Afternoon Tea in London at The Ritz is an institution in itself and something everyone should try at least once in a lifetime. With our 2 day break to London, not only do you get the chance to partake in this worldly pleasure, we have also included a glass of bubbly at Europe’s longest champagne bar, as well as visits to the quintessentially English store of Fortnum & Mason and the world’s most famous luxury department store, Harrods. This is English heritage at its very best so join us for an unforgettable and very special experience.
Day 1: London
Your holiday begins when you board our private coach in the early morning and travel towards London, making appropriate stops en-route. Our destination is Piccadilly where you can visit Fortnum & Mason, famed as the quintessential English store for over 300 years. The beautiful facades and window displays attract admirers from around the world and the inside of the store is very unique. After some free time our Tour Manager escorts us from Fortnum & Mason to The Ritz for the highlight of our break, private afternoon tea in The Music Room - the largest salon in the house, with gold leaf mouldings and slender Adamesque pilasters. A selection of 3 different types of loose leaf tea is offered and the traditional menu includes freshly cut sandwiches with delicious fillings served on a three tier stand, followed by freshly cooked scones, strawberry preserve and clotted Devonshire cream and a delectable choice of pastries. After a wonderful experience we travel to our hotel for our overnight stay.
Day 2: London
After your included breakfast our coach takes us back into London, stopping at Harrods in Knightsbridge. Harrods is arguably the world’s most famous luxury department store, made up of 7 floors of exquisite collections across 4.5 acres. After some free time to explore, our coach takes us to St Pancras International Station to the Grand Champagne Bar, Europe’s longest champagne bar at over 90 metres. Here we enjoy a glass of bubbly whilst admiring the surrounding architecture of the historic Victorian station. After our visit we return to your local area, arriving back in the mid to late evening.
The Ritz and Harrods operate formal dress codes. At The Ritz there is a formal dress code in the public areas of the hotel. Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket and tie (not obligatory for The Music Room). Jeans and sports shoes are not permitted. At Harrods the dress code does not permit any person to enter the store dressed in the following manner: wearing high-cut, Bermuda or beach shorts; swimwear; athletic singlets; cycling shorts; flip flops or thong sandals; with a bare midriff or bare feet; or wearing dirty or unkempt clothing.