Where to go for afternoon tea in London

March 16, 2018


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




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


We really enjoyed the one at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. We took the children who just loved ever second. Jenny from The Gingerbread House


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 loved the Mad Hatters tea at the Sanderson – but have heard that the service can be hit and miss. If you like chocolate then One Aldwych. Louise from A Strong Coffee


The Delaunay is beautiful, 1920s style interior, and not OTT posh. And it’s close to the theatre district. Emma from Bubbablue And Me


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


The afternoon tea at Lady Dinahs Cat Emporium is superb. And you get to dine with beautiful cats and kittens. Highly recommend it. Lynn from Mrs Mummy Penny


Afternoon tea at Sketch is lovely. Beautiful food and really quirky interiors make it a unique experience. Jo from Miracle Max


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


We had a nice child free afternoon tea at the Waldorf hotel which was delicious. Clare from Freddies Mummy



afternoon tea in London



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!



4 responses to “Where to go for afternoon tea in London”

  1. Louise says:

    I think you need to work your way through them all 🙂

  2. This isn’t doing nothing to curb my appetite – we need a cake by cake account of them all complete with visuals; a feast for the senses #dreamteam

  3. Annette, I am an afternoon tea fan from way back. I’ve been giving afternoon tea parties all my life and going out to tea every chance I get. Can’t wait to see where you decide to take Nanny Button. I usually don’t like the theme-y variations; I prefer the full-on traditional British-style afternoon tea. But it’s been too many years since I had tea in London to make a meaningful recommendation. 🙁

  4. Jennie says:

    Great post, thank you! I need some options for when I meet up with friends in London this July. Mr Fogg sounds like one we’d really enjoy 🙂

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