London's Prettiest Christmas Afternoon Teas

There is nowhere quite like London at Christmas time (just ask Richard Curtis), and there's also nothing as quintessentially British as an indulgent afternoon tea. So what better way to get yourself feeling all merry and bright (and capturing some great content for the 'gram while you're at it) than by indulging in some yuletide-themed afternoon tea? With offerings including crumbly mince pies, spicy gingerbread and minature alcohol-soaked puds, these treats will be going, going, scone before you know it. Take a look at our top picks for Christmas afternoon tea in London - pinkies at the ready.

Last updated on 24th October 2019

Savage Garden

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Located in the heart of the city, atop the DoubleTree by Hilton, Savage Garden's Narnia-themed winter wonderland is the perfect place to kick back after a long day of Christmas shopping. Finger sandwiches are off the menu at this place though, replaced instead with sliders, tacos and 'savage scones' - not one for the nanas.

Festive Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea and 3 other offers

Located in one of London's boujiest hotels, The Restaurant at The Sanderson is the ideal spot for a touch of yuletide elegance. This Christmas, their iconic Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea will be given a festive twist, think marshmallow snowmen and tasty yule logs (washed down with Champagne, of course).

The exclusive Egerton House Hotel will be opening its doors this festive season for an enchanting afternoon tea experience. Come December, the entrance to this hotel will be transformed into a Victorian shopfront, festooned with garlands and baubles. Sweet treats on offer will include stollen, gingerbread, mince pies and an unlimited choice of freshly brewed teas and coffees. 

@ Butlers Restaurant at The Chesterfield Mayfair on Mon, 18th Nov 2019 - Sun, 5th Jan 2020

We all know The Chesterfield is a beauty, but wait until you see the winter wonderland they have waiting for you. Get into the festive mood by exploring this afternoon tea, complete with Christmas yule logs, gingerbread cupcakes and Christmas tree chocolate pots with plenty more. 

Covent Garden-based Browns' quintessentially British afternoon tea is the perfect pre-West End show treat. Their festive menu includes orange and apricot Bakewell tarts, pig in brioche rolls and turkey and stuffing sandwiches, because everyone knows Boxing Day is the best part of Christmas.