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 28th November 2019

London Party Boats

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Book yourself onto this four hour cruise experience that will have you and the gang sailing down the Thames aboard the beautiful M.V. London Belle. With fully stocked bar, soundsystem and snacks available, it's certainly a unique way to do afternoon tea. 


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@ Map Maison on Various dates from Tuesday 17th December 2019

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.

@ Karma Sanctum Soho Hotel on Various dates from Monday 16th December 2019

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.

  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.

@ Selfridges London on Various dates from Monday 16th December 2019

Head over to Selfridges where their festive afternoon tea is back with the ultimate post-shopping treat. Enjoy three tiers of delicious food inspired by both traditional high tea and Japanese omakase, alongside your choice of prosecco, sparkling sake or a warming pot of Jing tea.

Little Nan's

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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.