There’s something about old fashioned board games that I absolutely love. We used to have stacks of them as a child and we spent a lot of time as a family, moving little boots and hats around Monopoly boards, searching for Professor Plum and trying desperately to Get Home before anyone else managed it…
So, to combine this wonderful pastime and another of my absolute favourite things to do – indulge in an afternoon tea – is in my mind, pure genius. St. James’s Hotel & Club in St James’s has partnered with the UK’s leading toy store, Hamleys to create their Board Game Afternoon Tea – ‘It’s all in the Game‘.
The theme of the afternoon tea is based around original board games, including traditional favourites such as: Snakes & Ladders, Backgammon, Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Dominoes and Ludo… and last week they collaborated with renowned florists Hayford and Rhodes, to add some extra special floral twists, to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show, including a giant chess-piece installation at the front of the hotel…
For those of you that follow me on Snapchat, you’ll know that I was a bit in awe of this installation – it was absolutely stunning! People passing by were stopping and staring and snapping pictures… it really is something very special to behold.
I left all the gobsmacked folk at the entrance and scampered inside to meet LM’s mum, who was joining me for afternoon tea.
And then the gorgeous cakes and sandwiches arrived… and we didn’t know whether we should eat them… or play a game with them…
And of course, no afternoon tea would be complete without some delicious scones…
The afternoon tea is a brilliant concept, especially for little ones. And the good news is that under 12’s get 50% off…
We had a lovely afternoon chatting about all kinds of things, we devoured the delicious treats and before we knew it, it was time to go home, before we’d had a chance to play a game of Scrabble!
On my way home I was remembering the game Mouse Trap, that I never understood – a friend had it and it seemed to take a day to set the thing up!
Does anyone know what the point of that game was? And could we develop the concept into a CAKE?!
Ooooo CONNECT FOUR!
St James Club and Hotel
7-8 Park Place, St. James’s London, SW1A 1LS
This post was shot on my LEICA D-LUX – dinky but dynamic ;)