Londonist Does: Afternoon Tea

Londonist Does: Afternoon Tea

Not to boast or anything, but we've eaten a fair few afternoon teas in our time. Tough job? You bet. It's not easy stuffing our faces...

Here's a selection we've had the pleasure of covering. You're welcome:

Genie's Cave Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

Descend into Soho's genie cave for a magical afternoon tea - just don't mention *that* Disney film... Feast your eyes on a video from our visit, or check out our review.

Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea at Kona

Afternoon teas are renowned for being delicate and dainty, yet Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea at Kona manages to pair this delicacy with beautiful, bold flavours too. Eat up the video from our visit here.

Tale As Old As Time Afternoon Tea at The Kensington Hotel

Mrs Potts, Lumiere, Cogsworth and all the gang have laid on a Beauty and the Beast-themed afternoon tea designed to melt even the most monstrous of hearts. Don't believe us? Ask the dishes!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

Full of magic, wonder and mouth-watering deliciousness, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory brings out the big kid in all of us. Who hasn't dreamt of a real-life chocolate river? Mmm...

Pop Art Afternoon Tea at Timmy Green

British design and British tradition are politely sipping tea side-by-side at Timmy Green's eatery in Victoria. The all-day diner may technically be Australian but they are doing Brits proud by serving up an afternoon tea inspired by legendary English pop artist, Sir Peter Blake.

Candice Brown Afternoon Tea at Dalloway Terrace

Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown has launched her own afternoon tea, featuring some of her favourite recipes (and some unusual twists on the traditional). No soggy bottoms here, though.

Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea at Taj 51

Those who aren't worried about fitting into their trousers anymore are advised to tumble down this particular London rabbit hole and indulge... welcome to Wonderland.

Wicked Afternoon Tea at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel

This 'wickedly good' afternoon tea is great for fans of one of London's most famous musicals. Though to be honest, even if Wicked isn't quite your cup of tea, this mini banquet could probably still make your friends green with envy...

Routemaster Gin Afternoon Tea with Brigit's Bakery

Ever wanted to combine afternoon tea, a tour of London… and gin? What your life is missing is the Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, a caffeine and juniper-infused jaunt around the capital on a vintage Routemaster.

Sherlock Homes Afternoon Tea at Kona

The mysterious case of the missing scones may soon be solved as Kona restaurant, situated inside Westminster's beautiful Taj Hotel, offers inquisitive guests their very own Sherlock Holmes-themed afternoon tea.

Last Updated 10 April 2018