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Indulge Your Inner Londoner with Afternoon Tea at the Langham

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It's not easy for many of us to get across the pond to enjoy a full-service British-style afternoon tea with all the trimmings, but we don't have to leave Los Angeles County to indulge our inner Londoner, thanks to the Langham Pasadena's elegant high tea. The stately and delightful ritual takes places Thursday through Sunday in the hotel's welcoming and window-side Lobby Lounge, allowing guests and visitors to the hotel the chance to indulge in a spot of tea and the elegant accoutrements of the meal.

Earlier this month the Langham (once the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel) celebrated their London location's anniversary with their "Hats off to London" tea service. For one day only patrons donned tea-time hats, the waitstaff wore period costumes, and the price of the tea was rolled back to 1 shilling and 6 pence; that's the 1865 price, equivalent to 15 US cents today! While that price (and the hats and costumes) were a one day anomaly, the lovely Traditional Afternoon Tea service can be had by one and all year-round. And if you're a chocoholic, you may want to try their Chocolate Afternoon Tea, available on Sundays.