'Moving to Mars' Afternoon Tea


Join us at The Milestone for an out of this world Afternoon Tea experience.


The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. In a ground-breaking new exhibition at The Design Museum, which opens on 16th October, discover how every detail in this extraordinary endeavour must be designed. Learn how a Mars colony might evolve, from the spaceships to be used for the eight-month journey to the habitats that people will live in. 

The Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, opposite Kensington Palace, will turn into a space-themed experience to coincide with the ‘Moving to Mars’ exhibition, starting from the 22nd October until the 24th November, 2019.

You’ll enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in one of our stunning lounges, with a delicate array of finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of space-themed pastries. 


  • Red Planet - Valrhona caramelia chocolate mousse: sprayed with red cocoa butter and flickered with a darker orange to give a Mars-like effect
  • Galaxy - Dark chocolate cup cake: three toned icing with edible glitter throughout and garnished with edible stars and silver leaf - a little galaxy on top of your cup cake 
  • Star - Coconut & passion fruit mousse: sprayed bright yellow and with flecks of gold leaf; as bright as its name suggests
  • Moon - Cream cheese macaron: the two sides of the moon: dark grey and white 
  • Asteroid - Aerated coffee cake: an aerated cake that is partially dried out to give the effect of an asteroid, with chocolate ganache in some of the natural craters 
  • Space pop - Vanilla and chocolate cake pop: a cake pop with a chocolate disc in the centre, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with popping candy 

Price: From £52 per person 
Time: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm daily 
Venue: Cheneston's at The Milestone Hotel & Residences 


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