Take time out from shopping and sightseeing to relax with your loved one. Why not treat them to a delicious afternoon tea while looking out over Trafalgar Square? Or, how about asking your girls to be your bridesmaids over bubbles, sandwiches and scones?
Heading to London for a festive few days of Christmas shopping? Whether you’re dashing around for gifts or enjoying a romantic getaway, a visit to The Amba Hotel Charing Cross should definitely be on your to-do list!
Perfectly located in the heart of London, the Grade II-listed building combines its 150-year-old heritage with modern comforts. The hotel boasts 239 stylish bedrooms and nine event rooms, including The Ballroom and The Terrace. Some of the event rooms overlook Charing Cross train station. This makes it the perfect place to while away the afternoon train spotting and people watching.
We headed over to The Amba Hotel Charing Cross to try out the Festive Afternoon Tea. On approach, the hotel strikes you as grand. Being centrally located, finding it was a piece of cake. We headed straight to the hotel’s restaurant, The Terrace, which offers all-day dining, from afternoon tea to cocktails. The Terrace is beautifully decorated, with a fabulous chandelier and panoramic views of bustling Trafalgar Square below.
After a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, we feasted on Aged Keen’s farmhouse cheddar and onion chutney, English ham and sundried tomato paste and cucumber, free range egg and cream cheese sandwiches. Brioche rolls topped with crème fresh and smoked salmon joined the feast.
After our delicious savoury plate, we enjoyed a selection of sweet treats. From classic scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, to gingerbread and mincemeat flavoured macarons and miniature chocolate logs, it was utter indulgence! Complemented perfectly by a choice of teas or coffee, it really was a scrumptious treat!
Visit between the 20th and the 24th December to indulge in the Festive Afternoon Tea for just £35, including a glass of sparkling wine on arrival. Available Monday to Friday between 2.30pm and 6.30pm. The hotel can cater for all dietary requirements, just be sure to let them know of any allergies before you visit.
Words: Becci Clubb