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Stupendous Sugar Highs and High Above the Clouds {Review – Matilda Afternoon Tea, London}

October last year I had the great pleasure and honor of being my lovely cousins bridesmaid. It was a beautiful day and with great little details my cousin and her husband had put a lot of thought into.  My cousin’s groom had to keep reminding her that it wasn’t a food festival she was planning but a wedding! It is fair to say the food we had was utterly amazing. Seared scallops,  fillet of beef, vodka palate cleansing sorbets, trio of puddings and mini fish and chips… the list goes on!

In fact when we went bridesmaid dress shopping in London with my two other cousins, who were also bridesmaids, it turned into quite a foodie tour. We had cupcakes at Hummingbird Bakery in Notting Hill, lunch at the Electric Theatre in Notting Hill and then afternoon cake and milkshakes at Choccywoccydoodah on Carnaby Street. Perfect day and a very serious sugar high!

Once my cousin had come back from her honeymoon and Christmas was out of the way, all the bridesmaids arranged another sugar fueled day in London.  As two of my cousins are into theatre and musicals, I tried to find a place for afternoon tea in thertre district. Currently, the musical of the amazing Roald Dahl story of Matilda is rocking out and the Radisson hotel near the theatre was doing a Stupendous Afternoon Tea in its honor.

I’ve never had afternoon tea like it! There was so many treats for us to try- drum roll please…….

– Finger Sandwiches (honey mustard, cheddar cheese, cucumber and egg mayonnaise)

Check this all this out!

Check this all this out!

– Fresh Scones with clotted cream and jam

– Chocolate Fondue with marshmallows, strawberries and bananas

Sweet Plate

Sweet Plate

– Chocolate Cupcakes

– Chocolate Brownies

– Lemon Drizzle Cake

– Strawberry Tart

Air Shot

Air Shot

– Strawberry Trifle Shots

Trifle-ly Good!

Trifle-ly Good!

And all topped up with a huge chocolate milkshake!

Rich Milkshake

Rich Milkshake

Felt like a little kid again! It was all delicious and had a wonderful time! We’re now planning a cupcake, afternoon tea tour again soon, so any recommendations of places we should try, please drop me a line.

After the afternoon tea, I hot footed it over to the new and shiny Shard located next to London Bridge. I was very fortunate to get a family and friend preview ticket to try out The View  from a family member. Wow! It was incredible. Absolutely spectacular views of London and the beautiful historic buildings that makes up the city. The Shard is 1,016ft (310m) tall, we could only go to the 69th floor as they were doing the finishing touches to the restaurant above us but the views were still breath taking.

The lift took only 30 seconds to travel the first 33 floors. Impressive huh! Unlike The Empire State Building where you need to jostle for elbow room on the narrow roof, The View has floor to ceiling glass, with an unrestricted view of the bustling streets below. There is also room to move around as well as fantastic telescopes which as you scan the skyline, the telescopes pick up the buildings you are looking at and can find out about the building history. As well as being able to choose whether you would like to see the view at daytime, nighttime, sunset or live at the time you are there. What a brilliant idea!

Also I would recommend going to the toilet –  weird recommendation I know! But it will be the best view you’ll ever have!!!

I honestly recommend everyone goes to The View , I’m planning on going back again and again, at different times of the day as when we went it was dusk and saw how the city transfers into night time. Breathtaking.

Looking Out Over London

Looking Out Over London

 

 

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