London afternoon tea at the Gilbert Scott Bar

When it’s raining in London – and even when it’s not – head for afternoon tea in the old school glamour of the Gilbert Scott Bar at the St Pancras Hotel.  When you sweep in by car into the glorious curve of the hotel driveway, you are transported into its Victorian splendour.

Eight friends convened for my birthday. The cakes are bite sized morsels of yumminess served on cake stands with birds perched on the handle. There are elements of surprise – rolled cucumber sandwiches & mini knickerbocker glories! If it’s still raining when you finish tea, the cocktail menu is inventive enough to stay on another hour or so. They cater for vegans too if you give them notice at the time of booking.

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