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£25 -- Afternoon Tea for 2 w/Bubbly in Bloomsbury Townhouse

Sold out - This deal was published 05 Mar, 2014 and sold out 26 Mar, 2014.
By Ceri Anderson
There is a "classic air" to the 4-star Academy hotel, says Frommer's. You and a friend can now take afternoon tea with bubbly at this boutique Georgian townhouse and save 43%. 

Why we love it

  • You would usually pay £43.90 for this package -- with this offer it works out at £12.50 each
  • The 18th-century hotel "offers a sense of sanctuary just yards from the bustle of Bloomsbury and Oxford Street", says Frommer's
  • You can take your afternoon tea in the Alchemy restaurant, the library or the private garden on warmer days

When

12-5pm until 31 Jul

Where

The Academy
21 Gower Street
Bloomsbury, WC1E 6HG
(See Map)
Tel: 020 7631 4115

What's included

  • Afternoon tea for two, including freshly baked scones with preserve and clotted cream, a selection of finger sandwiches, a selection of pastries and petit fours, strawberries and cream, and tea or coffee
  • A glass of prosecco each
  • You can also go as a group of four for £49 instead of £87.80
  • We have also negotiated an overnight stay for two including a full English breakfast each for £159 instead of the usual cost of £289. Click here to find out more

The small print

Not available on 29 June-5 July. Subject to availability. Reservations are required. Vouchers for this offer are limited and may therefore sell out before the stated expiry date.

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£25   £43.90
43% off | 880 bought
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The Academy
84% Enjoyed The Academy
84% (241 ratings)
Sold out at
23:59 GMT on March 26
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84% Enjoyed The Academy
(241 ratings)
3.9
Ambiance
4.1
Quality of Service
3.9
Food
4.1
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

No I wont be returning

I am really disappointed with my experience, when we arrived even though I called weeks in advance to ensure they would be able to meet the parties dietary requirements and to book, they had no record of our booking. After waiting an hour for our afternoon tea it was very disappointing, we had no waiter as such and we were sat an hour before we had as much of a glass of water. The reason I called and booked in advance was because two members of the party required a vegan option due to allergy problems, it was clear this was not prepared for. When the meal arrived we simply had lettuce and cucumber in a dry sandwich followed by oat biscuits and more oat biscuits instead of scones or cakes, which due to the advance booking, I don't think is acceptable! It was clear that they went out to the shops and picked up 2 packets of biscuits! As this booking was made for a friend as a treat I am very upset with how the day turned out and the fact they dealt poorly with my our dietary requirements.

11 September 2014 Samantha United Kingdom

The afternoon tea was nice

The lack of service. No one asked if we wanted more tea!

31 August 2014 Terry United Kingdom

Staff very helpful, efficient and friendly. The academy is a lovely building and very comfortable.

26 August 2014 Ann United Kingdom

The scones were good.

I had booked a place in the garden and was told we could not eat there. The Prosecco was corked twice. The sandwiches had been made a long time before and were curling up and almost toasted in texture. The cheese in them was sweating. The decor was poor (furniture scuffed). We were seated right outside a toilet with people from the garden traipsing in and out.

21 August 2014 Nicholas United Kingdom

Small walled garden was perfect on a sunny day for our afternoon tea. It was quiet and relaxed. The scones were particularly delicious, freshly cooked and warm.

13 August 2014 Liz United Kingdom

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21 Gower Street
Bloomsbury, WC1E 6HG
Tel: 020 7631 4115

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