London is famous for afternoon tea – so if you’re planning to visit the capital for Valentine’s Day or a girls’ weekend away, don’t miss out.

Whether you’re after a champagne treat or fruit scones with clotted cream, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Simply read on to see which are the best afternoon tea experiences in London for 2016.


•    The Wolseley

The Wolseley is a café-restaurant in the grand European traditional located in St James’ in London’s Piccadilly. The Grade II-listed building boasts twinkling chandeliers, black and white floors and original features – the perfect setting for a special celebration.

Afternoon tea is served with an assortment of delicious finger sandwiches, fruit scones, pastries and a choice of tea.

Where? Piccadilly
Tube: Green Park
Price: £25.50 for standard afternoon tea; £36 for champagne tea.

•    Harrods

Everyone should visits Harrods once in their life, so what better way to enjoy the experience than with afternoon tea? Head to the Georgian restaurant from 3pm to sample the delightful menu – and if you’re feeling flush, add a flute of champagne.

Harrods may be slightly more expensive – but the pastries are amazing. Think hazelnut chocolate delice, fresh fruit tartlets and lemon choux…

Where? Knightbridge
Tube: Knightsbridge
Price: £39 for standard afternoon tea; £49.50 for champagne tea.

•    The Ritz

The Ritz is famous for afternoon tea – and it deserves its good reputation. Located at 150 Piccadilly, this hotel offers guests a magical experience not to be forgotten.

Don’t miss the freshly-baked raisin and apple scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve. Divine. Special occasion? Opt for the Celebration Afternoon Tea and a birthday cake will be delivered to your table.

Where? Piccadilly
Tube: Green Park
Price: £50 for standard afternoon tea.

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