicious cakes and sandwiches at a nearby location. With Hotel Chocolat venues as options, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Afraid you won't actually meet the Queen as such, but you can certainly pretend to be royalty. Visit Kensington Palace before enjoying afternoon tea in iconic Harrods' Georgian Restaurant. A truly British day out; and for just £145 for the two.

If you know someone who is mad for chocolate - this is just the gift for them. (Or just buy it for yourself, you know). At London Hilton Park Lane, this afternoon tea for two is amazing value at just £49. It's a contemporary take on the classic too; with fancy chocolate lollipops, cake pops, chocolate chip scones and arty inspiration.

Sandwiches over sonnets
Another British institution, Shakespeare’s Globe. Book worms and history buffs will love this gift experience, which combines afternoon tea at the Swan with a tour of the Globe. For £62 for two, this also includes the usual fresh cakes, scones, sandwiches and selection of teas.

Right on on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace, this very special afternoon tea is at the Palace Lounge in The Rubens. For £55 for two, this includes the likes of Honey and Bee Pollen Meringues, Rhubarb Cupcakes and Blackcurrant and Violet Macarons. Drooling yet? I was also really impressed with their extensive tea menu, which showcases Darjeeling, Earl Grey, herbal infusions and Oriental Jasmine Pearl tea.

From elaborate and unusual afternoon teas right through to quaint venues with the cutest of cakes, there really is something for everyone. There are afternoon teas all around the UK, with prices starting as low as £5.95 per person - it really is the perfect present! For all afternoon tea deals, go check out the latest offers over at Buy a Gift. Oh and also - get 20% off all afternoon teas all week with the discount code BUYAGIFT20TEA.

In collaboration with Buy a Gift. All words and opinions my own.

Prices correct at time of writing. Remember to check the terms and conditions of each gift experience before booking.

1 comment:

  1. Cute ideas! I have ALWAYS wanted to do a chocolate afternoon tea.

    Jen xx