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.
Also see: All Afternoon Tea tours
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.
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.
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.
4. The Ritz
No afternoon tea list is complete without the opulence of tea at the Ritz, the world’s most famous Afternoon Tea.
5. The Wallace Restaurant
Set in the beautiful Sculpture Garden of the Wallace Collection
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
East meets West in this delicious oriental afternoon tea