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The Season, Afternoon Tea - "Celebrating all things social and British"

The Season, Afternoon Tea - "Celebrating all things social and British"

Taking inspiration from the grand traditions of the British social season, our limited-edition afternoon tea features four exquisite cakes representing iconic events taking place throughout the summer;

an Apricot and Lime Enclosure inspired by the elegant head wear seen at the Royal Ascot; a Strawberry and Pimm's Jelly Serve to highlight the Wimbledon spirit; a delicious Pecan Chocolate Keel taking inspiration from Cowes Week; and a Blueberry and Lemon Regatta, celebrating the elegance of Henley Royal Regatta and featuring the vibrant blue and white stripes inspired by the iconic Henley blazers. 

Served with a selection of home-made scones and sandwiches with refreshing summer flavours, including devilled egg mayonnaise and mustard cress, honey roast gammon and an open prawn cocktail bun.

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Available from Tuesday 18th of June, from £65 per person.

Weekdays from 2pm - 6pm and weekends 12pm - 6pm.

Our 1920s Heritage

Our 1920s Heritage

The Sheraton Grand London Park Lane has long been famed for its unique art deco design and 1920s heritage. The Palm Court is just one of the original features of the hotel from when it was completed in 1927.

Guests can admire original panelling, stained-glass windows from the early twenties and exquisite 1920s-styled murals adorned with theatrical patterns. Combining 1920s flair and traditional ingredients, guests will enjoy an authentic taste of the era created by the hotel's talented pastry team and be transported back in time to the prosperity of late 1920s London.

The Palm Court Afternoon Tea is elegantly presented within the ‘birdcage' cake stand, aptly named after the nickname the hotel received in the early twenties. Sheraton Grand London Park Lane was one of the first buildings in London to be built with a stand-alone steel structure, after construction was abandoned during the first World War the steel frame was nicknamed the ‘birdcage'. Building recommenced in 1924 and the steel frame still forms the arches of the Palm Court today.

Discover our Exotic Teas

Discover our Exotic Teas

Explore our unique collection of exotic teas - freshly brewed and brought to you from global tea-growing regions for the best flavours and quality, including South Africa and the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province in China.

For a classic option, choose one of our black teas such as Chocolate Chilli Black Tea, Passion Fruit Black Tea or Berry Tea. Alternatively, discover more relaxing options, such as our soothing peppermint tea leaves from Egypt, or a floral and silky Chamomile Tea. 

Enjoy our very own Sheraton Grand English Breakfast Tea - with poignant, rich, malty flavours, delicately grown and harvested in the beautifully picturesque, Assam.

Our exotic teas are served with our Afternoon Tea.

Afternoon Tea - A Brief History

Afternoon Tea - A Brief History

Afternoon tea is recognised around the world as being something traditionally British. Nobody knows the exact origins of the Afternoon Tea but one lady features in all theories, Anna, 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 later. Every afternoon, she experienced a "sinking feeling" and requested sandwiches and cakes 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 fashionable London was sipping tea with a variety of sandwiches on the side. The custom of "taking tea" in the afternoon had become well established, along with a complex set of rules and etiquette.

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers

Why not treat your family and friends to a one-of-a-kind Afternoon Tea experience at The Palm Court?
Enjoy traditional service, British tradition and Art Deco atmosphere at The Palm Court. Experience our Afternoon Tea while relaxing with our live pianist!