Everyone wants a slice of the cake, so book in advance to guarantee your spot. Some venues insist on a smart dress code – but you are sipping on some of the finest champagnes around, after all.
For more indulgent treats, try the capital's best traditional afternoon teas or hang out in a stylish champagne bar. If you're on a tighter budget, opt for a cheap afternoon tea or take your pick from many afternoon tea London offers.
Traditional champagne afternoon teas
Champagne afternoon tea at Claridge's hotel
Experience a classic afternoon tea in Claridge’s elegant Foyer & Reading Room. Select from traditional sandwiches, hand-made patisseries and freshly baked scones, accompanied by Laurent-Perrier Brut or Rosé, your choice of more than 20 loose-leaf teas and famously exquisite service in luxurious surroundings.
Champagne afternoon tea at Flemings Mayfair
Champagne afternoon tea at Number Sixteen
Stylish champagne afternoon teas
Art Afternoon Tea at the Rosewood London
Fancy Tea at Lyaness
Head to Lyaness on the South Bank for one of London's best afternoon teas with a view, served in sleek electric blue surroundings overlooking the Thames. Sip on champagne, from Perrier-Jouët to Krug; or, for a proper treat, pair the quirky savoury and sweet treats with cocktails from award-winning mixologist Ryan Chetiyawardana. Book now
Afternoon tea with bubbles at Sketch
The Queen of Afternoon Teas at Hotel Café Royal
Served in Hotel Café Royal's lavish Oscar Wilde Lounge, this champagne afternoon tea celebrates 200 years since the birth of Queen Victoria in opulent fashion. The experience features dishes and traditions that became popular during Queen Victoria's reign, including cucumber sandwiches, Victoria sponge plus Veuve Clicquot or Ruinart Blanc de Blanc. Book now
Quirky champagne afternoon teas
Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at Sanderson
Venture down the rabbit hole to the plush Sanderson for its whimsical Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea. Match a Queen of Hearts jammy dodger or a Mad March Hare’s macaroon with a “Drink Me” potion and a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne, or enjoy a tipsy evening tea with a flight of specially created cocktails. Book now
Tea-Tox Healthy Champagne Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel
Tipsy Tea at Mr Fogg’s Residence
Champagne afternoon tea at The Modern Pantry
Try an innovative approach to afternoon tea at Clerkenwell’s The Modern Pantry, with delicacies such as tea-smoked salmon sandwiches, lemon and ajowan scones and earl grey panna cotta. Sip on Laurent-Perrier Rosé as you relax amid the light, bright dining room.