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.
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.
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