Treat yourself to that quintessentially English tradition, afternoon tea, at Kensington's 5-star Milestone Hotel, with a history dating back to 1689. Over the 2-hour experience, feast on finger sandwiches, tartlets, cupcakes, macarons, and fresh-baked scones with clotted cream and homemade preserves, while sipping your choice of single estate tea. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available: inquire in advance.
Arrive at the Milestone Hotel at 2:50pm, in time for high tea at 3pm. Admire the historic, and classically English, building, as you discover its storied past. Choose your favored tea from the extensive tea menu, which includes a selection of exclusive single estate teas: your waiter will be happy to explain the nuances. You may wish to substitute coffee at no extra charge, or a glass of Champagne at your own expense. Your tea will arrive at your table on the classic silver three-tier stand. Feast on contemporary finger sandwiches featuring ingredients from Scottish smoked salmon to Mull of Kintyre cheddar, alongside high tea classics like roast ham and English mustard. Savor fresh-baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves, and indulge in pastries from tartlets to brilliantly colored macarons. (Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available on request.) Of course, afternoon tea is not just for adults: it's a magical experience with a child or a grandchild. The Little Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea comes complete with a delicious milkshake in place of tea.Whichever special someone you choose to bring to this classically English occasion, you'll finish your feast around 5pm.