The Best Afternoon Tea Spots In London To Ensure You Feel Fancy

From classic high teas to innovative, fashion-forward creations...


There is little more British and decadent than an afternoon tea in London, and we will make any excuse to eat tiny sandwiches and drink champagne in the middle of the day.

Thankfully, both Galentine's Day and Mother's day are just around the corner, meaning this is the perfect opportunity to treat the most beautiful woman in your life to a fruit scone...and your mate and your mum can have one too.


Here's a list of our favourite spots to take a break from shopping in in the capital - from traditional hotels selling musical-inspired treats, to sky-high asian fusion restaurants in the City, we have you covered.

The Lanesborough

To celebrate the sold-out Broadway hit Hamilton coming to London, The Lanesborough has decided to celebrate with a themed afternoon tea. Available from 8th January 2018 the Alexander Hamilton-inspired tea is a delight for the tastebuds.

Alongside the traditional scones and finger sandwiches that is always front-and-centre at the Hyde Park corner location, you will be treated with exotic lace cupcakes, pecan pie and more.

From £39 pp,

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If heights are your thing then Ting is the place for you. Sitting 128 metres above the city in the Shard, Ting promises Asian influences in a British menu.


Famous as a tea party with a view, the Chinese foodery has created a Chinese New year Afternoon Tea to celebrate the Year of The Dog.

Savoury treats include pork steamed buns and wasabi smoked salmon sandwiches, whilst the sweet treats include the fanciest fortune cookie you could dream of, as well as a jasmine tea and pear-flavoured chinese lantern.

From £58 pp,

Lanes of London

With a backdrop of Marble Arch and Hyde Park, the Mayfair-based Lanes of London is the perfect spot to stop-off for some mid-afternoon drinking.

With a free-flowing bubble option for the afternoon tea, from 12-5pm you can accompany your raspberry and lemon verbena marshmallows, scones and more with plenty of fizz.


However, if booze isn't you thing, they also have a widevariety of jing Teas for your delecation.

Fron £19.95 pp,

Mews of Mayfair

Hidden behind the most decadent shopping destination in the country, Bond St. sits a bustling courtyard lined with tables and chair belonging to Mews of Mayfair.

This spot is an insiders dream and if you want to show off to your pals, this is where to take them.

Comprised of savoury snacks such as smoked salmon and crème fraiche on charcoal sourdough and sweet treats like dark chocolate delice with salted caramel this off-the-beaten track spot might be the place for you.

From £32.50 pp,


No afternoon tea guide could be complete without the Insta-friendly Sketch restaurant. Starring a Millenial-pink afternoon tea hall and space-themed loo, we recommend taking a pal who is as concerned with getting their gram content as you are.

Caviar and quail egg sandwiches sit next to pistachio macaroons creating a Willy-Wonka style feast for the eyes, and mouth too.

From £58 pp,

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