Quirky Afternoon Teas for Hire in London

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Top Quirky Afternoon Teas in London

Ready for quirky afternoon teas in London? Afternoon tea is a hallowed UK tradition, but in the Square Mile (and those lovely boroughs beyond) you will find plenty of venues where this afternoon pause is elevated to high and unusual art. For the curious, and those who want something more ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and less ‘Royal Doulton’ there are some great options for themed afternoon teas in quirky establishments that will place a premium on tea, sandwiches, sweets and the imagination. Take a look at all the offers on our platform now, and book your next amazing London experience today!

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FAQs about Quirky Afternoon Teas in London

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

Expect to pay about £500-£800+ for the hire fee for a quirky afternoon tea venue in London. For venues with per-person pricing, expect to pay £50-£100 per guest, which is a pretty standard price for an event like this. If you're looking for something cheaper, you can find spaces that charge a hire fee ranging between  £250 to £300 per session—but these tend to be smaller, more intimate spaces that don't feature the bells and whistles of other venues. (All data from Tagvenue.)

What should I know before going for a quirky afternoon tea?

Afternoon tea is not quite the same as ‘high tea’, so expect a tuck-in filled with cake and finger sandwiches. Of course, there are traditional and quite famous spots for afternoon tea in London, but there are also some great modern venues to choose from. Afternoon tea has come a long way since its historical origins, and now there are plenty of quirky options for you to try out. From a tea party in a treehouse to devouring a giant chocolate teapot in an art gallery, there's something for everyone. So if you’re looking for a break from the ordinary and want to try something a little bit different, why not give quirky afternoon tea venues a go?

What sort of quirky venues offer afternoon tea in London?

There are many places in London where you can enjoy afternoon tea. These are venues that are built around a central theme, concept, or cuisine and reinterpret traditional afternoon tea in new and exciting ways. There are Asian afternoon teas inspired by Taiwanese tea houses, Scandinavian teas, Indian savoury afternoon teas, vegan options, burger-themed teas and slightly boozy cocktail teas.

If you are into board games, consider The Library at Draughts Hackney. For literary fans, there ahead and check out the Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson London. Also, Swan, Shakespeare's Globe offers a Midsummer Night’s Dream Tea.

Some afternoon tea venues offer a quirky approach to the atmosphere, although the menu itself may be more traditional. You can take your tea in an unusual location, such as a double-decker bus as it travels the streets of London or on a tour boat as you sail the afternoon away.

Guests Reviews of Quirky Afternoon Teas on Tagvenue

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Naomi H.
Booked Venue Room at The Cavendish Arms
The staff were friendly, helpful and flexible thorughout the whole booking and organisation process and especially during the night. The venue is so fun and karaoke went down a storm!
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Lynette M.
Booked The Butterfly Room at Hush Brasserie Holborn
Staff on the day were amazing! They helped us with setting up and taking down decorations etc. They were also so nice and caring toward guests
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Andrea
Booked Unique Baby Shower at Albert's at Beaufort House
Venue was beautiful and the room was a great size. The staff were excellent - great attitudes and very accommodating! Food was really good - a great afternoon tea selection.
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Nandhaa P.
Booked Princess Room at The Princess of Wales
We had our daughter’s 1st birthday party at the princess room. The venue were extremely professional, able to accommodate requests before the event and on the day. The staff were accommodating and attentive, they went over and beyond to make our event successful. We have had multiple compliments from the guests about how lovely and venue and food was. Would highly recommend the venue.
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Alethea L.
Booked The Windsor Suite at The Milestone Hotel and Residences
Thanks to Odile and her team. They really made an effort to accommodate our whole family (including kiddies), while giving my mother the five star birthday she deserved. The service was attentive to our every need. My family have not stopped talking about it since! Thank you!
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Charlotte W.
Booked The Conservatory at N/A
Great events management staff on the day, friendly and accommodating. Helped me to decorate! Lovely conservatory venue and garden, very happy to be flexible and food and drinks prices were very reasonable.
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Shivona C.
Booked Elegant Bridal Shower at Malmaison London
Venue was stunning and private room was beautiful! Afternoon tea was well presented and service was good!
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Elisha A.
Booked Elegant Bridal Shower at Malmaison London
Excellent service at Malmaison especially our dedicated server Dario. Food was great and the private room was just right for our event. Afternoon tea was affordable and plentiful

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