Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel and Residences


Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel and Residences is available here in its finest form, highly commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2023. 

Located opposite Kensington Palace and a short distance from the Royal Albert Hall, Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel offers traditional charm, opulent furnishings and hospitality from a passionate and experienced team. 

The menu boasts a delicious array of finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes, and macaroons. Enhance your experience by accompanying your tea with a glass of Champagne. 

Guests will be invited to enjoy their afternoon tea experience either in The Park Lounge or within Cheneston's Restaurant. Guests are kindly asked to provide 24 hours' notice for any dietary requirements. 

The Milestone Hotel and Residences also welcomes group enquiries for Afternoon Tea Parties. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, baby shower, anniversary or hen party they have beautiful spaces to accommodate and wow your guests. 

For Little Princes and Princesses - try the Children's Afternoon Tea. The Milestone Hotel believes everyone should enjoy Afternoon Tea, including every little prince and princess. 

Treats include freshly made bite-size sandwiches, baked scones, selected Royal cakes, and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, or soft drink. Price: £39 per child


Special Offer: VIP upgrade - Complimentary glass of Champagne

Enjoy a complimentary glass of Champagne with Afternoon Tea during the week at the Award Winning Milestone Hotel and Residences. 

Bookings are subject to availability and this offer excludes the Milestone Experience with Shelley Levy.
Available Monday to Thursday until the 30th June 2024 (excluding Monday 27th May as a Bank Holiday). 


Special Occasions:

Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea

Available 13th May – 26th May

A renowned week in the British calendar, there is no better way to crown your visit to Chelsea Flower Show than with our Chelsea Flower Show Afternoon Tea.
Inspired by the beautiful blooms that await, pair your day with the decadent sweet treat and let it be one of quintessential British delights.
Afternoon Tea: £85 per person or £98 per person with a glass of Champagne. Bookings are now open 


A Milestone Hotel Experience: Enjoy Afternoon Tea at the award-winning Milestone Hotel and book a sitting with Resident Artist Shelley Levy

• By appointment only – bespoke portraits from £520 including afternoon tea for two
• Express interest during booking and a member of the team will be in touch to discuss arrangements with you

The Milestone Hotel and Residences are thrilled to welcome Shelley Levy (ShelleyTheArtist) as the new Resident Artist for The Milestone Hotel & Residences. With her passion for capturing stories through art and her unique style of drawing from life, Shelley will add a new dimension to the experience for guests. Her discipline and commitment to daily drawing practice align with The Milestone Hotel and Residence's dedication to offering our guests the highest level of service and attention to detail.

Bespoke portraits
ShelleyTheArtist offers bespoke personal and family portraits for guests enjoying Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, creating a unique and lasting memento of your visit. With her passion for capturing stories and her ability to draw from life, Shelley can create a one-of-a-kind portrait that reflects the individual personality and style of each guest. Her services are ideal for those looking to commemorate a special occasion. Shelley's services add a personalised touch to the guest experience at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, creating a unique and cherished memory that guests will treasure for years to come.

By appointment only, bespoke portraits from £520 which includes Afternoon Tea for two.


Afternoon Tea Parties and more at The Milestone Hotel and Residences:

When planning a private celebration, from intimate family gatherings to larger events, The Milestone has everything in hand. Your dedicated Events Coordinator is here to assist you at every stage: they will listen to your requirements, offer guidance and advice, and ensure everything takes place exactly as you wish.

Meetings & Events: Choosing The Milestone for a meeting or event means you can be assured of the latest in state-of-the-art audio/video technology as well as wireless broadband internet access throughout the hotel, keeping you seamlessly in touch with the office and the world whilst on the move. All this is discreetly provided within a setting reminiscent of a stately home and accompanied by second-to-none service.

Special Celebration: Glittering parties, private dining, stylish family gatherings, baby showers, and birthdays deserve a venue that reflects the magnificence of the occasion. The Milestone Hotel & Residences, with its five-star grandeur, spectacular decor, and attentive staff, is the enchanting venue that turns a great event into a magical one.

Weddings: It is hard to imagine a more romantic setting in which to celebrate your most special day. Opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, home to Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge, The Milestone is steeped in romantic history, each room with its own story to tell.

Licensed for civil ceremonies, The Milestone provides the perfect venue for an intimate celebration with traditional British style and unrivalled service. Our expert team of chefs, sommeliers, waiting staff, and event organisers will put your mind at ease and prepare the setting for the happiest day of your life. Every aspect of your wedding will be attended to with meticulous skill, style, and subtle precision.

The elegant and romantic Victorian magnificence of the hotel lends itself superbly to such occasions - professional floral displays to complement the colours of the wedding party can be arranged, and our expert team can assist in guiding you along the way.

Whatever the celebration, whether it's a wedding, anniversary, birthday party, wine tasting, cocktail masterclass or an introduction to the art of sabrage, an event held at The Milestone will be cherished for years to come.


