Pretty Afternoon Tea In London

There's nothing quite as enticing as an afternoon tea, so make sure to brighten up your socials with something extra special. From pretty in pink paradises to botanical beauties, quirky Victorian tearooms to British institutions, make the most of your Champagne sipping and cake scoffing with our guide to pretty afternoon tea in London, and get a few good pics while you're at it. 

Last updated on 20th September 2022

Looking for pretty afternoon teas in London? The Rubens at the Palace is home to a range of midday offerings. Pitch up for a Wimbledon special, or get silly and add a side of bottomless fizz to your tiers of treats.


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Dreaming of an Insta-worthy afternoon tea in London? We've got you covered with the prettiest one by Vicinity. They are serving up sweet cupcakes and scones, alongside savoury sandwiches and your choice of tea or Champagne.

Over at The Milestone Hotel and Residences, you can tuck into a gorgeous afternoon feast, where you'll also get to learn more about tea from their ethical supplier. While you do so, you'll get to sink your teeth into delicious finger sandwiches, pretty cakes and plenty of fresh scones and more.

Head over to The Bloomsbury hotel where their in-house bar is hiding one of London's prettiest afternoon teas. Get settled in their stunning space and tuck into tiers of cakes, scones, sandwiches and maybe a little fizz if you're feeling it.

Treat yourself to one of the prettiest afternoon tea spots in London at Simmons. Sip on glorious cocktails from tiny China cups and teapots, mouthwatering nibbles and non-stop tunes for a whole two hours. You won't want to miss out on this one.

Tonight Josephine

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Over at Tonight Josephine's Clapham and Shoreditch outposts, they're hosting pretty (bonkers) afternoon teas. While some include bingo and drag stars, others are all about the hot gossip. Either way, you'll get lip-smacking treats and bottomless cocktails in a stunning setting.

Searching for an Insta-worthy afternoon tea? Then head to The Egerton House Hotel for their awesome food with flowing bevvies. Delve into their Jubilee-themed event, which will celebrate British grub, including sandwiches and sweet treats or Champagne. 

No list would be complete without The Ivy, a London institution famed for its beautiful decor and famous clientele, it's an essential journey for a pretty afternoon tea in London. Experience the best of British for yourself at this plush St. Johns Wood restaurant. 

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ByChloe's Covent Garden haunt has become famed for its Instagram presence and cult blogger following. Why? Its dainty afternoon tea is surely a factor. From plant-based tea sandwiches to colourful baby cakes smothered in sprinkles, it's a birthday party-themed beaut. 

Bluebird Chelsea

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Famed for celeb clientele and regular Made in Chelsea appearances, Bluebird is a beautiful King's Road haunt in the heart of Chelsea. Serving an afternoon tea of classic British offerings in floral surroundings, it's well worth a visit. 

A sultry venue that never shies away from a touch of opulence, Sexy Fish is sure to add an extra touch of drama to your afternoon tea. Explore the menu of matcha tea shots, Thai chicken sandwiches, Yuzu tarts and Champagne in style. 

Head to Fulham's award-winning cafe and bakery Jack And Beyond for a pretty afternoon tea, all washed down with unlimited hot drinks and a glass of prosecco. You can get your hands on these sweet and savoury treats for just £29.95 per person.