Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards Hotel

25 Mar

Last Wednesday I found myself at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, which is part of the Guoman Chain for a sneak preview of their Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea.

The evening started off  us being welcomed into The Cellar of the hotel which was filled with Mad Hatter treats. Pastry and sweets lined the tables and we were plied with many glasses of pink prosecco.

A tray of Mad hatter cakes and sweets

A tray of Mad hatter cakes and sweets

It was hard to contain my excitement when confronted with all the lovely cakes and sweets. I felt a little like Augustus Gloop scoffing my face with chocolate pastries and guzzling on prosecco.

drink me-bottles

“Drink me” layered bubble shot

Candy floss made by hotel's pastry chef

Candy floss made by hotel’s pastry chef

Lovely Madhatter cakes

Lovely Mad Hatter cakes

madhatter Mini-Cakes

“Eat me” passion fizz cake

Madhatters Afternoon Tea

Madhatters Afternoon Tea ( Pocket watch “thyme” torte, Jam tarts with hearts)

After gorging on Mad hatter treats we were split into groups in order to go on a tour of the hotel. The Royal Horseguards is a 5 star luxury hotel which certainly exceeded my expectations, the hotel has so much character and many beautiful features.

First stop on our tour was a trip to the beautifully furnished Equus Bar, which I definitely think I will be heading back to again.

equus bar

Equus bar

The Tower Suite-rhg

The Tower Suite – RHG

Next we were shown two types of rooms that are available in the hotel. The Tower Suite which is at the top end of what is available and a standard room. The Tower Suite  is on two levels and provides 180 degree views of the river. Beautifully furnished and available for 1500 pounds a night!


The Tower Suite living room


The Tower Suite Bedroom


The Tower Suite Bathroom


Standard Bedroom

Next stop on the tour was the The Gladstone Library room which was once part of One Whitehall Place and was originally built as the home of the National Liberal Club.

The Gladstone Library

The Gladstone Library

liberal club steps

Beautiful One Whitehall Place stairs

Next we got to check out the Terrace which I can imagine gets very busy in the summer season.

Royal Horseguards

Royal Horseguards – Terrace


Cocktail making demonstration

Also part of the night involved us having a demonstration of some non-alcoholic berry cocktails. I have to try to make these a home!


Berry cocktails

One of the chefs also made use some lovely aubergine and tomato canapes which were delicious, I must have  eaten at least 10 of these.


Aubergine and Tomato


Aubergine and Tomato canapes

My favourite part of the night was when the cream scones came out for us to try, they tasted heavenly!

Freshly baked scones, Cornish clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve

Freshly baked scones, Cornish clotted cream and homemade strawberry preserve

The last part of the evening consisted of an Easter egg hunt in the hotel’s cellar. We each had three minutes to find over 400 mini eggs that were hidden around the cellar.


My hoard of eggs

I didn’t win but I came home with a lovely bag of goodies and quite a few eggs.

The Royal Horseguard’s Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea will be available from the 31st March until 7 April and is sure to be a great Easter Treat!

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2 Responses to “Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Royal Horseguards Hotel”

  1. Culturefor March 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm #

    we are in love <3


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