Central London hotel, Conrad London St. James is proud to launch a new Gin Afternoon Tea in partnership with the City of London distillery. The capital’s infatuation with gin is no secret, so the hotel is delighted to combine the city’s favourite drink with another British classic for the ultimate “G&Tea” experience. In the midst of a gin renaissance, there’s never been a better time to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea with a twist. The hotel’s executive pastry chef, Diana Sedlakova, and Emmeline’s Lounge Manager, Luigi Volpe, have established a partnership with the award-winning City of London Distillery to create a winning combination of gin infused afternoon tea treats and creative cocktails.

Freshly baked scones, a selection of delicate sandwiches and a wide variety of teas from Lalani & Co will accompany bespoke cakes. Diana has expertly paired the Square Mile Gin with a Charred Lemon & Pink Grapefruit Tart with Rosemary Meringue. An Elderflower Jelly Honey Cake & Pear Mousse Delice will be served alongside the Six Bells Gin whilst a Juniper Spiced Chocolate Crust Cheesecake with Bittersweet Orange Compote will accompany the Indian Dargi’n’ Tonic.

Diana brings her extensive experience from some of London’s most renowned hotels to create these innovative sweet treats. Having perfected the art of sugar craft, Diana has been awarded a gold medal at the Hotel Olympia competition. Served in Emmeline’s Lounge, named after the 19th century British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst, the Gin Afternoon Tea blends tradition with contemporary flavours and techniques.

After treating yourself, a loved one, friends or family to Conrad London St. James’s new Gin Afternoon Tea take a stroll through St James’s Park, wander past Buckingham Palace and head towards the river for Westminster Abbey, all within walking distance of the hotel.

Prices for Afternoon Tea start from £35 per person with the Gin Afternoon Tea Monday-Friday and from £39 at weekends. The Gin Afternoon Tea with a glass of Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne or with three “G&Tea” cocktail tasters start from £45. Gin Afternoon Tea for two with a bottle of Mumm Cordon Rouge Champagne start from £100.

Nightly rates at Conrad London St. James start from £317 on a room only basis. For reservations and more information please visit www.conradhotels.com/london or call 020 3301 8080.