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Fancy a Haute Couture Afternoon Tea?

London's iconic Starhotels Collezione boutique hotels offer the perfect cosy and romantic spots for exceptional afternoon tea experiences.

Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, planning a romantic date or simply enjoying quality moments with friends and family this winter, we can't think of anything better than spending time cosying up by the fire in the warm ambience of the iconic London hotels The Franklin and The Gore, both quintessential locations situated in the most illustrious areas of London. Now, let's find out how the Italian Group brings haute couture to London with their high tea experiences...


The Gore London

Ideally positioned in Kensington, just a stone's throw away from London's main attractions, The Gore London - Stahotels Collezione has been an iconic beacon of British hospitality since it first opened its doors in 1892. The boutique hotel is the perfect stop to unwind after a long and busy day spent around the city. Step into a world where Victorian eccentricity meets urban chic. Antique furniture, dark oak notes and exquisite artwork intertwined with quirky touches create a picture-perfect backdrop to delight in a tasty afternoon tea experience, especially if you are sitting in The Library, featuring plush sofas to sink in, a beautiful mahogany bookcase to make you feel at home and an ornate fireplace to cosy around. 

The Quintessentially English Afternoon Tea pays homage to the proud tradition and heritage of the hotel, dating as far back as when it was under the patronage of Prince Albert, consort of Queen Victoria. A staple in classic British hospitality, the newly-launched afternoon tea, envisioned by Head Chef Frederick Forster, is a journey of taste through the centuries and an ode to modernity. From a selection of traditional scones, smoked salmon and lemon butter sandwiches to a selection of exquisitely presented seasonal cakes inspired by British patisserie practices, you are in for an unforgettable culinary treat!

The Quintessentially English Afternoon Tea service starts from £55 per person with an option for a Quintessentially English Sparkling Afternoon Tea for £70 per person, or a Quintessentially English Sparkling Rosé Afternoon Tea for £75 per person. Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm.

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The Franklin London 

Overlooking Egerton Gardens, The Franklin London - Starhotels Collezione is set in an elegant Victorian building in the heart of Knightsbridge, offering guests complete privacy during their stay but with all of London at their doorstep, such as Harrods and the Victorian and Albert Museum, only moments away. As one of the city's most stylish luxury boutique hotels, you are bound to stumble across impeccable designer details. The 35-bedroom hotel has been engineered by international interior designer and hotelier Anouska Hempel and it's a beautiful representation of her signature style with Eastern influences and echoes of Italy and Morocco throughout the space. With taste and style, Anouska Hempel has created an inviting property where you'll feel right at home as soon as you waltz through the doors. 

Proposing something haute and new to the high tea scene, The Franklin has launched The Haute Couture Afternoon Tea. Reflecting the sophisticated style of The Franklin and offering the ultimate experience for fashion enthusiasts and tea lovers, indulge in a masterfully crafted menu surrounded by the stylish atmosphere of The Franklin Restaurant led by Chef Alfredo Russo. As an experienced interpreter of cuisine, he has transformed afternoon tea into a delectable and attention-getting selection of delights ranging from the figs mousse and orange sable Sheath Dress, a yoghurt and lemon cake Pochette or a red chocolate lipstick. In addition to fashion-inspired sweet treats, tuck into a refined pan brioche with egg and truffle as well as a butter croissant with crème fraîche, smoked salmon and pickled cucumber, and if you prefer bubbles with your savoury and sweet temptations, you can accompany everything with Champagne instead of tea and feel transported to the stylish streets of Paris for a refined culinary voyage. To elevate your time even more, The Franklin invites you to a full-circle, haute couture experience with tickets to the 'Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto' at the V&M Museum so you can savour the French "joie de vivre" during your time in central London. 

The price for the Haute Couture Afternoon Tea is set at £65 per person, or £85 per person including tickets to the V&A’s temporary exhibition. The Price for the Haute Couture Champagne Afternoon Tea is £80 per person or £99 per person including tickets to the V&A’s temporary exhibition.

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