'Moving to Mars' Afternoon Tea


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


14th August 2019 

The journey to the Red Planet has become one of the great challenges of our time. In a ground-breaking exhibition at The Design Museum which opens on 16th October, discover how every detail in this extraordinary endeavour must be designed.  

This Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, opposite Kensington Palace, will be hosted by Eleanor Watson, curator of ‘Moving to Mars’, who will give an exclusive insight into its design fiction, immersive experiences, new commissions and collaborations with contemporary designers. Discover 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. 

You’ll enjoy a delicious Afternoon Tea in the stunning Cheneston's restaurant, 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. 


  • Space-themed Afternoon Tea  
  • An afternoon in conversation with the curator of 'Moving to Mars'


  • 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: £60 per person 
Time: 2pm 
Venue: Cheneston's at The Milestone Hotel & Residences 


In partnership with: The Design Museum’s ‘Moving to Mars’ exhibition.

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