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In the Mood for Proper Scones with Devonshire Clotted Cream?

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  Site Where: Stratton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1J 8LT
April 29, 2011 at 4:00 PM | by | ()

Okay, we admit that sometime before we had our coffee this morning, the Royal Wedding got to us and melted our hard hearts just a tad. We're not sure which part was our favorite exactly, but Kate's departure (and the first glimpse of the Sarah Burton-designed Alexander McQueen dress) from The Goring definitely ranks up there.

As we've previously reported, The Goring is Middleton headquarters this week, as Kate stayed there last night, prepped for the wedding there, had her final fitting with Sarah Burton there, and her parents will remain there tonight. Therefore we're betting that it's going to be a feat to access the hotel to soak in some of the royal spirit. In fact, The Goring will likely be overrun with Royal Wedding-obsessed tourists and locals alike for the next few months at least.

Therefore, you're going to need another suggestion for a great hotel afternoon tea, hmm?

Luckily we recently swung by The May Fair, right up and off Piccadilly on Stratton Street. The gallery above shows everything you'll get food-wise at a proper afternoon tea at The May Fair this season, but do note the prices:

· 12.50 GBP for only scones, their preserves and curds
· 23.50 GBP per person for the basic Afternoon Tea set
· 34 GPP per person for the champagne Afternoon Tea set

If you do go, we highly recommend reaching first for the sirloin of beef sandwich with horseradish cream, plus the Keen cheddar scone topped with mince jelly.

[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]

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