The Festive Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

The festive season is fast approaching and I can’t think of any better way to celebrate than with a leisurely and delicious Festive Afternoon Tea with loved ones whilst soaking up panoramic London views from my favourite landmark! I spend a lot of time here but with good reason, as I absolutely adore Aqua Shard!

To help get right into the yuletide spirit, Aqua Shard’s festive offering is all kinds of wonderful! Start with indulging in a delicious array of seasonal finger sandwiches with Cranberry, turkey and lettuce, Fig chutney and brie, Roasted peppers, aubergine and hummus on brown bread, Crumpet with smoked salmon, Cheese and pickle sandwich and my absolute favourite, an Egg and black truffle sandwich all to devour!

Do save some space for the Sweet selection, as it is incredible!

The freshly baked Vanilla scones are perfectly paired with a festive homemade cranberry and apple jam as well as sublime Cornish clotted cream.

The tiered stand is full of Christmas magic and you have a tempting array of homemade Cakes and Sweet Treats to choose from which include a fabulous Gingerbread, milk chocolate and coffee Christmas Tree, Dark chocolate and cherry present, Clementine and Prosecco trifle and a Pear and cinnamon Santa hat.

Personal favourites were the perfectly crunchy Gingerbread, milk chocolate and coffee Christmas Tree biscuit and the Pear and cinnamon Santa hat. The presentation and intricate perfection of each pastry was superb and combined with those striking London views, a really special way to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year!

You can opt to have your Festive Afternoon Tea with a glass of Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label’ Brut Champagne, which makes it even more special! A glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé Champagne is also available to choose from.

If you are looking for somewhere to escape the cold and enjoy the Christmas season the right way, why not make a booking at Aqua Shard. The Festive Afternoon Tea is available until 30 December 2019 and between 1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday to Sunday. It is such a unique experience having Afternoon Tea with sensational views of London as opposed to a regular Tea room.

The selection of pastries, scones and savouries are splendid, the service is exceptional and those views will steal your heart.

Festive Afternoon Tea is priced at £49 and £67 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot ‘Yellow Label’ Brut Champagne.

Aqua Shard is located on Level 31, The Shard, 31 St. Thomas Street, London, SE1 9RY


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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  1. Laura wrote:

    What an amazing afternoon tea! I love the detail in the pastries, they are so festive and of course that view never fails to amaze!

    Posted 11.13.19 Reply
  2. kerry wrote:

    Now isnt this the prettiest afternoon tea! I adore those little Santa hats! I am a sucker for a themed afternoon tea. This is firmly on my radar!

    Posted 11.22.19 Reply
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