Treat yourself with a little break: Afternoon tea venues in London

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Nothing is more important than giving yourself a little break, whether is during work or travel. Afternoon teatime can be perfect for you to relax your mind and body, with nice up of hot tea and enjoyable pastries.

Here are some of Afternoon Tea venues in London where you can choose depending on your taste, from classic afternoon tea to high-end, or even themed.

 

1. Fortnum & Maison

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Afternoon Tea Awards 2016 – Highly Commended
One of London’s most famous destinations for Afternoon Tea, the history of Fortnum & Mason reaches back to 1707 and since that time it has specialised in providing the finest produce and service. They sell over 100 rare and exotic teas from India, China, Nepal, Japan, Ceylon, along with their own traditional blends and a new range of green teas.

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Afternoon Tea is served in the relaxed and elegant surroundings of The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon opened in 2012 by HM the Queen, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge.

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Address: Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

For more information regarding the venue, please visit: https://www.fortnumandmason.com/restaurants/afternoon-tea.

 

2. B Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

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Afternoon Tea Awards 2016 – Commended
Come and experience Afternoon Tea with a difference on the Brigit’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. This vintage London double decker bus will drive round Central London, taking in some of the City’s best sights, whilst you can indulge in the fabulous B Afternoon Tea.

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Your uniformed driver will take you round The London Eye, Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Piccadilly Circus, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more.

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The London sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes (depending on traffic). The 12:30 and 15:00 tours will be picked up and dropped off at 8 Northumberland Avenue. The 12:00pm, 2:30pm and 5pm tour depart from Victoria Coach Station. A different pickup point can be requested if you are booking the entire bus for a private party.

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For exclusiveness, you can hire out the entire bus for your own private party such as, weddings, corporate events, hen parties, graduations etc. There is also the option to hire either just the upstairs or downstairs sections of the bus, so get a group together and get in touch for this unique experience.

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Address: Victoria Coach Station, 164 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9TP
8 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BY

For more information regarding the venue, please visit: http://b-bakery.com/afternoon-tea/afternoon-tea-bus-tour/.

 

3. Mandarin Oriental London

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Afternoon Tea Awards 2016 – Winner Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea
The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London is one of London’s most celebrated hotels, providing diners with a luxurious setting to indulge in Afternoon Tea.

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Their Festive Afternoon Tea features savoury items such as slow roasted Norfolk bronze turkey with sage and cranberry sandwich and sumptuous sweet treats such as a Pumpkin – Cinnamon Macaron.

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The Rosebery Lounge provides an elegant and luxurious setting to indulge in Afternoon Tea. This venue is just a few steps from Knightsbridge Tube Station and a short walk from Kensington Palace.

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Address: 66 Knightsbridge, London, SW1X 7LA

For more information regarding the venue, please visit: http://www.mandarinoriental.com/london/fine-dining/the-rosebery-lounge/.

 

4. Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard

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Afternoon Tea Awards 2016 – Highly Commended
Located on the 35th floor of The Shard, Ting Lounge provides a tranquil environment to enjoy Afternoon Tea, with 360-degree views that overlook the famous River Thames and face the City of London, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Served in theatrical elegance, the city’s afternoon tea is taken to a new level with two unique offerings – a classically English experience and an Asian-inspired alternative, both complemented by an exclusive selection of over 30 teas.

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The English Afternoon Tea consists of freshly-cut sandwiches, delicious pastries and Earl Grey scones from the English selection, Pass around sweet confections with the option to add a glass of champagne.

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Also discover the Asian Inspired Afternoon Tea that comprises of oriental-flavoured sweet treats and savouries, including freshly-steamed dumplings and Roasted Duck, also with the option to add a glass of champagne. One of London’s most sought-after pastimes in London, Afternoon Tea at The Shard is found just 2 minutes’ walk from London Bridge Station.

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Address: 31 St Thomas Street, London, SE1 9QU

For more information regarding the venue, please visit: http://www.the-shard.com/restaurants/ting/.

 

5. Royal Garden Hotel

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Afternoon Tea Awards 2016 – Highly Commended
This stylish 5-star hotel is situated opposite Kensington Palace, former home to Princess Diana and a short walk from the Royal Albert Hall and the shops of Kensington High Street.

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This hotel has been awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2016 in recognition of its outstanding quality.

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Afternoon Tea is served in Park Terrace Restaurant within the Lounge and enjoys views towards Kensington Palace and Gardens. From the comfort of your chair, enjoy platters of sandwiches, scones and pastries, as well as classic English leaf teas, to the sound of the resident pianist.

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Address: 2-24 Kensington High Street, London, W8 4PT

For more information regarding the venue, please visit: http://www.royalgardenhotel.co.uk/special-occasions/afternoon-tea

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