Best Afternoon Tea Restaurants in London

Local Recommendations from our My Guide London team

Afternoon tea is something of an iconic experience in London, having originated in a county just north of the city when the Duchess of Bedfordshire decided on a selection of breads and teas as part of her mid-afternoon snack.

It's easily one of the more extravagant ways of spending an afternoon. Just picture it: lounging around in The Goring's Oasis Garden or relaxing in the peaceful library room at The Milestone whilst the weather outside rages. Whichever establishment, there's almost always the option of champagne to sip, making the sunnier weather all the more enjoyable. Otherwise, London delivers the finest array of afternoon tea delicacies on beautifully presented triple-tier cake stands. And don't be afraid that all this will break the bank; head to The Wolseley for easily affordable, but highly respectable afternoon tea.