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.

Last updated on 19th March 2020




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.

Drink Shop & Do

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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.

The Perception at W London

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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.

Little Nan's

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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.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Wednesday 8th April 2020

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.

  High Tea & Tease

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@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

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.

Mr Fogg's London

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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.