7 Of The Most Exciting Afternoon Tea Spots In London

It’s officially afternoon tea week (yes, that is in fact a thing) and we’re so ready to celebrate it with all the scones, freshly brewed tea and miniature cucumber sandwiches. And because there is no better place to exercise this quintessentially British pastime than the capital itself, we picked the seven best spots in town for you to try this week. Expect everything from shoe-shaped cakes to the ultimate vegan option…

1. Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at the Aqua Shard


Revisit your favourite childhood classic at this Mary Poppins-themed afternoon tea complete with an umbrella-shaped cake stand, medicine liqueurs and kites flying from champagne flutes.

2. Sketch Afternoon Tea at The Gallery

 

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Even if you’ve never been to Sketch, you’ve most definitely seen it on your Instagram feed before. The dreamy pink interior of Mayfair’s art gallery meets restaurant is the perfect backdrop for an Instagram-worthy afternoon tea.

3. Farmacy Vegan High Tea


Think you have to miss out on milk in your tea and clotted cream on your scones? Farmacy’s high tea is vegan and free from additives, chemicals and refined sugars, and yet still truly indulgent. It also comes with some CBD-infused chocolates if that’s your thing.

4. The Ritz Afternoon Tea


There is no better place than The Ritz for a truly traditional British afternoon tea. Expect total luxury with resident pianists, harpists and 18 teas carefully sourced from across the globe.

5. Pret a Portea at The Berkeley


The most stylist afternoon tea on our list, Pret a Portea, combines fashion and food in a unique creation of fashion-themed delicacies. The menu changes biannually and is currently inspired by the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition at the V&A.

6. Rotunda Lounge Afternoon Tea at the Four Seasons


If you like it traditional, head to The Four Seasons for a classic afternoon tea. Served in the elegant Rotunda Lounge, with its exquisite dome ceiling and art deco interior, this one is not to be missed. Or for special occasions, enjoy their Crown Jewels-themed tea with rooftop views of the Tower of London.

7. B Afternoon Tea Bus Tour


If afternoon tea isn’t British already enough for you, why don’t you have it riding around the streets of London in a red double decker bus? B Bakery allows you to take in the city’s best sights whilst enjoying an array of French inspired sandwiches and pastries.