There’s nothing more British than afternoon tea – and no better way to sample some of our fantastic local culture than going to one of these fantastic luxury spots. Whether its scones or sandwiches, tea or champagne – or maybe a combination of all of the above, there’s certainly a lot to enjoy during your short stay in Mayfair.
Here’s a look at our favourite places to get afternoon tea in London.
Afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason is a tradition like no other. Complete with the highest quality finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours – and of course, tea. And the best thing about the experience is you’ll even be taught how to steep and sip tea in the traditional ‘British’ way. What better way to get the traditional London afternoon tea experience during your short stay in Mayfair?
Each day from 12-4pm the Shangri-La hotel serves afternoon tea in the sky – from the 34th floor of the Shard. The restaurant stays true to its Chinese credentials and serves over 30 different types of tea – reminding us all that East Asia can do afternoon tea just as well as we can. For a slightly more exotic experience with a fantastic view over Central London, this is certainly the place to be.
Everything you could possibly want from an afternoon tea is available right here at the Claridges Hotel, complete even with the option to add Champagne to your selection of finger sandwiches, patisserie and warm scones.
Whether you’re in London for a shopping trip or just a casual weekend away – afternoon tea is a perfect way to relax and unwind during your short stay in Mayfair. For more opportunities to relax and get the most luxurious trip you can, check out our blogs on the best spas and salons to visit in London, and the best historical homes to see in Mayfair.