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With Mother's Day and Easter just around the corner, spring is the perfect time to treat yourself to Afternoon Tea.

A British essential, the yummy tradition can be found all over the capital. We're here to recommend places that serve excellent tea and scones.

 

The Ritz

World famous, Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is an extremely eloquent affair. Dig into a selection of delightful sandwiches and fresh scones, and finish off with an assortment of sweet teacakes and pastries.

Customers can also choose from an extensive menu of loose-leaf tea or opt for a glass of champagne to celebrate a special occasion.

Pour from traditional silverware and drink from delicate china cups. The Ritz Afternoon Tea is a truly British experience.

Served daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Prices start from £54 per person, and from £30 for children. 

Brown's Hotel English Tea Room

Complete with stunning wood panelling, fireplaces, original art and a baby grand piano, the English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel is just that “ very English! There's even a dress code: guests are required to refrain from wearing trainers, T-shirts, shorts or sportswear, and men are requested to don a collared shirt.

Enjoy an array of finger sandwiches, delicious pastries and cakes from the trolley with a choice of 17 teas. Can't choose? Two tea sommeliers can help you pick the right flavours to suit your palette.

Afternoon Tea at the English Tea Room starts from £45. 

City Cruises Afternoon Tea

Fancy a brew with a view? Book onto one of the City Cruises Afternoon Tea packages.

Make your way along the picturesque Thames and indulge in a slice of cake or two. Your ticket will buy you the typical variety of cakes, pastries, scones and sandwiches, accompanied by an unlimited amount of tea and coffee. You'll also be able to listen to a live commentary of the city and its history.

Tickets start from £31 for adults.

Fortnum & Mason

Founded in 1707 and the inventors of the Scotch Egg, Fortnum & Mason are safely inscribed into Britain's history books.

Today, they serve some of the most renowned Afternoon Tea in the world. Sample refreshing drinks from all corners of the globe in their exquisite Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.

You can make a reservation online and adult packages start from £40.

The Berkeley

For lovers of all things fashion and style, The Berkeley Afternoon Tea package is ideal.

Inspired by themes and colours of the industry, each tier consists of on-trend treats resembling handbags, shoes and clothes. To keep up with fast fashion, the menu is updated every six months.

This designer afternoon luxury is a completely unique experience.

Served from 1pm until 5:30pm daily, Afternoon Tea reservations can be booked online.

 

If you do sample Afternoon Tea in the capital, let us know by tagging us in your photos on Facebook and Twitter

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