Tale as old as time afternoon tea

Tale as old as time afternoon tea

I wish I could start every week the way I started last week…cuddled up by a fire, eating cakes and being waited on. It was finally time to experience the infamous ‘Tale As Old As Time’ afternoon tea at the Kensington Hotel and it didn’t disappoint!

With the theme quite evidently being Beauty and the Beast, this originally launched to celebrate the release of the new film last year. Having been so popular, they have been extending the time it’s available however, at present it is only available til the end of June. I have my fingers crossed they extend it again for anyone who hasn’t been able to experience it yet!

From Lumiere and Cogsworth props to Mrs Potts, chip and sweet treats inspired by the film, no detail is spared. As you’d expect, the staff are very attentive and live and breath the ‘be our guest’ motto from the film.

I have to admit, some of the cakes weren’t to my liking – some where a little too sweet but there were some equally as delicious treats in there too. I’m a huge fan of afternoon tea already but this was a lovely experience and I highly recommend it – if you can get tickets!

Who’s a fan of afternoon tea? Where would you recommend for an afternoon of tea and cake?



  1. Wow, Holly! This looks like a magical experience! I love the fact that you had Cogsworth and Lumiere as well as all of the other characters on your table, what an adorable touch! I’m intrigued by what the grey stuff tasted like hehe! Sorry that not everything was to your taste, I’m glad that on the whole you’d recommend it though!

    Abbey x

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 8:58 am

      It really was, the service and little extra touches are definitely what made it 🙂 xx

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 8:59 am

      It was super cute – you definitely should 🙂

  2. 30/01/2018 / 7:07 pm

    oh em gee! i have heard of this afternoon tea! I am so jealous! I really want to go, it looks so amazing! xx corinne

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:00 am

      You should try and go still! I highly recommend – if you didn’t get that from my post already 🙂 xx

  3. 30/01/2018 / 7:16 pm

    I would absolutely love to do this this year! I adore Beauty and the Beast – and afternoon tea! I haven’t been nowhere near enough and only did my first ever one last year! I have that little Chip ornament on my shelf <3

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:02 am

      You should try and go still. It’s on until July at the moment but keep an eye out as they sometimes extend it!! I have a chip mug at home 🙂 xx

  4. 30/01/2018 / 7:19 pm

    Wow this looks like a truly magical place. I am placing this on my list of places to try for afternoon tea now.

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:12 am

      You should! Although look into it quickly as it sells out fast and it is only running until July at the moment x

  5. 30/01/2018 / 7:26 pm

    I’ve seen a few people attend this now and I would love to go! It looks like such a cute experience and I’d definitely appreciate it seen as Disney and cake are two of my favourite things ha! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

    Jess xx

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:15 am

      Go go go! It was a lovely experience and if you are a fan of Beauty and the Beast, you will love it 🙂 xx

  6. 30/01/2018 / 7:36 pm

    This looks AMAZING! I’m a massive Beauty and the Beast fan and have seen this advertised- sadly live a little far away! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos 😃

    Melanie | http://www.frasersfunhouse.com

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:16 am

      Thanks lovely! Sad to hear it is too far away for you x

  7. 30/01/2018 / 7:40 pm

    This looks amazing and cosy! My kind of place for sure😄

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:17 am

      Hi Laura – for sure! It is a beautiful hotel and it was an amazing afternoon tea xx

  8. 30/01/2018 / 9:57 pm

    Lumiere! Chip! Cogsworth! Awww this simply incredible! I love Beauty and the Beast so I’d definitely enjoy this. I love posts like these though it makes me a little sad that I’m not there to visit some of those lovely places. It’s always nice to discover new places. Lovely post 😊 ❤️

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 9:18 am

      Thanks lovely! All the gang were present! Hopefully it’s still around when you next visit 🙂 xx

  9. 31/01/2018 / 11:53 am

    How cute is this afternoon tea! I have read about it and I’d love to go, it looks great ♥ Last February I went to Fortnum’s for afternoon tea and it was lovely ♥

    Kristina | https://ginandbiscuits.co.uk/

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 12:05 pm

      It was super cute 🙂 I love afternoon tea – I will have to check out Fortnum’s soon xx

  10. 31/01/2018 / 8:04 pm

    Omg! I’m so jealous 😍 this looks amazing!
    Great photos too

    • Holly
      31/01/2018 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks lovely! Xx

  11. 06/02/2018 / 1:21 pm

    This afternoon tea looks so sweet! x


  12. 08/02/2018 / 5:21 pm

    Oh wow it looks so good!

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