Last week I was invited along by the very nice people at Joe Blogs and Guoman Hotels to have a picnic at The Tower Hotel, taking place on The Lawn, their gorgeous little outside area with an incredible view of Tower Bridge. Despite having rained just a few hours previously (leading me to look out of my office window apprehensively every five minutes), the weather managed to hold up. And even though the great British summertime wasn’t exactly being kind to us, there was certainly no shortage of demand for the Pimms that greeted the group of thirsty bloggers.
Although I knew the hotel was close to Tower Bridge, I didn’t realise how amazing our view of the bridge would be – seriously, that thing is HUGE! As well as the bridge itself, we had stunning views along the Thames, and I loved gazing out at passing boats while having a drink and catch up with some of my favourite blogging chums!
For the actual picnic, we were served up a fab selection of sandwiches and cakes. Salmon and cream cheese sandwiches and chocolate eclairs are basically my ultimate afternoon tea weaknesses, so I was very happy to find both in my pack – and tastewise, they definitely didn’t disappoint. And of course, there was the obligatory scone, filled with rich cream (although slightly messy to eat – I definitely needed a tissue on hand afterwards!). Five sandwiches and five cakes was definitely the perfect size for me too. We were also given an Innocent smoothie and bottle of water – perfect for stowing away in my bag for the train journey home!
If The Tower Hotel’s Afternoon Tea is anything like my picnic, it’s definitely worth treating yourself to on a sunny afternoon in the city – and priced at just £19.95 (or £24.95 with UNLIMITED PROSECCO!), it’s one of the cheaper afternoon tea deals I’ve spotted around. Combine that with the stunning views and summery atmosphere of The Lawn and I think I’ve found my perfect place in London for a weekend afternoon out!
Where are your favourite spots to take in the view of your city/town/area?