Where you have to test a little "Afternoon Tea" if not in London. You've arrived in paradise when it comes to drinking tea with small cakes, small yummy sandwiches, scones, etc. Afternoon tea is available at most hotels or restaurants in town. Take a break in the afternoon and feel like an Englishman, sit down and enjoy the specialty of UK. You must at least make one visit! Keep in mind that hotels can have "dress code".
The Goring Hotel received the award The Top London Afternoon Tea Award by The Tea Guild (2013). There are also 22 others who got the same price in the same year. How do you get the price? An anonymous bunch are visiting the place and look at the following things: the suitability of porcelain, staff attitude and which tea knowledge they have, as well as the efficiency of the service, overall atmosphere and very important is of course how the tea is served.
You will not be dissatisfied. The staff is super friendly, their scones are delicious and the ambiance is not wrong either. Those of you who are vegetarians also get your wishes fulfilled. They have been serving afternoon tea since 1865!
Book in advance!
London (close to Buckingham Palace Gardens)
The Goring »
A name with style! Many people say that you must have visited the Ritz once in your life time. It is true enough! Should you decide to go here, you have to book in advance, it may take weeks before you get a table! Think about the way you dress! Dress Code applies here. The price is higher than in other places, but it's still "The Ritz".
You sit in the Palm Court and enjoy your tea with scones, finger sandwiches and pastries while the pianist "strumming" on his grand piano.
You sit in the Book in advance! (several weeks in advance).
A bit expensive.
150 Piccadilly, London (
St. James's, nära Green Park)
In this fine hotel you will be served a wonderful afternoon tea in their restaurant The Thames Foyer. Savoy are members of the Tea Guild and has received the price "Award of Excellence" 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Here you can enjoy tea, warm scones and wonderfully beautiful pastries while a pianist plays on his white grand piano. The environment feels luxurious and you are treated well and they have the top service when it comes to most things.
Book in advance! sometimes they have 1-month waiting period, remember to dress up (dress code).
Strand, London (close to Waterloo Bridge)
Below a movie from Savoy
Soho Secret Tea Room
Visit this hidden paradise above the pub Coach & Horses. You have to go up behind the bar to even get into this gorgeous vintage mecca with all that they can offer. The place will take you back to 1940´s. The staff goes around in clothes from the 40's and you will here jazz played in the background. Here you can indulge in homemade cakes, scones, pastries, etc.
29 Greek Street, London (behind Palace Theatre)
Soho Secret Tea Room »
|The Landmark Hotel
You sit in a truly wonderful "inside-garden" (the Winter Garden) with great space to the ceiling. There are palm trees that is really high!. It feels like you have come to a different world! Absolutely wonderful feeling. You pay around £ 40 but it´s well worth its price because there will always arrive new scones, cakes and tea will never end!
222 Marylebone Road, London
The Landmark Hotel »
|The Original Maid of Honours
The cafe/bakery took its name from the wonderful scones with a crispy crust and soft inside - the so-called. Maid of Honour cake. Legend says that they are named after the queen's servant - The Maids of Honour.
It is also said that King Henry VIII (1509-1547) tried a cake when the Queen Anne Boleyn and her servant ate them one day. He loved them so much that he took the recipe, and locked it in a chest at Richmond Palace .....
They are baked today at this famous cafe from 1887. Here you can order what you want from their menu.
288 Kew Road, London (Kew Garden area)
The Original Maid of Honours »
- With a view from the 31st floor
Here you eat Afternoon Tea in Europe's tallest building on the thirty-first floor of the restaurant Aqua Shard. You're unable to sit outside. The view is of course totally awesome up here! Among other you seeLondon Eye, the area Mudchute Park, Columbia Road Flower Market and St Pauls Cathedral.
Do you want to try something different , go up to
The Shard viewing point. On floor 69 you can see London on a 360 degree platform. Would you like to walk outside, go up to floor 72.
96 Tooley St , Våning 31 (beside Themsen, London Bridge)
Aqua Shard »
|The Tate Modern
- With a view from 6th floor
Try an Afternoon Tea on the sixth floor with a great view of the Millennium Bridge, the River Thames and you see the top of .St Pauls Cathedral.
Here you will be served little easier scones, delicious and sweet pastries and good tea, etc.
If not to cozy up with cakes and tea, come here for the view! If you want to see a nice view at night stay and dine.
Bankside, SE1 9TG
(located beside Millenium Bridge)
The Tate Modern »
|The Lanesborough Hotel
Take an afternoon tea here and you will not be dissatisfied. They've got The UK Tea Council Award of Excellence 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. The UK Tea Council is an anonymous gang who go on afternoon tea as "regular" customers. They look at how the tea is served, customer service, décor, catering staff's service etc.
Hyde Park Corner, London
The Lanesborough »
With views from the 32nd floor
In the high-rise office building (Center Point) from 1960's. You go by lift up to floor 32 and the restaurant Paramount. Here you can enjoy their delicious afternoon tea while you have great views over London. You can see The Shard , London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge and the British Museum. Also a menu for vegetarians. Their service is super. Book their late seating and then you can take a trip up to floor 33, to the Viewing Gallery. Here you can take a drink in their bar and at the same time have a nice view of London (a 360 degree view). The view platform is inside and they have windows from the floor to the ceiling.
Please book in advance!
Highest place in London available to cozy up with tea and scones.
