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Royal teas

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Set between the two buildings of the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, London, the Queen’s House was England's first The only hotel with a Royal Warrant, The Goring are celebratin­g classical building, built in the 17th-century by architect Inigo the milestone with a special Jubilee-themed afternoon tea. Dishes Jones for Anne of Denmark, as a gift from her husband, James I. include traditiona­l treats such as coronation chicken and royal

Four hundred years later, the splendid royal villa is due to fruit cake, and Jubilee-themed cocktails have been created for the reopen on 11 October following extensive renovation­s, which occasion. Meanwhile, the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea at the have seen an overhaul to the galleries housing its famous

Taj 51 Buckingham Gate will send you on a delicious journey collection of art – including key works by Gainsborou­gh and Hogarth – and original features, such as the Tulip Staircase. through Her Majesty’s 70-year reign. On the menu are delicacies If that’s not reason enough to visit, it is likely to be the home such as Bombe Glacé Princess Elizabeth, which was served at the of the historic Armada portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (pictured wedding of the young Princess and Philip Mountbatte­n in 1947, above), one of the most iconic images of any British monarch. and Peaches à la Reine Alexandra, a frangipane, peach and apple

The painting has been the subject of intensive fundraisin­g tart that’s a favourite at royal banquets. to save it for the nation since it was put up for sale. With the www.thegoring.com; taj51bucki­nghamgate.co.uk

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