Europe England London London Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Itineraries Events Getaways All London London's Best Afternoon Tea Venues By Laura Porter Laura Porter Facebook Twitter Laura Porter is an experienced UK travel writer specializing in all things to do with London. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 04/10/19 Share Pin Email Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition that is almost synonymous with British culture. There is no more exquisite a location and as fine a selection of teas as one would find in this great city. The venues listed here are considered by many to be the best afternoon tea places in London 01 of 10 The Lanesborough The Lanesborough View Map Address Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7259 5599 Web Visit website Tea Shops & Afternoon Teas 4.6 They don't keep winning awards for nothing - this place is superb! I would definitely recommend afternoon tea at The Lanesborough. It is a wonderfully relaxed dining experience where you will be treated extremely well. A real 'must do' for any visit to London. 02 of 10 The Landmark London Laura Porter View Map Address 222 Marylebone Road, London NW1 6JQ, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7631 8000 Web Visit website Tea Shops & Afternoon Teas 4.7 This grand Victorian 5-star London hotel has a unique setting for afternoon tea. The Winter Garden is a stunning central atrium and features towering potted palm trees. The Landmark London serves a Traditional Afternoon Tea, a Chocolate Afternoon Tea, and a Gluten free Afternoon Tea daily. There are also seasonal specials to look out for. 03 of 10 Claridge's Christine Pemberton / Getty Images View Map Address Brook Street, London W1K 4HR, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7629 8860 Web Visit website Fine Dining 4.2 Afternoon tea should be luxurious and elegant and that's what you get at Claridge's. Enjoy the gentle live music and the award-winning afternoon tea of pastries and savories, light, crusty scones and rich clotted cream. Oh, and as much tea as you can drink. I'd go again just for the delicious Marco Polo tea-infused jelly (jam). 04 of 10 The Langham London VisitBritain/Britain on View / Getty Images View Map Address 1C Portland Place, London W1B 1JA, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7636 1000 Web Visit website Tea Shops & Afternoon Teas 4.7 The Palm Court at The Langham London is regarded as the place where the tradition of afternoon tea was born. The hotel has undergone a complete but sympathetic refurbishment and reminds you of the era when the hotel first opened in 1865. This is when Victorian society gathered to enjoy the indulgent splendors offered by The Langham. Continue to 5 of 10 below. 05 of 10 Brown's Hotel View Map Address 33 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BP, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7493 6020 Web Visit website Brown's was the first hotel to open in London so the English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel is steeped in history. It's a wonderful spot 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. 06 of 10 The Goring View Map Address 15 Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7396 9000 Web Visit website Afternoon Tea at The Goring is served on the Goring Terrace, overlooking the private garden. There is a wide selection of teas to choose from, 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. 07 of 10 Grosvenor House View Map Address 86-90 Park Lane, London W1K 7TN, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7499 6363 Web Visit website Tea Shops & Afternoon Teas 4.7 It was Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, who in the late 18th century had the brilliant notion of asking her butler to bring her a light meal in the middle of the afternoon. The Park Room at Grosvenor House Hotel has named its tea in her honor. 'Anna's Tea' is as distinguished as its originator and features a choice of 17 blends of tea from around the world. 08 of 10 The Ritz View Map Address 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7493 8181 Web Visit website Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is a bucket list activity and something everyone should try at least once in a lifetime. Tea at The Ritz is an institution in itself and is served in the spectacular Palm Court. The Ritz opened in 1906 and still offers all the glamour, excitement, and graceful living that are synonymous with this legendary, world famous hotel. Continue to 9 of 10 below. 09 of 10 Park Lane Hotel View Map Address Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7499 6321 Web Visit website The Sheraton Park Lane Hotel provides 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. 10 of 10 The Dorchester View Map Address 53 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA, UK Get directions Phone +44 20 7629 8888 Web Visit website Tea Shops & Afternoon Teas 4.6 Taking Afternoon Tea in The Promenade at The Dorchester has been a tradition for more than 75 years and the phrase still conjures up sumptuous images of well-mannered staff, delightfully luxurious surroundings, beautifully-prepared delicacies and superb teas served in delicate bone china cups. TripSavvy is aware of the anti-LGBTQ laws recently implemented in Brunei, and does not support this violation of human rights. Please note that all Editors' Choice Awards of hotels owned by the The Dorchester Collection were awarded in 2018, prior to announcements of the new legislation. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit Tea at The Ritz? 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