London's Top 5 Finest and Most Searched For Afternoon Tea Venues
There's nothing Babingtons Blends loves more than the opportunity to dress up and visit one of London's famous afternoon teas.
If you can't wait for Afternoon Tea Week running across the UK from the 8th-14th of August, then book your table now at one of these stunning venues.
Oblix, on the 32nd floor of the Shard offers sky-high London views. Marvel at sights including the City, Tower Bridge, and Canary Wharf. We Can't get enough of the clementine and dark chocolate mousse, chestnut and vanilla tarts, and scones with fresh honeycomb, seasonal jam, and clotted cream. Wow.
This iconic department store was founded in 1707. The service is simply impeccable and the signature eau de nil china is as elegant as ever. Enjoy the new Diamond JubileeTea Salon, featuring classics including
As a starter, London Smoked Salmon Blini with Crème Fraîche, finger sandwiches featuring Suffolk Cured Ham with English Mustard Cucumber with Minted Pea Cream Cheese. Scones and a selection of patisseries with seasonal ingredients.
Claridge’s have been observing the British culinary heritage of afternoon tea for the best part of 150 years. A magical location for a special occasion, this is an idyllic place to while away an hour or two over smoked salmon sandwiches, raisin scones, and an extravagant chocolate and passion fruit Saint-Honoré. There's even a dedicated children's afternoon tea too!
The Savoy’s world-famous Afternoon Tea can be enjoyed in the Thames Foyer, the heart of The Savoy, where a stunning glass-domed atrium, radiates natural light and sociable warmth. An extensive range of over 30 teas are accompanied by twists on classic sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream, jam, and lemon curd, and the talented pastry team’s selection of pastries, each one a tempting work of art. A glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne or Nyetimber sparkling wine can be added to make your experience extra special.
Vegan & vegetarian options are available
If you're a massive Bridgerton fan too, dust off your Regency best, as they've launched London’s first and only Bridgerton-themed afternoon tea. Enjoy The Lanesborough’s richly decorated dining room, naturally illuminated during the day by a domed glass roof. A Regency icon, beneath the original sky dome there is bas-relief artwork meticulously cast from 250 different moldings, and Wedgwood china mounted on the walls, evoking a sense of Regency neo-classical grandeur.
The menu pays tribute to the key families in Bridgerton and is composed of a selection of finger sandwiches and brioche sliders, delectable scones, cream and jam, and five signature sweet treats. There's even a dedicated 'Pall Mall' cocktail combining Hendrick’s gin & Graham Blend No5 white port, balanced with citrus and subtle sweetness
Served until 10th November 2022.