Some people have asked me in the past whether I recommend any places in London where one can have afternoon tea. People I know have been to The Ritz, to Claridges and to Fortnum and Mason.

But the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is new to me. According to this article in the Daily Mail, written by etiquette expert William Hanson, it has just reopened it’s Rosebery Lounge and re-launched its afternoon  tea.

Looking at the photos, I must say that it looks very elegant (and perhaps very expensive?). But perhaps William’s words can entice you:

“Granted, if you want a highly traditional tea then head to Claridges, Fortnum and Mason or The Ritz, but if – like me – you sometimes get tired of that and want something that’s elegantly different yet reassuringly familiar then the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park’s tea is certain to reinvigorate and reignite your love for the classic British repast.”