The History of Afternoon Tea, Mayfair

Saturday September 20, 2014 at

The History of Afternoon Tea, Mayfair

Are you passionate about exploring new places to enjoy afternoon tea with all of its wondrous varieties?  Do you enjoy learning about the famous hotels and places to have afternoon tea?

Join us for ‘Afternoon Tea in Mayfair’.  This event sold out the last four times we hosted it, so don’t delay and buy your ticket today!

This is one of seven fascinating walks in the Tastour series and focuses on afternoon tea, expensive hotels, famous pubs and other foodie hotspots in Mayfair.

The History of Afternoon Tea, Mayfair

On this walking tour, you will:

-Take a relaxed, guided stroll starting and ending near Green Park Tube

-See some exclusive hotels, such as Claridge’s and Brown’s, with their expensive afternoon teas

-Take in a famous auction house offering a bargain afternoon tea

-Explore some special fragrant teas in a perfume shop

-Visit some pubs with celebrity connections

-Discover the Georgian passion for ice cream



Time: Meet at 11:30 for 12:00 departure.

Location: The location is only sent to paid attendees

Age: Not appropriate for children under 16

Dress: Smart casual: comfortable walking shoes

Location: near Green Park Tube

Some groups allow over 40 people per guide, whereas we limit the group to 15, therefore the meeting point is only sent to paid attendees to ensure the guide can be heard.

This walk lasts approx. 2.5 hours


Non Members: Only £12, if pre-paid on-line 1 week before the walk

£15 is the standard price

Bon Vivant Members: Save £5 (please log in for your discount)

So why not JOIN as a Bon Vivant Member and receive exclusive invites and special discounts?

After the walk:

This Tastour will finish at Sketch.  The cost of the afternoon tea is £39 and is not included in the price of this event.

One of the many reasons Sketch is reknowned for it’s afternoon tea is their inspirational redesign of their venue.  Every two years they transform their ‘gallery’.

The History of Afternoon Tea, Mayfair

They have possibly the coolest toliets, I know that sounds quirky, but have a look here


How to book the post walk, rest:

When you pay for your walking tour ticket, it will ask you if you would like to come.

PLEASE ONLY SAY YES if you are 100% sure, if you say yes, and change your mind on the day, a £45 cancellation fee is payable.

Please bring cash and pay the restaurant directly.  Members who cancel and do not pay the cancellation fee will be banned from the group until they do so.


The venue is subject to change their prices.  Please check their website.



There are no tasting samples included in this walk, your guide Joanna will be providing current and historical facts on the area and afternoon tea. It’s a great way to learn more about the area and find out a few interesting places you may wish to return to.

No refunds will be made if you are late and can’t find the group at the other locations mentioned on my detailed instructions.


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