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Best Afternoon Tea in London

The Quintessentially English Tradition of Tea and Cakes


Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues so I've organized my reviews into the lists below. You may also want to consider taking a Tea Masterclass to learn more about tea or visit the Top 10 London Tea Suppliers. If you'd like a recommendation on where to take the whole family see Afternoon Tea in London With Kids.

Top London Afternoon Tea Places

Tea party
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The venues listed here are considered by many to be the best afternoon tea places in London.

My Favorite Afternoon Teas in London

Kensington Hotel
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There are an incredible amount of afternoon teas in London - and I've tried most! I am often asked which is my favorite afternoon tea in London so I've chosen a selection here that all come personally by recommended by me.

Cheap Afternoon Tea in London

Kingsway Hall Hotel
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This list is dedicated to those teas that are more budget-friendly. A lower cost does not necessarily mean a lower standard as these afternoon teas really surprised me with what they can offer at a great price.

Mid-Range Afternoon Tea in London

Rubens at the Palace Afternoon Tea

This list is dedicated to the middle price range. This means you could find cheaper or go for the big names and pay a lot more but all on the list have an honest review to help you chose.

High End Afternoon Tea in London

Brown's Afternoon Tea
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These afternoon teas may cost more but you'll be visiting the best locations in town.

Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea in London

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I'm pleased to say it is now much easier to find a gluten-free afternoon tea in London. This list of recommendations should hope those with specific dietary requirements.


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