Fortnum & Mason’s Afternoon Tea is held in the stunning Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon, which was opened by The Queen herself. The whole concept came from the Duchess of Bedford’s desire to fill the gap between lunch and dinner with a light meal of sandwiches and sweet snacks to satisfy hunger. Now, the Duchess of Bedford is clearly a lady after my own heart (4pm Hanger is never ideal), and clearly many others, as Afternoon Teas have remained incredibly popular ever since.
Many selections tend to be sweet-heavy, though it’s not just for sweets lovers. Whilst I’m (very) partial to a scone, I’m definitely more of a savoury kind of girl and Fortnum & Mason has that covered as you can choose different variations of Afternoon Teas – including sweet, savoury, and vegetarian options.
Our ‘Tearista’ was extremely helpful in helping us pick out what we wanted, suggesting we opt for one sweet and one savoury afternoon tea – and that everything is refillable.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to indulge your inner Brit. Have your cake and eat it too! (It’s refillable, remember?) You can book it via Virgin Experience days here.