Us Scousers are so lucky, we have so many wonderful buildings dotted around the city.
The architecture is unique, grand and totally stunning.
As I have lived here all my life, I can take this for granted and sadly don’t stop and study the architecture as much as I should.
The Cunard Building is based on the Strand on the Pier Head, and it is one of the Three Graces that lines the cities waterfront.
The Cunard Building was built between 1914-1917, and the buildings style is a mix of Italian Renaissance and Greek Revival.
I personally thought it was empty, unused and derelict.
How wrong was I?
The Cunard Building hosts an array of events over the year, and I was lucky enough to be invited along to review the *Gatsby Afternoon Tea.
The event started at 1.30pm, and cost £39.99 per person.
The 1920s is up there with one of my favourite eras, (the 1950s being a close second) so I was super excited to see what the afternoon had in store.
We was greeted by flapper ladies and reporters and we was escorted into a stunning ball room, decorated with feathers, candles and balloons.
The stunning decor and grandeur of the Cunard Building was the perfect backdrop for a fun 1920’s themed afternoon.
The atmosphere was lively, noisy, and there was quite a buzz in the air.
There was an array of elegantly dressed tables dotted around a small stage, and a dance-floor.
Sipping our complimentary Prosecco me and Mum took our seats, and the entertainment began.
There was live singers and dancers and everyone seemed to be having so much fun, hitting the dance-floor for a boogey and singing along to the tracks.
It was table service, and there was plenty of waiters and waitresses fluttering about taking peoples drink orders.
Each drink had a capped price of £5, which I thought was a great idea.
There was lots of groups of women on hen-do’s and celebrating birthday’s and this capped price system seemed the quickest, and most efficient way for both the staff and guests.
So to be totally honest, shockingly, afternoon tea is not my thing.
I don’t really have a sweet tooth, and I am not a huge lover of sandwiches.
But I must say the food looked amazing, and the sandwiches and desserts that I sampled were fresh, tasty and good quality.
There was a mixture of wraps, buns, sandwiches, scones, cakes and a champagne and strawberry mousse.
As you can see it was all presented beautifully.
For me the winning elements was the theme, service and entertainment.
I would return in a heartbeat, It was a unique and fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
There has been other events over the year that included, a Drag Brunch and a Gin & Disco Festival.
If you are after something a little different in the City Centre, then keep your eyes peeled on the Cunard Building’s website here for any upcoming events.
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