Afternoon Tea for Two at Park Lane Hotel

Afternoon tea is a delightful way to spend some time catching up over a slice of cake and talking over a cup of tea. With this gift experience, you can do just that, as you and someone special are invited to savour this British tradition at the 5* art deco Park Lane Hotel, one of Mayfair’s most prestigious afternoon tea spots.The afternoon tea will be served in the Palm Court restaurant, nestled in the heart of this hotel, with décor echoing the 1920s culture and charm, so you’ll be taken back to this classic era whilst you indulge in a scrumptious spread of savoury and sweet delights. Once you’re seated in the Palm Court restaurant, you’ll be served your afternoon tea, which will comprise of a selection of dainty finger sandwiches and mini wraps, sumptuous freshly baked scones with clotted cream and a choice of seasonal preserves, as well as a choice of delightful French pastries and splendid teas that hail from all across the world.Park Lane Hotel is based in central Mayfair, with a very close walking distance to Buckingham Palace, ideally located if you enjoy some London sight-seeing before or after your afternoon tea experience. Or if you’d prefer to take a relaxing stroll, this hotel faces Green Park, perfect for building up an appetite before your afternoon tea or unwinding after you’ve indulged.

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Hands on Cookery Lesson

Enjoy a hands-on cookery lesson at one of our selected top cookery schools, which are renowned for their practical, down-to-earth and enthusiastic approach to good food. Depending on the school you pick and the season, you will have different themes to choose from, such as Italian, Indian, Moroccan, Thai, French, Tapas and Paella, Seafood, Knife Skills or Stress Free Dinner Parties. This is a great chance for you to master new skills for your own benefit, and equally to impress your friends or family! After a warm welcome on arrival, you will get to meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will either be able to sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees. The exact format varies depending on the cookery school and class chosen.

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Vineyard Tour and Tasting for Two

Wine is a beverage loved by many in the UK, for some it’s a nice accompaniment for a tasty meal, or a glass after work and for others it’s their vice. This tour and tasting experience is the perfect gift for any wine lover, inviting them to try an assortment of delicious wines, along with learning more about how their favourite tipple is made.Every year, vineyards across the country produce thousands of bottles of flavoursome wines. This experience will provide a behind the scenes insight into how these wines are able to reach the shops as you walk around the vineyard. Most importantly, you’ll get to sample some of the fine wines they carefully craft, where you’re sure to experience new flavours, expanding your wine palate.With different vineyards across the country all offering peaceful and tranquil surroundings, they open the opportunity to explore more of the local area before or after this delightful wine tasting experience. You’ll be shown around the vineyard by an experienced tour guide, taking you on a journey to discover the fascinating history of English wine. Expect to learn about the wine-making process from start to finish, from the growing and pruning of vines, along with grape-picking, fermentation, blending and finishing off with the most important part- the bottling! Of course this experience wouldn’t be complete without tasting some of the delights the vineyard has to offer, which you’ll typically enjoy after the tour.The programme on offer will depend on your selected location. Please note, at the Oxfordshire location, this includes a winery and brewery tour and tasting tour for two.If you’re feeling peckish or fancy a spot of lunch before or after your wine-filled experience, most of the vineyards included in this gift experience package have cafes or a restaurant perfect for a delightful bite to eat.

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Chocolate Indulgence Experience for Two

Anyone who loves chocolate will be in heaven at The Famous 1657 Chocolate House. The smell of chocolate as you walk in is just a taster of what is in store. Discover the delights of chocolate in all its different forms. You'll be able to watch a video of "The Journey of the Cocoa Bean", read wall panels displaying the history of chocolate and browse through 'Aladdin's Cave' chocolate Shop. The shops design is like a step back in time where you can enjoy a taste of old English charm with the waitresses in traditional dress! But perhaps the biggest treat of all is to totally indulge in the brown stuff! Your voucher entitles you each to choose one of 16 types of speciality hot chocolates and a slice of hand made Gateaux! You will also share a chocolate dipping platter, consisting of dipping fresh fruit into Milk and Dark chocolate, you'll also be able to pick 100g of chocolates from over 100 kinds from the Chocolate Shop. A true chocolate experience that is bound to satisfy even the biggest chocoholic out there!

