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 20th September 2023

Sherlock: The Official Live Game

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.

The Phoenix Arts Club

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.

Karma Sanctum Soho

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.

The Orchid Lounge

Evening Afternoon Tea for two, including a bottle of luxurious MV Nyetimber Classic Cuvee English Sparkling Wine, priced at £155

For those of you seeking a quirky afternoon tea event, head along to The Orchid Lounge in the Pan Pacific Hotel on Liverpool Street. Treat yourself to a wonderful range of tasty British sandwiches, choux or bao, before devouring some Asian-inspired puds.

The Perception at W London

Afternoon Tea with with a glass of Coolhurst English Sparkling Wine - £67.50 and 2 other offers

Tuck into a delicious cosmetics bag full of themed sweet treats. Yep, you heard us right. The Perception is staying true to its wacky nature with the creation of this fabulously quirky afternoon tea. Expect makeup-inspired edible bites such as salted caramel lip gloss and bronzed chocolate pearls.


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.

Jack And Beyond

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.