Interested to read in the Evening Standard last night that afternoon tea has become so popular in London that some hotels are putting on six sittings a day to cope with demand. Apparently the Langham has seen a 20% increase in bookings in the last 12 months.
I suppose it's not surprising when we've seen so much interest in traditional activities since the recession: crafts, gardening and, of course, baking.
I absolutely love afternoon tea. If it counts as a meal, then it's my favourite one! You can't beat a warm fruit scone with clotted cream and jam. And I'm partial to a sandwich with its crusts cut off.
We're going to the Landmark in a few weeks time for afternoon tea. It's supposed to be one of the best in London, so I'm very excited. I will report back.