Christmas Afternoon Tea

If you’re planning a spot of Christmas shopping in London this year… God speed.

Personally I think I’ll do mine in pyjamas, glass of wine in hand, laptop on knee! But you know, each to their own.

If you’re a traditionalist you will undoubtably head for Oxford St, Regent St, Carnaby St, perhaps even Bond St. Christmas music will be blasting from every store, windows glittering, crowds heaving and eventually you will long for a spot to sit down, somewhere to rest tired feet and enjoy a well earned festive tipple.

I know just the place, follow me!

Satin heels

An old Mayfair favourite has been utterly transformed.

Push through the trees…

Christmas in London

Expect a good dusting of snow!

Afternoon tea in London - In the snow!

Snow in London

Black tweed jacket // Cashmere scarf

Silk shirt // YSL bag

Dark skinny jeans

Jeweled bow heels

Sparkle

Silver May Success Sparkler

(One for that Christmas list you’re working on…)

Nail polish

Playing in the snow

Hop across the hopscotch board, through the enchanted forrest and into the glade.

The Glade, Sketch, London

The glade has been transformed with flowers, branches, ferns and fairies.

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Flower fairies

Handmade from little blooms

Once you’ve made your way past the glade, you’ll stumble into the jewellery box.

Pink room at Sketch, London

The pink dining room at Sketch, one I’ve told you about before but it just never gets old.

Pink velvet

Sumptuous pink velvet, looked after by the most glamorous of Christmas elves.

Christmas fascinator

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They’ll show you to your table.

Afternoon tea in London

Think pink!

Just what you’ll need after all that shopping.

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Choose the afternoon tea, and you’ll be presented with a list of teas to go with it.

I thoroughly recommend the Christmas Chai.

Afternoon tea at Sketch, London - A must!

And perhaps the champagne poured through earl grey.

Earl grey Champagne

It is Christmas, after all!

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Tea in London

Pink champagne

With a flurry, a tower of treats will miraculously appear.

Christmas afternoon tea in London

Christmas afternoon tea in London

Savoury, sweet and everything in between.

Christmas afternoon tea in London

It’s bottomless, so you can order more of whatever you run out of.

Just be sure to leave room for scones.

Scones in London

Which arrive warm, wrapped in a little blanket and accompanied by clotted cream and fig jam.

Take your time, tea is meant to be a long, luxurious affair.

Plus it’ll give you time to visit the newly decorated loos!

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A winter wonderland in itself!

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I know, I know. You love these beauties, don’t you?

Shoe love!

Black satin, twinkling jewels, chic black bows… if we were playing party shoe bingo I’d be jumping up and down on my chair saying “That’s a bingo!” in my best Christopher Waltz voice.

They’re part of the winter collection from my old British favourites, Dune London.

Don’t be put off by the hight, they’re my comfiest dancing shoes. And if you’re still put off by the height, try these.

I’ve popped my seasonal faves above, but honestly have you seen these? Manolo who?

London's enchanted forrest

Rosie, the queen of weather appropriate footwear.

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Did I mention they play Christmas hymns as you walk through the snow covered forest?

Christmas tea in London - it snows inside!

You’ll just have to go and see for yourself!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to dust off my Michael Bublé album…

 

 

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