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Best Afternoon Teas in London

Nothing could be more quintessentially British than high tea, and no London itinerary is complete without a visit to at least one of the city’s best spots for a “cuppa.” Whether you’re looking for classic offerings that are steeped in sophisticated tradition, cozy vibes or a picture-perfect, see-and-be-seen hotspot, our current short list of the best afternoon teas in London will point you in the right direction.

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Iconic Institutions for Afternoon Tea

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Design-Focused Hot Spots for Afternoon Tea

  • In Mayfair: Sketch
  • In Covent Garden: The Mirror Room at the Rosewood
  • In West End: Mad Hatter’s Tea at the Sanderson Hotel (50 Berners Street; 44 (0)20-7300-1400)
  • Near Borough Market: TING and Aqua Shard (The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street; 44 (0)20-7234-8000)
  • In Southbank: Dandelyan at the Mondrian
  • In Knightsbridge: Fashionista’s Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley
  • Near the Thames: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych (1 Aldwych; 44 (0)20-7300-0400)

Related: Top Tables: London

– Elizabeth Harvey on November 16, 2017

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There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
~ Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady

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