Afternoon Tea in London

 

 

There's nothing like the tradition of Afternoon Tea!  It gives you a lovely opportunity to sit down with someone whose company you enjoy and just relish the chance to have a chat over a cup of tea and spoil yourselves as you indulge in some tasty delights! 

Some Afternoon Teas can be combined with activiites, such as creating your own perfume, a cruise or the chance to explore gardens or a historic house.  And some can be Champagne Afternoon Teas with a glass of bubbly (sparking line or maybe champagne) or simply Afternoon Tea.  

There are an amazing number of Afternoon Tea experiences in London so here are some ideas of what you could do....

Cultural visits with Afternoon Tea

Cultural visits with Afternoon Tea

London is bursting with cultural activities and visits to many of these can now be combined with Afternoon Tea or a Cream Tea, so you can feed your brain, mind and tummy all in one experience!  

Music lovers could take in a Grand Tour of the Royal Albert Hall for £70.00, or art enthusiasts can visit the National Gallery (£35) or the Queen's Gallery (from £61) situated at Buckingham Palace (you don't get to see Buckingham Palace though) to see the paintings the Queen holds in trust for the nation.  Sports lovers may enjoy a Tour of Lord's with Cream Tea in Lord's Tavern for Two (£50 from Virgin Experience Days)

Visit The Shard, the tallest building in Europe

There are a lot of experiences to take in The Shard now.    Some involve Afternoon Tea, others include Champagne or lunch or dinner or a cruise.   Some include Afternoon Tea but the tea isn't actually taken in The Shard itself.  

The View from The Shard and Afternoon Tea at the 5* Luxury Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard for Two at Virgin Experience Days enables you to take in The View from The Shard and a fabulous Afternoon Tea at the luxury Shangri-La Hotel situated in The Shard on the 52nd Floor for £157.90

Or how about a Sparkling Afternoon Tea with a View for Two at the H10 Waterloo Sky Bar?  Enjoy London's city skyline and take in sights such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben, Battersea Power Station and more, while tucking into a sumptuous afternoon tea spread. Go to Red Letter Days here for more information

Visit The Shard, the tallest building in Europe
View experiences at The Shard available through Virgin Experience Days

 Afternoon Tea and Cocktail Masterclass for Two Discover a new skill!

You can enjoy an Afternoon Tea while learning a new skill or picking up knowledge about something in an informal, friendly, fun way.  For instance, how about an Afternoon Tea and Cocktail Masterclass for Two (£130 from Red Letter Days), Tea Tasting and Blending for Two with Alex Probyn in London (£150, Red Letter Days), Design Your Own Perfume Platinum Experience with Afternoon Tea for Two (£129 from Virgin Experience Days), or a Gin and Jam High Tea and Cocktail Masterclass for Two at Hush in Mayfair (£130, Virgin Experience Days)

Afternoon Tea on... a bus, a boat? 

You could try taking Afternoon Tea using a form of transport, such as a BB Bakery Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for Two (£96, Virgin Experience Days) or enjoy your tea while your on a Thames cruise with a Bateaux London Classic Thames Afternoon Tea Cruise for Two (£64, Virgin Experience Days).  You could also look at a Vintage London Bus Tour and Champagne Cream Tea Cruise for Two (£105 from Red Letter Days).

 BB Bakery Vintage Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for Two

 
 
 High Tea for Two at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

High Tea for Two at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium, Shoreditch, East London.  For £70, Red Letter Days have this experience which could be an interesting one for cat lovers. This cat cafe has 12 resident cats and you can catch up over a high tea spread while getting to make some new feline friends!  Go to Red Letter Days for more information.