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    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 14th Mar 17, 10:25 PM
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    Afternoon Tea in London
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    • 14th Mar 17, 10:25 PM
    Afternoon Tea in London 14th Mar 17 at 10:25 PM
    Can anyone suggest somewhere nice or different I could get a voucher or book for afternoon tea in London please? Somewhere that is not extortionately expensive. I don't know what to get the Oldies for their birthdays and they don't know what they want either. So as they've got a weekend bus trip to London at the end of April I wonder if I could get something sorted for them on the Saturday they are there.

    Edit to add, preferably somewhere close to the Thames.
    Last edited by Mrs Bones; 14-03-2017 at 10:27 PM.
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    • Flick216
    • By Flick216 20th Mar 17, 10:49 AM
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    What's the budget?

    I enjoyed high tea at Fortnum & Mason a few weeks back for a friends bithday. It cost £49 just for my portion but it was so nice & filling - I did have a lobster & truffle omelette.

    Last year I had afternoon tea on a boat that sailed along the Thames, pity the weather was awful that day. That was around £30 per person & wasn't great. I prefer high tea (light meal) as suppose to just sandwiches where you don't get choice in filling.
    Originally posted by AubreyMac
    I have done Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason - it was fabulous - well worth the money. I am pretty sure they have options to suit your budget.
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    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 21st Mar 17, 3:50 PM
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    Lots of offers here:
    www.afternoontea.co.uk/index.php…
    The offer at the Cavendish is a bit of a bargain. Another worth trying is the Wolseley,
    http://www.thewolseley.com/afternoon-tea
    Last edited by mattytun; 21-03-2017 at 3:57 PM.
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    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 21st Mar 17, 4:15 PM
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    How about the Houses of Parliament. You can book a tour and then afternoon tea. I haven't tried the afternoon tea part, but we did one of the tours last year and it was absolutely brilliant. It lasted about 90 minutes and we got to go into chambers and all sorts of other rooms as well. What a fascinating building.
    Originally posted by bap98189
    I'd enjoy that and I know my dad would but I also know his partner would hate it as she just isn't interested in anything to do with history, heritage or politics. As it's going to be a joint birthday gift, I need something they'll both be happy with.


    I have done Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason - it was fabulous - well worth the money. I am pretty sure they have options to suit your budget.
    Originally posted by Flick216
    My dad's partner would no doubt enjoy that one but I think my dad wants to steer her away from shops. He won't be happy spending his weekend shopping.

    I reckon I'm going to go with this one but not fully made my mind up yet, I'm still comparing. I've been looking at various river trips since I've found that some boats do meals etc. and this one seems to get good reviews.

    https://www.bateauxlondon.com/

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I've wrote them down for future occasions.
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    Last edited by Mrs Bones; 21-03-2017 at 4:18 PM.
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    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 21st Mar 17, 4:20 PM
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    I'd enjoy that and I know my dad would but I also know his partner would hate it as she just isn't interested in anything to do with history, heritage or politics. As it's going to be a joint birthday gift, I need something they'll both be happy with.




    My dad's partner would no doubt enjoy that one but I think my dad wants to steer her away from shops. He won't be happy spending his weekend shopping.

    I reckon I'm going to go with this one but not fully made my mind up yet, I'm still comparing. I've been looking at various river trips since I've found that some boats do meals etc. and this one seems to get good reviews.

    https://www.bateauxlondon.com/

    Thanks for all the suggestions, I've wrote them down for future occasions.
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    Originally posted by Mrs Bones
    Good choice it will be very nice enjoy.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 21st Mar 17, 4:21 PM
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    Mrs Bones that looks like a good choice. I only hope that it is not too crowded on the day.
    But that is me - I hate too many people around when I am eating, it's the noise.
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    • onlyroz
    • By onlyroz 23rd Mar 17, 10:05 PM
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    Try the Maids of Honour in Kew.

    https://theoriginalmaidsofhonour.co.uk/pages/restaurant
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 24th Mar 17, 6:07 AM
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    Originally posted by onlyroz
    I used to work near there, and at that tea rooms I first tried Maids of Honour tarts.

    So I decided to try and make them from scratch.

    It took ages and ages and ages!

    I never bothered again, just went to the tea rooms and bought them ready-made!
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