Tea parties are useful for keeping up appearances and discussing the intricacies of drizzly weather conditions with well-dressed, stubbornly rude cuddly toys. Avoid awkward social silences with today's Groupon: for £31 instead of £74.25 get a spot of champagne afternoon tea for two at the five star Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton.
A grand, early nineteenth century fortress and Grade II listed former magistrates' court, the sumptuous Courthouse Doubletree by Hilton is a sneakily hidden treasure in London's West End. A mere stroll from Regent Street and gazing straight in the eyes of Carnaby Street, this historic former courthouse now proudly provides a luxurious retreat for weary capital city high rollers and strollers, complete with a spa, private cinema, two distinctive restaurants and the world's fourth largest collection of novelty handkerchiefs.
Groupon customers can whet their whistles with a sprinkling of traditional champagne afternoon tea in royally lavish surroundings. Delectable doubles will get to enjoy an impressive range of homemade scones and fresh pastries, as well as a selection teas and herbal fusions including traditional English breakfast, Earl Grey, pure peppermint, lemongrass, vanilla chai and plenty more. There'll be some freshly made and elegantly presented finger sandwiches filled with Scottish smoked salmon or cucumber with cream cheese, plus a dash of Piper-Heidsieck champers for each lucky guest.
Although there are no reviews on afternoon tea at the hotel, guests have praised the staff for their consistent efforts and kind demeanour, and many have mentioned the great location of the venue as well.
the staff were so courteous - the best point is that all staff all greeted you with a smile which to me goes a long long away.
– Marilyn, Booking.com, Apr 2011
The location could not be bettered: overlooking the Carnaby street, seconds away from the centre and all the sights.
– jayne_reynolds76, TripAdvisor, Apr 2011