Five of the Best Places to Take Afternoon Tea in London

If you want to treat someone special or you simply want to spend an indulgent afternoon in London, there is no better activity than Afternoon tea. With so many places to enjoy this luxurious tradition, settling on one is quite a challenge. Whether you are looking for a traditional afternoon tea experience or something with a modern twist, here are five of the best places to visit.

The Ritz

The Ritz Afternoon Tea Palm Court

You can’t decide where to have Afternoon tea in London without considering The Ritz. Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, this stunning hotel is recognised as one of the finest establishments for afternoon tea in the capital. Served in a dramatic parlour, diners can enjoy a lavish spread of tea, cakes, scones and pastries situated in an iconic location.

The W Hotel

If you want an alternative to traditional afternoon tea, the W Hotel offers a dining experience that is far less formal. Their W Rock Tea is served in a contemporary space that is no stranger to a famous face or two. This venue is a superb choice should you wish to enjoy a spot of people watching.

The Sanderson Hotel

The Sanderson Hotel has redesigned the afternoon tea tradition and has replaced old fashioned grandeur with a contemporary, minimalist affair. Traditional scones and finger sandwiches have been replaced with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party style feast that is one of the most affordable options in London.

Claridge‘s Hotel

Afternoon Tea Claridges

You won’t find anything other than the traditional afternoon tea spread at the Claridge’s hotel but the quality of service is supreme. For £35 pounds per person, you can take your pick from over 40 blends of tea to complement your scones and sandwiches.

The Berkley

The Berkley, while a suitably formal afternoon tea venue, there is an element of fun packed in to this experience that you won’t find elsewhere. Fashion forward diners will love the designer afternoon tea that is inspired by the latest catwalk trends. The contents of the afternoon tea experience are naturally updated as the seasons change.

Finding the perfect place to enjoy high tea in London is easy, all you have to do is decide on the perfect base for your trip, (The Urban Retreat Apartments is very central) and consult the list above to find a spread that meets your specific requirements.

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