Many places do Afternoon Tea including cafes and restaurants but having it in a hotel seems to make it extra special. A weekend afternoon with the girls meant treating ourselves to such an Afternoon Tea.
Afternoon Tea at Number Twelve started off with the presentation of a tray of neatly arranged tea pyramids. The Tea Forte teas ranged from the classic English Breakfast and Earl Grey to fruit green tea and also herbal camomile and mint teas.
The outside of Hotel Russell always reminds me of something that you would see in an American movie. There is something about the grandness of this hotel, especially at Christmas time when it is decorated with big red bows. The building overlooks Russell Square.
For something very English, a traditional Afternoon Tea comes to mind. So when my cousin was over visiting from Los Angeles, then this is exactly how we spent a Saturday afternoon.
Busaba Eathai is one of those restaurants where it is like communal dining and you share your table with strangers. There are big wooden tables and long bench like seating. It has a warm decor and atmosphere created with the contrast of the wooden furniture and the orange lighting. The restaurant was decorated with tea lights and Buddha statues.