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Nothing beats going for a traditional afternoon tea, sitting down in a posh hotel or a swanky restaurant and sipping a lovely, hot fresh brew, served by a smiling waiter or waitress. There is something inherently classy and classless about these experiences and many are offered in gorgeous old buildings that have been transformed into tranquil places to eat and drink.
We think the fact that these vouchers are for two people is great. It means you can catch up on all the gossip and news over a cuppa, which is why they are so popular with Mums and their daughters and for groups of girlfriends. You can also make it a day out with some shopping and sightseeing, as many are in city centre locations.
If you're feeling romantic, time spent with your loved one as you chink the china cups, slice your scone with the silverware and bite into dainty cakes whilst the piano is being played, is bound to mark you serious brownie points. Mums and Dads also love a nice sit down and with some of the historic venues on offer it's like stepping back in time to a period drama when the genteel folk got their servants to rustle up a little 'something' when guests arrived at 3pm - you just know they'll love it.
The chance to get away from the big smoke and into the rolling British countryside is all part of the charm for us. For instance, a glass of bubbly before sitting down at a hotel on the water's edge of the Lake District, or in the window set of brasserie in a nice olde worlde market town, makes for a lovely day out - and that sounds like our cup of proverbial you know what.
As for the pick of locations in the capital for taking an afternoon tea, we have some of London's most famous establishments on the books, with hotels and eateries that have seen many a famous face, so you could rub shoulders (or a fine cut sandwich) with the latest pop or film star as you sip away on those finest leaves - perfect for people spotters!