The run up to Christmas can get pretty hectic! Making sure you’ve bought everyone presents, attending parties and figuring out how much food you need for everyone on Christmas Day. That is why a bit of pampering and relaxation before Christmas is perfect. I was lucky enough to experience this at the K West Hotel and Spa.
Glam Rock Afternoon Tea
We started off with the T Rex tea which had a bold smoky flavour, served in fabulous shiny pink mugs. They have a range of other teas you can choose from if you want something more subtle or floral. We were also offered a glass of prosecco and I’m never going to turn down prosecco.
This afternoon tea was so different to any other I’ve had before, not the typical mini sandwiches and standard range of cakes. The presentation was also on point, everything was very Instagrammable. We started off with a few savoury treats such as mini beef burgers and avocado, red pepper and mozzarella sandwiches.
Then we moved onto the array of sweet treats such as delicate macaroons, mini bauble style glasses with strawberry and watermelon slushie which was very refreshing. We also had tangy sorbet cones, I enjoyed the fruity one but I wasn’t as keen on the one with sprinkles as it was a bit too sweet. The scones were tasty and served with a decent amount of jam and clotted cream.
The highlight of the sweet treats were the white chocolate mini cheesecake bowls, they were heavenly. I need to go back to have these again!
The hotel was formerly the BBC Recording Studio Kensington House in the 70s and 80s. Famous musicians such as Bowie, The Kinks and Bob Marley have all been here. The interior has been influenced by it’s musical heritage, the library where we had afternoon tea was very vibrant and decorated with rock’n’roll memorabilia and Warhol style art.
After finishing the afternoon tea we headed down to the spa for some girly pampering time. After filling in a short consultation form, I headed into the treatment room for a relaxing facial. They used luxurious hydrating oils to moisturise my skin as its been pretty dry recently. The treatment was a great time to relax and unwind plus the oils made my skin glow.
Then I got a chance to use the Spa Meadow room where we were handed eye protectors and then we laid down onto the soft sunken bed. Beams of lights are then dispensed from the ceiling and the room heats up. If you suffer with SAD or need a vitamin D boost like most people living in England, then this room is definitely for you.
The spa had everything you could need, a sauna, steam room, foot bath and hydrotherapy pool. In the changing rooms they even have a swimming costume drying pod, this was so handy. They also have a snow paradise room but unfortunately when we went it wasn’t working.
I had such a good evening and left the spa feeling truly pampered and super relaxed.
Richmond Way, London W14 0AX
Nearest tube: Shepherds Bush
Westfield Shopping Centre – 8 min walk
O2 Shepherds Bush – 10 min walk
Notting Hill – 20 min walk
Prices for the afternoon tea start from £28.50 per person
Guests of the hotel can use the spa facilities for £20 per person, for more info on the spa prices click here
*I was a guest of K West spa but all opinions remain my own*