Inspirations from Charlene’s trip to England continue… Read parts one and two.

After our fantastic lunch at Roux on Parliament Square, we walked to beautiful Trafalgar square and stopped in at St. Martin’s in the Fields where we learned about another concert and purchased our tickets. We also found an adorable book alley that sold all antique books and music books. We left with two bags full of mini scores.

Once we get moving again, we head to the Savoy Hotel for high tea. It was simply elegant! Ali ordered lemon verbena tea and I had yellow tea. Next, they presented us with a three-tiered tray of freshly made tea sandwiches. The selections included egg salad with micro greens, cucumber dill with horseradish cream cheese, chicken with mango chutney, ham and course-ground mustard, and a salmon sandwich. The top layer was filled with freshly made scones and the bottom layer included fresh jam, clotted cream, and lemon curd. I was in heaven! Alex, our server, was constantly refilling our tea. He was very charming and fabulous.

The pastries that he brought over next were absolutely amazing. I had a lemon whoopie pie, a meringue, and a rose champagne macaroon. Ali had the savoy cake, a lemon whoopie pie, and the rose champagne macaroon. Alex changed out our teas again and then served us cakes! I was stuffed but managed to enjoy a few bites of a winter cinnamon apple cake, while Ali had a super rich chocolate cake. After indulging, we sat in a satisfied stupor for a few moments before realizing it was time to move on to our concert!