With bars in every corner of London, Simmons has gained itself quite the reputation for its epic five-hour-long happy hour every day. Why wait for night to fall to kick off the party though? Their afternoon tea offering includes two-hours of bottomless prosecco and cocktail teapots as well as a load of tasty treats.
London's Best Boozy And Bottomless Afternoon Teas
While the idea of a quintessentially British afternoon tea may conjure up images of delicate sandwiches, refined conversation and bone china teapots, these bars, hotels and restaurants have got something else in mind altogether. Serving up spicy snacks, bottomless fizz and quirky cocktails aplenty, they're proving that you don't have to wait for dusk to fall to kick-off your weekend antics. So, get ready to raise the roof (and your pinkies), as we bring you London's very best boozy and bottomless afternoon teas.
Taking place every weekend from 10:30am onwards, the Drink, Shop & Do boozy afternoon tea is priced at just £45. Enjoy two-hours of unlimited fizz and three tiers of mouthwatering bites to a backdrop of the funkiest tunes around. The offering includes finger sandwiches, scones topped with clotted cream and some almost-too-cute-to-eat cupcakes.
Who said afternoon tea should stop at cake and scones? Map Maison is upping the ante with their tapas-style offering of sourdough baguettes, mini Iberico burgers and spicy vegetarian bites. Opt to wash this Spanish feast down with either a glass of Champagne or 90 minutes of free-flowing cocktails.
If RuPaul did afternoon tea? We like to think it would look a little like this. The Perception's What's The Tea? is inspired by a drag queen's make-up box and comes complete with edible cosmetics, glitter-dipped sweets and brightly-bejewelled cakes. Better yet, whilst you're chowing down on this oh-so-glam selection there'll be tonnes of entertainment courtesy of the dazzling Globe Girls.
Paying homage to all things Pat Butcher, Little Nan's is a wonderland of animal prints, royal memorabilia and vintage furniture. Afternoon tea round here is probably a little different to round your actual nan's though - expect gin-laden teapots and some of the best tunes in the biz.
Giving afternoon tea proceedings a punk rock edge, Karma Sanctum's Ace of Spades menu is a far cry from Queen Lizzy's usual 4pm snack. Think mini dressed crab dogs, cauliflower tikka, mini poppadoms and some uber-indulgent rocky road. Complete the experience with a trip to the rooftop for a cosmopolitan or a glass of Gentleman's Jack.
Spend your afternoon with the lights turned down low as the Cellar Door invites you along for a high-octane burlesque and cabaret show, complete with high tea and bubbles. There'll even be the chance to learn the art of the tease for yourself, with an exclusive burlesque lesson courtesy of the iconic Vicious Delicious.
Boasting epic views across the City of London, Mercer Roof Terrace is the perfect spot for an elegant afternoon tea washed down with lashings of Champagne. Part of the luxury Vintry & Mercer hotel, the food here is all about classic British dishes, created using high-quality local produce.
We're not trying to make fetch happen, but this afternoon is like so totally fetch. Grab your teeny tiny mini skirt and kitten heels and get ready to sip the tea... plastic style. Duo's Mean Girls-themed tea includes a feast of tinged-pink treats and cocktails.
Get ready to fall down the rabbit hole (before you've even quaffed your cocktail teapot), as The Sanderson brings its quirky Alice In Wonderland-themed afternoon tea to the heart of Fitzrovia. Sip on 'drink me' concotions and nibble on rabbit ears at this immersive experience.
One of London's quirkiest bars, Mr Fogg's Society of Exploration is known for its bonkers cocktail offering and kitsch interiors. Come the weekend, this place is a wonderland of alcoholic teapots, eccentric bartenders and delicate cucumber sandwiches. The Tipsy Socie-tea menu includes a huge choice of international tipples and a selection of Victorian-inspired delicacies.
Located on the banks of the Thames, Lyaness is fancy with a capital F. Their tipsy tea menu can be enjoyed with either a selection of mocktails, a glass of Champagne or with four carefully curated pairing cocktails, all to the backdrop of stunning views across the capital city.