There’s nothing more British than attending an afternoon tea. Here’s my top 5 favorite tea rooms in London.
Looking for a quirky atmosphere with incredible food? Sketch is the place for you. Sketch’s “Pink Room” has become legendary on Instagram for its striking interior that mixes feminine hues with avant-garde luxe and humorous works of art. This Mayfair must-see serves afternoon tea with dainty macaroons and delicious savories to satisfy any sweet tooth.
9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG
+44 (0)20 7659 4500
This self-proclaimed ‘café-restaurant’ is on every visitor’s checklist, even if it’s just for people-watching. A mix of British heritage and European grandeur, The Wolseley’s afternoon tea never disappoints for a classic warm scone with clotted cream and homemade jam. Make sure to make reservations in advance to sit in one of the prettiest rooms in London.
160 Piccadilly, London W1J 9EB
+44 (0)20 7499 6996
The Berkeley – Prêt-a-Portea
Leave it to the Berkeley to create an afternoon tea around designer fashion. The original tea room for London’s most fashionable ladies takes inspiration from LFW collections by creating mouth-watering sweet treats that resemble pieces from the runway. Serving vanilla cookies shaped in Burberry’s iconic trench and Christian Louboutin heels, this is every fashionista’s sweet dream.
Wilton Place, London SW1X 7RL
+44 (0)20 7235 6000
An institution for luxurious British taste, Claridge’s hosts the most timeless tea room with no detail spared. This award-winning afternoon tea serves savory pastries, tasty sandwiches, and rich scones on classic china to leave every visitor with an unforgettable experience.
Brook Street, London W1K 4HR
+44 (0)20 7629 8860
For the quintessential British experience, the Goring’s historic tea room has been entertaining Royals and Prime Ministers for over 100 years. For those seeking a traditional afternoon tea, The Goring is the perfect introduction to all things great and British. Enjoy a pot of their own special Afternoon Tea blend with a three-tiered silver stand full of the finest homemade pastries.
Beeston Place, London SW1W 0JW
+44 (0)20 7396 9000