Cakes in the sky at Ting, Shangri-La Shard

The Shard – shiny, pointy, futuristic and dominating London’s skyline for as far as the eye can see.
Shangri-La hotels – luxury, charming and all with a wow factor of their own.
This is a tale of when Shangri-La hotel met the Shard and laid on afternoon tea (With cake!) in the sky…


Frolicking in the Lavender Fields, Surrey

At this time of year, there’s a 25-acre corner of Surrey that’s devoted to the purply blue fragrant haze of lavender. It’s the perfect season to walk through fields of scent and wash it all down with a fragrant tea afterwards.

Afternoon tea at Biscuiteers, Clapham Junction

Afternoon tea is a very British way to while away an afternoon and the Biscuiteers takes it to a new London level, iced biscuits at the ready!


Lang, Shangri-La at the Shard

London is a busy hectic sort of place, but in my world, there is always time to find yourself somewhere to indulge in the best English tradition of a cup of tea and a bit of cake in an afternoon. This time, I tried Lang at Shangri-La at the Shard and just one look at those cakes will convince you to stop by yourself.


Parcafe at the Dorchester 

What does your morning routine look like? Mine involves a coffee, some peace and then, some more coffee!


The original Maids of Honour Afternoon Tea

Henry VIII liked his tarts, both of the female and culinary persuasion and the original Maids of Honour is a rather unique name for a tearoom, stemming all the way back from the time of his reign.  Rumour has it that he came across Anne Boleyn with her ladies-in-waiting, i.e. her maids of honour eating a…


24 Karat Gold afternoon tea, St James Court Taj Hotel

Afternoon tea follows a fairly traditional formula, sandwiches, scones, cake all served with a lashing of tea.  To stand out from the crowds, we’ve seen restaurants do a Chinese afternoon tea, chocolatey overload afternoon tea at Oxo tower and even a Cuban inspired afternoon tea! The Taj hotel have jumped on this bandwagon and are…