Afternoon tea is a British institution, and who are we to turn our noses up at tradition (especially when there’s cake involved)? When it comes to the best afternoon teas in London, you’ll find them right here. If you can’t get enough of clotted cream and warm scones, then browse our list of the best London afternoon teas. If you want to try teas that range from the classically British to the wonderfully weird, then take a look at the greatest places to take afternoon tea in London. Scroll down and you’ll be thoroughly clued up on London’s afternoon tea scene.
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Best afternoon teas in London
28 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7JS
Part of Vivek Singh’s ever-expanding Cinnamon Collection, this Covent Garden site boasts a colourful interior and laid-back atmosphere. Cinnamon Bazaar’s... more »
69-71 Dean Street, London W1D 3SE
Recently bolstered by nearby Café Monico, Soho House’s presence hereabouts is pretty strong, with its backbone being this classy British workhorse. Dine... more »
55 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BB
Like its sibling The Wolseley, this "lovely buzzy restaurant" bears all the hallmarks of a Corbin & King success story, from "spot-on" service to please-all... more »
181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Perched on the top floor of London’s foremost food and luxury goods emporium, the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon is far removed from the bustling consumerism... more »
1 King’s Boulevard, London N1C 4BU
Built in 1864 for the German Gymnastics Society, D&D London’s immaculate restoration of the German Gymnasium is a return to the mega-brasserie style of... more »
8 Lancashire Court, London W1S 1EY
Hush’s cobbled courtyard is so popular that there are probably legions of customers who’ve only been inside to use the facilities. But while the full-service... more »
197 King's Road, London SW3 5ED
Richard Caring doesn’t do things by half. Not content with moving his burgeoning Ivy brand to the King’s Road, he has duly bagged one of the best sites... more »
Afternoon tea has taken London by storm over the past few years and has become one of the most popular culinary experiences. There are so many afternoon tea venues to choose from in London right now so check out the very best that London has to offer in afternoon tea with this handy Squaremeal guide to the best afternoon tea places in London. Freshly prepared finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam and an assortment of delicious cakes and pastries all served with pots of the finest tea – there’s no denying that afternoon tea is a real treat. A quintessentially British tradition, afternoon tea is big business in London, attracting everyone from visiting tourists to local residents.
There is something very special about enjoying afternoon tea in London so to help you find your perfect afternoon tea in London; Squaremeal has carefully compiled this list of the best afternoon tea places in London. Whether it’s an utterly traditional afternoon tea you wish to enjoy or perhaps one of London’s more innovative and contemporary afternoon teas, you’ll only find the very best afternoon tea places here.
Every one of the places for afternoon tea in London featured in Squaremeal’s list of London’s top places for afternoon tea in London have been tried and tested by food critics and our own customers so check out the reviews and book a table online with Squaremeal today. Each Squaremeal listing features an independent review, as well as reviews from diners, together with unique special offers such as free drinks and discounts.