Boasting over 100 years of service, you can expect to be treated like royalty at The Goring, a luxurious hotel – and winner of the UK Tea Guild’s Best London Afternoon Tea. With the option to sit indoors or out, enjoy perfectly brewed tea, delightful finger foods and sweets.
Get there: Nearest tube, Victoria
Choose from a variety of afternoon teas at the Old Parsonage Hotel, decorated with paintings from the owner’s personal art collection – a classy city hideaway perfect for an afternoon retreat.
Get there: Take FGW train to Oxford
Step back to the 1930s and 40s at Bea’s with its vintage posters, mirrors, light fixtures and embroidered cloths. Complete with eclectic china and scrumptious cakes, Bea’s is one of the most charming spots for your afternoon tea and also one of the most affordable. To begin as you mean to go on, get a cheap train ticket with FGW straight to Bath Spa before enjoying your brew at Bea’s.
No doilies, delicate cakes, or fine china here. Sanctum Soho has launched the first ever Gentlemen’s Afternoon Tea, featuring a variety of meats, such as steak, lamb, and rabbit, a tankard of Jack Daniels and a cigar to top it all off, providing a great alternative to happy hour.
Get there: Nearest tube, Piccadilly Circus
If you’re looking for a rare or special blend of tea, this is the place for you. Waterloo Tea offers a selection of over 50 teas, and features a gallery of local artwork. For those with a sweet tooth, the the delectable gluten-free cakes are a must!
Get there: Take FGW train to Cardiff Central
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