Are you one of those people that have 10 tea cups a day? So are most Londoners- the place where everything is centered around tea and scones. Here’s a list of 10 places in London for an afternoon tea with friends.
If you want a traditional British tea experience for a healthy indulgence, head to the English tea room at the Brown’s hotel in mayfair-vegan, dairy & gluten free menus are available with 24 hours notice or 48 hours for halal/kosher. A Gluten free “tea-tox’ menu is also offered.
This tea place offers unlimited finger sandwiches and amazing amuse bouches- added bonus: The pianist will take any in demand music you wish( Classic or modern).
3. The Langham
If you’re having an afternoon tea day with your family you might want to choose this place. The grandeur of the surrounding makes it appropriate for younger diners & the sandwiches are cut into funny shapes, not to forget the complimentary teddy bear for each child. Perfect if you have children coming with you.
The pretty pink interior and the domed ceiling of this place gives the illusion that you’re dining inside a giant macaroon. The sensory tour of the various brews is given while tea & champagne are served in a theatrical manner by a member of the staff.
This place has the best tea selection, a high quality choice of sandwiches & cakes-If you’re new to the whole tea thing, you might be taught how to smell, steep & sip tea the right way as well as have the chance to sample various brands of teas, both popular & rare. What’s not to love ?
For a non traditional afternoon tea experience, head to this Japanese tea place where everything is served in moderation-Quality over quantity. The Kokicha with cherry blossom tea is one to try.
If you’re celebrating something, this is the place to go for the elegance of the interior, the pianist, and the excellence of the tea & food. This place won’t deceive you.
If you’re easily impressed by views and would love to sip on your tea while looking out from the tallest building in London, then this Chinese restaurant might be perfect for an Afternoon tea-With an exclusive selection of over 30 teas.
This place shares its property with the perfumery Diptyque, that’s why the sweets are inspired by Diptique’s best-selling candles (expect lots of rose, blackcurrant, lemon and vanilla) & the variety of tea blends is vast-one of the favourites is the Oscar, inspired by frequest visitor Oscar Wilde.
10. Mondrian hotel
If you enjoy alcohol but also want to have tea, then here’s your perfect place-The Seventies-inspired Wyld afternoon tea serves light yet potent cocktails with artfully presented sweet and savoury bites & bergamot liqueur infused with rosehip and lavender in the palette. One to try: The foamy ‘Fluff & Fold Royale’ prosecco cocktail, adorned with a pistachio-powdered lemon marshmallow and mixed with fresh basil, orange bitters and a cacao liqeuer.