Putting on the Ritz

Putting On The Ritz
Photography Courtesy of The Ritz Hotel, London.

A luxurious oasis for afternoon tea

Text by Kerry Vincent • Photography Courtesy of The Ritz Hotel, London

English hearts beat with genuine pride at the prospect of keeping centuries-old traditions alive, such as sharing in the tea ritual by dressing up and escaping the clatter far from the roiling crowd.

One of the quintessential havens to make such an escape is The Ritz Hotel, London, located at the leafy rim of Green Park, a short walk from Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Circus. The hotel was founded in 1906 by the Swiss hotelier César Ritz, whose ambitious intent was to create a luxurious oasis for royalty and the rich and famous.