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 28th January 2020




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.

@ Duo on Various dates from Saturday 29th February 2020

There will be tiers and there might be tears as this Mean Girls-themed afternoon tea at Camden's Duo brings you a fun and frivolous selection of cakes and cocktails inspired by the teen movie classic. Chow down on a birdcage of Instagrammable treats, complete with candy floss concoctions and hearty sandwiches.

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.

  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.

Little Nan's

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There's nothing like a cuppa and a few biscuits round your nan's gaff. Luckily you can now avoid the 'why are you still single?' and 'what does your job actually mean?' questions by heading to quirky Deptford bar Little Nans instead. A treasure rove of antique furniture and vintage memorabilia, afternoon tea here is a booze-fulled, Pat Butcher-style kinda' affair.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Thursday 27th February 2020

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.