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Take some time out from all that Christmas shopping or give your friends and family a real treat this festive season and book one of London's fabulous festive themed afternoon teas. We all love a spot of afternoon tea - what could be better than indulging on perfectly formed and filled finger sandwiches, light fluffy scones topped with lashings of clotted cream and jam and the sweetest and most delectable of cakes all washed down with fine tea and possibly champagne too? Christmas brings a whole new angle to afternoon tea, with countless venues creating their very own special festive themed delights from turkey and cranberry sandwiches to Christmas tree cupcakes and cranberry scones to marshmallow snowmen.Check out our Top Ten guide to the best festive afternoon teas in London and get booking now!
Afternoon Tea @ BB Bakery
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: French
The brilliant BB Bakery in Covent Garden are getting really festive this year with their fabulous Christmas Afternoon Tea. What's more, enjoy their special offer of Christmas Afternoon Tea with a free glass of Prosecco for just £36 per person Mon-Fri. Indulge in treats such as British turkey on tomato bread, Après Ski quiche, Christmas tree cupcake and Black Forest Christmas ball. Their famous BB Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus Tours are getting all festive too with a tour of London's Christmas lights in addition to the Christmas Tea served on board a traditional London bus.
The Savoy, Thames Foyer
West End / Restaurant / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea at The Savoy is always a decadent treat and their festive Scents of Christmas Penhaligon's Afternoon Tea has been carefully created to highlight the aromas and flavours that stimulate the nostalgia of Christmas. Expect mulled pears, brandy mousse, gingerbread, chestnut and clementine's, all classic Christmas flavours that are certain to get you in the festive mood. Add a touch of sparkle and glamour and enjoy a glass of Louis Roederer Vintage 2009 champagne with this sumptuous afternoon tea. Festive Afternoon Tea costs £68 per person and Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea costs £120. Available from 27th November to January 2018.
Afternoon Tea at Park Lounge
Kensington / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea takes on a traditional festive feel at the rather upmarket Milestone Hotel in Kensington. Their fabulous Festive Afternoon Tea takes place in the elegant Park Lounge, the beautiful conservatory and in the very fine Chenestons Restaurant and features a variety of Christmas themed treats. Indulge in roast Norfolk Bronze turkey breast sandwiches with fruity cranberry or a mouth-watering smoked Scottish salmon and cream cheese. Festive cupcakes, Christmas cakes and a whole host of seasonal sweets will guarantee your festive cheer. Traditional Festive Afternoon Tea costs £50 per person whilst Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea comes in at £59 per person. Download menu
Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson
Fitzrovia / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Sanderson's legendary Mad Hatter Afternoon Tea takes on a festive twist this Christmas with a magical array of sweet and savoury delights. Tuck into the cutest marshmallow snowman or a rich and decadent chocolate fudge yule log. A glass of Laurent Perrier champagne adds a touch of sparkle to proceedings along with a fine array of delectable teas. Festive Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea costs £58 per person and is available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough
Belgravia / Restaurant / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Celebrate the festive season in style with a Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough in Knightsbridge. One of London's finest five star hotels, this landmark destination dates back to 1828 and offers a fabulous setting for afternoon tea. Taking place in the Michelin starred Celeste restaurant, The Lanesborough's decadent Festive Afternoon Tea comprises of a divine selection of sandwiches, filled with the likes of truffle, egg mayonnaise and cress or smoked salmon, caviar and cream followed by freshly baked scones and a variety of festive themed pastries and sweets. Wash down with a choice of fine loose leaf teas and a luxurious glass of Tattinger Brut champagne. Festive Afternoon Tea cos
Afternoon Tea in the Conservatory
Mayfair / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
The Chesterfield Hotel is certainly getting in the festive mood this year with their amazing Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea. Warm up those winter days with a shot of mulled wine before tucking into a fabulous array of Christmassy treats. Amongst the sandwich fillings you?ll find the traditional turkey and cranberry whilst sweets such as Christmas tree chocolate and coffee pot and chocolate yule logs guarantee to put a smile on your face. Cranberry and chocolate scones sound divine and there's even a Little Elves Tea for the younger guests. Traditional Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea costs £38.50 per person. Add a glass of champagne for an extra £7.
Afternoon Tea at Egerton House Hotel
Knightsbridge / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
The festive season really takes off on 1st December at Egerton House Hotel in Chelsea with the introduction of their Festive Afternoon Tea. Expect treats such as Christmas cake, stollen, gingerbread men, mince pies and chocolate brownies topped with cranberry icing amongst the sweet delights whilst sandwiches come filled with turkey and cranberry and cucumber and cream cheese. Festive Afternoon Tea costs £40 per person and Champagne Festive Afternoon Tea costs £55. Available from 1st -30th December.
Afternoon Tea in the Palace Lounge
Victoria / Restaurant / Hotel / Cuisine: Afternoon Tea
Join us for a Royal Tea at The Rubens, in an opulent regal setting. Savour Afternoon Tea delights to get you in the festive spirit, try the Royal Scottish smoked salmon, horseradish cream cheese on beetroot bread or Roast turkey and cranberry mayonnaise on white. No tea is complete without mouthwatering homemade plain and chocolate chip scones. Tuck into Queen's Jammy Dodger biscuits, Gin and tonic cheese cake and Yule Christmas chocolate log with Mulled wine macaroon. Children are welcome - under 12 can enjoy a Prince and Princess Tea £15 pp. Indulge yourself at Christmas with a Champagne upgrade with Lanson. Book now to secure your Festive Royal Tea
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