With the Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend fast-approaching, it is time to consider how you can mark this historic occasion in your own personal way. Located on Park Lane, the InterContinental Hotel in London offers guests stunning views of Green Park and Hyde Park (both Royal parks), as well as Buckingham Palace, which makes it a wonderful destination for a Jubilee celebration.
The hotel was once a site of Royal residence, but now oozes a sense of modern elegance. The upmarket districts of Knightsbrigde and Mayfair are both within walking distance, making it a suitable destination for a mid-shopping break. The venue is particularly appealing for Afternoon Tea and the Wellington Lounge is extremely chic. Looking out over the imposing Wellington Arch, this lounge area boasts a tranquil vibe that encourages you to sit back and relax as the hours pass. Catering for hotel guests and visitors alike, the general atmosphere is sophisticated.
There are three options available for Afternoon Tea including the Royal, Wellington and Botanical Tea. The Sloaney recommends trying the latter, as it is both diverse and flavoursome. A delicate Champagne cocktail begins proceedings, before a generous selection of sandwiches are presented; the guinea fowl is particularly delicious. The warm scones that follow are particularly satisfying and work best when dressed with the rich English strawberry jam and fresh clotted cream provided.
The cakes that bring the Afternoon Tea to a close are reflective of the season, with the scrumptious blueberry macaroon a real winner. The soft texture and sweet taste of this petite treat provides the perfect conclusion to the proceedings. Although, one more glass of the Moet and Chandon champagne, which is presented in a tall and graceful flute, may prove hard to resist…
To book Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental on Park Lane, please visit the website HERE. Alternatively, you can telephone + 44 (0) 207 409 3131