On 10 June 2011, the Palm Court at The Langham, London is offering guests Afternoon Tea for the original price it was served in 1865, marking the hotel’s 146th birthday.
For just seven pence, the modern equivalent of one shilling and sixpence, guests will be able to experience the Wonderland Tea, normally priced at £38 in 2011.
Afternoon tea can be traced back to 1840 and it is claimed its was invented by Anna, Seventh Duchess of Bedford, to ward off hunger pangs in the long hours between lunch and dinner.
The Langham, London opened as Europe’s first ‘Grand Hotel’ on 10 June 1865 by HRH The Prince of Wales.
A special extra seating at 11.30am will be available, with a minimum of 60 Anniversary Teas.
Guests are invited to submit their table reservation request online at palm-court.co.uk/1865, requests being accepted until 31 May 2011. Guest names will then be chosen at random and the lucky recipients will receive their reservation notifications by e-mail by 3 June 2011.
The Langham, London claims to acknowledge a meeting or event enquiry within 90 minutes and send a proposal specifically tailored to the clients requirements within 24 hours. Its Grand Ballroom has a capacity for 300 theatre-style and its 17 meeting rooms range in capacity from six to 60 people.
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