Completing number 28 off my 40 at 40 list – Afternoon tea at The Savoy

So this weekend was going to be one of complete indulgence! Next thing was afternoon tea at The Savoy.
Having seen the TV programme on the renovation on the hotel just wanted to visit. As I love cake thought going for afternoon tea there would be perfect.

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But before we went for tea, travelled into London to have a walk round first. Whilst I was away on a course the previous week, my tutor told me about a tea shop just off Oxford Circus. We’d had the most amazing green tea that tastes like nothing else I’d had before. Always tried to make myself like green tea for it’s health benefits and more importantly helping your metabolism!! You can pay £2.50 to taste any of the teas and this is refunded if you buy some.

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So from here we wondered to the Ritz for a drink. The place is so over the top in decoration but I like the sheer the ridiculousness of it. It was great people watching. Only stayed for one drink as our Afternoon tea time was nearly upon us.
The Savoy is a truly wonderful building as the sumptuousness of the decor and interior design are just amazing. When we entered the Thames barrier suite where afternoon tea was served, were greeted with the gentle tunes on the piano.

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The attention to detail is what you would expect of this place. Started with a glass of bubbly.

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Then the first part of tea arrived.

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There were lots of people celebrating special occasions. Dave had said it was part of my 40th celebrations coming here and then this arrived with “happy birthday” being played on the piano!!

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I must say that my scones are better than the Savoy’s though!
Next to arrive was a platter of mini cakes, each beautifully finished.

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By this time were starting to get sugar giddy and had to refuse slices of cakes from the cake chariot!

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It was a lovely experience and on our way out bumped into Russell Brand!
As the last treat on the way home, went to the Connaught for a drink as it has been voted best bar in the world. It was a nice place, very relaxed,unstuffy and the drinks were not as expensive as other places I’ve been.
It’s hard work being a tourist in heels!
Next on the list Abseiling eek!!

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