Going for tea is a London classic. The city offers a range of options from very formal and elaborate to more subdued options. Great to bring visiting friends to!
Beas of Bloomsbury
Address: 44 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8NW
Telephone: 0207 242 8330
Description: Afternoon tea is great at this little café just down the road. Forget the Ritz – this is the place to go. Try the meringues
Fortnum & Mason
Address: 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
Telephone: 020 7734 8040
Description: Grand store on Picadilly street. Delcious shortbread, marmelade and afternoon tea, as well as general visual wonderment. Reach with the 38 or 19 bus.
London Review of Books bookshop
Address: 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL
Telephone: 020 7269 9030
Description: Inviting book shop near the British Museum with a café that serves up a great variety of teas and delicious cakes. Welcoming atmosphere to sit down and peruse the books on sale.
Address: DERING STREET, NEW BOND STREET. LONDON W1S 1AG
Telephone: 0207 629 3654
Description: Beautiful little shop specialising in unusual types of tea from small farms. They hold tea tastings every Saturday morning, book them through the website. There are also other events and their Instagram is lovely! https://www.instagram.com/postcardteas/
The Spaniards Inn
Address: Spaniards Road, Hampstead, London NW3 7JJ
Telephone: 020 8731 8406
Description: A pub to try when spending the day up at Hampstead Heath.
The Wallace Restaurant
Address: The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
Telephone: 020 7563 9505
Description: Tea room within the Wallace Collection - beautiful space. Great for afternoon tea or breakfast but they also do dinner a couple of nights a week. The Wallace Collection itself is a museum.
Victoria & Albert Museum
Address: Cromwell Gardens, London SW7 2RL
Telephone: 020 7942 2000
Description: World renowned free museum in South Ken. Find the beautiful café to enjoy afternoon tea. Hosts lates the last Friday of every month with activities and special events.