Mind the Bap: Swanky hotel offers High Tea inspired by the Tube


Until now, the only way to taste the London Underground was to lick a handrail. Thankfully, the Park Lane Hotel is offering a classier way to sample the Tube.

Their luxurious Palm Court lounge is now serving a special version of High Tea, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Tube. Its sandwiches and pastries are inspired by your favourite underground stations (and Bank).

They include:

  • ‘District and Circle Line’ roulade with Coronation Chicken, Mayonnaise, Saffron Bread & Spinach
  • Honey Roast Ham (for Paddington Bear!), Toasted Muffin, ‘Piccadilly’ Relish and Micro Cress
  • Warm Leek and Asparagus Double ‘Gloucester Road’ tart with a Soft Poached Quails Egg
  • Plain and fruit scones with ‘Limehouse’ Curd, ‘Victoria’ Plum Jam and clotted cream
  • White Chocolate Oreo Swiss Roll Cottage (Swiss Cottage)

Lovely, although some of those puns are eye-watering. Also, what’s an American cookie doing in Swiss Cottage? But we digest. It’s all washed down with a pot of tea and a Metropolitan 1863 cocktail, a blend of gin and blackcurrant tea.

Much more civilised than knocking back White Lightning, while swearing at your fellow passengers.

The London Underground High Tea is available until 10th February, and costs £41 per person. It can be booked here.


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