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The capital is home to some of the UK’s most popular tea party venues – in fact, tea parties and London practically go hand-in-hand. An elegant hotel is your best bet for a traditional tea party, or for a quirkier take on this quintessential British custom, a casual cafe or quaint tearoom would make a stylish setting. For the ultimate afternoon tea experience, choosing a venue that specialises exclusively in tea parties is sure to wow your guests. Tea parties and London are the perfect pairing, so why not plan your next tea party with #tagvenue, the search engine that takes the stress out of venue hire.

Want to pull off your very own tea party with panache? The tea or teas you serve are just as important as the food, so offer a range of tea (English Breakfast, Earl Grey, fruit tea) as well as milk, sugar and lemon. When the weather is warm, remember that ice tea makes for a more refreshing tipple, especially if you add a touch of Pimm’s. And don’t feel restricted to scones and finger sandwiches – mini tarts, petit fours and shortbreads all work well.

Hosting a tea party in London but aren’t quite sure where to start? We’ve eaten a lot of cake to find the capital’s best spots (not that we’re complaining!). Whether you’re throwing a Mother’s Day garden party, champagne afternoon tea or royal-themed baby shower, we can recommend a venue to suit. So what are you waiting for? Your pretty-as-a-picture tea party venue is only a couple of clicks away!

Popular tea party ideas:

  • morning tea party (elevate your pre-lunch gathering with personalised decor and gourmet versions of brunch classics, like bacon and egg breakfast bruschetta)

  • Jane Austen bridal shower tea party (host a Regency-style picnic complete with vintage china, a Pride and Prejudice quiz and bookmarks with classic Jane Austen quotes for favours)

  • vintage tea party (think mismatched china and an old school menu that grandma would love)

  • Mad Hatter’s tea party (Alice in Wonderland-themed styling will give your event a touch of magic)

  • high tea (hire an elegant Victorian tea room that will strike just the right note with your VIP guests)

  • ladies day (choose a great theme, like shabby chic afternoon tea, Paris tea party or Downton Abbey tea party, and plan a crafternoon or pamper session)

When hiring a tea party venue, keep in mind:

  • your budget (know where you can splash out and where you can cut costs)
  • the venue’s location (north, south, east or west London) and accessibility (parking, connections to public transport, disabled access)

  • the type of event you’re hosting (do you need a traditional English tea room for a Victorian afternoon tea, a retro cafe for a 1950s tea party or a kid-friendly terrace for a family birthday?)

  • the venue’s catering options and licences (like whether the venue has an alcohol licence, can cater to special dietary requirements or allows self-catering)

  • whether a smart dress code applies (remember to check with the venue in advance)

  • any cancellation fees

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Daydreaming about delicate finger sandwiches, sweet pastries and home-made scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream? Well, you're in the right place. Whether you're planning a baby shower, birthday party, girlie day or other special event, #tagvenue knows the perfect tea party venues for your sweet celebration in the capital.