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It’s Christmas Par-tea time! 

Start Your Festive Celebrations Now, With 7 of London’s Hottest Christmas-themed Afternoon teas.


We’ve rounded up our top 7 seasonal favourites. When you’re hitting the shops, there’s nothing better than taking a break with a delicious Afternoon Tea.

From the classic glamour and ambience of The Ritz to breath-taking urban views from The Shard, hop onto an iconic double-decker London bus, with your kids and Bridget’s Bakery. Get ready for a Peppa Pig or Grinchmas tour of London’s Christmas lights.

There’s no better way to finish the year, then enjoy the world’s Number one city for Afternoon Tea extravaganzas. 


The Ritz, Piccadilly

This timeless establishment is what dreams are made of. Enjoy a classy afternoon tea with a festive twist, running until the New Year. For some sittings you can also enjoy the Ritz Choir whilst you feast on treats including freshly baked mince pieces, Christmas spiced tea and classic ham and mustard sandwiches.

Price: £105pp; £65 per child (up to 15 years old), except for Christmas Day which is priced at £75 per child

Address: 150 Piccadilly, London W1J 9BR


Bridget’s Bakery Christmas Bus Tours

If you like something a little more eccentric, choose from a variety of different options from this award-winning tour operator. Packages include a ‘Grinchmas,’ Peppa Pig or Christmas lights Afternoon Tea tour of London, all enjoyed from their iconic red London double decker buses. 

Price: Adults from £45, Children from £35

Address: See website for London pick-up locations 


TĪNG Shangri-La, The Shard

Take in the views, and who knows, you may even spy Santa! Claus! With roast turkey and Cranberry sandwiches, to scones, pastries and a delicious white chocolate and pistachio Christmas tree, this is a scenic delight. Match with a perfect cup of tea or glass of champagne.

Price: £89pp, £99 with a glass of champagne.

Address: 31 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9QU


Pan Pacific London, The Orchid Lounge

Enjoy a festive culinary twist at the stunning Orchid Lounge – tantalise your taste buds with their latest Kaleidoscope Afternoon Tea collection. Perfectly crafted by their pastry team, with seasonal fruit flavours including blackcurrant, raspberry, apricot, and apple. A Southeast Asian dream, with classic British twists too.

Price: £78pp Monday-Thursday, £85pp Friday-Sunday or £88/95pp with a glass of Nyetimber Classic Cuvee MV

Address: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB



We love their biscuits, so the afternoon tea will certainly be a seasonal treat too. Enjoy a luxurious selection of their signature hand-iced biscuits, delicious winter finger sandwiches and brioche buns, exquisite patisseries, and freshly baked scones. Paired with a Tregothnan tea or a glass of Biscuiteers Prosecco, for a perfect treat to share with friends, children or the wider family.

And that’s not all, customers can also enjoy icing their very own biscuits and you can take these home in a beautiful hand-illustrated gift box.

Price: £48 per person, or £55.50 with a glass of Biscuiteers Prosecco. Available from 1st November.

Address: See website for full details of the icing cafes. Venues include Notting Hill & Belgravia.


The Snowman Afternoon Tea, Park Room Grosvenor house

If you’re still not over him melting, this may warm your heart. Featuring traditional treats including honey roast Yorkshire ham, Coleman’s English mustard, Cucumber, garden mint and butter sandwiches, to scones, freshly baked cakes, and pastries. Including of course The Snowman himself – achocolate and spiced ginger ganache with pineapple.

Guests can also take the menu home as a little keepsake. It features bespoke illustrations by Robin Shaw, who was part of the team directing the sequel – the Snowman and the Snowdog.

Price: £65.00 per person. With a Glass of “R” de Ruinart Brut Champagne £83.00 per person. With a Glass of Wild Idol Alcohol- Free Sparkling Rosé £80.00 per person 

Address: Park Room at Grosvenor House. JW Marriott Grosvenor House London, Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7TN


The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, Knightsbridge

A truly beautiful culinary delight, inspired by the flora and botanicals of English gardens. One of the world’s best pastry chefs, Jessica Prealpato has created a menu in tribute to nature, set within the luxurious surroundings of the Chinoiserie Tea room. Escape in front of cosy fire with a cup of exquisite tea, and enjoy classic savoury and sweet treats, including a contemporary take on the classic Christmas log and a Granny Smith apple and cashew nut tart. Boxes of their ‘Espirit de Noël’ tea and pastries are available to take home. A second or third visit may be required.

Price: £75 per adult, Christmas Day £95 per adult. Served daily from 12pm till 5pm

Address: The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, 1 Cadogan Pl, London SW1X 9PY