During London Fashion Week this February 17-21, take advantage of the best the epicenter for spectacular afternoon teas has to offer. With spreads of much more than the traditional finger sandwiches, one can find a bevy of teas boasting artful plating of colorful treats served in chic English interior that provide a respite from the runways.
Here are some of the destinations serving eye-catching afternoon teas this London Fashion Week:
Art Afternoon Tea at The Mirror Room at Rosewood London
Located just a short walk from Fashion Week’s home at The Store Studios, the luxurious Mirror Room offers a brand new Art Afternoon Tea. Surrounded by one-of-a-kind masterpieces, you can enjoy a traditional British tea complete with delicate sandwiches and freshly baked scones, concluding with a collection of cakes, mousses, and tarts designed in the likeness of famed works of art by five of the world’s most famous artists: Banksy, Alexander Calder, Damien Hirst, Yayoi Kusama, and Mark Rothko.
Berkeley's Prêt-à-Portea "Fashion" Afternoon Tea
This popular afternoon tea changes twice a year for the two main fashion seasons. For the tea’s tenth anniversary, guests can enjoy pastries inspired by fashion’s most iconic looks, including Burberry trench chocolate biscuits and Manolo Blahnik’s stiletto ginger biscuit.
Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson
At this five-star hotel, guests can take a trip down the rabbit hole for a Alice in Wonderland-themed tea that includes vintage book-styled menus and quirky finger foods such as marshmallow mushrooms, carrot meringue, and Swiss roll-style sandwiches.
Sketch Gallery Afternoon Tea
This colorful tea service is served in a pink plush space that features works by artist David Shrigley. Treats include bright macarons, éclairs, and fruit tarts to complement the cotton candy-colored backdrop.