Christian Stan, at 17 Nov. 17, in News

This winter, five-star St. James’s Hotel and Club is offering an historical themed 1840 Afternoon Tea, designed by Executive Chef William Drabble of in-house Michelin Star Restaurant Seven Park Place. Guests will be transported to Victorian times and taste classic cakes of that period, keeping its originality but with slight modern-day twist.

The tea features highlights from Victorian times including a Tipsy Cake, soaked in sherry and served with custard, profiteroles, lemon drizzle cake, custard tart and a classic Victoria Sponge Cake. Other dishes include Cheshire cheese scones, made with the oldest recorded British cheese, plain scones with jam and clotted cream as well as an array of traditional savoury sandwiches. All served on Victorian inspired crockery and washed down with a cup of an exclusive fine loose tea blend from The East India Company* – created especially for the hotel – or for those in the mood for something fizzy, St. James’s Hotel and Club’s finest Champagne.

In celebration of the V&A’s new exhibition, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics, St. James’s Hotel and Club is offering a special package to create an exclusive historical experience for guests. The package includes entrance to the new Opera: Passion, Power & Politics (the first exhibition at the V&A’s purpose-built Sainsbury Gallery), the 1840 Afternoon Tea and an overnight stay for two.

1840 Afternoon Tea costs £40 per person.

1840 Afternoon Tea and Overnight Stay Package includes:

A night’s stay for two adults with continental breakfast
Two tickets for the new Opera: Passion, Power & Politics Exhibition at the V&A’s Sainsbury Gallery
1840 Afternoon Tea for two people
The experience costs £390 in low season and £450 in high season (including VAT) per person based on two sharing a room

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