Perhaps more than anywhere else, London is synonymous with afternoon tea. We have selected our top 5 from over 200 venues to choose from
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…
Location: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, London, W1S 2XG
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus or Piccadilly Circus
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.
Location: 32 London Bridge St, London, SE1 9SG
Nearest Tube: London Bridge
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.
Location: 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus or Green Park
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.
Location: 15 Beeston Pl, London, SW1W 0JW
Nearest Tube: Victoria
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.
Location: 68 Regent St, London, W1B 4DY
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus