Make Afternoon Tea last all week

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The beautiful Afternoon Tea at the Conrad London St James Credit: London Conrad St James

It will soon be time for tea all week long as Britain gears up for a national celebration of the teatime treat.

The beautiful Afternoon Tea at the Conrad London St James Credit: London Conrad St James
The beautiful Afternoon Tea at the Conrad London St James Credit: London Conrad St James

If you, like us, love your tea, there are plenty treats in store this summer as the nation gears up for Afternoon Tea Week ­– the biggest celebration of teatime treats in the world.

From 10 to 16 August, tea rooms, restaurants and even a Routemaster bus will be holding exclusive events and discounts up and down the country in celebration of the great heritage of afternoon tea in the UK.

This year will see the first Afternoon Tea Week pop-up venue in London, which will host a range of unique events including celebrity hosted afternoon teas, a children’s tea party, demonstrations from leading pastry chefs, tea tastings and talks about the history and etiquette of afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea Week offers everyone the chance to step inside and experience some of the country’s most exquisite afternoon tea venues.

Among the many events to look forward to are the Bakewell Baking Festival at Bakewell Showground on Derbyshire; an After Dark Afternoon Tea in the Cigar Room at The May Fair hotel in London that promises to like no other; a Literary Afternoon Tea with Rosie Millard at the Conrad London St James; the UK’s most renowned artisan chocolatier paul.a.young fine chocolates will be offering the Afternoon Tea Week Collection, a specially curated selection of afternoon tea favourites reimagined; and The Ritz London will be launching a new Chocolate and Salted Caramel Fudge cake during the week.

With even more to be announced, find out what’s happening in your area and plan your week and book online for events at afternoonteaweek.com

Read our top 10 places to take afternoon tea article.

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