Tea and dance
BOOKING has opened for The Dorchesterõs new afternoon tea, a Sleeping Beauty-themed collaboration between the Mayfair hotel and the English National Ballet School during the autumn half-term (October 24Ð28). Princess Aurora, her Prince, the Three Good Fairies and the evil fairy Maleficent will pirouette among the tables of the Dorchesterõs Promenade tearoom as guests sip Champagne and tuck into finger sandwiches, homemade scones and scrumptious cakes inspired by the story. Children can enjoy storytelling, face painting, tutus, crowns and a Fairy Potion. Itõs priced at £65 for adults and £35 for children aged 5Ð11 (www.dorchestercollection.com; 020Ð7629 8888).