Afternoon Tea Lessons

Afternoon Tea Lessons, London: Hours, Address, Afternoon Tea Lessons Reviews: 5/5

Afternoon Tea Lessons
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Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
The tradition of Afternoon Tea is a very special part of English culture dating back to Victorian times. Come and learn how to make Afternoon Tea, the history, presentation, etiquette and best of all - enjoy tucking into a delicious spread in an elegant but cosy Victorian drawing room! These Tuesday morning classes (10am - 1.45pm) are given by Giuliana Orme - author of "Afternoon Tea at Home Made Simple". Many students who have attended Giuliana's afternoon tea class have requested extra baking lessons and these classes are available on Wednesdays (10am -1.30pm). You can chose from Baking lessons A (where you can learn to make Victoria Sandwich, Sherry Fruit Trifle and Florentine Biscuits) or B (Lemon Curd, Cheese Scones and Ritz Torte) which are available on alternate Wednesdays - see the website for the class schedule. Giuliana's afternoon tea class has been featured in the following publications: - West Jet Magazine - ‘Off Road’ (YouTube) - Asiana Airlines Magazine - ‘The Secluded Tea Party’ - Evening Standard - Fuji TV - Reuters - a Japanese Newspaper - Russian TV - Global Traveller Magazine
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Gerd_from_Lund
Lund, Sweden39 contributions
Dec 2019
I and my husband had the most wonderful afternoon tea lesson in the beginning of December. This was my third time and my husband first time at Giuliana's beautiful home but not our last. We made salmon and cucumber sandwich and baked scones. It was fun. We learned everything about how to make afternoon tea and the history about the tradition. And in the end we enjoyed a real afternoon tea! Giuliana is a great teacher and a wonderful host and we really enjoyed our lesson.
We can highly recommend this lesson!
Written 14 January 2020
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It was so good to see you again and finally meet your husband! I really enjoyed your company and I so appreciate your very generous review! Thank you ! Giuliana
Written 15 January 2020
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Abigael O
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Jun 2019
My husband and I attended Giuliana's Afternoon Tea Class in June 2019 and she was a perfect host! We enjoyed learning about the origins of tea, history of afternoon tea, leaning how to make scones and sandwiches! What a treat this was for me because experiencing afternoon tea in London was on my bucket list!

Highly recommend this class to anyone visiting London! You won't regret it.
Written 2 January 2020
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Ooh...! What a lovely review to find at the start of the New Year! I so appreciate your kind words and enthusiasm about the class - Many thanks! Giuliana
Written 3 January 2020
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Ijorgo3
Leawood, Kansas, United States16 contributions
Sep 2019
I honestly thought this was going to be a baking/cooking lesson but Giuliana shared SO much for this experience. She discussed several history facts about afternoon tea culture of England and explained different types of tea. Unless you research in depth a head of time, I think a lot of people don't know about the history of Afternoon tea and how it transformed over hundreds of years. That was the best, unexpected part of this experience! Cooking/Baking part was so much fun- It was very hands on, fun, informative session even for me who bakes on regular basis and have a small baking business. She was very kind and welcomed me into her lovely home. Highly recommended.
Written 22 September 2019
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What a lovely review to find on a Monday morning....! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comments, all of which are very much appreciated, It was a real pleasure to welcome you to the class.
Written 23 September 2019
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Emily
3 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
My mother (75) and I spent 3.5 hours in her home for the class. I bought this for my mothers day and it was so fun! We learned about teas, how to set up a proper tea and a little on the history of tea. It was great paced, felt leisurely, but never boring! I highly recommend this class to everyone.
Written 14 August 2019
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Thank you so much Emily - your words are very much appreciated - as was the company of you and your lovely mother! Best regards, Giuliana
Written 21 August 2019
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Jand12
Rockville, MD110 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
I spent a morning at Giuliana's with few other ladies learning to make scones, sandwiches (salmon, cucumber, egg salad) and how to brew proper tea. After the preparation we enjoyed sitting in the drawing room and drinking tea and eating the scones, sandwiches and pastries. It was great to hear about the history, origin, etiquette and presentation of the traditional British afternoon tea. We also each got a recipe booklet and take home treats. Giuliana and her assistant were engaging, helpful and hospitable. It was also a wonderful experience to visit a lovely Victorian home. I am looking forward to replicating this experience for my friends and family!
Written 29 July 2019
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Thank you so much for your kind words - it was a pleasure to meet you and I am so glad you enjoyed the Afternoon Tea Lesson. Warmest wishes, Giuliana
Written 11 August 2019
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JennamoonPhx
Phoenix, AZ242 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
My mom and I had a wonderful time at this lesson. We were warmly welcomed by Giuliana. We met the six other people who were all lovely. This is just such a great thing to do. It’s informative, historical, cultural, and delicious. The instructions are clear and easy. I will return home and put on an afternoon tea for friends.
I also bought her book as a souvenir. When you leave, you leave happy with a full belly, recipe packet from what you just made, and a ‘to-go’ box of a scone and treat for later. It was so well done, and I really enjoyed being inside an English home. My mom and I both highly recommend this activity!
Written 6 March 2019
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Oh my goodness - what a lovely review! thank you - your kind words mean such a lot to me! It was such a pleasure to meet you and your mother and I hope very much that you enjoy the rest of your time in London. Warmest wishes, G
Written 7 March 2019
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moeldn
London, UK5 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
It was heaven when you smell the fresh scones out of oven and have it with a proper English tea. You can also enjoy an atmosphere/decor of English charming house and the history of afternoon tea by the teacher, Giuliana would entertain you.
他では経験できない素敵なアフターヌーンティークラスです。自分で作った焼きたてスコーンを味わえるのが最高です。英国のインテリアや、アフターヌーンティーの歴史も同時に楽しめる、イギリス感満載のクラスです。
Written 19 January 2018
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How lovely to hear from you Moe - thank you for your kind words which are much appreciated! Best wishes, Giuliana
Written 20 January 2018
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kmjm701
London, UK4 contributions
Apr 2017 • Solo
I did both Giuliana's afternoon tea lesson and her baking class. Both classes were really enjoyable and Giuliana made me feel so welcome in her beautiful Victorian home. It was really fun to learn all about the art of afternoon tea. You can tell there had been a huge amount of thought and care put into planning the day and the recipes were really yummy. I'm definitely going to try making the scones at home!
Written 17 April 2017
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Oh.....thank you - such kind words! It was such a pleasure to meet you and I am delighted to hear that you are going to make some scones at home! Best wishes, Giuliana
Written 18 April 2017
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frankyou2017
Seoul, South Korea1 contribution
Mar 2017 • Couples
If you are a tea drinker(n love finger food), this class is go-to-place! The most amazing time in London!
Written 29 March 2017
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Thank you so much for such an enthusiastic review - so glad you enjoyed it!
Written 30 March 2017
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AniM2000
La Jolla, CA14 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
Afternoon tea at Giuliana's lovely home in St. john's Wood was one of the highlights of my recent trip to London. Not only do you enjoy a most delicious afternoon tea, but you are taught how to prepare it. The atmosphere is very warm and friendly and everyone and the hostess, Giuliana, is so gracious and welcoming.
A 'must do' when you next go to London. A great way to relax and learn.
Written 16 February 2017
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