Anna Maria Russell, the seventh Duchess of Bedford is credited with inventing afternoon tea in 1841, when she started drinking tea and eating a light snack to bridge the long gap between meals. Now, the Duchess and Mr Fogg have teamed up to cordially invite guests to partake in what was truly the height of fashion in Victorian times and remains as equally popular today.

Hosted by the Duchess herself, who may even pour the tea as etiquette dictates, guests can enjoy the finest selection of teas from around the world with a delicate array of dainty sandwiches, cakes, pastries and petiits-fours. Beautifully presented on traditional three-tiered stands and served on embossed fine bone china, delights will include; cucumber, coronation chicken, smoked salmon, and cheese and ham sandwiches, Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake, meringue tarts, macaroons, marzipan and glazed fruits.

Gentlemen, please do remember your calling cards, ladies, gloves are optional. The Duchess and Mr Fogg are eagerly awaiting your arrival for a celebration of one of Britain’s most well loved rituals, summed up perfectly in the words of the well known song; “At half past three, everything stops for tea”.

When: Every Saturday from 3.01pm – 6.01pm

Where: 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD

Afternoon tea costs £25 per person, and £35 if you want a tea cocktail of your choice. Click here to find out more.