Top 5 London Afternoon Teas

Today I have a guest post from Melanie from Melanie Fab Finds.

Afternoon teas are ideal to celebrate special occasions and make a wonderful luxurious indulgent treat.  There are so many options for afternoon teas, especially in London.  I have been lucky enough to enjoy a fair few really lovely ones myself. I am quite fussy about which I will go to so you know they're going to be good.

There are various afternoon teas to choose from in London and it can be hard for someone coming for a day trip or wanting to experience an afternoon tea for the first time to know which to choose.

Those that really stood out to me due to the surroundings, choices offered, service and quality of foods. So without further ado, here is my top 5 London afternoon teas.

Afternoon Tea at Harrods

Of course, Harrods has to be mentioned in the lineup.  The service at Harrods was spot on.  This really is the utmost in luxurious afternoon teas.  The surroundings are exquisite, the service impeccable, and they offer a lovely mix of sandwiches and pastries.

High Coffee at the Intercontinental Park Lane

A wonderful twist on the classic afternoon tea ideal for coffee lovers.  The High Coffee provides guests with something different.  Out go the classic sandwiches and in come a range of NEW flavours to delight the taste buds.  Not only is the food fabulous, each course has a coffee pairing that complements the flavours, whether it's a caramel espresso martini or caffe freddo.  The surroundings are of course exquisite, the room is light and spacious - as one might expect from a five-star hotel.

Afternoon Tea in the Rose Lounge at Sofitel Hotel St James

The room here is a little different from the others listed.  It's more like a French living room.  Not as opulent as the rest but what did stand out were the sublime pastries that looked like mini works of art, each well thought out to give its own unique flavour.  Perfect pastry, moist sponge... I could go on but instead, I recommend you try it for yourself to fully experience them in all their glory.

Champagne Chocoholic Afternoon Tea at The London Hilton Park Lane

Chocoholics will be in their element here.  The chocolate desserts are sublime and the scones are amazing.  The presentation of everything was thought out extremely well and I thought our server was fantastic.  The sandwiches were nice and work well although I could have done with sampling something a little different from the norm.

Champagne Afternoon Tea at the Waldorf Hilton London

This has a luxurious setting and is perfect for anyone celebrating a birthday etc.  The room is bright and airy and our server was a star.  The teas are varied and really lovely and as with the other afternoon teas featured on this post, you can try a few different ones which is great.  The sandwiches featured classics I've come to expect from afternoon teas and the desserts looked mouthwateringly good and did not disappoint.

All these venues will replenish sandwiches which is great especially if you have worked up an appetite sightseeing.  Eaten too much and can't finish off the sweet part?  Not to worry they will package it up for you to take home, don't be embarrassed to ask the staff are used to doing this it's all part of the service.

Have you tried any good afternoon teas in London yet?

Mel is mum to three lovely children and writes about life as a mum, food, restaurant reviews, home, money saving and much more over on her blog Melanie's Fab Finds. You can subscribe to her blog here for her latest posts and competitions and follow her on Instagram too. 


  1. Oo yummy! I absolutely love afternoon tea as a treat - the addition of champagne is an extra special treat too :)

  2. I've never had afternoon tea, how sad it that! :( I absolutely love the sound of the Champagne Chocoholic Afternoon Tea though - YUM!!

  3. I love afternoon tea, we are heading to London in November so will give one of these a look.

  4. Wow! These look amazing. I had my first afternoon tea recently at the Ballroom in Blackpool Tower...would love to have afternoon tea in london and the food looks so good especially the one especially the Chocoholic one from London Hilton Park Lane! Yummy!

    1. I remember visiting the ballroom in Blackpool Tower years ago when I was a child!

  5. Oooh they look so delicious - I have actually had afternoon tea at The Waldorf and it was amazing. Kaz

  6. Afternoon tea is such a wonderful thing to enjoy. I love the layout of the trays and stands. So pretty. It's something you can spoil yourself with, or ideal for a birthday.

  7. I love afternoon tea! I’ve been to a couple of good ones in London now, but haven’t had the chance to go to these ones yet. Will add to my list!