Saturday, 26 July 2014

Afternoon Tea in London Babyyyy!

Hi chums!

Earlier this week I was invited to celebrate a family friend's 60th birthday in London at the Marriott Hotel. For those that don't know, the Marriott is quite a 'posh' hotel - comparable to The Ritz but quite a bit cheaper! The Marriott is located next to the London Eye overlooking Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament - the view from the windows was exquisite, especially with the Thames glistening in the gorgeous Summer sun!

Before we went there though, we popped in to see a certain someone at my Grans...
cat is that comfortable for a cat?!
 (THIS is the post where I briefly introduced Kit to you all in case you missed it)

Anyway, back to the Marriott! 
Marriott Hotel
The entrance!
We started with a champagne reception - all very formal and posh (probably too posh for me I'll be honest!) and then went inside to have our afternoon tea. We were all allocated tables and chairs and even had a little name card at our place which I thought was a nice touch.
Marriott Hotel afternoon tea

We even had the menu explained to us (emphasising our lack of knowledge for 'posh' food). There was mini strawberry cheesecake slices, coffee and nutella macaroons, a mini custard tart topped with a mini meringue and a mini strawberry cupcake - clearly 'miniature' was the theme! We also had scones (both savoury and sweet) and clotted cream and jam (which was soooo good) and sour cream and chive for the savoury. There were also a selection of meat and vegetarian sandwiches too, but I won't reel all those off for you!
Marriott Hotel afternoon tea
The table was laid out beautifully, I loved the little teacups!
Marriott Hotel afternoon tea
We had a panna cotta as our 'starter' and you can see the selection of other treats we had!
We had to sieve our own tea (I think the term is actually drain...said I wasn't posh!) and we had a whole teapot to ourselves which was HUGE. I had Earl Grey but there was loads of different variations we could have - I always thought tea was just tea to be honest!
Marriott Hotel afternoon tea
My 'sieved' Earl Grey tea!
Marriott Hotel
The Marriott Hotel from the outside (nearest the River Thames)
To the left of the photo is the London Eye - shows just how close the Marriott is, and the views were great!
London in the Summer silhouette
London can be so beautiful, especially in the sun!
Hope you enjoyed reading about my little adventure to London!

Abi :)

p.s. the photos aren't brilliant quality as they were taken on my phone!

p.p.s. I have linked websites to the places I've mentioned in case you wanted to check any of them out!


  1. Cute pictures.Thanks for sharing such an amazing
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  2. Thank you! Awh it's okay, haha! Of course! Abi :)

  3. looks amazing! such cute cats pics at the start too - adorable!

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  4. Thank you! Awh thanks I love cats haha! Abi :)

  5. Looks like you had a lovely time & you take beautiful photographs. x

  6. Thankyou I did it was great especially in the nice weather! Thank you!(: Abi :)

  7. Awwww kitty cat <3 oooh its so elegant, looks like you had an awesome time :)
    P.S: your blog banner is really cute x

  8. I know I have an obsession with cats it's really embarrassing haha! Yeah it was very posh - for me anyway! I did thankyou! Awh thankyou very much! Abi :)


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