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Afternoon tea was introduced in England by Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, in the year 1840. The Duchess would become hungry around four o'clock in the afternoon. The evening meal in her household was served fashionably late at eight o'clock, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner.
We love an afternoon tea and have experienced the occasion at some of the best venues in the world, none more so than on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which hands down was the best one we have ever tried. The views from here were unreal as you look out to the unbelievable landscape of Dubai.
There are two types of afternoon tea, the traditional scones, cakes and sandwiches or more heartier dishes which are more than just the tea and cakes, this is called a High Tea. Workers needed substance after a day of hard labor, so the after-work meal was more often hot and filling but still accompanied by a pot of good, strong tea to revive flagging spirits.
You can have an afternoon tea with or without Champagne but if you are like me and my wife then one glass is never enough, so be sure to budget accordingly, the average cost for a "normal" afternoon team is about £60 plus service charge in the finest establishments, then you can pay anything from £17.50 for a glass of the finest champagne on top of that.
If you ever get the chance to go to London be sure to try an afternoon tea at any of the following places, we have been to them all and can honestly say the experience is truly breathtaking.
-Fortum and Mason (my favourite London experience)
-The Savoy (we are booked to try here in 2021)
-The Shard (A view not to be missed)
We also visited the 5* Merchant Hotel in Belfast and they do a fantastic afternoon tea.
Where I GO MY Camera goes to.
We love to travel so I have captured the adventures I have made, I will try and tell the story of our trips through words, a few pictures and of course a video here and there. We have some amazing trips to Scotland, London, Dubai and Thailand planned for 2021/22 so if you like travel blogs I hope you enjoy mine.