KANGA Recommends • 11 Of The Best Afternoon Tea Spots In London •
When in London, act like a brit and head on out for a spot of tea! With so many options to choose from, we have saved you the trouble and have narrowed down our top afternoon tea spots in London just for YOU! Our loyal readers!
Afternoon tea comes in different forms. From classic tea, themed teas and adventure filed tea experiences, there is something for everyone.
Try out some of these SPOTS for some TEA when in London (Pun intended!)
1 • MAD HATTER'S AFTERNOON TEA AT THE SANDERSON
This is a themed afternoon tea date at the gorgeous Sanderson Hotel which features ladybird shaped cakes, music box sugar holders and green sandwiches to name a few. Convinced yet? Have your tea surrounded by gorgeous decor and get lost in Wonderland with every sip.
2 • BEA'S OF BLOOMSBURY
If you are looking for a more casual tea setting then head on to Bea's. You can experience their afternoon tea in either Bloomsbury, Farringdon or Marylebone for the finest meringues, cupcakes, fruity marshmallows and flawless brownie trios.
3 • THE RITZ
This is probably the most classic tea spot in London! Head on to the beautiful Palm Court at The Ritz, where afternoon tea is served. Enjoy great service, striking decor and a live pianist. The Ritz offers up to 16 different options for tea, sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones! Talk about being spoilt for choice! Go prepared though, as The Ritz has a strict dress code for afternoon tea. No jeans and absolutely no sportswear!
4 • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY TEA AT 1 ALDWYCH
This is a good option for afternoon tea with kids! With an exciting menu that features cheesecake in golden eggs, cake pops and cotton candy puffs, you are sure to be immersed into the magical and delicious world of Willy Wonka. A must have while there is the Charlie Cocktail, served in a tea pot with steaming dry ice! There is a non-alcoholic version of the Charlie Cocktail also. Fun for everyone!
5 • B. BAKERY BUS
Looking for another afternoon tea option for the kids and the whole family, then B. Bakery Bus is for you! This afternoon tea ride starts at Victoria or Trafalgar Square. Enjoy a bus tour featuring some of the most popular sights of London while enjoying some tea. This is a great way of experiencing two of London's "must-do's"
• Sightseeing and
• Afternoon Tea
6 • GLAM ROCK TEA AT K. WEST
Who says afternoon tea only has to be in the afternoon? At K. West, you can choose between afternoon tea or evening tea! The theme is Glam Rock so expect Glamour with a hot serving of Rock & Roll! With delicious miniature cocktails and tea served on vintage record covers, you are sure to have a truly unique afternoon or evening tea experience.
7 • TING AT THE SHANGRI-LA, THE SHARD
In the mood for Asian inspired afternoon tea? Look no further. Ting has a wide range of high end tea which can be enjoyed with a huge serving of views of the beautiful surrounding area! A popular and unique serving that goes with afternoon tea at Ting would be the spring rolls, tapioca pudding and a selection of fine desserts.
8 • SCIENCE TEA AT THE AMPERSAND
Enjoy some Science Tea at the Ampersand Hotel opposite the Science Museum, London. This science-themed tea time is one of the most unique and unmatched tea experiences in London. Expect to dissect into some planet shaped cakes, spaceman and dinosaur chocolates!
9 • THE PERKIN REVELLER
Enjoy afternoon tea with a birds eye view of London featuring The Thames, Tower Bridge and Tower of London with some light jazz music in the background.
10 • PRÊT-À-PORTEA AT THE BERKLEY
Located at the Berkley Hotel London, this is one of the most fashionable and 'on trend' afternoon teas out there! Every 6 months, the chef re-interpretes some of the latest runway fashion trends into elegant desserts and pastries that go along with afternoon tea. The tres chic interior is also a fabulous reason to visit! High fashion is the dress code and take-away boxes are shaped like handbags. Stylish tea daaaahling!
11 • SKETCH LONDON
One of KANGA's favourite spots for any event or outting is Sketch! It is also a good pick for afternoon tea! With its modern styled tea room, you are sure to enjoy a selection of fine teas and accompanying treats in the sumptuos pink booths! Sink in!