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 2nd January 2019




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 Clerkenwell

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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

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@ 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.

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.