Best 10 afternoon tea tours in London

Treat yourself to a London afternoon tea experience with a twist, with the best afternoon tea tours in the capital.
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Combine your finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with spotting top attractions, join a themed afternoon tea bus tour through the capital or jump onboard an afternoon tea Thames river cruise.

1. Buckingham Palace and afternoon tea bus tour

Buckingham Palace © Jon Reid Visit London. Image courtesy of Jon Reid Visit London
Visit the iconic royal residence during a Buckingham Palace and afternoon tea bus tour. Admire the State Rooms, explore the gardens and see the annual exhibition. Afterwards, enjoy afternoon tea aboard a double-decker bus, as you spot top London attractions. Alternatively, tuck into afternoon tea at Browns Victoria or opt for a morning breakfast bus tour instead of the afternoon tea bus tour. This tour is only available during the Buckingham Palace summer opening. Read More

2. Thames river cruise with afternoon tea

City Cruises Afternoon Tea Thames River Cruise. Image courtesy of City Cruises
Float along the river and admire London from the water during an afternoon tea river cruise on the Thames, taking in the capital's iconic skyline, from the Houses of Parliament to The Shard. A cup of tea in one hand, a scone in the other, it's not a bad way to spend an afternoon in London. Read More

3. B Bakery afternoon tea bus tour

B Bakery London's afternoon tea bus tour. Image courtesy of Brigit's Afternoon Tea Bus Tour.
Hop on an iconic London double-decker bus and explore London during the B Bakery Afternoon Tea bus tour. Enjoy recorded commentary as you see sights such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Nelson's Column while tucking into sweet and savoury delights. Read More

4. Afternoon Tea London bus tour and high speed River Thames ride *

Ride along the Thames on a speedboat river cruise. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Start your day whizzing along the Thames on a high-speed riverboat cruise passing by many of London's top attractions such as Tate Modern and Canary Wharf. Back on dry land, hop aboard a converted 1960s Routemaster bus for a spot of afternoon tea tucking into pastries, cakes and sandwiches as you take a sightseeing tour of the city.  Read More *

5. Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour of London. Image courtesy of Golden Tours.
See the city from a new perspective on this Afternoon Tea Bus with Panoramic Tour. As you set off aboard a traditional double-decker bus, get ready to spot some of London’s best sights from the comfort of your seat on its upper deck. A unique sightseeing experience made all the more enjoyable by the selection of sweet and savoury treats and a glass of prosecco. Read More

6. Gin afternoon tea bus tour with Bridget’s Bakery *

Brigit's Bakery afternoon tea bus tour. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
If you're looking for something extra special for gin-lovers, Brigit's Bakery gin afternoon tea London bus tour is the perfect way to mix sighsteeing and sipping. Enjoy tea and gin cocktails, and indulge in cakes, sandwiches and pastries with a French twist, while passing the likes of the Houses of Parliament and the Royal Albert Hall on a vintage Routemaster bus. Read More *

7. National Gallery highlights tour and afternoon tea at Ochre *

Enjoy a guided tour and afternoon tea at the National Gallery. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Home to a collection of more than 2,600 famous paintings spanning 700 years, the National Gallery in London's Trafalgar Square boasts some of the world's most iconic masterpieces. Explore the elegant building with an expert guide, learning the stories behind these works of art. After the tour, delight in a delicious afternoon tea of sandwiches, freshly baked scones and seasonal pastries in the gallery's Ochre restaurant.  Read More *

8. Vintage London bus tour, river cruise and champagne cream tea at Harrods *

Vintage London Bus Tour and Tea at Harrods. Image courtesy of Red Letter Days.
Hop on a vintage London bus and take in iconic sights such as Westminster Abbey and Big Ben, before seeing the city from the water aboard a Uber Boat by Thames Clippers. Complete your tour with a delightful visit to Harrods Tea Rooms for a delicious cream tea which includes scones with clotted cream and jam, and a glass of bubbly! Read More *

9. Bustronome afternoon tea bus tour

Bustronome afternoon tea bus tour. Image courtesy of Bustronome.
Experience 360-degree views from Bustronome's afternoon tea London bus tour. This double-decker bus has a glass roof, so there's nothing to block your view of the capital's Insta-worthy sights! Offering a gourmet afternoon tea to match the stunning surroundings, this is the perfect luxury afternoon tea bus tour. Read More
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10. Bottomless Afternoon Tea Aboard Bateaux London

Enjoy bottomless bubbles as you spot landmarks from the Thames. © Unsplash/Alexander Naglestad

Take a leisurely afternoon ride along the river Thames and enjoy a Bottomless Afternoon Tea Aboard Bateaux London, spotting major attractions such as Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe and the Tower of London. As you soak up the sights, sip on bottomless Brut or pink champagne, paired with sweet and savoury snacks as a pianist plays well known classics. 

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There are plenty of ways to enjoy afternoon tea in London, experience an unusual afternoon tea or sip on bubbles with a champagne afternoon tea.