Sunday, 21st August - Afternoon Tea followed by 'The Social History of English Afternoon Tea' by Gillian Walnes Perry MBE
To celebrate Afternoon Tea Week, join Gillian Walnes Perry MBE, writer, speaker and lecturer on Sunday 21st August as she shares her expertise with a talk on 'The Social History of English Afternoon Tea', followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea in the Morning Room at 116 Pall Mall.
The talk includes the introduction of delicious tea menu items; the customs and etiquette surrounding afternoon tea; examples of the finest silver and porcelain tea ware; the surprisingly risqué connotation of Afternoon Tea gowns; the rise of public tea rooms and tea dances; the ancient symbolism of birthday celebrations and the current nostalgic popularity of vintage Afternoon Teas.
Afterwards, we invite you to join us for a special venue tour so that you can look around our magnificent building at your leisure.
Afternoon Tea will be served at 1:30pm followed by The Social History of English Afternoon Tea talk by Gillian Walnes Perry MBE at 2:30pm.
If you can't join us for this special talk, there will also be a second Afternoon Tea sitting on Sunday, 21st August at 3:30pm.
Sunday 21st August at 1:30pm. Afternoon Tea £35 per guest or £49 with a glass of Champagne. A deposit of £15 per person is required when booking.
Please note that the 3:30pm sitting is for Afternoon Tea only and does not include the talk.
116 Pall Mall
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London, SW1Y 5ED