Getting dressed up to have British high tea is one of my favourite things to do. And afternoon tea in London is the best in the world. My striped midi skirt, orange cropped top, and cow print heels made it into my travel capsule especially for this occasion.
We spent a while deciding where to have afternoon tea because there are many five-star options in London. High tea is a pastry chef’s work of art these days and the competition is fierce.
I eventually chose the Wedgwood High Tea at the Palm Court in the Langham Hotel because their scones — my favourite part — looked particularly scrumptious. I was not disappointed. Let’s just say that they were the best scones I’ve had and that both the savoury and sweet parts of high tea met my high expectations. Beautifully presented, deliciously tasty and delivered with excellent service.
I shopped with sis-in-law Keri for four hours on Regent Street before afternoon tea at 4 pm, which meant that I couldn’t come home to change into this outfit. So I wore my white loafers to commute by train and pound the busy streets, changing into heels at the Langham Hotel in time for tea. Of course, I was overdressed for shopping, but is was the most practical dressing solution for the day. Thankfully it all worked out because I was adequately comfy for shopping and sufficiently dressy for tea.
It’s taken me a year to find the right cropped top to wear with this skirt, because none of them were exactly the right length. Finally I scored at Zara just before our trip and am pleased with the combination. It’s the only time I’ve worn the skirt during our four weeks away, but it was absolutely worth bringing it along. I topped the lot off with the mixed media denim jacket for a little urban grit.