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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Sipping Room is a swanky bar located in Canary Wharf with an affordable afternoon tea menu. Identified by their signature cosy igloos, this is the perfect place to spend an afternoon holed up with a group of your nearest and dearest.
Cahoots is known for its blitz spirit knees-up mentality. Located just off Carnaby Street, this 1940s style bar serves up 'squiffy picnics' on the weekend, presented in a wicker hamper and best washed down with one of Cahoots' signature cocktails (because everyone knows the tea is the least important part of afternoon tea).
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.