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Winery and Brewery Tour with Tasting for Two

Chiltern Valley has produced an increasing range of fine, award-winning English wines to delight the eye and excite the palate. With over 70 trophies, awards and commendations in blind-tasted national and international competitions, the wines have been rated amongst the finest in the world and have gained an enviable reputation for quality both here and abroad.You will have the opportunity to taste some of the finest English wines and a selection of superb cask and bottle conditioned ales and liqueurs at Chiltern Valley Winery and Brewery. It is guaranteed to be a memorable experience! Your experience will include a tour around the winery, brewery and liqueur production facilities, grape pressing, bottling and labelling plant. This will be followed by a tutored tasting of a selection of the wines, ales and liqueurs.The wine tasting will consist of at least three wines, one sparkling, and two whites. You will also sample ales. Any item can then be purchased in the cellar shop with a home delivery service available if required.

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Hands on Cookery Experience

Enjoy a hands-on cookery lesson at a top cookery school, which is renowned for it's practical, down-to-earth and enthusiastic approach to good food. Depending on the season, you will have different themes to choose from, such as Indian, Moroccan, Seafood, Knife Skills, Vegetarian or Stress-Free Dinner Parties. This is a great chance for you to master new skills for your own benefit, and equally to impress your friends or family! After a warm welcome on arrival, you will get to meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will either be able to sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees. The exact format varies depending on the class chosen.

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Hands on Cookery Lesson for Two

Enjoy a hands-on cookery lesson at The Smart School of Cookery, a dedicated school renowned for its practical approach to good food. The ingredients used are fresh, local and delicious, the tuition is professional and down to earth, and the completed dishes sublime. Depending on the class you pick and the season, you will have different themes to choose from such as curries, tapas, seafood, Morrocan and bread making. This is a great chance for you to master new skills for your own benefit, and equally to impress your friends or family! After a warm welcome on arrival, you will meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees. The exact format varies depending on the class chosen.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel

Located in the fashionable Bloomsbury district, the Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel is a great choice for a relaxing afternoon tea treat. Located near Oxford Street, Covent Garden and Soho, this hotel is perfectly situated for those who wish to explore London.The Number Twelve Restaurant serves gourmet Italian cuisine made from fresh and seasonal produce with views of London streets. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the contemporary Number Twelve Restaurant. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made sandwiches and baked scones served warm with Devonshire clotted cream. You will also have fresh fruit tartlets, delicious tea cakes, pastries and strawberries all the while being served a choice of fine teas or freshly ground coffee.

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Afternoon Tea for Two at the Hilton London West End Hotel

Historic charm meets modern elegance at the Hilton Hotel West End where you will be conveniently located next to a multitude of iconic London landmarks and areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Regent Street and Hyde Park. You will enjoy your afternoon tea in the stylish Restaurant 92, which boasts soft furnishings and a calm and tranquil atmosphere, the perfect location for a relaxing afternoon tea. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the contemporary Restaurant 92. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cucumber with cream cheese. You will also enjoy a delicious lightly warmed scone served with clotted cream and fruit preserve, a gently toasted tea cake, sweet pastry and a slice of rich fruit cake along with a choice of traditional tea and herbal tea infusions.Once you’ve devoured your afternoon tea you will be perfectly placed to explore London.

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Half Day Dim Sum Class with Lunch

Master the delicate art of Dim Sum at the London Cookery School. With over 100 different types of Dim Sum there is quite literally something to suit everyone’s taste. This class will cover all the basics such as learning about the different ingredients and fillings of Dim Sum to even pronouncing them correctly. Under the helpful guidance of an experienced Chinese chef, you will follow step by step instruction from making and rolling the dough, preparing and mixing the fillings, forming the dumplings and cooking them. You will learn how to make Har Gow, (Prawn Dumplings), Chiu Chow Fun Gwor (Chiu Chow steamed dumplings) and Sui Mai (Open top Steamed Pork Dumplings). Finally you will be able to sit down to eat your own creations complemented by Chinese tea. After your class, you will be provided with a list of recommended products that have been used and a recipe booklet will be sent to you afterwards showing you all the recipes covered in the class.

