Festive Afternoon Tea


Ya know what makes me happy? Cake, tea and champers in abundance. Always.

Cute ‘lil pots of tea, cool champers and lots of beaut mini food shared with your favourite people. It is something I try to squeeze every few months, usually with my Mumma for girly chats, and to feel like sassy ladies about town teehee.

Afternoon tea always feels like a special occasion. Although it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, there is something about sinking into comfy seats, nibbling finger sandwiches and sweet treats that fills me with joy and makes me feel a wee bit special.

As Christmas is a few days away now (SQUEE), it is the perfect time for sharing the happiness, food and festivities with those close to you. For that reason, my galpal Fifi and I nipped along to Lancaster London to try out their festive afternoon tea.


‘Twas a beaut, freezing sunny day, so after a few snaps (as ya do) we ventured into the warmth and were quickly whisked to our seats. The lighting was low with a roaring fire and Bublé’s soft, soft voice gently humming in the background. We kicked back with a glass champers before choosing our tea. All very hygge indeed.


First up was tea by Novus. Out of a beaut selection we both chose chai for a change. It came out with a mini sand timer, to tell ya when your tea is brewed. I am always pouring my tea before it is rich ‘n’ ready to do, so this was a lovely touch!



We ordered the veggie afternoon tea, they were super accommodating and didn’t scrimp at all on the quality or taste. It was delivered to us all wrapped up in silk, then revealed to us by our waiter, who later emerged as Father Christmas. It was all very entertaining.


The trick with afternoon tea is being looked after really well, but not too much. I feel that the Lancaster were WONDERFUL at this. Each person we spoke to from when we stepped in the door to when we left were absolute angels, so helpful smiley and attentive, it really does make all the difference.


We pretty much plowed through the savory nibbles before moving on to our sweets, then followed by scones, cream and jam (obvs).

Over all, each section of the afternoon tea was dee-lish, it was super comfy, soul warming and such a lovely way to catch up pre Christmas madness.



If you have your fam coming up for a spot of festive activity and fancy a special afternoon tea as a cherry on top of the weekend, definitely consider the Lancaster. It is also about 5 mins from Winter Wonderland. PERF.

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  • Hayley Rubery

    Look at YOU both – absolute babe stations! This afternoon tea looks so dreamy, I love the Lancaster Hotel, I stayed about 2 years ago and it’s wonderful – need to check out their afternoon tea now!

    Hayley xo

    • Aaaah thank you so much girl! It was gorgeous, did you really! It is super nice, I just found the staff amazing. You do! Thank you for stopping by lovely lass. Immy x

  • Laura Torninoja

    Looks super yummy! I love the setting for the scones, are they in a suitcase?! I used to work really close to Lancaster London and it really does look like a really lovely place and I would loooove to try that afternoon tea too! x

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

    • Was so delicious! The setting was really nice, it all cam in a kinda paint box! The jam and cream were in paint tubes! It really is so lovely, you should definitely check it out, perfect for a special occasion :) Immy x

  • Afternoon tea is the best. Christmas afternoon tea is even better!! We’ve bought some mulled wine jam for a festive cream tea at home this Christmas hehe :) you’re both looking absolutely gorgeous!! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua | Life, Travel, Italy

    • Ah it is my absolute fave! Oh my god, mulled wine jam!? That sounds bloody amazing! Where did you get it from? Thank you my love :) Immy x

  • So cute!! Christmas afternoon tea sounds so dreamy :)


    • Thank you so much Alex! It was so dreamy! Might have to make it a new tradition :) Have a lovely Christmas lady! Immy x

  • Ellie Adams

    Oh I love this post! Firstly, you two are such a pair of cuties, secondly, please can I now eat all the cake at 8am?! How have I never heard of Lancaster? Need to get my butt down there asap!


    • Thank you so much lovely Elle :) Hehe, she is such a sweetie! Omg yes cake at 8am is FINE by me, it is almost Christmas after all >:) It is beaut! Hope you are well my love, SUPER jel of your Hazza P adventures! Immy x

  • Such beautiful pictures.x
    MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy holidays.