Exciting news for literature fans in London: The Montague on the Gardens has launched a series of historical afternoon tea walks. Participants in these walks learn about some of the most significant landmarks in literary and Georgian Bloomsbury while engaging in the culture of the ever-popular traditional afternoon tea.
Nine tea walks will be available on various Sunday afternoons from May through October 2014. The tours depart the hotel at 12:30 p.m. and last for approximately one hour while visiting sites like The British Museum, The Cartoon Museum, Bloomsbury Square (one of London’s first squares), The Brunei Gallery (exhibiting art from Africa and Asia) and The Weiner Library, which houses the world’s leading archives on the Holocaust.
The tour concludes at the hotel, where guest are treated to The Montague on the Garden’s award-winning afternoon tea in the hotel’s conservatory.
All tours are led by guide Aly Mir, who has escorted more than 20,000 people on tours of London.
The Montague on the Gardens is a good pick for guests interested in history: The hotel is located right next to the British Museum, and its surrounding area of Bloomsbury was the traditional haunt of some of London’s most influential authors including Virginia Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster.
The Sunday Afternoon Tea Walk dates are: May 18, June 8, June 22, July 13, July 20, August 31, September 14, September 28 and October 12. The tour is $60.00 per person for non-residents.
Bonus: The Montague is also offering a Historical Bloomsbury Package including luxury accommodations for one night and the escorted historic afternoon tea walk for $465.00 per room per night. Historical walks must be pre-booked and are available only on the dates listed above.