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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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.)
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?
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.
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