Afternoon tea has been an English pastime since the early 1800’s. When visiting London, you must stop in for a “spot of tea” and dine on delicious scones, finger sandwiches and decadent desserts! I’ll admit, it’s not cheap but it’s an experience worth having. And hey, isn’t that what life’s all about?
Indulge in an assortment of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and French pastries as well as a selection of freshly brewed leaf and herbal tea. You can even treat yourself to a selection of mouth-watering chocolate delights at their Chocolate Afternoon Tea. For an extra £5, you can enjoy a Pierre Nicolas Champagne Afternoon Tea to really make the most of it.
Afternoon tea is served
Monday – Friday: 3.00pm – 5.15pm
Saturday – Sunday: 1.30pm – 5.15pm
Traditional Afternoon Tea is £40 per person, Chocolate Afternoon Tea is £42 per person and Champagne Afternoon Tea is from £45 per person.
Afternoon Tea is served served six times daily from;
1pm, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.45pm.
The Dorchester Afternoon Tea features savory finger sandwiches, homemade scones and jam and a selection of French pastries and is £45 per person. The Vintage Afternoon Tea on the Balcony is available throughout the year. It is a unique dining experience, served from the intimate balcony overlooking the hotel’s iconic lobby. It is £55 per person.
Address: Park Lane London W1K 1QA England
Their afternoon tea won the Tea Guild’s prestigious award for “Top London Afternoon Tea 2012”. Considered the ‘Oscars’ of the tea world, they competed against world-famous London hotels and tea rooms. It’s one of those exquisite things in life that you simply have to do. Afternoon Tea in Mayfair…dainty and decadent delicacies… leaf tea in china teacups… bubbles from the champagne trolley… the perfect way to spend the afternoon chatting and relaxing! Bonus: they also serve gluten free afternoon tea.
Afternoon tea is served daily: 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm – £34.50 per person.
For a slice of traditional London life, enjoy the fabled Brown’s Afternoon Tea in our award-winning English Tea Room. Take your pick from over 17 teas — including Brown’s own blend — and a selection of sandwiches, scones, cakes and pastries. The surroundings are a perfect blend of old and new. Original wood paneling and antique fireplaces sit comfortably with Paul Smith floor lamps and contemporary artwork. It is said Queen Victoria enjoying having her tea at Brown’s. ‘£41.50 per person
Afternoon tea is served daily: from 12pm-6.30pm
Address: Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP
This is probably one of the most unique teas in London. Menus are hidden inside vintage books, and napkins wrapped with riddles, while teapots adorned with kings and queens and sandwich plates featuring zebras, birdcages, carousels and ticking clocks play host to wondrous fare, ranging from classics such as dainty sandwiches and home baked savory and sweet scones to whimsical culinary treats including ‘strawberries and cream’ homemade marshmallow mushrooms.
Afternoon tea is served daily: from 12:30pm-5.30pm. Tea is served daily and is priced between £38 and £58 per person
6) The Ritz
Monday to Friday: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
Saturday to Sunday: 12.00pm – 4pm