Friday, April 24, 2015

Best Unusual Afternoon Teas In London

Enjoy a fresh take on the traditional British afternoon tea in London with these quirky and fun offerings.

Sit down to sweet treats at an interesting venue, take high tea on the move or enjoy quirky and themed food and drink. Don’t miss out; book a table to enjoy an afternoon tea in London with an unusual twist.

Afternoon Tea at the British Museum

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This is a fantastic way to enjoy one of London’s iconic spaces. Take a seat in the British Museum’s Great Court restaurant, high up underneath the famous sweeping glass roof and partake of a delicious traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings – scones, jam and clotted cream, finger sandwiches, loose leaf or flowering teas, coffee and optional champagne.  Read More

Afternoon Tea at The Fan Museum

The Fan Museum in Greenwich is a delightful example of London’s quirky specialist museums. Afternoon tea is only available with entry to the museum, but that’s no hardship considering the fascinating collection housed within. The meal is served in the museum’s Orangery – a light-filled room overlooking a Japanese style garden. Advance booking is advisable.  Read More

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

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Chocolate lovers will melt for One Aldwych’s Charlie & The Chocolate Factory-inspired afternoon tea. Served in the hotel’s gorgeous lobby bar, the menu features homemade candyfloss, caramel chocolate milk as well as traditional fare. Indulge in the optional extra of a Cocktail Charlie – whisky, Grand Marnier Cherry and chocolate bitters topped with champagne.  Read More

Cinderella Afternoon Tea at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Live the fairy tale with the Jumeirah Carlton Tower’s Cinderella-themed afternoon tea. Inspired by the new movie, this afternoon tea is served in the Chinoiserie with musical accompaniment from the resident harpist. The menu includes a mango slipper, popping candy magic wand as well as traditional sweet and savoury offerings.Read More

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

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Pop into the Sanderson restaurant at the eponymous 5-star hotel for a magical Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea. You’ll thoroughly appreciate this trip down the rabbit hole, with clever touches including vintage-book menus and quirky delicacies such as marshmallow mushrooms, carrot meringue and Swiss roll-style sandwiches that scream “eat me” and “drink me”.Read More

Royally Rich Afternoon Tea Cruise

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As London gears up to welcome the newest addition to the royal nursery, City Cruises combines a Thames tour, photographic exhibition, lecture and a high tea. As you float past some of London’s top attractions, you’ll also take a journey through 150 years of royal history while enjoying traditional afternoon tea with Battenburg cake (a royal favourite).Read More

Sketch Gallery Afternoon Tea

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Enjoy a colourful afternoon tea in this fabulous venue featuring pink decor and pieces by artist David Shrigley. Sketch Galleryoffers up a cornucopia of edible delights including bright macarons, eclairs and fruit tarts as well as finger sandwiches with caviar, quail eggs, cucumber and asparagus.Read More

Vintage Open Top Bus Afternoon Tea Tour

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A truly stylish way to combine sightseeing and afternoon tea. Travel on a vintage 1950s open-top bus around London, stopping for photos at Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Then you’ll be dropped at the elegantCriterion Restaurant for a traditional British afternoon tea with champagne.Read More

Volupté presents Voluptease

Volupté Presents Voluptease offers you a saucy afternoon tease! Popping up at various venues in London, this burlesque afternoon tea event will see you be entertained by some of London’s tastiest cabaret artists while sipping tea and munching on scones, jam and cream.Read More

W Women Fashion Power Tea at W London

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The W Hotel’s Fashion Power afternoon tea was created in conjunction with the Design Museum’s latest exhibition, which shows how influential women have utilised fashion over the years. With delicacies inspired by Lady Gaga, Vivienne Westwood and Coco Chanel, this afternoon tea is served daily in the hotel’s funkyW Lounge. You can book the tea with or without tickets to the Design Museum exhibition.   Read More

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