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The Lanesborough is delighted to announce a partnership with Debrett’s, the acclaimed authority on etiquette, influence and achievement - launching a pair of bespoke courses entitled The British Way, offering guests an expert guide to the intricacies of traditional British social occasions, covering etiquette, dress codes and dining.

Hosted by a Debrett’s expert in the grand surrounds of The Lanesborough, a full-day guide to ‘The Season’, with an overnight stay at the hotel, will be available for those looking for the ultimate etiquette lesson, while a shorter 90-minute afternoon ‘Taking Tea’ package will be available for those looking for a taste of timeless tradition.      

A Guide to 'Taking Tea'

A Guide To Taking Tea will offer guests the chance to study one of the most timeless British social pursuits and gain an expert insight into the history behind the tradition of afternoon tea, why it became one of the most beloved British pastimes and how best to enjoy it with grace.  

‘Taking Tea’ costs from £195 per person, available for a minimum booking of four people, with a 90-minute course and afternoon tea. Call +44 (0) 207 259 5599 or email to make a booking.

Social Etiquette & ‘The Season’

This full day tutorial with overnight stay at the hotel will explore the British approach to dining, etiquette, hosting and seasonal dress codes.  During a private lesson with an expert Debrett’s tutor, attendees will learn about the minutiae of British behaviour and social traditions. 

A Guide To Social Etiquette & The Season includes lunch at Céleste, a private six-hour Debrett’s course and an overnight stay in a room at The Lanesborough and costs from £1,875 per person. Book for private groups by emailing

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