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 recommended by me.
This grand, Victorian, luxury five star London hotel has a unique setting for afternoon tea. The Winter Garden is a stunning central atrium and has potted palm trees reaching many floors high. The Landmark London has a Traditional Afternoon Tea, Chocolate Afternoon Tea, and a Gluten free Afternoon Tea available daily. There are also seasonal specials to look out for.
Nestled within the ladies designer clothes department on the second floor of Fenwicks on Bond Street, one of London's department stores, is Bond & Brook - a glamorous restaurant and bar. Firmly aimed at the fashionable ladies who lunch I really enjoyed the afternoon tea at this white and glamorous location.
The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel has an iconic Art Deco setting for afternoon tea with The Palm Court. The delightful venue, exceptional staff and delicious tea and cakes make this one of my favorite afternoon tea venues in London.
I was shocked and pleasantly surprised that this Covent Garden hotel could offer such a lovely afternoon tea for well under half the price of the five star hotels in town. True, it's not The Ritz, but Kingsway Hall Hotel afternoon tea is well-presented, delicious, served by excellent staff and all at a bargain price.
Sit and lose yourself in the opulent surroundings of the Criterion Restaurant, one of London's most historically distinguished restaurants and landmarks, while indulging in their traditional English afternoon tea. Originally opened in 1874 this lavish venue has been serving afternoon tea to the cream of London society for 135 years.
Podium Restaurant at The London Hilton on Park Lane offers 'Confessions of a Chocoholic' - a chocolate afternoon tea menu. The traditional tiered cake stand overflows with chocolate goodies such as freshly baked chocolate chip scones served with home made chocolate praline spread, chocolate cupcakes and miniature chocolate fancies. What a sugar rush!
Afternoon Tea at The Goring is served on the Goring Terrace, overlooking the private garden. There is a wide selection of teas including their own Afternoon Tea blend. It's a traditional afternoon tea with a three tiered silver stand laden with sandwiches, homemade scones, and a selection of pastries.
The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel is steeped in history. (Brown's was London's first ever hotel.) This is a wonderful location to enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea. It's not stuffy but it is certainly sophisticated. The Baby Grand piano playing soft music makes you feel relaxed and majestic and I found the staff attentive but not intrusive.