If you have a bit of a sweet tooth like me and wouldn’t turn down a cake any day or any time then this post will be right up your alley because below are not only the coolest afternoon teas but the quirky and themed afternoon teas in London.
Now, I have covered affordable afternoon teas on the blog, these below are a mix of themed high tea in London. So, you can sit down to sweet treats at an interesting venue, take high tea on move or enjoy peculiar or themed food and drink.
No one does afternoon tea like London, we have everything from Disney themed afternoon tea London, to Tapas style, India, NYC themed, and of course true English style afternoon teas. Above all many of these are hosted in cool places for afternoon tea in London, like the Shard where you not only get the sweet treats but the killer views too!
London knows how to do a memorable afternoon tea, with several restaurants boasting really creative and imaginative themes that only add to the overall experience. So if you are looking from something unusual, unique with a little bit of a theme, there are plenty of ideas below with a little wow factor.
Unique & Themed Afternoon Tea In London
You can have savor delicious English Afternoon Tea and warm scones with hefty dollops of clotted cream with a lot of other delicacies to devour. Book a spot to enjoy a quirky afternoon tea in London with a fun twist, or look for unusual London afternoon teas among these handpicked Afternoon Tea deals that we have collected exclusively for you. Many also offer you the opportunity to explore London while you dine.
Afternoon Tea on a Bus
Treat yourself to a sightseeing luxury tour combined with a French-inspired afternoon tea with a seasonal menu on the upper floor of a double-decker bus with Bustronome.
Check out top London landmarks through the bus’s glass roof and learn more while listening to an interactive guide and map, available in 9 languages. They also provide free Wi-Fi service. This tour can be booked at just £105.
Want another option beyond Bustronome where you can experience tea on a vintage sightseeing bus tour that drives through Central London, taking in some of the City’s best sights?
Then check out the unique sightseeing afternoon tea experience on the Brigit’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, situated at Northumberland.
They are the best option when it comes to capturing the heart of the city’s culture and history while sipping on a lovely cup of tea. They start from just £45. You can also read my review of this afternoon tea tour on the blog.
Afternoon Tea in the Tallest Building in London
London is not only filled with astonishing views, but it also houses some of the tallest buildings that provide breathtaking views. Upon the 35th floor, Ting is the highest restaurant in the Shard – London’s tallest building.
The dining room is decked out like a posh Chinese room with a marvelous taste in architecture. You can have their delicious tea with the views of stunning and iconic landmarks like St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, and Canary Wharf.
If you’re someone looking for an exceptional gastronomic afternoon tea experience, the Oblix London is the best stop. The Oblix London afternoon tea offers guests the chance to explore the endless London skyline and beyond while enjoying their traditional tea.
The price starts from £42 per person and advance booking is a must to avoid any hurdle. For more on the Shard, you can check out the views in my post here as well as our stay at Shangri La at the Shard.
Afternoon Tea on a Yacht
Located a shorter distance from Houses of Parliament and where the city meets the West End, on what is known as the “Mayfair of the river”, a permanently moored luxury steam Yacht – named The Yacht London provides an astounding view over the famous Thames River.
This restaurant offers a delicious afternoon tea menu, which includes a variety of delicious cakes, pastries, and freshly baked scones, along with its premium teas and herbal infusions.
The prior reservation is a must and it costs from just £27.50 and also fits well in the affordable afternoon tea in London category.
A stylish Afternoon Tea At Rosewood Hotel
Looking for a classic and stylish afternoon tea? Look no further than Rosewood hotels. Voted as the Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea in the UK twice in 2017 and 2018, they have mastered the art of presenting the most stylish and versatile afternoon to their customers.
Served in the elegant surrounds of their Mirror Room, you get to enjoy an artful afternoon tea with a delightful collection of pastries, delicious sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and herbal tea.
Want to treat your children with something much more special? Rosewood hotels provide you with a delightful option to treat your little ones to a playful and imaginative approach to the Art Afternoon Tea, starting from just £35 for 4-11 years old little ones.
Sushi and Dim Sum Afternoon Tea
If you’re a fan of Asian cuisine and want to experience Sushi and Dim Sum Afternoon Tea in London, Inamo is the best place to provide you with Asian delights.
They have three branches in London and you can head to anyone to have the full lavish experience of a delicious pan-Asian twist on tradition with Sushi and Dim Sum Afternoon Tea with fizz. They provide their service for two people, allowing you to experience with your friend or partner.
You will tuck into an array of delights like their delicious Chocolate Fizz Fondue accompanied by a glass of fizz and your choice of oriental tea, along with vegetable or duck Gyoza, Inamo’s signature dragon rolls and much more. Their booking starts at £42 for two people.
Indian Afternoon Tea
Looking for a vibrant afternoon tea with contemporary décor that spices up your next afternoon tea outing? How’s this for a themed afternoon tea in London.
Look no further than Soho Wala within the 5* Courthouse Hotel, with their delicious Indian Afternoon Tea with Prosecco for Two. This is a perfect place to dine if you love savory and sweet Indian treats, including the likes of lamb Kathi roll, Bombay Bhel peri, chocolate barfi and cinnamon samosa. Their cost is just £60 for two persons.
