Afternoon Tea at the Library Lounge

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Venue name: Afternoon Tea at the Library Lounge
Address: London County Hall Westminster Bridge Road
Price: £26 to £40
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Ever flowing bubbles, delicious food and stunning views of London's iconic Thames riverside; Afternoon Tea at Marriott County Hall's Library Lounge is the perfect way to showcase the capital to a visitor or to celebrate a special occasion.

For £39, you are treated to unlimited afternoon tea and prosecco to add sparkle to your experience. The afternoon tea itself is delicious; classic dishes with slight modern twists to make every mouthful exciting. The fact it includes both sweet and savory scones is a massive plus; the lime and chive scones served with cream cheese were the highlight! The sandwiches are fresh and delicate; top tip- although you can ask for as many sandwiches and scones as you would like in your 2.5 hour sitting, try to resist! With all the fizz, you don't want to be too full to try the lovely, fruity and beautiful cakes to finish- the pistachio cake was moist and tasty.

The room itself is lined with bookcases filled with historical old books and looking out over the London Eye and the Houses of Westminster isn't half bad either. I'm not normally one to notice, but the lighting was really bright and didn't create much of an ambience. Some real fires in the stunning fireplaces and lamps on the tables would have made it all a cosier affair.

The service was great, it was rare I had anything less that half a glass of bubbles which meant I was suitably tipsy. If you don't fancy boozing with your cakes, their selection of teas is above and beyond! Would definitely recommend if you want to see London through the tourist eyes for a change!