Offering one of the quirkiest afternoon teas near Buckingham Palace, this fun Victoria spot will have you feeling like you're sipping with her majesty. Just a stone's throw from the Queen's doorstep, you'll find some delicious tiers of tiny sandwiches and sweet treats.
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.
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.
Head to Soho's Greek Street where Wizard Exploratorium is serving its own fantastically eccentric twist on afternoon tea. Set inside a magic-themed venue, this spot is not only offering up incredible interiors but the meal itself is bound to impress.
Not just one for fine sushi and interactive tables, Inamo is also a top choice for afternoon tea in the West End. Chow down on panko prawns, dragon rolls and salmon sashimi washed down with bottomless bubbles from Soho to Covent Garden.
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.
Looking for one of the best afternoon teas in London? Head over to Tonight Josephine where they're serving up bottomless prosecco or pornstar martinis and delicious treats for you to nibble your way through.
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.
Serving you an afternoon tea with a twist, this swanky Knightsbridge spot welcomes you and your furry friends for the ultimate Doggy Afternoon Tea. From pawsecco to homemade doggy biscuits and pup-friendly ice-cream, this one's paw-fect.
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.
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.
A gorgeous Mayfair restaurant, Hush is whipping up a decadent afternoon tea for those of you looking for something a little different. Putting their own unique twist on things, scones are accompanied by gooseberry, blackberry and rhubarb jams, as well as gin and tonic smoked salmon on German rye bread and more.
For a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience in London? Head to the Chesterfield Hotel, where delicate finger sandwiches and bone china cups come as standard. If you're after something a little different, try their winter wonderland offering, which includes mini yule logs and gingerbread flavoured cupcakes.
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.
Take your afternoon tea in London to new heights (literally) with Searcys at the Gherkin. Located just a stone's throw from Liverpool Street, this sky-high bar and restaurant will have you sipping tea, chomping sandwiches and scoffing cakes with unbeatable views across the city.
Head up to the roof terrace of Vintry & Mercer where they'll be serving up cakes and booze with views. Inspired by the guilds of the city, their tasty afternoon tea offering fronts cakes, scones, delicious sandwiches and savouries and some moreish tipples.
An afternoon tea for those with a taste for travel, this cute and quirky offering from Searcys at St Pancras brings you a tasty array of sandwiches, sweets and scones taking influence from a range of countries and cuisines, and comes served in a tiny suitcase.
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.
Head over to The Sanderson for an afternoon of Wonderland-appropriate treats. Pull up a chair at the Mad Hatters tea party and get ready to tuck into smoked salmon scotch eggs, chessboard gateau and a range of unique and heady cocktails.