Afternoon Tea at The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London

The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London is a celebrated Art Deco and a 5 Star Hotel in the heart of London Mayfair overlooking Green Park.

Location

It is located within easy walking distance of Piccadilly Circus and Hyde Park. Buckingham Palace is just a stroll away, through Green Park

Just a short walk from fashionable Bond Street and Knightsbridge, The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel is 20 minutes’ walk from London’s West End. Green Park Underground Station is a 5-minute walk and Piccadilly Circus is 10 minutes away.

I was invited for an Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court, Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London and I was to bring a guest. I had no doubt how fabulous it was going to be.

Interiors

Walking into the Art Deco hotel, it has a gorgeous interior with a glamorous theme. I really love the displays, the ornate details, marbles, flowers and the lights. The focus on contemporary and modern design is evident.

The Palm Court in Sheraton Park Lane Hotel is London’s most prestigious Afternoon Tea Lounge. Afternoon Tea at the Palm Court is Quintessentially British and Considered “one of the most wonderful settings in which to take afternoon tea in London” by the Tea Guild.

The exact origins of the afternoon tea features in all theories one lady, Anna the seventh duchess of Bedford (1783-1857), Lady in waiting to her majesty, Queen Victoria.Traditionally, dinner was not served until 8:30 or 9:00 in the evening and the Duchess often became hungry, especially in the summer when dinner was served even late. Every Afternoon, she experienced a “sinking feeling” and requested sandwiches and cake between 3pm and 4pm in the afternoon. Soon others followed the Duchess “Lead”. In 1842, a well known actress named Fanny Kemble heard of afternoon tea, and began to invite some guests to join her. Soon all of the fashionable London started taking Afternoon tea and it became a well established British custom by the end of the nineteenth century.

The Palm Court offers a large selection of teas, cakes, scones, finger sandwiches, clotted cream,seasonal preserves, french pastries etc prepared by the Award-Winning Pastry Chef Sarah Hartnett and her team.

The tea options at the Palm Court were comprehensive! I opted for the Jasmine Pearls and my guest opted for the Whole Rose Buds Tea. The Jasmine Pearls was soothing, refreshing and just right. The tea was absolutely decadent.

The sandwiches were tasty and perfectly formed and the scones were fluffy and warm, and accompained with the creamiest cream.

I have to admit after the wonderful selection of sandwiches, scones and pastries, I was truly stuffed!
At the end of a perfect afternoon tea, we were presented with a sweet treat goodie bag made by the Pastry Chef Sarah Hartnett which was a lovely gesture.

Sweet Treat Goodie Bag

It was a delicious and lovely afternoon tea, made even better by the outstanding service of the professional and friendly staff. The waiters and staff were very attentive and unobtrusive. The Court is extremely elegant and the ambience, gorgeous surroundings added to its charm and serenity, and there was a harpist in the background who recalled us with classical and contemporary modern favourites. Overall we had a wonderful afternoon. It was absolutely perfect!

The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel, London. Piccadilly, London. England. W1J 7BX. United Kingdom

12 Comments

  1. Jacqueline Gum
    January 10, 2016 / 8:33 am

    I love tea in London! But I haven’t been to Afternoon Tea at The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel! So I hope to be in London next year and I thank you…. added to my "to do while I’m in London" list:)

  2. ken Dowell
    January 10, 2016 / 8:34 am

    Hotel interior looks great. I used to stay in Mayfair quite a bit while I was working for a British company but I can’t remember the name of the place I stayed. Spent many a day walking through Green Park trying to shake off the jet lag.

  3. Tim
    January 10, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I went to an afternoon tea at the Savoy when I lived in London. They make for a pretty special day out.

  4. Steve GuyFoodGuru
    January 10, 2016 / 8:36 am

    Oh my goodness.. those pictures… absolutely beautiful!

  5. Lenie
    January 10, 2016 / 8:37 am

    ChinWe, from the very first picture to the last, you had me captivated and the next time you are invited to tea, I hope you ask me to be your guest LOL. In Canada, we don’t do anything that classy-as a rule- so to me reading about this was delightful. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I’m sure many people reading your blog and visiting London will make tea at the Sheraton a priority.

  6. kire Sdyor
    January 10, 2016 / 8:38 am

    Your photos are beautiful. I was invited to High Tea just yesterday by my daughter. Of course it was taking place in my mother-in-laws kitchen but you make due.

  7. Andleeb
    January 10, 2016 / 8:39 am

    Hello
    Its nice to see a lot of pictures of the hotel Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and rose buds are clear in kettle. I never knew about rose buds tea. I will check it, as I am fond of trying different things.
    I never went to London and people from Kashmir, jump from Kashmir to Manchester or Birmingham mostly :). Lets see if I can ever make it till London then will surly check it out.

  8. Lenie
    January 10, 2016 / 8:40 am

    Wish I could travel – would love to visit Holland where I was born and would definitely visit London with a side trip to Scotland. Health prevents, unfortunately. But keep your posts coming and I can at least dream about the trips.

  9. Beth Niebur
    January 10, 2016 / 8:41 am

    I love a beautifully presented afternoon tea. It’s one of my favorite things to enjoy with girlfriends. I didn’t know about the origin. Funny, "a sinking feeling" usually means apprehension but here it sounds like a loss of energy which can be remedied by a snack or an elegant tea.

  10. Arlene
    January 10, 2016 / 8:43 am

    I stayed at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel and loved it. Your photos were great.

  11. September 18, 2016 / 11:48 pm

    I luuurve afternoon tea! What a beautiful venue. I like the idea of dressing up to go and eat. Very glam!

    I am yet to go to a fancy venue such as this, The Ritz or Claridges. Perhaps for my forthcoming birthday. ……

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. November 6, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    This is awesome post shows your knowledge. I like your dedication and the way you express things with a touch of simplification. I am really impressed. I am going to bookmark your url for next time.. Thanks.

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