Afternoon Tea Week celebrates the great British tradition of afternoon tea and is the perfect time to indulge. This year’s Afternoon Tea Week will take place from 7th – 13th of August and to help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite tried-and-tested afternoon teas. From London hotspots to Brighton’s hidden gems, there’s a world of afternoon teas to discover with our top 10 afternoon tea experiences for corporate rewards:
For those Insta-worthy afternoon tea moments, gift a visit to Shangri-La’s TING on Level 35 of The Shard. The spectacular Champagne afternoon tea consists of delicious finger sandwiches, warm baked scones, delicate pastries and an impressive range of Shangri-La signature tea. A chilled glass of Champagne will add all the sparkle for this incredible afternoon tea with a view.
You can never go wrong with placing your corporate rewards in the expert hands of Revolution Bars. With a choice of venues across the UK, your employees or customers will be able to select a standard, veggie or vegan afternoon tea spread – each boasting an assortment of delectable bites and a R heart cocktail to toast with.
Sleek, contemporary décor meets oak and marble to create a bright and airy venue at Crafthouse in Leeds. With views stretching out over the city, an open kitchen and a lovely summer terrace, it boasts the perfect location on the fifth floor of the Trinity Leeds Shopping Centre. Your recipients can take a break from some retail therapy to enjoy a delicious vegan-friendly take on the popular afternoon tea. Add free-flowing prosecco for some extra indulgence.
One of the prettiest afternoon tea experiences for corporate rewards, gift the chance to experience the best of Sussex visiting the Royal Pavilion, followed by a Cream Tea in Brighton’s Wine Cellar. They’ll be able to tuck into a delectable scone with clotted cream and jam, paired with a pot of tea. Seaside days out don’t get much better than this.
Steeped in artistry and rich Indo-Persian heritage, Qavali is the perfect place for tea lovers who like theirs with a theatrical twist. Handcrafted to take them on a culinary journey, they’ll tuck into a three tier tray of beautiful Indo-Persian delicacies. Rounding things off is unlimited tea or coffee.
Meticulously crafted, this bear-tastic afternoon tea bus tour is unlike any other. The lucky recipients will experience London like never before – through the eyes of everyone’s favourite bear, Paddington. Journey past iconic landmarks, let Paddington and Mrs Bird be their guide and enjoy a delectable afternoon tea with lashings of marmalade, of course.
The Great British tradition of afternoon tea has had a plant-based makeover at Bristol’s Eden Cafe, making for the perfect gift for any vegan employees or customers. Dining in ‘Sydney brunch-esque’ interiors, sweet and savoury delights arrive in the form of vegan prawn cocktail, coronation chickpea and more. The final touch of bottomless tea and coffee is the cherry on the top of a culinary experience like no other.
One of our favourite afternoon tea experiences for corporate rewards is the exquisite affair offered by the Northern Belle. This tea is all about class with round-trip travel aboard the luxury train and panoramas of the UK’s most unspoilt countryside. This corporate gift has got it all: Champagne, fine-dining silver service and a traditional afternoon tea.
One of the world’s preeminent destination stores, one of the world’s preeminent afternoon tea destinations. Fortnum & Mason is one of those spots where you don’t just sip, you sup. Three centuries of tradition all rolled into one royally-ordained indulgence, with ‘Tearistas’ waiting to talk them through the incredible range of signature blends.
In case you hadn’t guessed, here at Virgin Incentives and Virgin Experience Days, we’re big fans of afternoon teas with a difference and this river cruise is no exception. They’ll drift along the tranquil water meadows surrounding Oxford, while relishing a feast provided by The Folly to make the whole thing even more quintessentially British.
Hopefully by now, you’ve discovered there’s a world of delightful afternoon tea experiences for corporate rewards. From 5* venues to teas with sparkling add-on’s for all-out indulgence, there’s something for everyone. Want to find out even more about our incredible and unique corporate rewards? Take a look below: