Quirky Afternoon Tea In London

Red buses, bad weather and afternoon tea, there's few things we British excel at, but one thing is for certain, we know how to knock up a good afternoon tea. The capital has loads of options for tea time and it's not all scones and clotted cream, there's a brilliant selection of unusual London afternoon teas too. If you prefer your drinks a little more Mad Hatter than Queen of England, then look no further as we've rustled up the best quirky afternoon teas in London.

Last updated on 4th April 2019

Simmons Clerkenwell

43 user reviews 4

Simmons are known throughout London for their quirkiness and the Clerkenwell venue is no different, with retro lamps, toys, trinkets and old school games consoles. And now you can enjoy that with their bottomless afternoon tea, featuring free-flowing prosecco and cocktail tea pots along with tonnes of nibbles. Their Balham venue also serves the bottomless option.

  High Tea & Tease

15 user reviews 4

@ Cellar Door on Every Saturday

High tea and tease serve their offering with a big side of kinky and seductive burlesque and cabaret from some huge stars. Work your way through an unusual afternoon tea in London while black magicians, a show girl, and a honky-tonky piano player dazzle you.

Little Nan's

196 user reviews 4

Whether you're looking to get a little tipsy, or keep it a sober affair, Little Nan's kitsch afternoon tea will hit the spot, whatever the occasion. Chow down on home-baked scones, mini pastries and a range of cute sandwiches for veggies, vegans and carnivores alike.

@ Simmons Soho on Sat, 4th May 2019 @ 13:00 - 15:00

Tuck into a delicious afternoon tea this bank holiday weekend at Simmons in Soho. You'll get to feast on a three tiers of stunning eats with free-flowing booze and heaps of games to keep you entertained from bingo to quizzes with a soundtrack of old-school classics.

Immersive Mysteries

59 user reviews 5

Not only will you be treated to a delicious Victorian High Tea, but you'll also enjoy a night of immersive theatre with master of the supernatural Jack Daw, as you solve puzzle and encounter ghosts to uncover the mystery of a missing child over 100 years ago.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Sunday 21st April 2019

When it comes to afternoon tea in central London, you've probably it all. But this one's switching up the game, combining a quirky black taxi tour of the city and its rock n roll spots with  afternoon tea at this swanky Soho hotel, complete with cocktails and cigars on the rooftop.

Map Maison

45 user reviews 5

Four Japanese Cocktails and complimentary Bottled Cocktail for £25/person and 3 other offers

MAP Maison is a cute neighbourhood bar in Dalston full of floral touches and vintage furniture. The East London spot serves up a quirky London afternoon tea in the form of cakes, pastries and the choice of either bubbles or one of their renowned cocktails.