Not content with the plain finger sandwiches and scones of old, London has seen a glut of themed afternoon teas recently. While the dainty snacks and sweet treats are still very much in place, many experiences have been given a creative overhaul to transport diners to the worlds of their favourite books and characters.
Whether you champion Charlie's chocolate factory, or Winnie the Pooh's your winner, there's plenty of nostalgic wonder to accompany your supping and nibbling. But which are the cream of the crop and which simply don't serve up the goods? Here's our rundown of London's best themed afternoon teas.
Featured in this list are:
Cinderella Afternoon Tea at The Tea Terrace, 318 Oxford Street, W1C 1HF.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tea at One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ.
Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea at Kona, 51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF.
Tale As Old As Time afternoon tea at The Kensington Hotel, 109-113 Queen's Gate, SW7 5LR.
Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea at the Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences, SW1E 6AF.