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Afternoon Tea in London... Naughty, But Nice!


Palm Court - The RitzOne of the best things about afternoon tea is the chance to look inside hotels at which you'll never be able to afford to stay. A great idea! However, some of the hotels have dress codes, so check when phoning to book.

The food consists of scones with clotted cream and jam, or sandwiches and cakes - all served with a refreshing cup of English tea. For the best of these you may pay £20 to £30+ (yes, that's pounds sterling), but if you want to be treated like royalty for a few hours, it's a small price to pay.


Some of the Best Places for Afternoon Tea in the World (never mind London)

140 Park Lane Restaurant and Bar140 Park Lane Restaurant and Bar
International, Marble Arch
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Afternoon Tea @ BB Bakery - County Hall
Afternoon Tea, Waterloo
Afternoon Tea @ BB Bakery - Covent Garden
French, Covent Garden
Afternoon Tea @ Tangerine Cafe Bar Afternoon Tea @ Tangerine Cafe Bar
Afternoon Tea, Knightsbridge
Afternoon Tea at The Library Lounge
Afternoon Tea, Waterloo
2/5 overall. Read reviews...
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Afternoon Tea at The Waldorf
Afternoon Tea, Temple
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Albion Cafe at NEO Bankside
British, Southwark
Amaranto (at The Four Seasons Hotel)
Italian, Marble Arch
BOOK
Amico Bio BarbicanAmico Bio Barbican
Italian, Barbican
Amico Bio HolbornAmico Bio Holborn
Italian, Holborn
3/5 overall. Read reviews...
Amigos
Cafe / Brasserie, Baker Street
Apsleys At The LanesboroughApsleys At The Lanesborough
Italian, Hyde Park Corner
4/5 overall. Read reviews...
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Basil Street Hotel
British, Knightsbridge
Berners TavernBerners Tavern
British, Goodge Street
Bloomsbury Street Bar And Restaurant
Continental / Mediterranean, Tottenham Court Road
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Bluebird Chelsea BarBluebird Chelsea Bar
Pub / Bar, Sloane Square
Bodeca
Continental / Mediterranean, Green Park
Brown's Hotel
Afternoon Tea, Green Park
5/5 overall. Read reviews...
CaravanCaravan
International, Kings Cross St. Pancras
Cliveden Hotel
Afternoon Tea, Cookham
Conran's Bluebird RestaurantConran's Bluebird Restaurant
British, South Kensington
3/5 overall. Read reviews...
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Court Restaurant (at The British Museum)Court Restaurant (at The British Museum)
British, Holborn
3/5 overall. Read reviews...
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Creation Restaurant And Bar
Continental / Mediterranean, Tottenham Court Road
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Damask At The Athenaeum
International, Green Park
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DelaunayDelaunay
International, Temple
DeVigne (at The Mandeville Hotel)
Pub / Bar, Bond Street
5/5 overall. Read reviews...
Fortnum & Mason - St. James's RestaurantFortnum & Mason - St. James's Restaurant
British, Green Park
4/5 overall. Read reviews...
Gillray's Steakhouse & Bar
Afternoon Tea, Waterloo
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Gordon Ramsay's The Savoy GrillGordon Ramsay's The Savoy Grill
British, Temple
4/5 overall. Read reviews...
Hix Belgravia
British, Knightsbridge
Homage (at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel)
Continental / Mediterranean, Covent Garden
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Humphrey's Bar
British, Gloucester Road
HUNter 486 BrasserieHUNter 486 Brasserie
International, Marble Arch
Hutong at The ShardHutong at The Shard
Chinese, London Bridge
Kensington Close Hotel
British, High Street Kensington
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La BourseLa Bourse
Steakhouse, Bank
La Gelatiera La Gelatiera
Cafe / Brasserie, Leicester Square
Les Deux Salons
French, Leicester Square
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London Marriott Hotel County HallLondon Marriott Hotel County Hall
British, Waterloo
London Sienna Cafe (at Selfridges)
Cafe / Brasserie, Oxford Circus
Lounge Bar (at The Strand Palace Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, Charing Cross
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Lowndes Bar and KitchenLowndes Bar and Kitchen
International, Knightsbridge
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Macaron
Cafe / Brasserie, Clapham Common
