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 closest friends and a menu of miniature festive treats.
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.
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.
Located on the 31st floor of The Shard, this festive afternoon tea comes complete with sweeping views of the city lit up by Christmas lights. Enjoy turkey and cranberry, black truffle and egg, and fig and brie sandwiches whilst sipping on a glass of Veuve Clicquot - the ultimate luxe experience.
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.
Cahoots is known for its blitz spirit, knees-up mentality. Located just off Carnaby Street, this 1940s bar 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).
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.
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.