Why settle for an afternoon tea on the ground floor, when you can have a luxurious afternoon tea at The Shard on the 72nd floor over looking London.
Fortnum & Mason have teamed up with The Shard in London to offer an extreme afternoon tea!
There’s none of this ground floor nonsense, instead this afternoon tea is served picnic style on the 72nd floor of The Shard.
Little tables are set up on ‘The Viewing Platform’ in prime position for the most spectacular 360 degree views spanning up to 40 miles across the city of London.
The scene is set for a picnic with grass, flowers, pillows and deck chairs.
And surrounded by the sounds of tweeting birds, your afternoon tea is served.
Or the Devonshire Way – with the cream on first?
Don’t forget to look up!
(It was about half way through the afternoon tea that I realised there was no roof. The shards of glass simply ended at the blue sky!)
This is indeed a proper picnic!
Or perhaps you fancy a wander round The Gerkin, The Cheese Grater and The Walkie Talkie?
They scale the 306m high building in an open-topped vessel that sways in the breeze, to clean the endless windows of The Shard. Now that is either brave or crazy? I cannot decide! But I know that I would have to phone in sick with nerves if that was my job on a Monday morning.
Oh and don’t forget to visit the toilet before you leave!
Book your table for an afternoon tea whilst you’re there and enjoy the spectacular views with tea, scones & cake!
How very British!