Afternoon Tea in London
Tea, the Quintessence of British Tradition ~
For those of you, who love their tea and enjoy the cultural accoutrements that accompany
the consumption of this popular beverage, partake in the quintessentially British
tradition of afternoon tea and the convoying elaborate ceremony, when visiting London.
Our website is a reliable booking engine, placing at your fingertips the means for
placing a booking in advance to participate in this custom. We will ensure that
your table is positively reserved.
There is an interesting little anecdote about Anna, The Duchess of Bedford who is
credited for this delightful tradition. Finding the interval between breakfast and
dinner as being too long, she would brew a spot of Darjeeling tea for herself, accompanied
with bread and butter to appease her appetite. Later, she is said to have shared
her idea with friends and by the mid-1840s, 'afternoon tea’ had become an established
norm in English culture. Over time the menu evolved to encompass home baked scones,
traditional English cakes, French pastries and other sumptuous goodies apart from
tea, bread and butter.
'Afternoon tea' in English society is a regal affair and there is a strict etiquette
that is adhered to. Participating in this social rite in England is a one of its
kind type experience. So, if you wish to savor tea in rich, plush and ambient surroundings,
reserve a table through us for afternoon tea at the acclaimed Ritz Hotel, The Grosvenor,
The Dorchester, The Savoy, The Langham and The Athenaeum; or select your choice
of venue from the list of prominent hotels and we shall do the needful to guarantee
you the familiarizing experience of an enriching facet of Royal English culture.
U.K Tea Guild: The U.K tea
guild was founded by the United Kingdom Tea Council in 1985 for promoting those
establishments which maintained high standards in producing, brewing and serving
Tea Guild Award of Excellence:
The Tea Guild Award is considered to be the 'Michelin Star' of the tea world, with
world-famous hotels and tea rooms competing for the highly coveted honor. This reward
is only meted out in recognition of outstanding quality and consistently high standards
in tea service.
The Athenaeum Hotel
(The Garden Room)
2012 Top Tea Place Award
Bookable via Book-Afternoon-Tea
This honor went to Athenaeum Hotel which has been unanimously voted by judges as
the 'best place' for a sumptuous afternoon tea. The hotel received praise for its
selection of scones, sandwiches, cakes and assortment of teas. The staff earned
accolade for their friendliness, efficiency, knowledge and courtesy in first advising
customers on the choice of tea blends on offer and then went on to serve the teas
perfectly. The regal 'Garden Room' of the hotel, with its ambience and tasteful
furnishings, proved itself as being a worthy venue for afternoon tea.
Considered to be the "Michelin Stars"
of the tea world, they are awarded in recognition of an outstanding quality and
consistently high standards in tea service.
2012 Tea Guild Awardees
Brown's Hotel, Claridge's, Grosvenor House, Sofitel St James, The Chesterfield,
The Dorchester, The Goring, The Lanesborough, The Langham, The Milestone, Hyatt
Regency London, The Churchill, The Montague on The Gardens , The Savoy and The Ritz.
All bookable via Book-Afternoon-Tea
Relive this Victorian tradition by sipping a cup of afternoon tea in one of the
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