We don’t have too many world class culinary traditions in this country, but we DO have Afternoon Tea. In fact, we love it so much that as a nation, we’ve devoted a whole week to celebrating it. Yes, we’re slap bang in the of National Afternoon Tea Week, but instead of recipes and recommendations for top 5 star hotels in which to sip your English Breakfast or Darjeeling, we’ve had a look around for find a few more unusual and striking venues where you can enjoy your cuppa and assorted cakes and scones…
In the Blackpool Tower Ballroom
Ok, so you might not be sipping your tea whilst the contestants of Strictly Come Dancing are practising their Waltz but this is the next best thing. Yes, with Red Letter Days voucher codes you can tuck into your afternoon tea in the country’s home of ballroom and perhaps have a little Waltz yourself on the seafront afterwards. Just make sure you leave room for your fish and chips.
In a Tiger Enclosure
Don’t worry, we’re telling a little fib here. The tea won’t be served in the actual enclosure, but as good as, because with Activity Superstore promo codes you can enjoy their Afternoon Tea with the Tigers package which not only involves taking said tea at Tiger Treetops, a raised platform with magnificent views of the majestic big cats, but also a tour of the Big Cat Territory at Paradise Wildlife Park.
After a Spot of Llama Trekking
Yes, you read that correctly. Llama trekking. Not an obvious bedfellow with the classic afternoon tea experience, but one that will satisfy both wildlife and tea lovers alike. However, this isn’t any old llama trek (if there is such a thing). This particular llama trek takes place on the Devonshire Coast, and you know what that means, right? Yes, your afternoon tea experience will also be one of the Devonshire variety, which means it will be amongst the premier afternoon tea experiences in Blighty, so use The Gift Experience discount vouchers to book and enjoy every single second of it.
With Feline Friends
Name one thing that could make an afternoon tea experience even better. Would it be…cats, by any chance? The combination of cats and tea sounds unlikely outside of the confines of your own home but now Red Letter Days voucher codes are offering you the chance to take afternoon tea at the Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in Shoreditch (where else?). Yes, this would be London’s first ‘cat café’ where you can tuck in surrounded by the establishment’s 12 resident felines. Those with allergies need not apply.
With James Bond
No, not Daniel Craig we’re afraid. You might be issued with a restraining order if you tried forcing him to share a scone with you. But you might consider this to be the next best thing, especially if you love cars as much as you love Bond. With Activity Superstore promo codes you can book afternoon tea for two at the Bond in Motion Exhibition that’s currently place at the London Film Museum, but unfortunately they don’t let you test drive the classic cars afterwards.
So you see, afternoon tea doesn’t have to be ‘traditional’ in the truest sense of the word. Us Brits do a nice line in quirky afternoon teas too, and as long as they don’t skimp on the clotted cream, we’re not complaining. So why not use National Afternoon Tea week as the perfect excuse to book your classic British fare?
By Anna Scott, 10th August 2016