Best Afternoon Tea In London

Now we love a raucous night on the town, but sometimes there's nothing like kicking back in the company of some delicate finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and a stream of tea. With so many gorgeous places, we're spoiled for choice, but where exactly are the best hotels and restaurants for afternoon tea in London? Here's a whistlestop tour of all our favourite options; whether you like yours bottomless, high or traditional. 

After something a little more unusual? Check out some of the best quirky afternoon teas in London.

Last updated on 22nd June 2022

Head to Simmons for their fabulous boozy afternoon tea in London. Dine in their fun space and tuck into their selection of sweet and savoury nibbles, with menus catering to a huge range of dietary requirements, and of course, plenty of bottomless bubbles.

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.

If you're hunting for a rooftop afternoon tea in London, then this Japanese-inspired one really is a unique experience. Wolf down chicken katsu sliders, veggie gyozas, red fruit tarts and much more. For an extra £25, you can enjoy a cocktail or glass of Jack Daniels on their terrace.

Cakes? Sandwiches? Yeah, you heard that right. Make your way to The Egerton House Hotel for their fabulous Jubilee-themed afternoon tea event. Delve into some mouthwatering eats, which celebrate all things British, alongside flowing Champagne.

Head to the West End to find the renowned May Fair Kitchen, which creates international dishes against a backdrop of stylish surrounds. Hungry? Indulge in their spread that's made up of freshly baked goods and sandwiches, which can be paired with Champagne, cocktails or loose leaf tea.

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. 

Looking for a pink-tastic afternoon tea? Head to your nearest Tonight Josephine where they're promising a real quirky experience, complete with a daily dose of free-flowing fizz and tiers of delicious sweet treats for you and your pals to enjoy.

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.

Looking for the best afternoon teas offers in London? These immersive experiences inspired by Sherlock are just the ticket. Head to the Mind Palace on Baker Street for bites to eat and a mini mystery or a slightly boozier alternative if you fancy kicking things up a notch.

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.