London Afternoon Teas

London’s top Afternoon Teas

Even the most dedicated theatre buff cannot live on showbiz alone, which makes Afternoon Tea the perfect meal to schedule in before that evening performance. Here we pick five of the best, from the glitzy Ritz to the alternative oriental afternoon tea of Yauatcha.

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1. Thames River Sightseeing Cruise & Afternoon Tea

What can be more civilised that gently sailing down the Thames in London, seeing all of the magnificent sights, and enjoying a British afternoon tea?! If your time is limited in London, then this is the perfect combination.

Pick up: Tower Pier, near Tower Hill underground station (Map)

2. Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Andrew Lloyd Webber has spent millions restoring this beautiful, historic theatre, and not just the auditorium! The theatre’s lavish public spaces have also had a facelift, creating a number of beautiful bars and restaurants. Enjoy a perfect afternoon tea in the Grand Salon, before catching a show.

Catherine Street, London, WC2B 5JF (Map)

3. The Delaunay

The new sister restaurant of The Wolseley is based on a grand European Café Restaurant and has immediately made a big impact on London’s afternoon tea life.

55 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BB (Map)
Tel: 020 7499 8558

4. The Ritz

No afternoon tea list is complete without the opulence of tea at the Ritz, the world’s most famous Afternoon Tea.

150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR (Map)
Tel: 020 7493 8181

5. The Wallace Restaurant

Set in the beautiful Sculpture Garden of the Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN (Map)
Tel: 020 7563 9505

6. Fortnum and Mason

Founded in 1707, Fortnum & Mason are grocers to the Queen and a wonderful tea is served in their St James’s Restaurant

181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER (Map)
Tel: 0845 602 5694

7. Yauatcha

East meets West in this delicious oriental afternoon tea

15 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 0DL (Map)
Tel: 020 7494 8888


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The Wolseley Afternoon Tea – Refined, decadent and continental – a stylish choice for tea. The Wolseley, 160 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB, Tel 020 7499 6996. WEBSITE

Dean Street Townhouse Afternoon Tea  – A great and good-value choice in the heart of Soho. Dean Street Townhouse, 69 – 71 Dean Street, London, W1D 3SE, Tel: 020 7434 1775. WEBSITE

Shakespeare’s Globe Afternoon Tea – Have afternoon tea in the Swan Restaurant at Shakespeare’s iconic Globe theatre. Shakespeare’s Globe, 21 New Globe Walk Bankside SE1 9DT. MORE INFO & BOOKING

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