Science Afternoon Tea
Providing a unique and yet a thrilling journey to the valleys of science, The Ampersand Hotel showcases their creativity with their Science Afternoon Tea. Winner of Best Themed Afternoon Tea ar the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, The Ampersand Hotel finds their inspiration from their South Kensington neighbor, the Science Museum, providing them with avid imagination to create an awe-inspiring journey of discovery, where physics, chemistry, and gastronomy meet in an imaginative way.
Their menu allows their customers to choose from a variety of creative space-themed delicious items, such as jams served in Petri dishes, chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits. They serve their delicacies with their mouth-watering tea, coffee, and champagne. They charge £15 per person and also allow you to do reservations for 8 or more people.
Afternoon Tea – The Potion Room
For just a £49.50 per ticket, sweep yourself away from the busy streets of London and get lost in The Potion Room, a magical world of wizard and alchemy where your wildest fictional imaginations will meet the art of gastronomy to create wonders.
A quirky and funky afternoon tea in London, The Potion Room is styled in school-style desks and allows 2 full-hours of magical experience. It is a trademark concept of Cutter & Squidge.
The Potion Room is famous for its afternoon tea along with the other delicacies that they offer, from delicious sweet and savory afternoon tea inspired by classic British flavors, to the drinkable and edible potions that the customers get to create with their fun and lovable Potion Masters.
You will have to come 15 min prior to your arrival time because if you are late, Potion Masters will not allow you in as they don’t want to disrupt the fun for others.
NY Tea In London
A French-inspired brasserie in the heart of Covent Garden, adjacent to famous London landmarks — Royal Opera House, Soho — and London’s famous shopping district, Balthazar is best known for its elegant French bistro dishes in London.
With their French delicacies and “NY-Tea” Afternoon Tea, customers can brighten up their evenings by enjoying their delicious hot tea along with their menu items such as Makers Mark, bokers bitter, sugar cube, blanquette and much more.
Starting from just £29.95 per person, you might don’t want to miss on this eloquent afternoon tea with their signature delicacies.
Mad Hatters Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea
Looking to embark on a fantasy journey of a world populated by magical creatures with their parabolic tales? An Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea not to miss.
Sanderson invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole and discover a tea party beyond your wildest imagination, inspired by the peculiar world of Alice in Wonderland.
Starting from just £48 per person, Sanderson offers a wide variety of delicacies and delicious items along with their imaginative themed Afternoon Tea.
From Smoked Salmon Scotch Quails Egg with Caviar and Cream Cheese and mouth-full of Stack of King of Hearts Ham and Queen of Hearts Rose and Strawberry Jammy Dodger, you will get lost in this world full of delicious savory and sweet delicacies.
Themed afternoon tea at The Kensington
Are you a tourist in the historic city of London with the burning passion to know more about the rich historical culture of ancient London?
Then The Kensington might be your dream stop for an awesome afternoon tea with a touch of history with their Themed Afternoon Tea.
Famous for their Themed Afternoon Tea, they previously did beauty and the beast record-breaking theme afternoon tea with name, “Tale As Old As Time” Afternoon Tea
Inspired from London’s most recognizable and historic landmarks, The Kensington leads their diners on a tour of London’s architectural feats and culinary traditions, most recognizable and historic landmarks with a tribute to London’s most famed structures. London Landmarks Afternoon Themed Tea costs £42 per person.
Tapas Style Afternoon Tea
Ravel back in time with MAP Maison with their 1920’s themed afternoon tea, Tapas Style Afternoon Tea. They have customized their interior with stunning 1920’s décor, providing their customers with a quirky atmosphere.
Their café bar has made their own delicious twist on afternoon tea, offering a wide variety of savory choices including mini baguettes with Iberico ham, mini cheeseburgers, avocado mash, and tasty vegetarian bites.
If you have taken alike to their savory menu, wait till you get to know their sweet menu. With a wide range of high-end patisseries such as chocolate butterscotch tart, raspberry, and cream choux and pistachio cake on the menu. With just £37 for two, witness your sweet and savory dreams come true with Tapas Style Afternoon Tea.
Diamond Jubilee Afternoon Tea
Since 1707, Fortnum & Mason has become one of the world’s preeminent destination stores. Their outreach has far exceeded everyone’s expectations, from being a grocer in the heart of London with a history of over 300 years. For three centuries, Fortnum & Mason has perfected the art of making tea which has become its integral part of life.
Now you, with one of your friends, can experience this iconic British treat by taking Afternoon Tea in Fortnum’s elegant Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon.
During your delightful experience, you’ll be served a host of sweet and savory delicacies, from traditional finger sandwiches to exquisite cakes and freshly-baked scones with clotted cream in just £109 for two.
Harry Potter Afternoon Tea and Tour
If you’re a die-hard Harry Potter fan then what’s better than having an exquisite afternoon tea in a Harry Potter inspire themed world of wizardry with the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London.
Step into the Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and the wand room, showcasing each and every aspect of world of Harry Potter.
With their themed wizardly afternoon tea, you’ll tuck into a selection of finger sandwiches, mini fruit tartlets, and scones with clotted cream and jam in £129 for two. For Harry Potter fans also check out the self-guided tour of Oxford to Harry Potter sites.
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