I'm trying to put the finishing touches to our visit to London in late January and I would really appreciate your input on a couple of points.
I'd like to take my travel companions to enjoy afternoon tea, as I'll be growing one year older during our time there. I'm not looking for anything too fancy (no "putting on the Ritz" for me, thank you) but I'd like a wee bit of 'fuss' and a rather 'traditional' experience. I've listed below the places that look like they might fit the bill, according to my research,could you please share any preference (or suggest any other hidden treasure):
- The Cavendish Hotel- St James's
- British Museum Court Restaurant - this probably makes most sense, as we'll be spending the morning at the Museum before heading to tea, but I'm somehow concerned about their offer being specifically for tourists, therefore not so 'special'
- The Wolseley
-The Capital Hotel
- Washington Mayfair Hotel
- Portrait Gallery Restaurant
Secondly, I'd like to book tickets for a tour of the Houses of Parliament; they have a concessionary rate for "Senior citizens (60+)" - now, would that be citizens of the UK only or are 60+ citizens of the world entitled to this? :)
I saw there's a 2-4-1 offer for the "Journey To The Heart Of Islam" exhibition at the British Museum and I was wondering whether there's any way to use this when pre-booking tickets online (suppose not, but thought I might ask). And if I don't book online, how likely is it to find tickets on the actual day?
Thank you for taking the time to read through all these questions and for any suggestion.