The Draycott Hotel treated me to truly the most relaxing afternoon tea I’ve had in London, with a beautiful tea based around a Wimbledon theme.
Located right in the heart of Chelsea, in Sloane Square, The Draycott is perfectly placed on a quiet street, a stones throw from the famous doughnuts of Bread Ahead and one of my favorite London cafes, Granger and Co. Close to the action, but somehow tucked away on a quiet street the way only Chelsea could do it!
The hotel is elegant, the staff are superb, and the feeling of the hotel lounge is unlike any other London hotel I’ve been inside: it’s incredibly charming and relaxing. I felt right at home in the comfortable furnishings, and was immediately welcomed by kind staff, and swept away into the drawing room which overlooked a gorgeous and expansive garden. I wouldn’t have believed the busy streets of London were just a 1 minute walk away if I hadn’t just walked up myself.
The tea was designed to celebrate Wimbledon, and the theme was carried throughout the tea. We were served all courses at once, seated on an incredibly comfortable sofa (where I could’ve had a cheeky nap if time allowed!) and my friend and I oogled and nibbled all the food and sipped our tea while in the most relaxing of settings. We felt like welcomed guests of The Draycott and absolutely loved every minute of the experience. The tea menu brought us finger sandwiches, scones, lemon macarons, cakes, and perfectly ripe British strawberries and cream with tea and pimms served on a cheeky swatch of green tennis turf – how perfectly cute!
Thanks to The Draycott for having me, and for indulging us in a true afternoon retreat from busy London life.