Perhaps more than anywhere else, London is synonymous with afternoon tea. We have selected our top 5 from over 200 venues to choose from

Sketch

Securing the top spot is Sketch, with rave reviews not only about the food but also the décor, this is the place to go for a fantastic experience. They offer both the traditional option of tea and the more contemporary Champagne, along with British favourites such Coronation Chicken finger sandwiches and the timeless classic scone with Cornish clotted cream. Before you leave, be sure to visit their infamous pod loos…

Sketch Afternoon Teas
Location: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG

Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus

The Shard

The Shard secures our second spot in the list this month with their spectacular views of London & excellent range of teas - over 30 at any one time. There’s a few places to choose from within The Shard itself including AQUA, but our favourite’s Ting. Offering a fully traditional British or an Asian inspired Afternoon Tea, as well as gluten free options, almost anyone can have something they’ll enjoy.

Shard Afternoon Tea
Location: 32 London Bridge St, London, SE1 9SG

Nearest Tube: London Bridge

Fortnum and Mason

Holding a Royal Warrant from both The Queen and Prince Charles this British Institution is a must visit, whether you’re a visitor or a resident in the capital. The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon offers a relaxing atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of the store along with 14 pages of teas to choose from. It’s their excellent range of superb quality, exclusive own blend teas that secure them the third spot.

Tea at Fortnum and Mason
Location: 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Green Park

The Goring

The Duchess of Cambridge’s hotel of choice for the night before her wedding day and a truly premium experience for all who visit, The Goring secures 4th place with their quintessentially English Afternoon Tea served in luxurious surroundings. Offering a Gluten Free option and the choice of Bollinger, as well as the more traditional tea, they too have something for all to enjoy.

Goring Afternon TeaLocation: 15 Beeston Pl, London, SW1W 0JW

Nearest Tube: Victoria

Hotel Café Royal

Offering seasonal options, Café Royal offer this British classic with a twist at certain times throughout the year. The Easter menu includes the highly traditional Simnel cake, so you can experience another British classic if you haven’t already done so.

Hotel Cafe RoyalLocation: 68 Regent St, London, W1B 4DY

Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus