London’s Kensington Hotel Is Hosting a Beauty and the Beast-Themed Tea

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There’s no denying that Disney’s upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is one of the year’s most anticipated movies—and it’s no wonder why. At this point, it’s been more than two years since the project, and Emma Watson’s casting as Belle, have been announced. The internet has gone crazy any time a new piece of intel has been leaked—from the movie’s first images to the debut of its trailer. And while the film isn’t set to hit theaters until March 17, pre-sale tickets are already selling out. Though you still have more than a month to go before its premiere, we have a great way to bide your time: Tale as Old as Time Afternoon Tea at London’s Town House at The Kensington hotel.

While the menu itself is pretty standard afternoon tea fare—including bite-sized venison pie, cheese soufflé, cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, and spiced macarons—it’s all served up with a whimsical Beauty and the Beast twist. In addition to dishware in the shape of Mrs. Potts and her son, Chip, the menu is inspired by the fairy tale’s beloved cast of characters. The cost is £35 per person, or about $44 (for an extra $12, you can add in a glass of bubbly).

Though it was originally scheduled to run from February 13 through February 26, popular demand has already led Town House to extend the menu though November 30. This means that reservations, which can be made online, are essential—and selling out quickly. Go ahead: Be their guest.