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Top Afternoon Tea Venues in London

Dreaming of a traditional afternoon tea party with scrummy scones, homemade jam, and clotted cream? Or perhaps you’re planning a whimsical Mad Hatter’s tea party with Alice in Wonderland styling and a menu that has a touch of magic? No matter what type of event you’re hosting, Tagvenue can point you in the right direction. So whether you’re after a quaint tea room for a beautiful baby shower or a five-star hotel for the ultimate afternoon tea, we’re here to help. What are you waiting for? Browse through our carefully selected afternoon tea venues in London and find yours today!

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Afternoon Tea Venues Hire Guide

Although it was once a widespread practice, formal afternoon tea is now often viewed as more of a special occasion. Plenty of tearooms are offering a fresh spin on this cherished tradition by hosting themed afternoon tea events and kid-focused tea parties. Additionally, they are putting innovative spins on classic afternoon tea treats by incorporating new dishes and treats. Afternoon tea events are becoming less constricting, more exciting, and in high demand thanks to this modern take. They are the ideal locations for casual get-togethers, baby and bridal showers, and birthday brunches.

Moreover, tearooms are among the venues that can accommodate a small gathering just as well as a larger one. Tagvenue has you covered whether you're searching for a more conventional afternoon tea venue with a beautiful tiered stand filled with goodies or a modern tea party with innovative and flavorful teas to expand your palate. So come and check out our selection of London's finest teahouses when you feel like afternoon tea and a snack in the company of your closest and dearest friends. 


FAQs about Afternoon Tea Venues in London

How much does it cost to hire an afternoon tea venue in London?

Afternoon tea hire fees can start as low as £100-£150 per session. Generally, however, afternoon teas are charged on a per-person basis for which the price may range from about £20 to £50 or more, depending on whatever area of London the venue is in. We recommend taking some time to search through our listings for unique afternoon tea venue packages and other deals. Tagvenue offers plenty of wonderful afternoon tea venues in North London and West London, so make sure to check our additional guides. 

What are the best afternoon tea venues in London?

At Tagvenue you will find afternoon tea venues that are perfect for any kind of gathering, including birthday parties, special milestone celebrations or even intimate get-togethers with close pals. Check out some of our favourite venues in London:

  • Many unique options are available for afternoon tea at Marylebone Tea Party. Enjoy a nice cup of tea and a scone (or two..or three) at the wonderful Mandeville Hotel in the company of your loved ones. At this fantastic venue, the price per person starts at £27.
  • We recommend The Chesterfield Mayfair if you're searching for outstanding tea service. Their menu features chef pâtissier-prepared treats that are sure to win your heart.
  • The Ampersand Hotel may provide the experience you're looking for if you're searching for a rather private afternoon tea venue in London. This location can accommodate up to 32 people while providing privacy and possibilities for genuine interaction and dialogue. The venue also serves Jurassic afternoon tea for kids, modelled after their famous Science afternoon tea. Your children will enjoy tasty treats and beverages that can be modified to meet their dietary needs.
  • Tea Party features a colourful and vibrant aesthetic. Around magnificent circular tables, 12 to 40 of your guests can enjoy delicious tea and treats. You can also personalise the area if you are hosting an event by adding decorations of your choosing like balloons, signs and photo props.

What is the best time for afternoon tea in London?

The typical time for afternoon tea is between 3 and 5 pm. However, since so many hotels and eateries provide it between noon and early evening, you are free to choose the time and hours of your event. Remember that many people will want to book an afternoon tea venue for the same time, so try to secure your location as far in advance as you can. You might need to reserve the space months ahead of time for some of the most in-demand venues in London.

How can I make my afternoon tea event special?

Check out some of our tips for hosting the best afternoon tea party in London:

  • Consider hosting an afternoon tea party with a theme (Victorian high tea, Vintage tea party and Jane Austen tea party are all popular options). You can also plan themed entertainment, such as quizzes about the Victorian era or other activities related to your theme, such as readings from literature, classical music, and formal dances. The event can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose. Some venues, like Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea, already offer a themed afternoon tea experience.
  • Try to serve both savoury and sweet dishes along with a selection of teas (excellent options include English Breakfast, Earl Grey, peppermint, chamomile, fruit, and herbal teas). Also, why not introduce exciting new flavours to your guests' palates by taking a modern approach to this long-standing tradition. And, of course, you can also serve cocktails.

Guests Reviews of Afternoon Tea Venues on Tagvenue

Charlotte H.
Booked Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair
The team at Chesterfield are brilliant, really helpful and responsive. They made organising our afternoon tea wedding party really straightforward. They took our requests and requirements and made them happy. The day ran really smoothly. The hotel is beautiful, the staff incredibly polite and helpful. We had our dog with us and they truly treated him like a VIP! It was such a fun day, impeccably arranged by the Chesterfield. If we could we would do it all again!
Maria A.
Booked The Tasting Room at Fortnum & Mason
We had an Afternoon Tea at F&M Boardroom as a wedding celebration with 19 guests attending and this was a great experience! Each and every guest thanked us for choosing this venue. The tea and the food were exquisite, we were in safe hands of quite a large team who were taking good care of us throughout the evening. I wanted to thank Ieva separately who helped with all the planning initially. Can't recommend enough!
Emily M.
Booked The Bedouin Tent & Garden at St Ethelburga's Centre
The venue is absolutely beautiful. It is suitable in all seasons. The caretaker was fantastic and it was more spacious that I thought.
Booked The Blue Anchor at Boathouse Studios, Barking
The staff was so helpful and kind to my guest. Planning the Event with Julie, was like I was planning it with a member of the family. They made sure they facilitated our needs. A great team
Harley C.
Booked The Dining Room at The Breakhouse Coffee Shop
Chloe was such a great host. I enquired about an afternoon tea for a hen do and Chloe and the chef curated a special vegan/vegetarian selection for us, along with various cocktails. The food was high quality and was served really nicely. We had the venue to ourselves after closing time on a Saturday. There was a great sound system in the venue with lots of space indoors, as well as space available outdoors. We were able to bring in decorations beforehand to decorate the venue. I went to the cafe before booking the venue and Chloe made me feel really welcome. I'll definitely be going back to the cafe and would look to rebook the venue in the future - 5* all around!
Ariane C.
Booked The Lounge at The Castle
Jason and the team made my Birthday party such a special event. I met with Jason and visited the place where he answered all my questions in details. The food ordered on the night and in advance was really good and many of my guests commented on the great quality of the food. The night was great as we had our own barman and he was really friendly. We were able to put up our own decoration and move the furniture around. The 30 people who showed up had a wonderful time and the pub was easily to see directly out of the tube station. The staff were really helpful and really attentive. I greatly recommend this venue for a party!
Rebekah S.
Booked The Trunk at Artworks Elephant
Very friendly staff, clean venue, definitely value for money and even though the location was next to the street, with the blinds down it felt as if we were in a peaceful oasis far away from the maddening crowds.
Raven A.
Booked Viliers at N/A
The event was great, the staff was very helpful and polite throughout the entire process. They consistently reassured me everything would be taken care of, the chef handled dietary restrictions very well, and the event ran very smoothly. I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service and professionalism that I received! I definitely recommend this venue!

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