Traditions

A British Tradition of drinking tea

A British Tradition of drinking tea

Tea around the 11 o’clock is called Elevenses. An Afternoon Tea with finger sandwiches, scones and sweetmeats is usually taken between 3 and 5pm for Afternoon Tea or between 5 and 6 for High Tea.  Find out more here.

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Luncheon

Luncheon

A lunch appointment with ones associates has always been a well manicured affair for British women. For the gentlemen, a smart but relaxed air is adopted but one mustn't forget to wear a tie when entering the clubhouse! Whether entertaining or being entertained it is always good to show off ones best china and have an altogether civilised afternoon meal, keeping ones looks tidy and sophisticated before hitting the shops afterwards to burn off those calories! BUY exceptional meats and cheeses to wonderful chocolates and confectionery FROM FORTNUM & MASON BUY TABLEWARE FROM WEDGWOOD    

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Picnic

Picnic

Picnics can be traced back in Britain to the 14th century when medieval feasts were held out doors before a hunt but it became really popular in the Victorian era and many novels from that time wrote about them.The Brits love the great outdoors, and in summertime the best way to spend the balmy sunny afternoons with family or friends is to enjoy a picnic. It’s a great excuse to sun ones self and wear a pretty floral dress and big hat if you’re a girl and blazers, white or cheerfully coloured trousers and panama hats for the boys.Spread a...

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Pimms O'clock

Pimms O'clock

Brits love nothing more than to have a tipple with friends after work and need no excuse to whip out the martini glasses and toast each others good health (or not!). It's a time to put aside the rigors of work and study and socialise. Freshen up after a busy day in town and head for the bar or (if its a hot summer day) to the park with a hamper packed with delicious snacks and drinks Pimm's is also the name of a quintessential cocktail made with British liqueur Pimm's, lemonade, and fruit, a favourite in the summer. Pimm's...

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