London Tea Walk in collaboration with PMD Tea and The Milestone Hotel and Residences

An exciting and educational experience available to The Milestone Hotel and Residences guests for 2024
A fascinating and educational walking tour that explores London's lost tea history. The journey takes participants through significant locations associated with the city's role in the global tea trade, offering a unique perspective on how an island nation became a central player in the tea industry.

Key highlights guests include:

  • Leadenhall Market and the East India Company
  • Mincing Lane and the Largest Tea Auction
  • Tower of London and the River Thames
  • Tea Plaques and Commemoration
  • Conclusion with a Black Cab Ride and Afternoon Tea

Guests enjoy a black cab transfer to The Milestone Hotel and Residences providing a convenient and authentic London experience.
Upon arrival, guests enjoy a guided Afternoon Tea experience that includes tea recommendations, pairings, and stories related to the people and places associated with the featured teas.

Duration:  Approximately 5 hours in total (2 hours for the tour + transfer + Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel and Residences)
Availability:  The London Tea Walk is available upon enquiry – please do let us know your preferred date(s) and we will do our best to accommodate
Price:  This is dependent on group size and includes the Tea Walk, Black Cab transfer, and a Traditional Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel and Residences: £235 per person with a minimum group of four people


Cocktails in The Stables Bar: Extend your visit at The Milestone Hotel 

Angelo Le Greco, The Milestone Hotel's Resident Bar Manager, whose creative mixology skills are sure to make your time at The Stables Bar a true event.

What's on


The Art of Sabrage
Monetary Voucher
£10 - £1000
Whiskey Flights
Whiskey Flights
Whiskey Flights
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  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Wheelchair Access
  • None
  • Smart, No sportswear


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 13:00 19:00
Tuesday 13:00 19:00
Wednesday 13:00 19:00
Thursday 13:00 19:00
Friday 13:00 19:00
Saturday 13:00 19:00
Sunday 13:00 19:00



Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel and Residences, 1 Kensington Court, W8 5DL



Nearest Station

High Street Kensington (Tube)


  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Afternoon Tea food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Park Lounge Private Room 20 25 - - -

The Park Lounge is a warm and cosy retreat, just right for drinks & canapé receptions with an open fireplace and sumptuous armchairs and sofas. The views of Kensington Gardens allow an escape to the country and through its quintessential English ambience, making it hard to believe you are in the heart of the capital. The feeling is that of a private drawing room surrounded by antique books and copies of Tatler and Country Living magazines.

Event facilities include:

  • Complimentary wireless high-speed broadband internet access
  • Natural daylight

Prices are available on request.

Cheneston's Restaurant Private Room 0 0 - - -

The Cheneston Restaurant can be booked for exclusive hire (subject to availability), please contact the venue to discuss your needs and tailored packages.

The Windsor Suite Private Room 30 40 - - -

The Windsor Suite is an aged pine panelled executive boardroom complete with a butler’s pantry, full air-conditioning and an abundance of natural daylight. The Windsor is perfect for executive boardroom meetings and presentations as well as bespoke events such as wedding receptions and private dining.

Event facilities include:

  • Customised menus offered featuring an international cuisine with an extensive selection of fine wines
  • Wireless High Speed Broadband Internet Access
  • Fax, ISDN, modem points and multiple direct dial phone lines
  • Full secretarial support and business services
  • Laptop and mobile phone hire
  • IT support
  • Natural daylight
  • State of the art audio visual technology available
  • Specially themed meeting breaks
  • Video teleconferencing facilities
  • Wheelchair access to Map and Windsor Suite
  • Additional services such as flowers, menus, place setting cards, entertainment and ice carvings available on request

Prices are available on request.

The Oratory Private Room 8 0 - - -

For those special occasions, elegant private dinners, business lunches, working breakfasts or leisurely afternoon teas, the circular Oratory, with its ornate vaulted ceiling and wood paneling is ideal. Located next to the main restaurant, (and once the private chapel of the original house in the 1600s), the Oratory provides an enchanting space for up to eight guests.

Intimate Occasion Dining at The Milestone Hotel and Residences

Our Intimate Occasion Dining package includes exclusive use of The Oratory, fresh-cut flower displays and decorations, and live music from a highly skilled harpist – providing a special occasion soundscape unlike any other. Your celebratory Afternoon Tea, lunch or dinner can include a bespoke menu, available from £85 per person.

Extend your evening with a night’s stay at The Milestone Hotel & Residences, where a complimentary romantic turndown will provide the final flourish.

Celebratory Afternoon Tea, Lunch or Dinner

Bespoke menus available from £85 per person

Exclusive private use of The Oratory – from £500

Flower displays – on request

Decorations – on request

Harpist – from £250

Extend your stay with a night’s stay – preferential room rates are available

Complimentary Romantic Turndown

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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