Disney has been bringing your favourite stories to the big screen for decades. Name a fairytale or a classic children’s book and Disney has turned it into a movie – some of them twice.
As Disney is about to launch their live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, it could be the perfect time to enjoy a Disney-inspired afternoon tea in London.
Tale As Old As Time at The Kensington Hotel
Town House at The Kensington has created a special afternoon tea for the upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast, which will be in cinemas in March 2017.
The fun afternoon tea menu features some familiar faces, including Mrs Potts the teapot and Cogsworth the clock. Savouries on the menu include a bitesize venison pie and a cheese souffle, while sweets feature a vanilla and gold jelly and a Speculoos dress.
The tea will be available from the 13th-16th of February, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays until the end of March.
Jungle Tea at Le Meridien
Last year, Disney created a version of Rudyard Kipling’s classic work The Jungle Book, which was both live-action and animated at the same time.
To celebrate, Le Meridien Piccadilly created a jungle-themed tea, which you can still enjoy at the hotel’s Terrace Grill and Bar. The menu features “jungle treats” including a rainbow fruit skewer, chocolate coconut, and animal print cookies.
Winnie the Pooh Tea at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park
Disney has owned various rights to Winnie the Pooh and his friends since the 1960s. Since then, they have made a range of films and television works featuring the beloved characters, created by A. A. Milne.
This year, they will release a new movie called Christopher Robin about the character’s life as an adult. Any lovers of Pooh should head to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and enjoy the tea offered in The Rosebery Lounge. It includes a 100 Acre Woods cupcake and, of course, a honeycomb cookie.
Disney lovers can find lots of fun experiences around London. Whenever a new movie is released, keep an eye out for special edition afternoon teas. You’re almost guaranteed to find one for a big release.
Photo credits: The Kensington Hotel, Le Meridien, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park.