After a long day at the British Museum, bluestockings, scholars and tourists in need of sustenance and a bit of glam will enjoy the refurbished Bloomsbury Street Bar & Restaurant at the
Radisson Blu Edwardian. Its swanky good looks – all gold crushed velvet, moody lighting and glass chandeliers – turn tea into a special occasion, a notion that a cheeky glass of Mercier Champagne
only serves to underline. At £17.50 per person, this afternoon delight suits those who want all the trappings of a fine hotel tea, but without the three-figure bills. The choice of cakes and
sandwiches changes all the time, but traditionalists won’t be disappointed by the delicate egg mayonnaise or smoked salmon versions, the zesty lemon cake or the scones with jam and clotted cream.