Combining scones and splendour, this sparkling afternoon tea at The Vermont Hotel in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne offers guests a taste of the high-life. Boasting handsome neo-classical architecture and elegant interiors, complete with plush velvet chairs and pillars, it’s the perfect backdrop to an afternoon spent indulging. Head to the hotel lounge and tuck into an exquisite spread including all the nation’s favourites; savour delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones with cream and a selection of dainty cakes. As well as this, enjoy a delightful pot of tea or coffee and a glass of prosecco. Once satiated, why not explore the vibrant local areas? See landmarks including Castle Keep and Moot Hall or enjoy some shopping in the bustling city centre.