Top 5 London Tea Rooms

There’s nothing more British than attending an afternoon tea. Here’s my top 5 favorite tea rooms in London.

Juliet Angus, Top 5 Tea Rooms


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


The Wolseley

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

Juliet Angus, Top 5 Tea Room

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
The Berkeley

Juliet Angus, Top 5 Tea Rooms


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

The Goring Afternoon Tea

The Goring

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


  1. Barbie Alderman
    November 10, 2015 / 4:05 am

    Hello Juliet! I am a big fan from Ladies of London. 😉 Congrats on the blog! My teenage daughter, Annie, and I love going to tea when we visit family in London and can’t wait to try one (at least!) of your recommendations! When I visit her at university next weekend I will show her this article and we will decide. Last year we enjoyed afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason. It was a great experience and we even dined two tables away from Emma Thompson (star sightings are always fun!). It would be a blast if we saw you at one of these tea rooms this coming summer! Take care! xxxooo Barbie, Hollywood, Florida USA

    • Barbie Alderman
      July 11, 2016 / 8:13 pm

      OK, so we came, we saw, we ate! We loved this recommendation Juliet! Thank you so much.

  2. Alexandra Antonioli
    November 14, 2015 / 5:06 am

    Hi from Colorado! I love your blog, Juliet. You have done such a great job! I am visiting London over the Christmas holiday (and other places in Europe) and was hoping to get a sense of what to wear to afternoon tea? I don’t really know and wanted to see if you could give some suggestions! xoxo keep up the good work and hope to see you on Season 3 ! P.S. I also got tickets to the candlelight caroling at Royal Albert Hall (inspired by the show!) and bought a long gown for that event. Thanks for any more tips! ~Alexandra

  3. February 3, 2017 / 3:57 pm

    Hey girl! I’m a huge fan of LOL. The family and I will be visiting London July 2017. Can you give me a heads up on what to expect for weather temps? I notorious for packing wayyy to much stuff, so I want to have some reference! BTW your blog is awesome! I’ve been stalking it for a few months now, so much great info!

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