Press Release Date: 13 Apr, 2012

A very British afternoon tea… Celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in true royal style at Guoman’s Five-Star The Royal Horseguards hotel

Celebrate all things British with an afternoon tea to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at Guoman’s suitably regal, historic five-star The Royal Horseguards, in London’s Whitehall.

Presented on the hotel’s intimate outdoor terrace with spectacular views of the iconic river Thames and the London Eye, resident head pastry chef Joanne Todd has designed the exclusive ode to HM The Queen’s 60 years on the throne.

The Very British Afternoon Tea includes:

  • A selection of finger sandwiches, including Her Majesty’s favourite – roast beef
  • A delicious selection of very British biscuits shaped as iconic red buses, Union Jack flags, crowns and the Big Ben tower
  • A decadent crown jewel cupcake – too good to be locked up in the Tower of London – and a Yorkshire rhubarb Queen of Pudding
  • Dark chocolate and English peppermint creams are an homage to Queen Elizabeth’s favourite childhood sweets – peppermint creams 
  • A Lemon and Martini meringue pie is inspired by her tipple of choice – a Martini finished with a twist of lemon rind 
  • Drop Scotch scones with English Bramley apple compote are created just as Queen Elizabeth herself made for President Eisenhower when he visited Balmoral Castle in 1959
  • And to top it off, finish with Traditional Freshly Baked Scones served with homemade English strawberry preserve and Cornish clotted cream

The Very British Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee will be available from 21 May until 17 June 2012 at Guoman’s The Royal Horseguards priced at £35 per person, or £40 per person including a glass of Laurent Perrier Champagne.

The Royal Horseguards is Guoman Hotels’ five-star flagship hotel, a member of Preferred Hotels and Resorts and also member of the Tea Guild, a prestigious and strictly invitation only collective that confirms the highest standards of afternoon tea service.