Tea Dances

Westminster Tea Dance 2023

The deadline to apply for tickets for this year's Tea Dance are now closed. 

Tickets for successful applicants will be sent by post in mid-November.

If you have any queries about the event, please email us at:

info@sirsimonmiltonfoundation.com or call us on 07890 380 238.

Westminster Tea Dance 2022

In 2022 the Westminster Tea Dance was restored to our calendar after a three year break.  On 11th December 2022 the magnificent Great Room in The Grosvenor House Hotel was buzzing with music, singing and dancing, accompanied by a sumptuous afternoon tea.  

As always it was a hugely popular event.  Over 1,000 Westminster residents enjoyed delicious tea, sandwiches and cakes while being entertained by the wonderful sound of the Red Stripe band.  There was a performance from Westminster singer Lucy Clark, and the students from the Sylvia Young Theatre School sang and danced an Elvis Presley medley. Professional dancers Rashmi Becker, Lawrence James and Laura Jones performed two dazzling ballroom routines. 

As in the past, we awarded a luxury hamper to the oldest person in the room (103!), generously gifted to us by Fortnum & Mason – nobody does hampers better!

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For many years now the Tea Dance has been joined by Police Cadets who dance with our guests – the cadets even take a dance lesson beforehand to ensure they know their waltz from their quickstep.

We are as ever grateful to our generous major sponsor, Shaftesbury PLC, Fortnum & Mason for their luxury Christmas hamper and to the Grosvenor House Hotel team, who look after us so well. Finally the event could not run smoothly without the help of dozens of volunteers from 'Westminster Connects' and Westminster Councillors, Council staff and friends.

“I and my guest would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in organising the wonderful Tea Dance this year. It really was the highlight of our year. Everything about it was superb. The venue, the tea & the entertainment. We even had a little dance! We had really friendly people on our table, it was so nice to meet new people. For the older community, who through health problems or financial constraints seldom get the chance to experience an event like the Tea Dance, this really was so uplifting. I cannot stress this enough! I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to attend such a fantastic event.”

Tea Dance 2022 guest


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