Best champagne afternoon teas in London

From traditional afternoon teas to innovative takes on this quintessentially British experience, check out some of the best champagne afternoon teas in London.
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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*.

1. Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Library at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall *

Champagne afternoon tea in The Library at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Image courtesy of Buy a gift.
Head to the South Bank for one of London's best afternoon teas with a view: champagne afternoon tea in The Library at the London Marriott Hotel County Hall. Sip on champagne and savour a range of delicious treats while admiring spectacular views of the Thames and Big Ben.

2. Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace *

Champagne afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Enjoy unlimited bubbly and an assortment of fine pastries, scones and sandwiches, with an indulgent bottomless champagne afternoon tea at The Rubens at the Palace. Settle into the Palace Lounge and marvel at magnificent views of the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace.

3. Afternoon tea with a glass of champagne at The Harrods Tea Rooms *

Afternoon tea at The Harrods Tea Rooms. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Savour a timeless afternoon tea with a glass of champagne at The Harrods Tea Rooms. Take a seat in stylish surrounds, listen to live piano music and delight in a selection of mouthwatering nibbles, patisseries and traditional scones, alongside tea selected by its very own Tea Tailor and a glass of bubbly.

4. Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Park Room at Grosvenor House London *

Champagne afternoon tea at The Park Room at Grosvenor House London. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Champagne, scrumptious finger sandwiches, plain and raisin buttermilk scones, heavenly pastries and home baked cakes: treat yourself with a champagne afternoon tea at The Park Room at Grosvenor House – complete with a relaxed atmosphere and top-notch service.

5. Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum *

Champagne afternoon tea at The Athenaeum. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Indulge in a decadent champagne afternoon tea at The Athenaeum in Mayfair, featuring scrummy sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, moreish cakes, a pot of freshly brewed tea and a glass of Ayala Brut Majeur NV champagne.

6. Afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly at The Hansom in St Pancras Renaissance Hotel *

Afternoon tea at The Hansom in St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Sample exquisite British treats in an iconic British venue, with afternoon tea and a bottle of bubbly at The Hansom in the stunning St Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Once providing the cobbled driveway of the original rail station, The Hansom is the perfect place to unwind in plush surroundings.

7. Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Langham London *

Champagne afternoon tea at The Langham London. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Enjoy the ultimate champagne afternoon tea experience at The Langham London. Served in the elegant 1950’s Palm Court restaurant, indulge in finger sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones, a glass of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut NV and tea or coffee served on Wedgwood tea ware.

8. Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Stage

The Stage champagne bar. Image courtesy of The Stage.

Indulge in an exquisite champagne afternoon tea at The Stage at The Londoner, in Leicester Square and enjoy mouth-watering sandwiches, artisan pastries and freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and jam, served with loose-leaf tea and a glass of champagne.

London has a huge selection of afternoon teas to choose from. Take a look at some of the more unusual afternoon tea options, try an afternoon tea cruise* or see more of London during an afternoon tea bus tour.