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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.
Enjoy a tasty afternoon tea with some of the most gorgeous views in London at this stunning bar on the 28th floor of the Millbank Tower. With a traditional menu of sandwiches, scones and hot tea, you can also make it a boozy one with a glass or two of champagne.
Set in a former launderette, Wringer & Mangle mixes East London boozer charm with a modern and light atmosphere. As well as a full lunch and dinner menu, the venue serves a quirky afternoon tea, complete with plenty of freshly baked bites.
Inspired by the nature and culture of South Africa, head the Leopard Bar of The Montague on the Gardens for a quirky afternoon tea complete with warm scones, curious cakes and tasty sandwiches, alongside 12 different teas to choose from.
Charbonnel et Walker are bringing their cool and quirky afternoon tea to the May Fair kitchen and they're bringing chocolate scones, doughnuts, tiramisu and more than a few of their tempting truffles.
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.
This afternoon tea combines British and Japanese tradition to create three tiers of wonderfully festive feasting. You'll get to enjoy delicacies such as Aburi seared sushi, special Christmas sashimi and festive onigiri sushi balls with your choice of prosecco, sake or jasmine tea.
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.
Get stuck in to a tempting and tasty Mediterannean-inspired afternoon tea. With bruschetta, amaretto scones, churros with Peruvian chocolate sauce and all manner of other exciting foods to tickle your fancy, it's one of the coolest afternoon teas in London.
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.
Located in swanky central London, Mews of Mayfair is a four-floor venue filled with delicious nooks and crannies. Head to this historic spot for a traditional tea time in Lancashire Court which includes cocktail, Champagne and fancy tea options.
Offering both a ladies and a gents afternoon tea, the Karma Sanctum Soho serves up one of the quirkiest afternoon tea events in London.
Located in St Martins Lane hotel, The Den is a quirky London venue that serves afternoon tea. With surreal paintings, subtle touches, and a luxurious setting, The Den also serves a 'Chocolate Dreams Afternoon Tea', which sounds positively dreamy.
This Afternoon Tea not only gives you three tiers of delicious treats and free-flowing G&Ts, but also enables you to gaze over the River Thames and the Houses of Parliament too.
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.