15 fun things to do in October 2016

Last updated 13th June 2017



Following the success of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Dorchester Collection’s iconic British hotel, The Dorchester, has teamed up with the English National Ballet for October Half Term. As you enjoy a classic afternoon tea, characters from the enchanting production of Sleeping Beauty will grace The Promenade, pirouetting, plié-ing and jeté-ing amongst guests, stopping to share magical tales with younger visitors. Your Sleeping Beauty Afternoon Tea will include a glass of Champagne for adults, homemade finger sandwiches on artisan bread, warm raisin and plain scones served with jams and clotted cream plus a selection of Sleeping Beauty themed pastries and of course your choice of selected grand and rare teas. Sittings for Sleeping Beauty Afternoon Tea at The Promenade at The Dorchester, London are available between 1.00pm and 5.30pm Monday to Friday, featuring several 20 minute performances by English National Ballet School.

When/Where: 24-28 Oct, The Dorchester, London

Price: £65 per adult, £35 for children aged 5-11

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