Madisons (at The Washington Mayfair)
International, Green Park
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Mumbai Square
Indian / Balti / Tandoori, Aldgate
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myhotel Chelsea
Afternoon Tea, South Kensington
National Dining Rooms (at The National Gallery)
British, Charing Cross
5/5 overall. Read reviews...
No. 31 & No. 35 at The Hempel
Continental / Mediterranean, Lancaster Gate
No. 5 Cavendish SquareNo. 5 Cavendish Square
International, Oxford Circus
No.11 Cadogan Gardens
Afternoon Tea, Sloane Square
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Palm Court (at The Langham Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, Oxford Circus
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Palm Court (at The Ritz Hotel)Palm Court (at The Ritz Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, Green Park
5/5 overall. Read reviews...
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Palm Court Lounge (at The Park Lane Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, Hyde Park Corner
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Perkin RevellerPerkin Reveller
British, Tower Hill
Quod Restaurant And BarQuod Restaurant And Bar
Italian, Piccadilly Circus
Rabot 1745
International, London Bridge
Reform Social and Grill (at The Mandeville Hotel)Reform Social and Grill (at The Mandeville Hotel)
British, Bond Street
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Richoux
Continental / Mediterranean, St. Johns Wood
Richoux
Continental / Mediterranean, Green Park
Searcys Champagne Bar
Pub / Bar, St. Pauls
BOOK
Seven Park Place (in St. James's Hotel and Club)Seven Park Place (in St. James's Hotel and Club)
Continental / Mediterranean, Green Park
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Sketch - Afternoon TeaSketch - Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea, Oxford Circus
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Tea Palace
Afternoon Tea, Notting Hill Gate
4/5 overall. Read reviews...
The Capital Bar and Afternoon Tea
Pub / Bar, Knightsbridge
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The Caramel Room (at The Berkeley)
International, Hyde Park Corner
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The Crescent Restaurant (at Montcalm Hotel)
British, Marble Arch
The Dorchester (Krug Room)The Dorchester (Krug Room)
Afternoon Tea, Hyde Park Corner
The English Tea Room (at Browns Hotel)
British, Green Park
BOOK
The Georgian Restaurant (at Harrods)
British, Knightsbridge
4/5 overall. Read reviews...
BOOK
The Goring - Afternoon Tea
British, Victoria
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The Grill Room at The Cafe Royal
British, Piccadilly Circus
5/5 overall. Read reviews...
BOOK
The Jazz Room at The Wellesley LondonThe Jazz Room at The Wellesley London
Afternoon Tea, Knightsbridge
The Kew Greenhouse Cafe
Afternoon Tea, Kew Gardens
3/5 overall. Read reviews...
The Knightsbridge Lounge (at The Sheraton Park Tower Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, Knightsbridge
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The Library (at St Ermin's Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, St. Jamess Park
The Lyttelton Restaurant (at The Stafford)
British, Green Park
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The Milestone Hotel
British, High Street Kensington
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The Montagu
British, Marble Arch
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The Montague
Afternoon Tea, Russell Square
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The Observatory Lounge (at the InterContinental Hotel)
Afternoon Tea, Hyde Park Corner
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The Park Room and Library
British, Marble Arch
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The Reading Room At Claridge's
British, Bond Street
The Rose Lounge
British, Piccadilly Circus
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The Wallace
French, Bond Street
Thirty Six
British, Green Park
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W Hotel
British, Piccadilly Circus
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Wellington Lounge
British, Hyde Park Corner
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Wimbledon Museum Tea Room
British, Wimbledon
Winter Garden at The Landmark Hotel London
British, Marylebone
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