101-103 New Oxford Street
Tottenham Court Road and New Oxford Street)
|The Berkeley Hotel-tea with fashion!
Prêt-à-Portea menu fit for you who like fashion! Here you will be served cakes and pastries in the Caramel Room. They resemble the latest fashion trends of famous designers, amazing look!. The menu changes every six months to keep up with fashion trends. Here you get no scones ... but you will get other nice things! Sandwiches and nice pastries.
For those of you who can not eat - you can take home your sweet pastries!
Please book in advance. If you are lucky you may see a celebrity!
Wilton Pl, Knightbridge (
close by Harvey Nichols and Harrods, beside Hyde Park)
wonderful views over the River Thames - afternoon tea with a view from 6th floor
Here you are served a little different afternoon tea called "NOT AFTERNOON TEA". Here you can choose a plate with "Rhubarb Rhubarb Rhubarb" rabarer in all the options served with a drink! Or maybe choose one that is based only on chocolate "Nuts About Chocholate" - chocolate is in every option who also is served with a drink. There are more good options that are served with drinks.
While you cuddle and eat these yummies you sit on the sixth floor and looking out over the Thames and the are around it. You will see St Pauls Cathedral. Summer time you sit outside on the terrace. (sometimes you may be duck for a dove .. but the wait staff is fighting on to scare away them ...)
| OXO Tower Wharf opened to the public in 1996. The ground, first and second floor is home to over 30 stores, design studios and specialty shops, restaurants, galleries and space for exhibitions.
Located close to
Tate Modern, The London Eye, Royal Festival Hall and Shakespeare's Globe. Affordable price!
Barge House Street,
(beside Themsen between the bridges Waterloo Bridge & Blackfriars Bridge).
OXO Tower »
A cozy place in the middle of Covent Garden Market. Here you can sit inside or outside in the yard in the summer. Cosy Tasty sandwiches, scones and homemade pastries. Try out any of their afternoon special that includes cheese and a ten year old porter.
Come as you are!
27 The Market Covent Garden
Crusting Pipe »
|Afternoon Tea - Book tickets
Book Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House (choose from time between 2 - 6 PM)
Combining old-school English glamor with delicious cakes, sandwiches and tea at this must-do afternoon tea experience in London! Choose from one of two different types of afternoon tea - the champagne or one with just tea - both taking place in London 5-star Grosvenor House Hotel.
|Book Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House in London»
Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel in London (ca 1,5 hours)
Enjoy traditional Afternoon Tea at Milestone Hotel which dates back to the 1600s. Here you can enjoy the perfect balance between sweet
and savory, and you are offered three levels of sandwiches, French pastries and fruit, and of course scones.
|Book Afternoon Tea at the Milestone Hotel in London»
|Afternon Tea at the Rubens at Palace Hotel (ca 1,5 tim)
There is no better place to enjoy this traditional English tea while sit and look out over the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace.
Enjoy a traditional selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches and delicious sweets, including a selection of freshly baked scones
served with homemade strawberry jam and clotted cream.
|Boka Afternoon Tea at the Rubens at Palace Hotel in London»
|Tips - Afternoon tea with a long history
Here afternoon tea has been served in the Palm Court restaurant in over 140 years. Langham Hotel also received award from The Tea Guild as "Top London Afternoon Tea" in 2010 and 2012 and the Service of Excellence 2013. You arrive to a room with leather armchairs, soft sofas and small tables with chairs. Instead of serving afternoon tea at your table, Langham has chosen to place it high floor plate with all the trimmings on the floor beside you. One advantage - you can see each other when you sit and eat.
You get delicious warm scones, wonderfully tasty canapés and tea is very good. The service is excellent! Here you need almost never fill up your cup of tea by yourself ... in some strange way, it's always a waitress that are there to fill up your te even without you even said anything .... They have super track.
1c Portland Place, Regent Street
Langham Hotel »
|Fortnum & Mason
In the great department store that opened about 300 years ago, you can pop in to an afternoon tea. A great department store filled with food and drink and of course there is tea to shop. 1926 they opened the store restaurant that offered its customers an afternoon tea.
March 1, 2012 inaugurated the Queen Elizabeth the new tea room that was named The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
You must book before you come here! You do so at their website. Menus are available for those of you who are vegetarians, celiacs and diabetics.
181 Piccadilly, London
Fortnum & Mason »
|Tips - Afternoon tea with children
If you are passing the British Museum, why not take an afternoon tea in their restaurant The Great Court Restaurant. Here you can be a little more spontaneous when it comes to "dress code" and also just come and see if there is space. You may also be here with the kids. Feels a bit better that they not are in a "fancy" place when you bring your children along for some pastries and tea. You can also choose from Champagne Tea.
Good price! Come as you are.
Great Russell Streat
(Close to Oxfrod Street and Covent Garden)
The British Museum »
|Kensington Palace Orangery
Who not want to try afternoon tea in a wonderful palace. The orangery was built during the 1700s to Queen Anne (1702-1714). It began in 1704 and was completed a year later. Here, summer plants overwinter but the house was also used for parties and dinners. You feel a bit like "king or queen" when you sit in the orangery. The decor is stunning and the surroundings are "royal".
Come as you are! Good service. Good for the children who may be on their lovely terrace (in summer).
Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens
(You come in to The Orangery through Hyde Park, near The Round Pound
and Kensington Gardens)
Kensington Palace Orangery »
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