You’re cared for here by super-friendly staff; it’s smart but not stuffy and the location is great. A short walk takes you to gawp at the world’s most expensive brands – Chanel, Tiffany’s, Prada and Hermes – and even if you can’t afford to buy anything you can always faire du leche-vitrines as the French say.
Walk to view the pretty pastel-hued houses of Chelsea, visit the swinging King’s Road, explore the Chelsea Physic Garden or the Saatchi Gallery. The brilliant Victoria and Albert museum is just over half a mile away as is The Natural History museum.
Afternoon tea is a fancy affair but you can move swiftly on to chocolate cocktails inspired by Sir Hans Sloane, one of the first importers of cocoa from Jamaica. If you prefer to eat in, then the Hans Bar and Grill serves fresh modern British food conjured up by chef Stefanos Kariofyllis.