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Afternoon Tea with Bubbly for Two at the Hilton London West End

Historic charm meets modern elegance at the Hilton Hotel West End where you will be conveniently located next to a multitude of iconic London landmarks and areas such as Soho, Covent Garden, Regent Street and Hyde Park. You will enjoy your afternoon in the stylish Restaurant 92, which boasts soft furnishings and a calm and tranquil atmosphere, the perfect location to enjoy an afternoon tea. On arrival you will be greeted by friendly staff who will seat you in the contemporary Restaurant 92. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made finger sandwiches such as smoked salmon and cucumber with cream cheese. You will enjoy a delicious lightly warmed scone served with clotted cream and fruit preserve, a gently toasted tea cake, sweet pastry and a slice of rich fruit cake. You will also have a choice of traditional and herbal teas and infusions accompanied by a glass of Prosecco each.Once you’ve devoured your afternoon tea you will be perfectly placed to explore London.

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Hands on Cookery Class

Whilst some people find cooking enjoyable and therapeutic, there are also those who lack the confidence to throw themselves into preparing a meal without plenty of preparation. This half day cookery lesson is a great chance to learn everything about the essential skills needed to prepare great food, but also to learn everything you could hope to know so that you feel at ease when it comes to tackling a new recipe. A lesson with a professional chef is the perfect opportunity to ask any questions that you might have about the secrets of preparing fool-proof dishes, how to ensure that you aren’t too heavy handed with your seasoning and hints and tips on making fantastic food to impress your family and friends. After a warm welcome on arrival you will meet your expert cookery teacher who will talk you through the day's programme and what you will be cooking during your lesson. Then it will be your turn to get your apron on and get cooking. At the end you will either be able to sit down and sample what you have made over a relaxed meal with the other attendees or take it away to enjoy later. Depending on the location, your class will take place in a purpose built cookery school, a professional’s home or even the more intimate surroundings of your own home. The exact format varies depending on the cookery school and class chosen.Themes will vary throughout the year at each school. To give you a flavour of what's available, they may include bread making, baking cakes, Mediterranean, vegetarian dishes, curries or even sushi making. Please check themes and dates on booking. Please note at some locations you are able to bring a friend along to take part in the experience with you. Please enquire on booking.

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Laithwaite's Wine Tasting Evening for Two

Broaden your horizons in the wonderful world of wine with this delightful tasting evening at Laithwaite’s, treating you and someone special to try a selection of delicious award-winning wines in a warm and relaxed environment. Prepare for your wine palate to experience a host of new flavours and to learn about all things wine from wine makers and tasting experts who’ll also be at the events to offer their guidance and answer any questions.Laithwaite’s hold several events across the country, perfectly designed for any wine lover, guests will leave with even more knowledge of wine whether a connoisseur or novice and most importantly, even more love for their favourite tipple.Cheers! Laithwaite’s staff will greet you on arrival, where you’ll proceed to the wine tasting, during which you’ll try a dynamic range of wines hailing from all over the world, as well as several creations from Laithwaite’s producers themselves. Laithwaite’s friendly team will also be on hand to provide a background on the different varieties and of course their wine-related advice!This wine-derful experience can be enjoyed at several locations across the UK, where events are held once a year at each venue. Therefore we’d advise you to call the number provided in your gift pack at your earliest convenience to check availability for upcoming events.For more expensive wine-tasting events, an additional fee will apply. The following venues will require a supplement fee: Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester (all live events) and London (live event/vintage festival).An important note: This gift voucher is not your ticket, pre-booking for this tasting experience is required.

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Gastro Pub Restaurant Dining for Two

Treat you and a friend (as well as your taste buds) to a delicious mouth-watering meal out with this Gastro Pub and Restaurant Dining for Two experience. With a wide selection of great restaurants to choose from, including AA Rosette winners and wonderful gastro pubs, this is the perfect gift for all food lovers. From traditional restaurants and inns serving classic dishes to contemporary venues offering something a little different, you will enjoy a delicious meal from a specially selected range of cuisines. Your meal will typically consist of two or three set menu courses, depending on the venue chosen (your voucher value cannot be discounted from your total bill). Please check menu restrictions on booking. The package also includes the opportunity to purchase a half-price copy of the Good Pub Guide normally worth £15.99, which provides invaluable advice and information on the UK’s best pubs, inns and taverns.*PLEASE NOTE: Reservations must be made in advance. The venues will not be able to honour your voucher without being contacted in advance.

