When visiting London, there’s usually one meal which dominates the agenda: afternoon tea. Visiting without indulging in this delectable meal and experience wouldn’t be complete. However, with a multitude of places offering afternoon tea in the capital, how do you know where is best to go? We’ve compiled a list of our 10 favourite places for afternoon tea as recommended repeatedly by those staying in our luxury serviced apartments.

  • Harrods

If you’re planning to go to Harrods whilst in London, then why not make it a truly unique London experience by enjoying afternoon tea there too? Afternoon tea at Harrods is held in the Tea Rooms and is available all day.


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  • The Dorchester

Afternoon tea at the Dorchester is a truly exquisite affair. In the heart of Mayfair with staggering attention to detail, you will feel truly spoilt.  


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  • Dominique Ansel Bakery

For a twist on the traditional then choose afternoon tea at the Dominique Ansel Bakery. With floral themes and the likes of butter-poached Canadian lobster rolls making their way on to the menu, what’s not to get excited about?  


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  • Brown’s

In the English Tea Room at Brown’s Hotel you’ll find a traditionally English afternoon tea. If you’re looking for an even greater level of exclusivity you can even book a private dining room.  


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  • The Ritz

It doesn’t get much more iconic than afternoon tea at The Ritz. We wonder how many engagements have taken place here?! With 18 different types of tea to choose from and exquisitely decorated cakes, you will be in for an incredible experience.  


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  • The Langham

The birthplace of the traditional British afternoon tea was at the Langham over 150 years ago. You can enjoy afternoon tea today in the Palm Court where traditional afternoon tea is served with elegance and artistic flair.

  • Mary Poppins at Aqua Shard

Afternoon tea gets a fantastical twist at the Mary Poppins themed afternoon tea at Aqua Shard in the Shard. It’ll certainly be memorable!

  • The Connaught

Afternoon tea at the Connaught is all about putting a modern spin on traditional fare. Described as a ‘sensational journey through taste and texture’ it’s a chance to become completely immersed in this quintessentially English tradition.

  • Fortnum and Mason

The afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason is incredibly traditional with such sandwiches as egg and cress, ham and mustard and smoked salmon, albeit with a luxurious take. If you want to experience a completely true to tradition English afternoon tea then this is the one for you.


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  • Indian High Chai at LaLit

The Gallery at LaLit serves a fusion twist on the English afternoon tea with its Indian High Chai. Of course the teas themselves are Indian but the food itself is also tiny bites of Indian deliciousness. Book a luxurious stay in London and make sure you have afternoon tea on your itinerary. It’s as important as visiting Big Ben or going on the London Eye, so plan your London break and definitely make room to include it. Many of these venues get booked up fast. As soon as you’ve selected your dates and booked your luxury serviced apartment then make sure you book at table at your chosen location. Don’t forget that you can also speak to your concierge at your apartment about making bookings for you and you can even organise for afternoon tea to be delivered to your apartment if you wish.