Biting into crunchy scones, through slick yellow creaminess that is clotted cream and breathing in the fragrant perfume of strawberry jam can be done almost everywhere in London now and Knightsbridge is no exception. Afternoon tea, having been apparently created by the Seventh Duchess of Bedford to bridge that yawning gap between breakfast and dinner has taken the British capital by storm. Every big hotel, and self respecting cafe and gallery will offer their version of afternoon tea. Be it Pret a Portea at the Berkeley, complete with iced biscuits following the current season's fashion and incorporating a generous helping of gold leaf along with the champagne and crunchy patisserie, or the tweedy, oak pannelled traditions at the Cadogan, afternoon tea is a great British and Knightsbridge institution.
If hotels aren't your thing then Knightsbridge has plenty of five star shops too like Harvey Nichols and Harrods which also offer delicious afternoon tea and the space to relax and unwind before hitting the gorgeous goods on offer too. At Harrods, Lauduree the famous French macaroon brand provides a delicious French twist to the British concept of afternoon tea with a cloud of milk in your delicately perfumed tea. If you'd prefer some Italian flavours with your tea then you might like to check out Bulgari's afternoon tea which will bring you Amalfi lemon tartlets and Prosecco alongside the finger sandwiches, scones, cream and jam.
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