We certainly do love our afternoon tea, and what better to treat yourself to on a summer's day. Why not partake in a spot of tea next time your in London and visit one of these tea rooms for an afternoon tea that's hard to beat!
Fortnum & Mason
Traditional afternoon tea has always been on the menu at these beloved British tea rooms, and when they've been specializing in tea for over 300 years you know that you're getting one of the best brews in town.
You can take in tea 7 days a week at their Piccadilly tea rooms in beautiful, traditional surroundings. Definitely one to wear your best vintage attire to!
Visit: 181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER | Book online: Fortnumandmason.com
Another traditional afternoon tea that's a once in a lifetime must try treat, served in Art deco surroundings with a menu that's inspired by the 1930's. With specially selected teas as part of the experience it's certainly a treat that's worth saving up for.
Visit: Brooke street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR | Book online: Claridges.co.uk
Beas of Bloomsbury
A more modern affair, Beas of Bloomsbury's afternoon tea is not one to be sniffed at, with pretty 1920's inspired tea stands and a selection of their must try cakes. Their take on the afternoon tea is still very traditional but with more modern tastes such a mini brownies and fruity marshmallows alongside the cream scones. A more laid back yet delicious affair!
Visit: 44 Theobalds road, WC1X 8NW & 83 Watling street, EC4M 9BX | Book online: Beasofbloomsbury.com
A charming afternoon tea experience that simply has to be done, Betty Blythe's serves up a rather decadent 1920's inspired afternoon tea, of course inspired by Betty herself! You can even visit their vintage dress up box to try on period outfits and accessories as you enjoy your tea and scones. Booking is definitely advised for this one.
Visit: 73 Blythe road, W14 0HP | Book online: Betty Blythe
A traditional afternoon tea that's another once in a lifetime must try treat, and one that you simply have to try if you want to dress in your very best vintage attire. Served up with perfection and still true to their 1900's afternoon tea, a delightful treat.
Visit: 150 Piccadilly, W1J 9BR | Book online: Theritzlondon.com
Images: Beas of Bloomsbury & Betty Blythe