The Tenth Door of Mayfair…
Silver Shoes, Sparkle
and a Birdcage Afternoon Tea

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Afternoon tea is always a gorgeously decadent treat, no matter where you are… But there’s something about the Palm Court at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, with its stupendous Art Deco features, harp player (yes) and crackling fires, that takes afternoon tea to a whole other glamorous, stylish and fabulously elegant level…

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Palm Court

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Festive Offer: Birdcage Afternoon Tea with Free flowing Chapel Down Bubbles – £45 per person

In 1913 the building of the hotel began, however construction had to come to a grinding halt because of the First World War. The steel frame had already gone up and stood looking like a grand birdcage on Piccadilly… thus becoming the hotel’s nickname and today the hotel still pays homage to that having named its afternoon tea, the ‘Birdcage Afternoon Tea‘.

And it is exquisite.

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

The afternoon tea is served in a beautiful birdcage…

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Special Christmas Offer

For the 12 days of Christmas, quote the code 12DOORSOFMAYFAIR to enjoy a complimentary glass of bubbles with your afternoon tea!

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

It was not until over 10 years later, in 1924, that the mayor of London (Mr Bracewell-Smith) bought the ‘birdcage’ structure and work could recommence on this fabulous Art Deco hotel we love today…

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

The sandwiches were all completely divine. I had one of everything (obviously) and could have eaten them all! But I had to save room for the things I get most excited about –  the scones. Always, the scones…

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Warm and buttery and just waiting for me to slather them in cream and jam. I mean jam and cream.

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Sparkle jumper by Jigsaw – full outfit details at the bottom of the post

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

If this doesn’t call for silver shoes, I don’t know what does. (By Jigsaw – details at the bottom of the post)

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

Birdcage Afternoon Tea at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane

… I couldn’t finish everything, so I took the rest of my afternoon tea home with me…

Everything about this afternoon tea is special. It’s more than special. It’s the most special. They have managed to strike the most wonderful balance between glamour and cosy… and that, my friends, is not easy to do.

I could have say on those sink-in-able chairs and sofas forever, but the great outdoors was calling me, and with only two doors of Mayfair left, a stroll in the fresh air (and to walk off a those amazing cakes!) was a welcome notion indeed.

Until tomorrow…

p.s. Take advantage of their wonderful festive offer: Birdcage Afternoon Tea with free flowing Chapel Down Bubbles – £45 per person. You can also buy Birdcage Afternoon Tea vouchers directly from the hotel. (Perfect Christmas present!)
Either call 020 7290 7323 or email them at palmcourt.parklane@sheraton.com.

Get the look at Jigsaw

Sparkle Half Sleeve Jumper
Richmond Black Skinny Jeans
Issa Kitten Heel Pointed Shoe

 


 

Photography by Life of Yablon and Poppy Loves
Hair and makeup by Natalie James
Clothes & Accessories by Jigsaw

Twelve Doors of Mayfair is written in partnership with the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

 


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