Make your afternoon tea booking an elegant one at The Rubens at the Palace hotel. This British institution is putting on the ultimate winter afternoon tea in elevated surrounds as you tuck in to themed scones, cakes and more.
London's Prettiest Christmas Afternoon Teas
There is nowhere quite like London at Christmas time (just ask Richard Curtis), and there's nothing as British as an indulgent afternoon tea. So what better way to get yourself feeling all merry and bright (and get some great content for the 'gram) than by indulging in some yuletide-themed drinking and dining? With offerings including crumbly mince pies, spicy gingerbread and miniature alcohol-soaked puds, these pretty Christmas afternoon teas will be going, going, scone before you know it.
The Sipping Room is a swanky bar located in Canary Wharf with an affordable afternoon tea menu (teaming up with Sipsmith for the ultimate experience). Identified by their signature cosy igloos, this is the perfect place to spend an afternoon holed up with a group of your closest friends and a menu of miniature treats.
Take it to a secret speakeasy this December with Sherlock's Boozy Afternoon Tea. Taking place on Saturdays and Sundays, you'll enjoy scones with a puzzling side as you tuck in to bubbles and bites, with a mini-mystery to solve alongside.
If you're after a quirky festive afternoon tea, they don't come much more unique than this. Served on a moving vintage London bus, you'll be able to enjoy a selection of delicious sweet treats whilst enjoying views of the capital city in all its twinkly light glory.
Putting on two gorgeous shows this December, The Phoenix Arts Club are inviting guests for an afternoon tea experience like no other. Head on down to the slinky spot for entertainment and tasty morsels combined as you enjoy cabaret alongside an afternoon tea and bubbles.
Littered across Instagram feeds everywhere, Dalloway Terrace is one of London's prettiest spots. Their heated outdoor area, known for its fluffy blankets and fairy-lit foliage is the perfect place to sample their contemporary afternoon tea menu alfresco style.
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 'squiffy picnics' on the weekend, presented in a wicker hamper and washed down with one of the bar's signature cocktails (because the tea itself is the least important part).
When it comes to a Christmas afternoon tea with the wow factor in London, few do it quite like The Ritz. An upmarket experience in The Palm Court, you'll be treated to pastries, mince p[ies and more, in some of the city's most elegant (and festive) surrounds. Carols? Oh yeah, there's a choir singing those too.
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.