5 Star Hotels for the Best Afternoon Tea London – there are few things nicer than to sit down for an elegant and quintessentially British afternoon tea in a beautiful, luxury hotel! Featuring dainty sandwiches, with the crusts cut off, warm scones with jam and clotted cream and finished with cakes and pastries.
Not to mention your choice of tea (it’s always Early Grey for me!). Have a look at our list of some of the best luxury afternoon teas in London.
Strand, London WC2R 0EZ
The Savoy is perfectly located on the River Thames, in the heart of all that London has to offer. At the forefront of the luxury hotel scene for over 130 years, The Savoy offers guests an experience that continuously evolves to meet the desires of the modern traveller.
Regarded as the heart of the hotel, the Thames Foyer in London is a stunning glass-domed atrium, radiating natural light and sociable warmth. An impressive gazebo takes centre stage from which a pianist plays during the day, creating an enchanting atmosphere. Home to gorgeous afternoon teas and where the concept of a dinner dance was very first born, Thames Foyer is steeped in history.
We recently visited and sampled the afternoon tea at The Savoy. The surroundings were lovely and the service was excellent. It’s in a great location for afternoon tea before a matinee too.
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The Langham, London
1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, GB W1B 1JA
With a history of delighting guests and providing personalised service since 1865, The Langham, London is truly a London icon. “With the recent addition of deluxe suites, British tavern, The Wigmore and a new spa, Chuan Body + Soul, the reimagining of Europe’s first Grand Hotel is ever evolving.
380 fully refurbished and elegantly appointed rooms and suites that evoke a welcoming, residential ambience, while offering the conveniences of today. Enjoy the option to upgrade to a room or suite with Langham Club Lounge access with a wide range of all-day privileges.
Being British means loving tea and that’s exactly what our Palm Court Afternoon tea represents at The Langham, London! From our twist on the nations classic biscuits to local seasonal ingredients to ensure maximum flavours.
Join us for afternoon tea in Palm Court and enjoy our modern spin on this British tradition. Tapping into the archives of Britains favourite biscuits and baked tarts, our expert pastry chefs have reimagined the classics. Designed to pair with our selection of JING teas, one may be tempted to give them a ‘dunk’.
Created by Chef Michel Roux Jr and Executive Pastry Chef Andrew Gravett, the new menu is inspired by the nations favourite biscuits, reimagined with a modern yet luxurious spin paired with a selection of JING teas and English sparkling wine from Gusbourne.”
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Great Scotland Yard Hotel
3-5 Great Scotland Yard, London SW1A 2HN
Great Scotland Yard Hotel is a “five star luxury hotel, located a stone’s throw from Covent Garden. Great Scotland Yard is one of London’s most historic and cherished buildings that holds more hidden stories than any other kind in London. Where tradition meets modern luxury.
Stay in an 1820’s Grade II listed building with Edwardian and Victorian architecture, featuring 152 rooms and suites. Enjoy a unique twist on a British classic, where no two rooms are the same, with stunning Mary Poppins views of London.
Indulge in an Afternoon Tea with a twist at The Parlour.
Distinctly different, our Afternoon Tea in collaboration with the iconic perfumery Floris London, the only appointed perfumery to Her Majesty The Queen, is quite unlike anything you have ever tried before.
This multi-sensory afternoon tea experience is inspired by the notes of the historical British parfumier’s luxury fragrance ‘A Rose For…’. The scent is reflected through an assortment of seasonal cakes and patisserie complementing the key notes of the fragrance: rose and vanilla.”
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Milestone Hotel & Residences
1-3 Kensington Ct, London W8 5PG
Milestone Hotel & Residences is “known for our discrete nature, we are proud to be the neighbours of the British Royal Family, located just opposite Kensington Palace, with exceptional views across the Gardens to this most famous of homes. Our leafy surroundings are perfect for a picnic in the park and we are just a short stroll from the legendary Royal Albert Hall, as well as Notting Hill and Knightsbridge. We are so proud to be a part of the family-owned and run Red Carnation Hotel Collection with a prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating.
Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington.
In celebration of our treasured location opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens, and inspired by “The Crown”, we are delighted to announce our Royal Afternoon Tea. Served in Cheneston’s Restaurant, the Park Lounge, or the Conservatory, this exceptional experience is a true royal indulgence.”
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Pan Pacific London
80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB
Located in the heart of the City of London, moments from Liverpool Street Station, Pan Pacific London is on the “doorstep of world-renowned locations, yet also home to its own inner world.
Pan Pacific London is home to 237 bedrooms, 42 of which are suites. Featuring an array of dining destinations including signature restaurant Straits Kitchen showcasing Singaporean-style dining, Ginger Lily, a lively cocktail bar, The Orchid Lounge, a timeless elegant living room serving afternoon tea and Silverleaf, our independent cocktail bar home to innovative cocktails and unforgettable experiences.
Our Afternoon Tea collection in The Orchid Lounge offers our Heritage Afternoon Tea – Kopi Tiam – bringing a slice of Singapore to this much loved indulgent affair. The Orchid Lounge also offers our new Traditional Delights Afternoon Tea which showcases quintessentially British sandwiches and scones. A carefully curated accompanying drinks list, ensures a perfect pairing, no matter which menu you may choose.
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The Montcalm Hotel
2 Wallenberg Pl, London W1H 7TN
The Montcalm Hotel can be found ‘”sitting grandly at the top of Park Lane, within close proximity to London’s most exclusive addresses including Mayfair, Oxford and Regent Streets, Marylebone, Edgware Road and Hyde Park is The Montcalm London Marble Arch.
At The Montcalm London Marble Arch, the magnificent décor and the contemporary design of the lobby welcomes you to an experience to remember. The hotel features 153 bedrooms including 14 lavish suites. Our rooms are tastefully designed with an emphasis on comfort and style. Chic and contemporary, the bedrooms come complete with state of the art amenities including complimentary broadband and Wi-Fi, LCD TV with international and satellite channels, pillow menu and in-room aroma choices for a memorable stay.
We are delighted to be one of London’s finest afternoon tea establishments. Our quintessentially English afternoon tea is served with the finest bone china crockery and a tiered cake stand full to the brim with mouth-watering finger sandwiches, scones with lashings of whipped cream and jam, cakes and sweet biscuits. Served with premium JING loose teas, or accompanied by a glass of bubbly, it really is an experience every guest just must indulge in.”
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Covent Garden Hotel
10 Monmouth St, London WC2H 9HB
Covent Garden Hotel is situated in the “heart of the theatre district and is just a short walk to the Royal Opera House, Soho and within easy reach of the city’s business centre. It is surrounded by some of London’s best restaurants and bars, vibrant cafes and exciting theatre, nightlife and shopping.
Brasserie Max is always a hive of activity with a menu based around fresh, seasonal produce. It’s a great place for pre and post theatre dining.
Covent Garden Hotel radiates warmth and sophistication and is a stylish location to enjoy Afternoon Tea. Served at Brasserie Max or in the Drawing Room, experience a celebratory menu attributed to the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.
Toast to the special occasion with a glass of Rathfinny Classic Cuvée or a ‘Lilibet’ cocktail whilst a selection of tea sandwiches are served including traditional favourites such as coronation chicken as well as smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels.
Enjoy a choice of quality teas and speciality infusions whilst sweet treats such as Pimm’s cheesecake and Victoria sponge follow. All in addition to our homemade scones with clotted cream and preserves. Please find the Royal Afternoon Tea menu via the link below.
Each of the 58 bedrooms and suites at Covent Garden Hotel are equipped with all the facilities expected of a deluxe hotel including WiFi, flat screen TV’s and bluetooth Bose units. All rooms designed by Kit Kemp in her fresh modern English style. Several room categories are ideal for families and larger groups, offering spacious and interconnecting room options.”
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