5 Places to Enjoy Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon Tea in London is perhaps one of the most quintessentially British social events of high society. Here’s you’ll find some of the most posh places to enjoy an indulgent bite

Thames Cruise & Afternoon Tea

Combine an authentic and enjoyable afternoon tea with a tour of London’s most famous landmarks, watching the world go by

Kensington Palace

Enjoy an extra special afternoon at Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with traditional Royal Tea

Cutty Sark

Enjoy an afternoon tea aboard one of Britain’s last tea clippers, with exclusive specialities

Milestone Hotel

A quirky and traditional hotel in the heart of Kensington that exudes the luxury that you would expect

Fortnum & Mason

A bastion of high society and fine dining since 1707 and throughout the Victorian era: a symbol of Luxury

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Thames Cruise with Tea

If you’re looking to combine a whistle stop tour of the sights of London from the famous River Thames with a relaxing and stimulating afternoon tea, then this cruise is ideal for you and a group of friends

The cruise sets off from Tower Pier, heads all the way to Westminster and then returns you where you set off. The menu is a true British classic, but there is an onboard bar if you want to turn the traditional trip into a more “jolly” outing that ends up… who knows where

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Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames St, London, EC3N 4DT

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Kensington Palace Gardens Tour with Royal High Tea

Kensington Palace

Enjoy a taste of Royal life in the Gardens of Kensington Palace with a tour of the grounds followed by lavish, traditional Royal Family High Tea

You’ll be met by your own personal, knowledgeable guide who will take you on a tour of the famous gardens and share fascinating facts before seating you at your table, where the real joy begins

Famous for being the home of Princess Diana, Prince Harry, and now Prince William and Kate Middleton, enjoy your tea with stunning views of the Sunken Garden and the new Princess Diana statue

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Kensington Gardens, London W8 4PX

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cutty sark afternoon tea

Cutty Sark

Enjoy a unique afternoon tea experience aboard the last surviving British tea clipper, and one of the fastest ships in its time. The Cutty Sark itself is an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich. Full access around the Cutty Sark is included in the afternoon tea package and offers entertainment as well as satisfying your hunger

Come along and soak up some British nautical history aboard this legendary 19th-century masterpiece

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King William Walk, London SE10 9HT

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12pm – 3:30 Daily

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Milestone Hotel afternoon tea

Milestone Hotel

Treat yourself to some of the finer things in life and enjoy a scrumptious spot of afternoon tea in the elegant atmosphere of the Milestone Hotel, a Victorian building dating from 1883, this upscale hotel opposite Kensington Gardens is less than a mile from Notting Hill Gate tube station and 2 miles from Buckingham Palace

Enjoy a twist on our traditional Afternoon Tea, served between 1pm and 5pm in our elegant Park Lounge, Conservatory, or Cheneston’s Restaurant

Discover a delicious array of delicate finger sandwiches, warm freshly baked scones with Devonshire clotted cream and home-made preserves, and a selection of pastries including éclairs, tartlets, cupcakes, and macarons

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1-3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5DL

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Fortnum & Mason Tea Salon

Fortnum & Mason Tea Salon

Standing alongside Harrods & Selfridges in the prestigious mainstays of traditional British high society, Fortnum & Mason has always had a focus on fine food & drink. Sample some of the very best London has to offer in their dedicated Tea Salon

You’ll find no gimmicks or quirks at Fortnum’s, just traditional Afternoon Tea of the highest standard that has been served for centuries to only the most discerning of customers

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181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1A 1ER

Hours

11:30am – 7pm

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