Enjoy a truly royal day out with a visit to the Queens Gallery followed by a delicious afternoon tea at St. James’ Hotel Mayfair. St. James’s hotel offers an historical themed 1840 Afternoon Tea, designed by Executive chef William Drabble of in-house Michelin star restaurant. Guests will be transported to Victorian times and taste classic cakes of that period, keeping its originality but with a modern day twist.
Explore the current exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Between November 2019 and May 2020 explore the special exhibition: George IV: Art & Spectacle which present’s Georges’ life through the art that enriched his world.
From June 2020 enjoy the special exhibition: Japan: Courts and Culture. Explore the most significant examples of Japanese art and design from around the world.
You will then take a short stroll to enjoy your afternoon tea at The St. James Hotel which will include a selection of sandwiches, cakes, scones with clotted cream and jam, accompanied by tea or coffee.
Enjoy the likes of:
Tipsy cake soaked in sherry and served with custard
Lemon drizzle cake
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 Burleigh’s Blue Asiatic Pheasants crockery
And washed down with a cup on an exclusive fine loose tea blend from The East India Company – created especially for St. James’s Hotel.
Guests will also enjoy a glass of bubbly.