The ideal destination for luxury travellers: Brown's Hotel and its sandwiches, a pure delightWilson Jone ▼ | April 19, 2019
Minutes from the fashion houses of Bond Street, in one of the world’s leading art districts Mayfair, and within walking distance of five royal parks, Brown’s Hotel is at the center of London's finest experiences.
Britain Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP is your destination
From Italian, German, and French royalty in the 19th century, to Theodore Roosevelt and American political elite, and all kinds of aristocracy and diplomats.
Alexander Graham Bell made the very first telephone call in London from Brown's, W K Vanderbilt's enjoyed a secret wedding during his stay, followed by King Alphonso, Napoleon III and Empress Eugene.
Through the years, Brown's was a destination for royalty, from the Queen Mother of the Netherlands, and the German prince and princess Blücher Von Wahlstatt, enjoying from time to time a more unconventional guests such as Mark Twain in his dressing gown and slippers to the staff.
Brown's saw many dignitaries but also a number of important events.
Some of the biggest UK political decision were made here, in 1941, the Dutch cabinet in exile met in room 36 at Brown's when war was declared against Japan, Charles Augustus Lindbergh stayed here too.
Of course, Princess Elizabeth herself visited Brown's, as well as Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
However, Brown's was always open for cultural events too and one of the most cited happened in 1972 when Pete Townsend promoted The Who's upcoming tour.
The English Tea Room serves one of the most famous Afternoon Teas in London. The sophisticated and stylish interior is a clever mix of both tradition thanks to the original wood paneling, fire places and Jacobean detailed plaster ceiling and contemporary style, with Paul Smith lighting, fashionable fabrics and original artworks.
Relax to the sounds from the Baby Grand Piano and indulge in a choice of 17 teas, including Brown's own blend, along with a selection of succulent finger sandwiches, an assortment of delicate pastries, fruit and plain scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, as well as a choice of freshly baked cakes from the trolley.
Guests of The English Tea Room never leave hungry, as the Afternoon Tea is continuously replenished at no additional charge.
No matter what a guest's dietary requirements may be, the team of chefs at Brown's Hotel will ensure that everyone has the chance to enjoy their Afternoon Tea.
Good to know:
- Afternoon Tea is served 12 midday to 5:30 pm every day
- Price starts from £65.00
- 48 hours advanced notice is required to prepare special teas
Your table will be available for 2 hours. A cancellation made with less than 48 hours notice, incurs a cancellation fee of £15 per guest.
The English Tea Room requests that guests adhere to the smart casual dress code. Trainers, t-shirts, shorts and sportswear are not permitted. Gentlemen are requested to wear a collared shirt but are not required to wear a jacket and tie. ■