London Christmas Afternoon Tea

There is nowhere quite like the capital at Christmas time (just ask Richard Curtis), and there's nothing as British as sandwiches or scones. So, what better way to get yourself feeling all merry than by indulging in crumbly mince pies, spicy gingerbread and alcohol-soaked puds? Start here with our guide to the prettiest Christmas afternoon teas in London.

Last updated on 14th December 2022


Cahoots is a fun 1940s bar known for its all-out blitz spirit and vintage vibes. Located just off the forever bustling Carnaby Street, this homage to years gone by serves up 'Tipples and Treats' on the weekend, presented beautifully and washed down with one of the bar's signature cocktails.

The Ritz London

When it comes to festive frolics, you can't beat a Christmas afternoon tea at The Ritz this 2022. An upmarket experience in The Palm Court, you'll be treated to pastries, mince pies and more, in some of the city's most elegant surroundings. Carols? Oh yeah, there's a choir singing those too.

Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal is famed for its luxurious afternoon tea offerings, with its Christmas version featuring duck liver sandwiches, cherry cake, Christmas pudding vanilla tart and 25 types of tea. Feeling extra festive? Add a glass of Champagne for a little extra yuletide spirit.