As Afternoon Tea Week returns to London from the 14th to 20th August, the city’s most luxurious hotels are pushing out all the stops to celebrate this great British tradition. From classic high teas to modern variations, here’s our pick of the best places to indulge.
Continuing its award-winning Art Afternoon Tea series, Rosewood London has just launched the Cubism and Pop Art Afternoon Tea. Served in the hotel’s opulent Mirror Room, this indulgent new offering brings together a series of impressive desserts created by the executive pastry chef Mark Perkins. For each cake, Perkins took inspiration from iconic works in the Cubist and Pop Art movements, creating edible forms of Cubist artworks and disguising desserts as Andy Warhol’s soup cans. Other artists represented in these edible creations include Roy Lichtenstein and Yayoi Kusama. These cakes will be served alongside finger sandwiches and Mariage Frères teas, with the option of including a glass of Dom Pérignon champagne.