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Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee The Proper Way--With Hotel Tea

June 1, 2012 at 4:24 PM | by | ()

It's a special weekend in England this weekend as the country is kicking off the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne. Called the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the celebration will be happening over four days and will involve a series of major events in London including a concert at Buckingham Palace and the Thames River Pageant during which the Queen will lead a giant flotilla of a thousand boats up the river.

Of course, if you're not in town this weekend (and that might be a good thing as it is going to be nuts) you can still celebrate with at a hotel of course--thanks to these Diamond Jubilee-themed afternoon teas at these three hotels:

Asprey Diamond Jubilee Tea at The Langham
The Langham's tea-time in the hotel's legendary Palm Court has gone purple as an homage not just to royalty and Queen Elizabeth but also to Asprey, the British jewelry brand. Pasty Chef Cherish Finden has put forth hand-crafted treats inspired by the Asprey aesthetic. Available until October 2012, the tea costs £49.00 per person

Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley
Should the synchronized swimming lessons at The Berkeley leave you hungry, pop down to the Caramel Room for Prêt-à-Portea. Until June 9, biscuits, fancies and choux buns will be served in the shapes of memorable hats worn by the Royal Family in honor of the Queen's Jubilee. They include: the infamous Philip Treacy fascinator worn by Princess Beatrice at The Royal Wedding, as well as Queen Elizabeth’s legendary crown, worn for her coronation in 1953, recreated as a vanilla biscuit with intricate icing and sugar diamonds. The tea is served from 1 to 6pm every day until June 9th at £36.50 per person. (£46.50 including a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne, or alternatively for the fashion conscious, £53.00 per person including a glass of couture champagne).

Diamond Jubilee Tea at The Lanesborough
From now through June 24, London's first tea sommelier, Karl Kessab, at The Lanesborough will be on hand to guide guests through an extensive tea selection, featuring over 50 varieties including a specially created Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea blend. Inspired by the British Isles, the offerings will include Lochmuir smoked salmon finger sandwiches, coronation chicken with fresh mango chutney and Dedham Vale roast beef with celeriac and English mustard. Fresh baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and homemade preserves will also be served. Tea time is from 4 to 6pm daily and is priced at £48 per person.

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