Best Afternoon Tea in London

  • 01 of 08

    The Quintessentially English Tradition of Tea and Cakes

    Afternoon tea cake stand
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    There are an incredible amount of afternoon teas in London - and I've tried most! I've organized my reviews into categories in this slideshow to help you choose.

    You may also want to consider taking a Tea Masterclass to learn more about tea or visit the Top 10 London Tea Suppliers. And if you would like to do it all again at home here's where to learn how to Make Your Own Afternoon Tea.

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  • 02 of 08

    Top London Afternoon Tea Places

    Apple scones at The Foyer, Claridge's London
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    The venues listed here are considered by many to be the best afternoon tea places in London.

    See: Top London Afternoon Tea Places.

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  • 03 of 08

    My Favorite Afternoon Teas in London

    Mad Hatter's Tea at The Sanderson London
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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.

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  • 04 of 08

    Cheap Afternoon Tea in London

    Bond & Brook afternoon tea
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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.

    See: Cheap Afternoon Tea in London.

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  • 05 of 08

    Mid-Range Afternoon Tea in London

    traditional afternoon tea
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    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.

    See: Mid-Range Afternoon Tea in London.

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  • 06 of 08

    High End Afternoon Tea in London

    Palm Court, The Ritz London
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    This list is dedicated to the top priced afternoon teas which may cost more but you'll be visiting the best locations in town. All on the list have an honest review to help you chose.

    See: High End Afternoon Tea in London

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  • 07 of 08

    Gluten-Free Afternoon Tea in London

    Cakes and afternoon tea
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    There was a time when a gluten-free cake was something you never saw on sale and would never expect to find at afternoon tea but, thankfully, times have changed and there are now many gluten-free afternoon teas in London, with more starting all the time. It's not just those with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity choosing this option as many people are reducing their gluten intake for other health reasons too. These recommended gluten-free afternoon teas should give you lots of places to try.

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    Afternoon Tea in London With Kids

    Tea at the Orangery, Kensington Palace
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    Whether for a family celebration or a treat it can be a lovely idea to have afternoon tea in London with younger members of the family too. Some places may sound like a great idea for children, such as the Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson but as they charge the same rate for children it's not really cost effective. Most venues charge a much reduced rate for children and I've tried these places and they have my daughter's seal of approval.

    See: Afternoon Tea in London With Kids.