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Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two on the Thames

Discover the magic of the city from the unique perspective of the Thames whilst enjoying sandwiches, pastries and scones, as well as an assortment of teas accompanied by music from a solo pianist. Picture sipping on a cup of fine tea such as Darjeeling, with an assortment of afternoon delights as you drift along the river and take in the magnificence that is the London skyline. The perfect way to spend an afternoon. All pastries and sandwiches are prepared on board ensuring you are served the freshest and most delicious treats. On arrival you will be shown to your table and seated. Your afternoon tea will include a selection of freshly made sandwiches, delicious pastries and succulent cakes as well as an assortment of teas. To accompany your afternoon tea there will be some entertainment from a solo pianist.Please note that you will need to book a date for the afternoon tea cruise in advance, and dates are subject to availability. You will receive a voucher to take part in your experience. This should be handed in at the Bateaux London Office before boarding the boat for your cruise and afternoon tea. You will board from Embankment Pier at 3.15pm.

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Bateaux Classic Lunch Cruise Trip for Two

Relax and unwind whilst taking in some of the best views of London from the Thames with this Bateaux Classic Lunch Cruise Trip for Two. The Bateaux London's Lunch Cruise package is perfect for those wishing to make the most of their day in the capital. Bateaux London has two vessels, The Harmony and The Symphony which create the perfect atmosphere for guests to enjoy the spectacular views of London's magnificent attractions including the London Eye, Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Thames river lunch cruises are also ideal for those wishing to relax with friends and family. Overseen by the Executive Chef - all food on the lunch cruises is freshly prepared and cooked on board. The cruise for two people includes a delicious three-course set meal, served with refreshing tea and coffee as well as commentary during the lunch as you relax and enjoy the fabulous scenery. Please note that you will need to book a date for the lunch cruise in advance, and dates are subject to availability. Once booked you will receive a Bateaux London voucher to take part in your experience. This should be handed in at the Bateaux London Office before boarding the boat for your cruise and lunch. You will board from Embankment Pier at either 11.45 or 12.30pm for lunch, the time will be confirmed on your E Ticket.

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Dining with a View for Two

This experience offers carefully selected restaurants with a scenic view. Perhaps you would like to watch waves crashing down onto a golden beach, or see the river water ripple as vessels pass by. There's even the option to dine aboard a charming canal boat. For those looking for more than just a meal out, this dining experience is the perfect treat. This experience entitles two people to a delicious two or three course meal. The exact number of courses and type of food varies according to the restaurant you choose, please check on booking. You will, of course, have the opportunity to purchase drinks or additional courses to accompany your meal.Please note, when booking at the restaurant, you will need to request a window seat, although they are subject to availability.

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Unique Places to Dine For Two

Love to eat out and fancy trying something different? Then this is the perfect experience. We have searched the UK for the most unusual, novel and quirky eating experiences, be it the location, the building, the food, the entertainment or all four.Each restaurant we have chosen offers you something new to try which is sure to be an experience to remember and is perfect for any adventurous food lover! This experience entitles two people to a delicious two or three-course meal at a carefully selected restaurant. The number of courses and type of food varies according to the restaurant you choose, and the variety has something to suit any taste. You will, of course, have the opportunity to purchase drinks or other courses to accompany your meal when you visit.Please note, at the London Bateaux you will be served an afternoon tea for two.

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Afternoon Tea and Vineyard Tour for Two at Wroxeter Roman Vineyard

Based in the town of Wroxeter, this lovely vineyard is a family run business, where the land has over 2000 years’ worth of history. Vines were first grown in this location in 50AD, when wine making was introduced to Britain by the Romans. This delightful experience lifts the lid on the making and tasting of wine. Your day will start with a treat as you sit down for a scrumptious afternoon tea, which will consist of, freshly made sandwiches, cakes, scones, tea & coffee.You will then get the chance to visit the vineyard and learn the history of the land going back to the Romans explaining how this family run business began. At the end of your tour you will have the chance to taste five wines grown at the vineyard.

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Beginner’s Guide to Whisky with The Whisky Lounge

The Whisky Lounge are a well-established and respected independent outfit specialising in hosting informal yet informative tasting sessions throughout the UK. This 'Beginner’s Guide' is for those who have an interest or curiosity of this iconic dark spirit. During the session you will taste a variety of whiskies from various regions of Scotland, as well as one or two ‘World Whiskies’, whilst learning all about the how’s, where’s and what for’s from one of the amiable and knowledgeable guys or gals from The Whisky Lounge.The sessions take place in a choice of lovely venues around the country and include six samples a delicious whiskies. The session will last roughly 1½ to 2 hours and typically start at 7pm.Please note, there must be at least 20 people in attendance for this experience. If the minimum number is not met, you will be contacted at least 48 hours beforehand and will be offered an alternative date.

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