London’s Dorchester Hotel has been voted the capital’s top spot for afternoon tea.

It has been awarded the Tea Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea award after a team of mystery tea tasters spent last month visiting 40 hotels and tea shops across the capital.The Dorchester’s afternoon tea was described as “an institution in itself”.

The hotel had found that increasing numbers of young women were taking afternoon tea as a break from work or shopping, the hotel had found, said the council.

Previous winners of the award include The Four Seasons hotel and St Martin’s Hotel.

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