Best Afternoon Tea In London

With so many gorgeous places, we're spoiled for choice, but where exactly are the best spots for afternoon tea in London? Here's a whistlestop tour of all our favourite options; whether you like yours bottomless, high or traditional, we're taking you from luxury hotels doing afternoon tea in Mayfair to affordable high street ideas with a glass of bubbles on the side. 

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Last updated on 20th September 2023


If you're looking for the best afternoon tea with a view, Vicinity are raising their game with their reimagined menus, offering all your favourite British classics but with a twist. We're talking Bailey's cheesecake mousse and raspberry lime tarts, with their sparkling option setting you back £29 with a glass of Ceradello Prosecco Spumante Brut.


Bbar is a top choice for afternoon tea in Victoria, especially when washed down with their collection of over 60 cocktails from expert bartenders. A sprawling South African-inspired restaurant, bar and event space, it's a brilliant place to unwind after a busy day, this menu celebrates South Africa with an added bunny chow selection from £30 per person.

The Orchid Lounge

Evening Afternoon Tea for two, including a bottle of luxurious MV Nyetimber Classic Cuvee English Sparkling Wine, priced at £155

In need of a tasty afternoon tea on Liverpool Street? Then look no further than The Orchid Lounge. Situated in the luxury hotel, Pan Pacific London, hungry folk can expect to sink their teeth into bao, choux or British sandwiches, followed by Asian-inspired desserts. Yum.

The Coral Room

Offering one of the best afternoon teas in Central London, this gorgeous spread from The Coral Room is treating you to scones, sandwiches and an array of sweet treats, as well as the option to upgrade your offering to a fancy Champagne-fuelled affair.

Swan at the Globe

Winning points for location, views and execution, Swan at the Globe is dishing up one of the best afternoon teas in London in 2022. Inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, the theatrical tiered treats will have you enjoy a mixture of sweet and savoury bites, including a Romeo and Juliet option, with a red velvet and cream cheese macaroon. For the gents? A gentleman's afternoon too.

Royal Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace Hotel

Craving an afternoon tea with a little extra decadence? Situated just across from Buckingham Palace, The Rubens lets you enjoy tiers like true royalty with its offering of bottomless Champagne (yep), mini sandwiches, cream scones and tasty pastries alongside a cheeky Jammy Dodger to finish up, with 90 minutes of their Champagne tea setting you back £80.

Jack And Beyond

A cool, award-winning bakery and cafe, Jack And Beyond's afternoon tea in Fulham is not to be missed. From the perfectly gooey brownies and expertly crafted macarons to the delicious teas and glasses of bubbles, this one's a bit of a winner.