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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Next we got to check out the Terrace which I can imagine gets very busy in the summer season.
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!
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.
My favourite part of the night was when the cream scones came out for us to try, they tasted heavenly!
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.
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!