The best Afternoon Tea in London is difficult to narrow down due to the increasing popularity from various venues, but we’ve done the hard work and selected some of the loveliest Afternoon Tea’s that you must try, after all it is a necessary indulgence that completes any visit to London!
This venue is great if you are also attending the immersive Van Gogh exhibition. However if not you can still enjoy this artsy menu which promises a ‘magical tasting journey’ at Hotel Café Royal’s Oscar Wilde Lounge. The dishes are inspired by the artists artwork, served Thursdays – Sundays.
Hotel Café Royal, 10 Air Street, W1B 4DY
This mean-girls inspired afternoon tea is one for the women, where you can enjoy unlimited passionfruit martinis, prosecco, accompanied by a selection of macaroons, cakes and other sweet treats, every Saturday. You will also get some surprising and on theme souvenirs to take away with you after!
Tonight Josephine, Shoreditch, 39A Hoxton Square, N1 6NN.
The health-focused café Linaean is offering an Afternoon Tea that features a selection of vegan treats, both sweet and savoury, alongside a glass of prosecco, or, if youre feeling up for it you can purchase a bottle of Testulat Blanc de Noirs Champagne! Happening every Tuesday-Sunday, there is plenty of opportunity to try this gorgeous Afternoon Tea.
Linnaean, 2 New Union Square, Embassy Gardens, Sw11 7AX.
Over look the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace whilst you sip on bottomless champagne and tea, feeling like a royal. This award winning Afternoon Tea serves a chic selection of mouth-watering sweet treats and pastries. You can book this any day of the week.
The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Rd, London, SW1W 0PS.
This is arguably one of the best Afternoon Tea’s due to its history of over 300 years producing and selling tea. You will be served the traditional theme of the famous F&M pale blue and selection of finger sandwiches and cakes, which can be enjoyed any day of the week!
181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1A 1ER.
Combining the perfect mixture of traditional and new elements is Hush Mayfair’s British Afternoon Tea. Starting with a ‘tipple’ of their own unique gin, you will then be offered a selection of sandwiches and sweet treats. Served any day of the week.
9 Lancashier Court, Brook Street, W1S 1EY.
This vibrant Afternoon Tea is fashion inspired, featured on the ‘Couture Cakewalk’ are seven designers, where cakes, biscuits and teas are dressed in the designer garments. This is definitely one to try for those fashionistas and for something less traditional.
Collins Room at The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL
The Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea is certainly something different, taken in the sublime Kona Tea Room of the St James’ Court Hotel. The menu features cinnamon scones, mango jam, spicey savouries and fragrant sweet options, influenced by an Indian flair. You can book every Wednesday-Sunday.
51 Buckingham Gate, Westminster, SW1E 6AF.
The boutique hotel The Franklin is satisfying London’s appetite for Alice with a themed Afternoon Tea, featuring Alice In Wonderland themed cakes and pastries, which can be accompanied by champagne, the delectable menu is definitely one to experience.
24 Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge, SW3 3DB
If you’re after a less traditional and less savoury Afternoon Tea, then Inamo is the place to try. Serving delicious sushi and Asian tapas such as maki rolls, gyozas and fresh sashimi. You can also enjoy bottomless fizz and Asian inspired tea.
Inamo Soho, 134-136 Wardour Street, W1F 8ZP, or Inamo Covent Garden, 11-14 Hanover Place, WC2E 9JP.
‘The Crown Jewel Afternoon Tea’ is inspired by the treasures of our neighbours at the Tower of London. Kings and Queens of England have stored crowns, robes, and other items of their ceremonial regalia at the historical landmark for over 600 years.
Ten Trinity Square, London, EC3N, 4AJ