Where to have a traditional Afternoon Tea in London (on a budget)

After a shopping expedition or a long day sightseeing, going for a traditional Afternoon Tea is not only a British Institution and big treat but a welcome break. We have compiled a list of budget places where to have an Afternoon Tea (as well as a couple of fancy ones if you want to splurge). Please note that in most cases you will have to book in advance, so make sure that you reserve a place to avoid disappointment.

Afternoon Tea around Mayfair

Hush

Address: Mayfair, 8 Lancashire Court, Brook Street, London W1S 1EY
Hush is the place where you can take a time out from the hectic pace of central London. The selection of Afternoon Tea has been influenced by the essences of Hendrick’s Gin, uniquely with Cucumber and Rose Petals. There is a big choice of everything from jam to macaroons from £19.95.
Afternoon tea is served 3pm-6pm from Monday – Saturday.
Nearest Tube Station is Bond Street.

Afternoon Tea around St James’s

St James’s Hotel and Club

Address: 7-8 Park Place, St James’s, London SW1A 1LP
There are three types of Afternoon Tea. You can get the traditional Afternoon Tea at £19 and will get a selection of Sandwiches, Homemade scones served with cotted cream and homemade strawberry jam and a selection of pastries.
Afternoon Tea is served 3pm to 5.30pm every day.
Nearest tube Station is Green Park.

Afternoon Tea around Green Park

The Cavendish London
Address: 81 Jermyn St, London
After visiting the shops and boutiques of Bond Street and Regent Street, try going for an Afternoon Tea to The Cavendish London. You get a big Afternoon Tea Menu for only £20, with four types of finger sandwiches and a selection of sweet tea pastries.
Afternoon Tea is served from 2pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Green Park.

Afternoon Tea around Covent Garden

Kettner’s
Address: 29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D 5HP
Have your Afternoon Tea at one of the oldest Restaurants in London.  For £18.67 you get a wide choice of Finger Sandwiches, Homemade Scones and Tarts and Sweet Treats.
Afternoon Tea is served from 1pm to 4pm Friday to Sunday.
Nearest tube Station is Leicester Square.

Afternoon Tea around Leicester Square

Portrait Gallery Restaurant
Address: Trafalgar Square, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE
Here you can find the finest selection of sandwiches, cakes, macaroons, éclairs and creams for £19.50 per person.
Afternoon Tea is served from 3.30pm to 4pm every day
The nearest Tube Station is Leicester Square.

Afternoon Tea around Sloane Square

No. 11 Cadogan Gardens
Address: 11 Cadogan gardens Knightsbridge, London SW3 2RJ
The Luxury boutique hideaway offers an Afternoon Tea with a wide range of Tea, Sandwiches, Homemade Fruit and several Cakes and Pastries for £22.00.
Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Sloane Square.

Afternoon Tea around Knightsbridge

Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor Restaurant (££)
Address: 109-125 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RJ
The chic Fifth Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols’ flagship London Store offers Picnic Afternoon Tea with a very big choice of savouries, sweets and tea selection for £30 per person.
Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Knightsbridge.

Harrods Georgian Restaurant (££)
Address: 87-135 Brompton Road, London SW1X 7XL
Everybody knows Harrods as a big and very luxury shopping centre. After your long shopping trip, you can take a break at the Georgian Restaurant for an Afternoon Tea. The price for two is £58.
Afternoon Tea is served 12.30pm to 5.15 pm from Monday – Saturday.
Nearest Tube Station is Knightsbridge.

Afternoon Tea around Kensington

La Brassiere
Address: 272 Brompton Road, Kensington, London SW3 2AW
Enjoy your Afternoon tea at this landmark, which brings a Parisian chic to Chelsea. For only £15.50 you will get a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked fruit scones and pastries. For £25.50 the Afternoon Tea is served with a glass of Chateau de Bligny Champagne.
Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm to 7pm, Monday-Friday and from 4pm to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Nearest Tube Station is South Kensington

Afternoon Tea around Gloucester Road

Radisson Blu Edwardian The Vanderbilt
Address: 68-86 Cromwell road, London SW7 5BT
The four star hotel is one of the best locations in upmarket South Kensington to have your afternoon Tea. For £19.50 per person you get the full menu.
Afternoon tea is served from 2pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Gloucester Road.

Afternoon Tea around Oxford Street

BRGR.CO-Soho
Address: 187 Wardour Street, London W1F 8ZB
Try another version of the Afternoon Tea with an American flavour. The new BRGR.Co offers a Burger Afternoon Tea with a Glass of Prosecco for £17 per person. If you choose between Ice Tea and traditional tea, you will get a selection of mini burgers and sandwiches.
Afternoon Tea is served from 3pm to 6pm every day
Nearest Tube Station is Tottenham Court Road.

Afternoon Tea around Victoria and Westminster

City Cafe
A classical Afternoon Tea Menu to enjoy for only £15 per person.
Afternoon Tea is served from 2.30pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Pimlico.

Double Tree by Hilton London – Victoria Hotel
Address: 2 Bridge Place, Victoria, London SW1V 1QA
It’s stylish contemporary restaurant opposite to Victoria Station. There you can choose between the traditional Afternoon Tea Menu which costs £20.50 and you get an array of Sandwiches, some warm scones and sweets like Chocolatine, Framboisier and Macaroons.
Afternoon tea is served from 1pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Victoria.

Afternoon Tea around Bayswater

Le Cafe Anglais – Queensway
Address: 8 Porchester Gardens, London W2 4DB
The cafe is situated in Bayswater within the Whiteley’s Centre. Enjoy your Afternoon Tea whilst you have a great view across central London. For £19.50 per person you get a Selection of Finger Sandwiches and cakes of the day. Minimum require is 8 people.
Afternoon Tea is served from 3.30pm to 5.30pm every day.
The nearest Tube Station is Bayswater.

Afternoon Tea around Bloomsbury

The Bloomsbury Hotel
Address: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN
This neo-Georgian Grad II listed building is located in the heart of Bloomsbury. Enjoy Sandwiches, scones cream, cake and pastries for £19.95 per person and if you book online you can get £30 for two people.
Afternoon Tea is served 1pm to 5pm every day.
Nearest Tube Station is Tottenham Court Road.

Afternoon Tea around the South Bank

The Swan at Shakespeare’s Globe
Address: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London Se1 9DT
This bar and restaurant is located near London Bridge and provides an amazing view of the river Thames. Afternoon Tea is available for £19.50; you can add a glass of Prosecco for £6.
Afternoon Tea is served from 2.30pm to 4.30pm from Monday – Saturday.
Nearest Tube Station is London Bridge.