Best London Afternoon Tea
Whether you want classic scones of a modern twist on Afternoon Tea, London offers a vast range of options
CLASSIC WITH A TWIST: High Coffee, InterContinental Park Lane
Recently launched, High Coffee takes the traditional Afternoon Tea experience and turns it on its head. Targeted at coffee, not tea lovers, High Coffee is a five-course 'culinary cavalcade of caffeinated decadence'.
TEA AND A FILM: Charlotte Street Hotel Afternoon Tea and Film
Afternoon Tea, in London hub of gastro-creativity Charlotte Street. After a quick catch-up over cucumber sandwiches at The Charlotte Street Hotel Afternoon Tea you can settle down in the dark shelters of their bespoke screening room for a soul-soothing film.
TRADITIONAL: The Oscar Wilde Bar at the Café Royal
Find solace in the sanctum of the Café Royal Hotel Oscar Wilde Lounge – so named due to the poet's frequent visitations. Their London High Society afternoon tea menu features a richer range of dishes than the traditional fare. Click here for more information and booking.
DESIGN HEAVEN: Ham Yard Hotel London Afternoon Tea
This new hotel in Piccadilly is the ultimate in design chic – it's worth stopping in, if not for tea then to admire Kit Kemp's vibrant decor.
A BIT OF FUN: Mad Hatters' Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson
This quirky teatime venue has hidden surprises aplenty to delight and amuse. With crockery designed by Luna & Curious, it's sure to keep even the most stoical deliciously entertained.
QUIRKY TOUCH: Ice cream afternoon tea at Fortnum and Masons
The Parlour at Fortnum and Mason is heaven for anyone with a sweet tooth, from ice cream to pastries, cakes to sorbets, they have just about everything you need for the perfect dessert. Now, for Summer, they have introduced the ice cream version of a classic afternoon tea. How very British.