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Tea, anyone...? A twist for everyone, in London

Stylist ran a piece that caught our eye called ‘Unique and themed afternoon teas in London’. Sound like you? Sound like fun?


They’ve chosen nine afternoon tea options to whet your appetite – from traditional to spiced-up modern. Any of these take your fancy?

How about the Mad Hatter’s Charity Tea Party at The Sanderson? ‘The crockery is wonderfully fantastical with dainty little glasses labelled ‘drink me’,’ says Stylist. Or Art Afternoon Tea at The Rosewood Hotel. ‘Served in the glistening Mirror Room, the tea is inspired by London’s vibrant art scene’.

If your dietary requirements are such, the Vegan Afternoon Tea at Ethos might hit the spot – washed down ‘with a cup of Black Sheep coffee, Harrogate fine tea or a glass of prosecco’. Or if fashion drives you, what about the Prêt-à-Portea Afternoon Tea at The Berkeley: ‘a masterpiece of colour and design’?

Afternoon Tea at the restaurant Sketch is cool for the ‘spectacular decor’ of its setting – tea served in the ‘completely millennial pink room’ – and its ‘show-stopping’ menu. Or try the Diptyque Afternoon Tea at Hotel Café Royal. Stylist bills this as ‘a floral delight, taking flavour inspiration from the perfumer’s geranium rose, freesia, choisya orange blossom and Baies rose and berries scents’.

Tea in London - Photo by Bruno Martins

The Midsummer Night’s Dream Afternoon Tea at the Swan celebrates Shakespeare, and is themed to the famous play of its name. ‘From the pea flower of Oberon’s love potion, the apricots Titania feeds to Bottom and the mulberries from the lovers’ tree, every morsel has a meaning.’

Or how about the gloriously-named Scandal Water at The London Edition – if you like your tea alternative, and served with punch…? Final option on the Stylist menu is Pa-tea-sserie at The Wellesley – a ‘patisserie inspired afternoon tea, which gives a creative, new twist’ to the classic English pastime.

Tea, anyone…? 

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