The London Underground celebrates its 150th Anniversary this month and to mark the occasion Sheraton Park Lane Hotel has created a special London Underground Afternoon Tea. The tea was launched on 9th January, the same day that the first underground journey took place in 1863 on the Metropolitan railway between Paddington and Farringdon.
The London Underground tea starts with a Metropolitan 1863 cocktail which sounds truly amazing – a mixture of gin and blackcurrant tea! What’s more, the gin of choice is Beefeater which has been especially chosen because it too was founded in 1863 and thus shares its birthday with the tube.
Sheraton Park Lane is becoming an innovator on the afternoon tea front; they also recently ran an afternoon tea dance which is set to re-appear in February. Their pastry chef clearly has no shortage of imagination…
After the cocktail comes a round of five sandwiches and savouries including ‘London Bridge’ roll, ‘Gloucester Road’ tart, ‘Circle and District Line’ roulade and ‘Royal Oak’ bagels. Towers of fresh fruit and plain scones are served with ‘Limehouse’ Curd and ‘Victoria Plum’ Jam, followed by cakes representing different tube stations – white chocolate Oreo Swiss ‘Roll’ Cottage anyone? Much more fun than the daily commute!
The London Underground Afternoon Tea costs £41 per person and is served in the hotel’s famed decadent Art Deco lounge which is certainly a beautiful setting for afternoon tea. It’s available until 10th February only, so buy your tickets and get on board soon!
Photo credits: Sheraton Park Lane Hotel.