Give the gift of a magical experience this Christmas – London’s top 3 choices with #showbizmama
Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea at Emmeline’s, Conrad Hotel, London
Hidden off the beaten track, just a stone’s throw away from the hustle bustle of London Victoria’s theatre land and the Christmas shoppers ,lies the Conrad hotel.
Upon entry staff bend over backwards to help you feel comfortable as you nestle into a chez long, offering you a drink and a sneak peak of the menu – if in case like me – you’re expecting and the menu needs a little tweaking for your palette.
Whisked straight to your table, with the elegant spa-like background music playing in the background and the soft purple lighting you feel relaxed instantly as the waiter temps you with an extensive list of both exotic and traditional teas to warm you up and accompany your elegant feast.
The Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea showcases an assortment of savoury creations – the classic turkey, sage and Parma ham sausage rolls are festively fantastic, alongside the delicate finger sandwiches and fig & blue cheese crostini. No cream tea is complete without scones and unique selection of wintery roasted pecan scones, topped off with exquisite Devonshire clotted cream are to die for. For mums to be like me, I was able to substitute the stunning smoked salmon dish for classic egg and cress finger sandwiches, which my bump enjoyed as much as I did, judging from instant flutter of kicks!
But the piece de resistance would have to be the selection of sweet delicacies – and the green apple and blackberry mousse and white forest gateaux garnished with a Valrhona chocolate wreath, are literally too good to eat. It’s like a work of art before you, so a treat for the eyes and the mouth.
This touch of winter continues this season, so whether it’s a romantic afternoon you’re planning, a mother and daughter day, a baby shower, or a Christmas gathering with the girls, you can’t go wrong with this hidden treasure at Conrad hotel.
Winter Solstice Afternoon Tea is £64 per person with free flowing Champagne, £57.50 with one glass of champagne or £49 per person without champagne.
For further details, visit www.conradhotels.com/london or call 020 3301 8080.
Royal Albert Hall – extraterrestrial gift for the film buff
A truly magical experience not to missed is the series of shows at the Royal Albert Hall.
The Hall is putting on some of the best movie experiences around, with some of cinema’s biggest blockbusters getting the spectacular film-and-live-orchestra treatment like the Sell-out screenings of Jurassic Park and Aliens. The 2016 programme reaches a grand finale with E. T. on 28 December at 2pm and 7pm) Don’t miss it!
All tickets are available now from www.royalalberthall.com<http://www.royalalberthall.com> / 020 7589 8212
Dinner and dancing – Boisdale, Canary Wharf
An evening of entertainment with a fine dining experience would surely bring a smile to a loved-one’s face this Christmas.
If you’re thinking of keeping it close to home, then visiting one of the Boisdale restaurants could be just the ticket as their super impressive Canary Wharf branch is hosting some great soul nights in the coming weeks – with a festive supper while you get your groove on.
Details of what’s coming up at Boisdale are here https://www1.boisdale.co.uk/Music.aspx