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 11th December 2018

  High Tea & Tease

14 user reviews 4

@ 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.

Map Maison

35 user reviews 5

25% off Afternoon Tea -ONLY £15 and 2 other offers

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.

@ Selfridges London on Various dates from Wednesday 12th December 2018

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. 

Simmons Clerkenwell

43 user reviews 4

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.

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.