Are you ready to enjoy afternoon tea in London above 800 ft on a 72nd floor open-air sky deck? If you are, here’s your chance to celebrate a great British summertime tradition – afternoon tea from the storied grocer Fortnum & Mason. The rich history of the iconic establishment goes back 308 years to the time of Queen Anne, and the company hold many Royal Warrants to this day. The afternoon tea package named the Sky-High Tea Picnic, will be served at the Shard, London’s newest architectural marvel located near the London Bridge.
The View from The Shard and Fortnum & Mason Sky-High Tea Picnic will consist of scrumptious classic finger sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and raspberry jam, tea fancies and their signature Royal Blend tea and coffee. At 800-ft up you can pretend to be in a park having a picnic, you get to sit on your own picnic blanket and enjoy the fresh air and wonderful Sky-High treats delivered in a Fortnum & Mason picnic basket. The Shard offers striking panoramic views of London for up to 40 miles on clear days.
If high rises, outdoors and unpredictable English weather are not your cup of tea, you can skip the Shard and still enjoy Fortnum’s fine foods more closer to the Earth. The same packages are available at Fortnum & Mason’s Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon. Guests also have the option to take in the stunning views from the Shard and then enjoy tea at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
As it is, the Sky-High Tea package costs $130 for two. The second, Champagne Sky-High Tea will cost $205 for two persons and include everything from the Sky-High package plus a 75 cl bottle of Fortnum & Mason Champagne. Pricing for both packages also include the View From The Shard ticket. The Fortnum’s afternoon tea will be offered from June 23 to September 8, between noon and 6pm each day. Starting May 1, the picnic packages are available to book online at www.theviewfromtheshard.com.
Source: The View From The Shard