Fig 1 - the foyer of Claridges with the tea room immediately beyond the pillars.
Fig 2 - inside Claridges foyer area where tea is served.
and immediately presented with a sixteen page booklet describing a choice of almost 40 teas and herbal infusions from all over the world. Aviva chose an Earl Grey tea - one of three different types; whilst I had Darjeeling tea. Then we were served a plate of finger sandwiches, which included smoked salmon, egg and mayonnaise, cucumber, camembert with relish - Fig 3.
Fig 3 - the array of sandwiches that were on offer.
We were then given freshly baked raisin and apple scones with Marco Polo jelly and Cornish clotted cream - Fig 4,
Fig 4 - two different types of scones with Marco Polo jelly and Clotted cream.
and a selection of sweet pastries - Fig 5.
All the while, there was a pianist and a cellist playing soft music – a really delightful time! And finally, we were presented with a Christmas tree full of tea! - Fig 6,
Fig 6 - Barry with his Christmas tree full of tea!
and Aviva was presented with a birthday cake - Fig 7.
Some of the photographs and wording comes from the Claridge’s web site.