Best themed afternoon teas in London

Enjoy a fresh take on tradition with these fun and quirky afternoon teas in London.

Sit down to sweet treats at an interesting venue, take high tea on the move or enjoy peculiar or themed food and drink. Book a spot to enjoy a quirky afternoon tea in London with a fun twist, or look for themed London afternoon teas among these afternoon tea deals.

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London Landmarks Afternoon Tea at Town House at The Kensington

London Landmarks Afternoon Tea at Town House at The Kensington. Image courtesy of Neil Reading PR

Eat your way through London's most recognisable sights at Town House at The Kensington during its London Landmarks Afternoon Tea, which pays homage to the capital's iconic buildings. Presented on a London Eye-inspired tea stand and served alongside a bespoke map of London, treat yourself to The Shard in carrot cake form, a red telephone box rhubarb mousse and more.

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Prices from £42.00 Book now

Retro Afternoon Tea at K West Hotel

Throwback alert: satisfy your inner-child with K West Hotel’s Retro Afternoon Tea. Travel back in time with a confectionary-inspired menu and enjoy delights such as a berry trifle and a marzipan and plum bonbon covered in dark chocolate, served alongside retro savouries. Don’t leave empty handed: pick and mix classic liquorice sweets, assorted rainbows and coloured candy canes to take home.

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Japanese afternoon tea at Ginza Onodera

Japanese afternoon tea at Ginza Onodera

Experience ochakai – a traditional Japanese tea ceremony – at Ginza Onodera's afternoon tea, in association with Tsujiri, a Japanese tea house with more than 150 years of history. Enjoy deep-fried crab croquettes, wagyu sliders and soy bean blancmange while your server prepares your tea at your table.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream afternoon tea at the Swan

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon tea at the Swan

Experience an enchanting take on the classic afternoon treat at the riverside Swan. Taking inspiration from one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, the A Midsummer Night's Dream afternoon tea features a whimsical mix of sweet and savoury elements such as flower-infused macarons, mulberry scones and a magical Love Potion cocktail.

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Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley. Image courtesy of the Maybourne Hotel Group

Channel your inner fashionista with this stylish afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel. Inspired by the latest catwalk designs and famous brands, the collection changes with the seasons, and has featured the likes of a red velvet cake inspired by the Lady Dior Handbag and a Moschino million-dollar note-topped pistachio delice. High fashion savouries and a choice of loose leaf teas complete the outfit.

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Treat yourself to a sightseeing tour combined with a French-inspired afternoon tea on the upper floor of a double-decker bus with Bustronome. Check out top landmarks through the glass roof and learn more about London's history while listening to an interactive guide, available in nine languages. Bon appétit!

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Prices from £105.00 Book now

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson. Image courtesy of Sanderson

Feel like you're hosting your own Mad Hatter's tea party in London with Sanderson's magical Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea. You’ll love this trip down the rabbit hole, with clever touches including vintage-book menus and quirky delicacies, such as a King of Hearts parmesan and ham croque monsieur, and a Mad March Hare vanilla pocket watch macaroon, that scream “eat me” and “drink me”.

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Prices from £48.00

Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea at May Fair Kitchen

May Fair Kitchen: Charbonnel et Walker afternoon tea. Image courtesy of May Fair Kitchen. Photo: Justin de Souza

Delight in treats from leading chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker as part of this sumptuous chocolate afternoon tea at May Fair Kitchen. Alongside more traditional finger sandwiches, such as roast beef with horseradish, and smoked salmon with lemon butter, you’ll find chocolate truffles, chocolate scones and doughnuts with chocolate sauce.

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Sketch Gallery afternoon tea

Enjoy a colourful afternoon tea in this fabulous venue featuring pink decor and pieces by artist David Shrigley. Sketch Gallery offers up a cornucopia of edible delights, including bright cakes, fresh scones and fruit tarts as well as scrumptious finger sandwiches.

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The Ultimate Afternoon Tea at The Cookery School

Have a go at making your own savoury bites and sweet treats with The Ultimate Afternoon Tea course run by The Cookery School at Little Portland Street. Join friends or family in crafting cakes, sandwiches, pastries and scones. At the end of your class, you’ll sit down to your creations with a glass of sparkling wine or a soft drink.

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City Cruises afternoon tea cruise

Enjoy a sedate afternoon tea on the Thames, while passing some of London’s most famous sights on City Cruises' afternoon tea cruise. Munch on a selection of finger sandwiches, fluffy scones with clotted cream and jam, as well as delicious cakes accompanied by unlimited tea and coffee. The on-board bar serves a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

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Bite Me Burger Co Afternoon Tea

Take your pick from 15 delicious miniature burgers with Bite Me Burger’s afternoon tea. Nibble on burger-themed cakes, washed down with a mini bottle of champagne. Savour the Beef Encounter, an aged grilled beef patty with cheese, ketchup, special burger sauce and pickles; or pick the Codzilla, a fun take on British fish and chips. Read More

What’s The Tea at W London

Enjoy a playful afternoon tea at The Perception at W London, as you explore the vibrant world of drag queens. Enjoy colourful treats served in a pink cosmetic case, sparkling glitter balls of creamy white chocolate-coated lemon and blueberry cake, and scones with "clotted night cream" and "lip jam". Amplify your experience with a glamourous show by West End stars, the Globe Girls, who perform once a month.

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