|The Ritz Hotel, 150 Piccadilly, London|
One activity on my must-do list for London was afternoon tea - the traditional English experience. While there are many venerable establishments such as Fortnum and Mason and Claridge's which were recommended to me, I was most taken with the idea of dining at the Ritz. As soon as I stepped onto the famed hotel's marble floors, I knew I had made the right decision. With the Union Jack proudly displayed everywhere, I felt assured that my afternoon tea experience was indeed going to be the height of Englishness.
The Palm Court is the stunning jewel box of the Ritz, all pink and gold with a glass ceiling that made the entire room glow.
|Afternoon Tea is £52 per person|
I got the traditional afternoon tea service which comes with sandwiches, pastries and scones, along with your tea. Everything was scrumptious and the delightful wait staff refills your plate and tea every so often. You will leave stuffed with goodies. In fact, not only could I not finish everything that was served, I was so full I skipped dinner that night.
The Ritz is not cheap; however, I found that they were comparably priced with other famed establishments. The food was excellent, the service impeccable and I felt so pampered. This was a very special treat.
Make sure you reserve a table online as soon as you know your itinerary, as they do get booked fast.
|A plate of gorgeous sweet things|
|My first time with a pastry fork.|
The entire hotel is a vision of luxuriousness.
|The pretty ladies room.|
|No paper towels provided - just immaculate terry hand towels.|