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There’s nothing more quintessentially British than a spot of afternoon tea, especially in London’s most iconic locations. That’s why we’ve put together the best and most affordable afternoon tea in London so you can treat yourself without feeling guilty. And really, who can turn down a traditional afternoon tea with scrumptious cakes and pastries and a glass of champagne?

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Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Thames

Imagine a beaming summer’s day in the capital and you’re cruising along the Thames on one of Bateaux’s beautiful boats. You’re soaking in sights of famous landmarks such as the London Eye sparkling in the sunshine and the majestic St Paul’s Cathedral. You’re relaxing as you cruise the waters before indulging in a delicious afternoon tea on the Thames — utter bliss!

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

If you’re after a unique tea experience, then our Afternoon Tea Bus is sure to set those taste buds tingling. After all, two of the most popular things to do on any visit to London are to see the iconic sights and enjoy a spot of tea. Our exclusively designed tea bus ensures that you can do both on one very special afternoon. Delight in traditional scones, sandwiches and sweet treats as you whizz past the famous landmarks of the city.

Tea Bus

Afternoon Tea at The British Museum

Ah, the British Museum. One of the many brilliant wonders of London that attracts thousands of tourists (and Londoners) every year. Dedicated to human history with so much art you won’t know where to look first, the British Museum will take you on a time machine with every step (with no DeLorean in sight!). After all that adventuring, you’ll be ready for a pot of earl grey. So, it’s lucky afternoon tea is served in the British Museum itself!

Champagne Afternoon Tea at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Champagne afternoon tea

Discover the opulent and delectable world of Champagne Afternoon Tea at Theatre Royal Drury Lane. One of the oldest theatre sites in the world, and visited by every British Monarch since 1660, where better to experience a quintessentially British custom than here? Hosted in the elegant Grand Saloon, it is under sparkling chandeliers, ornate ceilings, and fine art that you too can feast upon warm, golden scones with salted whipped butter, cream, and jam and sip from a selection of teas and Taittinger Champagne. There’s plenty of indulgent sweet and savoury treats to delight in too.

Science Afternoon Tea

Set in London’s glorious South Kensington, the Ampersand Hotel offers an experience like no other that’s perfect for children and adults alike. Inspired by the nearby Science Museum, the Ampersand offers a concoction of chocolate spacemen, dinosaur biscuits, jams in petri dishes and many other sweet and savoury treats inspired by science’s weird and wonderful. Opt for tea, coffee or a glass of Champagne — it would be rude not to.

Sherlock’s Afternoon Tea

Fancy cracking a mystery puzzle all whilst tucking into freshly prepared golden scones, savouries and homemade sweet treats? Then wander into the secret speakeasy, The Mind Palace, on Baker Street for a unique twist to a rather traditional British ritual. Play London’s iconic detective and test your skills of deduction (and a selection of freshly brewed tea) to solve the original case. Do you think you have what it takes?

Sherlock afternoon tea
Whether you’re looking for cheap afternoon tea in London or something indulgent, there’s so much cake and pastry in the capital that you’re spoilt for choice. See all our afternoon tea London offers here.

Don’t forget to snap up your indulgent treats and share them with us @goldentoursuk!


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