The Langham, Palm Court Afternoon Tea
This month we experienced the most magnificent tea journey of all time. The Langham Palm Court Afternoon Tea offers an experience that puts us tea lovers in a new dimension, with calming hot beverages and extraordinary sweet treats, what's not to love...
Let’s start with the exhilarating tour from start to finish. When approaching The Langham, you’ll notice the broad historic building that governs the streets of Oxford Circus. Its architectural presence is extremely domineering to its sister structures nearby. It’s not only one of the best hotels in London but it also offers a royal Afternoon Tea too. We walked inside the beautiful building to find that luxury exterior mirrored on the inside and oh it will sweep you up before you know it - marble floors, huge carved white pillars, tall ceilings and glimmering chandeliers – you know you’ve walked into a realm of exclusivity.
You automatically feel accustomed to the lifestyle that they have arranged for you, walking into the Palm Court lounge, there’s cream plush cushioned suites, dainty glassware and cutlery and the perfect mix of the classic British heritage with a modern clean edge.
All of the staff were fantastic, extremely welcoming and friendly. We felt so at home and oh so comfortable, your body just sinks into the seat without hesitation, and with the live piano musician playing, champagne flowing - how could you not be whisked away by this elite lifestyle? This place is a real treat and the perfect environment for any celebration.
The food was absolutely fantastic; each ‘tea’ course was a new tasting experience. Our taste buds were having a party and the effort that goes into each sandwich, cake, biscuit and even the tealeaves is astonishing. Each sample has a story and the waiter is fully equipped with this knowledge to tell you all about it. The place sings indulgence and we were happy to jump right in. Each dish was presented on a silver tray to our table and given the option of either just one, or all.
This included some of the best sandwiches in London and featured the likes of lightly lobster in a glazed bun, cream cheese and cucumber, coronation chicken, truffled egg and best of all the mozzarella, tomato and pesto sandwich. The flavours were delicate and satisfying. The scones were warm and baked with love, the waiter even gave us a tutorial in creating the perfect layered scone.
The final course of sweet treats were incredibly tasty and intricately decorated -each one had a purpose – the waiter kindly explains the ritual in eating these pockets of goodness. They complement each other and balance your palette ready for the next.
The whole experience at The Langham is on another level when it comes to Afternoon Tea in London. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary or a Sunday afternoon I recommend you experience it for yourselves – you wont be disappointed. http://www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/london/