Best of Afternoon Tea in London

Posted by Brian Mathers

We have been researching and exploring and in 'our opinion' some of the best value and luxury places to afternoon tea in London. There are so many fantastic places to enjoy afternoon tea in London and to help the LGE ambassadors, we gave them a strict criteria and minimum rating checklist. We have chosen the best of the places that the LGE team visited for afternoon tea, all venues were unaware that they were being rated.

Washington Hotel, Mayfair - Afternoon Tea from £29.95pp

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The Washington Hotel, Mayfair, is an excellent location and the champagne afternoon tea was first class too. The service was outstanding nothing was too much trouble and all dietary requirements are catered for. They swapped one of the fillings, in our  finger sandwiches and the delicate desserts and of course scones were all fresh and a extremely tasty!. Included was a glass of champagne and extensive selection of teas and coffee.

The Montague on The Gardens - Afternoon from £30pp

The montague on the gardens afternoon tea

The Montague on The Gardens is near the British Museum, the traditional feel couples together with the afternoon tea, served overlooking the peaceful gardens in the heart of London. There are many places to enjoy and from spring time onwards, opt to have afternoon tea on the terrace. The savouries are a twist on the normal finger sandwiches, as there is a selection of flavoured breads, all dietary requirements are catered for. The sweets were a selection of petit enchantment, whilst small and delicate were very filling! We enjoy a cocktail or two.  There was a varied choice of teas and coffees, with refills on request.

 The Delaunay, Covent Garden - Viennese Afternoon Tea from £19.75

Delauney afternoon tea convent garden The Delaunay is a gem in Covent Garden, a traditional afternoon tea with a viennese twist. Whilst in London, escape to a place in Vienna for the afternoon, then The Delaunay is the place to go. The afternoon tea is exceptional value for your money. A three tier selection of savouries and sweet, the favourite being apricot guglehopf! The scones were warm and fresh. Tea and coffee was unlimited and the service was great too. A very enjoyable afternoon tea in Covent Garden. [su_divider]

Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise from £36pp


The setting alone is a great afternoon out as you cruise the Thames, in the Glass Room on the Bateaux London. The champagne afternoon tea was a bonus and we were blessed with the weather. You will be able to choose from a varied and delicious selection of sandwiches, pastries and cakes and a wide assortment of teas and coffees. There is entertainment from a solo pianist, as you cruise past some of London's most famous sights including the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, London Eye, St Paul’s Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

Riverside Afternoon Tea  on The Yacht from £55 for two

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This luxury Yacht has been restored to its former elegance and is moored at Temple Pier, London, what is known as the "Mayfair of the river", located a short distance from the Houses of Parliament and where the City meets the West End, you will enjoy unbeatable views across the Thames. The afternoon tea included a selection of finger sandwiches, warm scones, pastries and The Yacht London signature cakes, served with an extensive range of specially selected teas.

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