It’s time to pop the corks! The next #LDNBloggersTea will launch at Lancaster London. The Central London hotel is fully dedicated to bringing luxury back to their afternoon tea. And guess who’s going to be one of the first groups to experience it?
Our fabulous network of extraordinary London bloggers… AKA… #LDNBloggersTea
It’s going to be a star studded event that you don’t want to miss!
Lancaster London Afternoon Tea: Chef Ben
Foremost, it marks the return of Chef Ben! Remember Chef Ben from our afternoon tea at the Royal Horseguards? He’s always been a huge fan of the #LDNBloggersTea. Chef Ben Purton has supported the London Bloggers for every one of our afternoon tea adventures since then. Have you followed him on Twitter? His #letsgetsconed tweets are tough to top!
Did you know he’s also a bit of a celebrity?
That’s right. In 2013 he appeared on BBC’s Masterchef! He also has worked at Selfridges Department Store, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, and as Executive Chef at Goldman Sachs.
As Executive Chef for one of Europe’s largest banqueting hotels, Chef Ben Purton is also responsible for an 85-strong kitchen brigade. He participates in London’s Apprentice Scheme which helps young people become fully trained in all areas of the kitchen operation.
I’ve asked Chef Ben to share a demonstration with us as a special VIP treat for our afternoon tea. As an added bonus, he’ll show or teach the #LondonBloggersTea a trick of the trade!
Lancaster London Afternoon Tea: Laurent-Perrier
So, with all this celebrity talk, we’re going to kick up the celebration notch even more with… you guessed it… Laurent-Perrier!
Now, you know our last afternoon tea at the Conrad London St James was a smashing success. Many thanks to Selena for finding us the opportunity to preview their Christmas afternoon tea weeks before it was launched! And, who didn’t love all that Laurent-Perrier champagne they kept pouring us? 😉
We’re going to keep the bubbly flowing at this afternoon tea too. But that’s not all.
At least one buzzing blogger will go home with a gorgeous gift box of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé.
Lancaster London: Location and Food
Location, location, location. Lancaster London is steps from the Lancaster Gate Underground Station. And, the room Chef Ben has chosen for our afternoon tea overlooks Hyde Park.
You know what Christmas event is happening at Hyde Park around that time, don’t you?
If you’d like to make a whole weekend out of the experience, the Lancaster London is offering a Winter Wonderland package at the hotel during the period that the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park is open!
The package includes VIP check-in, bed and breakfast and a 25% discount on the second room for the children. This is from £149 and is available from the 21st November to the 4th January 2015.
Finally, our sensational afternoon tea will consist of: delicate sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, sweet pastries and cakes.
We’re keeping the exact menu a little bit under wraps for now. Chef Ben is hard at work creating food that will be a true sensory overload! And, he assures us he’ll be able to meet our dietary needs which span from gluten free, to vegetarian, to lactose intolerant.
Lancaster London has its own rooftop honey and smoked salmon which is smoked onsite. My guess is we’ll have the chance to sample some. And, I’m sure there will be a fun goodie bag for us bloggers too 🙂
Lancaster London: Who, What, Where, When, How
There are tons of reasons why this afternoon tea will be 5-star. Now, here are the other details:
This #LDNBloggersTea is open to any London blogger.
It starts at 2:00pm on Sunday, November 30th. The cost is £25 for each blogger.
To attend, send an email to me: Sunny AT SunnyInLondon.com.
Include in your email: #LDNBloggersTea in the heading, your full name, blog URL.
I’ll respond with information on how you can pay.
You must RSVP and send payment to me for the Lancaster London Afternoon Tea by Tuesday, November 26th.
The Lancaster London is located at: Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY.
Let’s Get Sconed!
Lancaster London: Special Deals
If you aren’t able to make it to the #LDNBloggersTea on November 30, the Lancaster London has another great deal for you to enjoy it. Their Afternoon Tea package offers early check-in, afternoon tea and bed and breakfast. This is from £189 per night and is available Thursday to Sunday.
The #LDNBloggersTea meets quarterly (4-5 times a year). Venues are already being researched for the next afternoon tea, which will take place mid-January. If you’d like to be part of smaller blogger events throughout the year (I have quite a few in to works!), send me an email.