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Five best places to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week in London

To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, which takes place from 8-14 August this year, we’ve picked the finest treats London has to offer.
Royal Albert Hall and Albert Memorial

The story of the Proms and the Royal Albert Hall

Prince Albert’s huge domed red-brick amphitheatre is London's most atmospheric concert venue and the site of the raucous annual Proms On 20 May 1867, Queen Victoria, dressed entirely in black, laid the foundation stone of what...
Minack Theatre. Credit: Marshall Ikonography/Alamy

Shakespeare in the sun: Britain’s best outdoor theatres

Summer is here, so why not book tickets for one of our nation’s brilliant outdoor theatres and enjoy some culture al fresco? A peculiar British tradition, each year we wrap up warm and pack a...

How to celebrate a very British Halloween

Stuck for how to celebrate Halloween in Britain? We bring you a handful of the spookiest ways to mark All Hallows’ Eve... Observed annually on 31 October, All Hallows' Eve – a Scottish term better...
Westminster Abbey afternoon tea, London

Review: Christmas afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey

Book a festive treat with afternoon tea at Westminster Abbey for a real behind-the-scenes feel Next time you visit London’s Westminster Abbey, why not bypass the crowds queuing outside the East entrance and enter through...
Isle of Raasay Distillery with views towards Skye. best Scottish whisky tours

Scottish whisky tours: the best distilleries old and new

Try a wee dram at one of these distilleries, which range from the historic to the brand-new, for the best in Scottish whisky tours If you want to sample some of the best of Scotch...
London landmark, Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament | Big Ben’s Bongs

Big Ben’s bongs to fall silent during restoration work

The iconic sound of Big Ben’s bongs will not be heard in London until 2021 as essential restoration work is carried out to Westminster’s Elizabeth Tower They are recognised the world over as a symbol...

UK’s best garden tea rooms

On a sunny afternoon, there's little better than tea and cake in a pretty garden tea room. We pick the best around the country from Somerset to Yorkshire  RHS Harlow Carr, Yorkshire  Any list of the...
Chocolate afternoon tea at Brown's Hotel

Stop! You’ve been been pouring tea all wrong

Afternoon tea is popular in Britain. Whether tea is poured from a ceramic or a silver teapot can make all the difference. We asked some of our favourite tearooms - from Bettys in Yorkshire...
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Ten best places for tea in the UK

It’s one of our nation’s favourite pastimes, so if you want to indulge in a little tea and cake then read our guide to the best places to take Afternoon Tea.

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