afternoon tea, altitude 360 london
Yes, me & The Girl are total suckers for a good afternoon tea – even more so when I manage to get a Groupon voucher.
This one was actually a few months ago, and I keep meaning to write up about it – better late than never!
Altitude 360 is at the top of Millbank Tower near Vauxhall and they offer purely afternoon teas between 12-4pm on Saturdays and Sundays as an ‘Afternoon Tea Experience’. With our Groupon voucher, we got it for £35 for the two of us, which was a fantastic deal.
The sandwiches were lovely, a mix of traditional finger sandwiches and mini baguettes – and they give you a menu beforehand so that if you have a fussy-eater in your party (like The Girl!), you can stipulate beforehand which you do or don’t want. The sandwiches were fresh and light and a perfect start. The scones were still warm, although the jam wasn’t the best I’d ever had – and for some reason we were given two plain and one fruit, which seems odd between two people.
The cakes were lovely, if not very creative – a squidy chocolate brownie type, a lemony sponge square, a chocolate cream layer cake and a meringue nest with cream. Rather ‘pedestrian’ but all very good for what they were.
However, what you really go to Altitdue 360 for is all in the name – it’s the fabulous views across London. Even though we went on a very grey day, there were moments where the sun was streaking through the clouds highlighting certain landmarks and it felt truly magical – a fantastic experience!