Being a complete cake fiend, afternoon tea is definitely high up there on my list of things to do. But where do you start when there are so many places to try?
I’ve dabbled in Patisserie Valerie (loved it with a capital L) and had a treat at The Buddha Bar (very swanky), but this time I’m on a mission. To find something a bit different that has that real quintessentially English tea party feel that I know my mum will love. Because she’s coming with me! #AllTheHoorays
Afternoon tea in London
I’ve asked some of my blogger pals to recommend their favourite places to go for afternoon tea in London. Here’s what they said!
One of the nicest afternoon teas I have had was at the Marriott County Hall. Depending on where you get seated you have views over the Thames towards Parliament. I particularly liked that I got to smell the tea before choosing and the scones were both sweet and savoury. I’ve had afternoon teas at posh hotels which looked amazing, but this is the one I would choose to go back to. Kate from Counting To 10
Afternoon tea at The Ritz. Not as expensive as I thought and it is such an experience. They have a live orchestra playing music and with the most gorgeous inheritor decor and posh teapots, you feel like you’re royalty. A real treat and the tastiest cakes ever! Beth from Twinderalmo
I went to a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed tea at One Aldwych which was amazing! Both the sweet and savoury food was delicious, there was a great selection and they bought our favourite savoury bites out for round 2! I discovered chocolate tea at this outing and have been addicted ever since. Would highly recommend! Abi from Something About Baby
We went to The Grosvenor hotel, Victoria and it was simply majestic. It’s palatial inside and yet everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The food was just bountiful and for two people with large appetites, we were stuffed! It’s such a lovely memory. Emma from Ready Freddie Go
I took my best friend to Mr Foggs residence in Mayfair. It’s a Tipsy Tea so all the ‘teas’ are gin or champagne based cocktails. It was absolutely brilliant fun and they have a bottomless option. Kirsty from The Winnettes
R Chocolate… it is chocolate inspired with the most amazing scones and chocolate infused wine (which was so delicious I ordered some for Christmas)! Definitely recommend! Emma from Our Fairy tale Adventure
So… Where Shall We Go?
Wow, all these afternoon tea venues in London sound amazing. I think the Charlie and the Chocolate factory themed one has to be a must at some point with Little Button. And the Mr Fogg’s tipsy tea looks perfect for a grownups treat.
I’ve got some super ideas now on where to take Nanny Button and I’ll let you know where we end up going soon!
What do you think of afternoon tea? Let me know if you have come across any real gems!