Quirky Afternoon Tea In London

Red buses, bad weather and overpriced pubs, there's few things we Londoners 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 midday treats and it's not all scones and Earl Grey, there's a brilliant selection of unusual offerings out there too. If you prefer your drinks a little more Mad Hatter and devilish drag than Queen of England, then look no further as we've rustled up the best quirky afternoon teas in London.

Last updated on 31st January 2023

Topping the list of unusual afternoon teas in London is Brigit's Afternoon Tea Ltd, a vintage red bus that roams round the city's most iconic sites all while you work your way through tasty goodness. Glide by Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and the Royal Albert Hall as you enjoy treats such as sandwiches, cakes and macaroons.

116 Pall Mall

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Looking for something different this weekend? 116 Pall Mall has launched a Confectioner's afternoon tea taking place every Saturday from 2pm. Enjoy stunning smoked salmon rillettes, salt beef Reubens and sweet pastries with popping candy for a truly unique experience.

Already one of London's most unique dining experiences, Bustronome now offer an equally tantalising afternoon tea. See the sights of London from the upper-deck with a platter full of minature eggs benedicts, finger sandwiches and tiny sweet treats.

@ Little Nan's Deptford Bar on Various dates from Monday 6th February 2023

Little Nan's Bar is the Deptford watering hole that's part tropical paradise, part grandma's house. In other words, it's pretty darn quirky. And the afternoon teas? They're made up of freshly prepared sandwiches, homemade cakes and scrumptious scones, as well as lush cocktails. 

Whiskers & Cream

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Whiskers & Cream is an adorable cafe in Archway that rustles up a range of tasty afternoon teas, including one that comes with bottomless bubbles. While you dive into the sandwiches and sweet treats, enjoy the company of the venue's 10 resident cats who all love a cuddle and a play.

The Phoenix Arts Club

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Head over to Soho every Sunday where you'll find one of the quirkiest afternoon teas in London. The Phoenix Arts Club will be sorting you out with tiers of sweet treats and fine fizz, as well as a hilarious cabaret show.

Swap those boring ol' sandwiches and cakes with Karma Sanctum Soho's awesome afternoon tea events. Think Japanese-inspired eats including chicken katsu sliders, steamed vegetable gyozas, and sweet treats such as their signature matcha pannacotta along with some delicious cocktails.

One of the best places for a quirky afternoon tea in London, Sherlock's Mind Palace has not one but two options to choose from. Up the ante with a mind-blowing mini mystery or pop bottles at a boozy alternative, with tasty bites to eat and a unique theme running throughout both.

Brushtrokes and Nudes is, let's be honest, one of London's quirkiest sip and paint parties. And coming up? They have a bunch of afternoon tea events on the go, where you can indulge in delicious grub with bottomless cocktails and enjoy a life art session with nude models.

Jack And Beyond is the Fulham Cafe that's blowing it out of the water with its events. Pop by this cute spot for an afternoon tea with unlimited hot drinks and a glass of prosecco. Expect things like red velvet brownie finger, raspberry macarons and more.