Crafted by the hotel’s talented pastry chefs, the tea kicks off with a warming Partridge and pear Pithivier; this is followed by sandwiches including smoked salmon, roast beef, chicken and beetroot. Guests can then enjoy winter spiced scones before devouring the final course: ‘Maids a milking’ Chocolate tart, ‘Pear tree’ matcha joconde, ‘Turtle doves’ Gianduia cake, and ‘Geese a laying’ Orange macaron accompanied by traditional Christmas mince pies.
This year, InterContinental London Park Lane has partnered with Perrier- Jouët to create the ultimate champagne experience. Adorned with sparkling decorations, the Wellington Lounge will be lit up with a Belle Époque inspired Christmas Tree. Crafted from shimmering champagne pinks and golds, the decoration will appear as though a champagne bottle has popped into a bubbles-decoration explosion. White and blush Anomies will replicate the Belle Époque bottle design, delicately draping the tree and tables. In true Christmas celebration, guests will be offered the chance to enjoy a glass of the revered Belle Époque with their Afternoon Tea for the special price of £110.
Guests can also can enjoy the tea with a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut (£65), or for an even more convivial celebration, enjoy unlimited Perrier-Jouët for an hour and a half for £94 per person.
The hotel stands on the former childhood home of The Queen (145 Piccadilly), and was opened by His Grace the 8th Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley on 23rd September 1975. It enjoys some of the finest views of the park in London. Overlooking the Wellington Arch and the Duke’s former house, Apsley House, the Lounge is the perfect pit stop after a day hitting the nearby shops on Piccadilly or St. James’ for some Christmas shopping.