London What’s Up: Afternoon Tea Week


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


It’s official, the week between 8th – 14th August is my favourite time of the year, as it has been proclaimed “Afternoon Tea Week”.  Whether enjoyed in a 5-star hotel, or as a home baked treat, it’s my absolute favourite meal!  It’s the only time when it’s acceptable to have just cucumber in a sandwich or eat sweet before savoury.

To celebrate I have picked some of my favourite London haunts for Afternoon Tea, from the traditional to the quirky.  Plus I have an added treat, if you book through during Afternoon Tea Week and use the promotional code AFTERNOONTEAPR you will receive an additional 20% off.  I can tell you right now I’ll definitely be treating myself to one, now just to decide which…


Sparkling Chocolate Afternoon Tea for Two at Hotel Chocolat


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


If you ever find yourself dreaming of chocolate then this is perfect for you; a mouth-watering indulgent chocolatey twist on traditional afternoon tea.  Allow your taste-buds to experience a haven of sweet, rich, velvety goodness! Dine on a selection of delicious sandwiches, scrumptious scones, beautiful brownies and banana bread whilst being served the finest selection of smooth and creamy Hotel Chocolat chocolates and sipping on your choice of tea, coffee, hot chocolate or special Hotel Chocolat cocoa infusion, with a glass of fizz included.


Chocoholic Afternoon Tea for Two at The London Hilton Park Lane


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


Making a Great British Tradition even greater, the Podium Restaurant’s Executive Chef has created a sumptuous version of afternoon tea that ticks all the boxes. In addition to superior teas, exclusively blended by Harney and Sons for Hilton Hotels, you will devour delicious sandwiches, chocolate chip scones with praline spread and melt-in-the-mouth pastries. Then the special moment for any chocolate lover – a selection of beautifully-crafted and delicious chocolate fancies, served on an edible chocolate plate!


Afternoon Tea Cruise on The Thames for Two


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


Pass under the magnificent Tower Bridge, see the buzzing Southbank, marvel at The Shard and gaze up at Big Ben from the river – all the while tucking into delicious sandwiches, scones, pastries, and refreshing tea! There’s no finer way to see London than whilst bobbing along on the River Thames. Background music is provided by a pianist tinkling the ivories as you cruise along this world-famous river, taking in the sights and being served traditional treats and a pot of tea. Don’t forget your camera, as this river cruise on the magnificent Harmony affords incredible and unique views of London landmarks.


Afternoon Tea for Two at Harrods’ Georgian Restaurant


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


Harrods is iconic and famed for its high-quality products, elegant settings and faultless service. Its Georgian Restaurant decor combines the elegance of the 1920s and 30s, it’s a feast for the eyes as well as the stomach. You will be met by staff and seated at an impeccable table before being served a luxurious version of the quintessentially British treat: a range of finger sandwiches, tea pastries, fresh scones with clotted cream, fragrant rose-petal jelly, tangy lemon curd and sweet strawberry preserve.


Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at the Cake Boy Emporium


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


Celebrity chef Eric Lanlard, the Cake Boy himself, has conceived a mouth-wateringly fabulous cake boutique, in the heart of London’s Battersea, by the banks of the river. With a trendy yet relaxed vibe, this quirky pleasure emporium is the perfect place to while away an hour sipping on organic tea or coffee, and tucking into such sweet delights as petit pains, mini pastries, French macaroons, and delicate fruit tarts. There are scrumptious sandwiches as well, to satisfy your savoury tooth, and you’ll each enjoy a glass of Champagne to help you celebrate the occasion.


Afternoon Tea and Teapot Cocktail for Two at Playboy Club London


London What's Up: Afternoon Tea Week


Enjoying afternoon tea in the Playboy Club London is definitely one you won’t forget. Set in Salvatore’s sophisticated piano and cocktail bar, the iconic Bunnies serve up a selection of scrumptious and decadent afternoon treats with a playful twist, including bunny-themed cupcakes and boozy iced tea! With their clientele including Hollywood’s greats and British royalty, this is the ideal place to indulge with a unique spin on a delicious tradition!






  1. Stacey August 6, 2016 / 12:12 am

    Og my goshhh I would love to experience these! We have these tea places here and they seem to be popular but I’ve never been. Of course I’m sure it’s not as good as the real thing in London!

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      You NEED to try afternoon tea, even if it isn’t the traditional British type, you’ll love it! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks hunny! This post got me hungry just writing it, haha xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      It really can be expensive sometimes! That’s why the 20% discount makes it too good not to take advantage of! It’s a real treat! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Thank you xx

  2. Bianca August 6, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Everything looks so delicious!! I’m definitely going to have to go to London sometime so I can have afternoon tea 🙂 Check out my blog and maybe subscribe?

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    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:49 pm

      Yes, come to London! You’ll love it xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      Hehe yes it does! SO makes me want to get afternoon tea xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:50 pm

      So glad you liked the post! Thank you for the lovely comment xx

    • thatnewd August 12, 2016 / 2:23 pm

      Don’t they look yummy! Can’t beat a London Afternoon Tea! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 8:51 pm


    • thatnewd August 12, 2016 / 2:24 pm

      Don’t they look delicious! Thank you for the lovely comment hun xx

  3. Amy August 7, 2016 / 12:27 am

    Everything is so pretty! I wish this was more of a thing in the US.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:08 pm

      You need to come to London!! We definitely do afternoon tea the best! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much hunny! xx

  4. Ivi August 7, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    Wow so many great locations for afternoon tea. I would definitely visit them if I would live in London. xoxo

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      I feel really lucky to have all these on my doorstep! You should make a visit to London one day xx

  5. Carmen August 7, 2016 / 8:11 pm

    Oh this looks like a great place! I just love to have a nice afternoon tea in such pretty restaurants 🙂
    xx, Carmen –

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:11 pm

      Aren’t they so pretty? Thanks for the comment hun xx

  6. Izabela August 7, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I didn’t know it’s Afternoon Tea week this coming week. An afternoon tea in a great place is on my list of things to do.

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:13 pm

      Do it, treat yourself! Plus the extra 20% off makes it very affordable!! xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Don’t they look delicious!! Thanks for the lovely comment doll xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:14 pm

      Pleasure! Glad you enjoyed reading the post xx

    • thatnewd August 15, 2016 / 1:24 pm

      I’ve booked for the Playboy bunny one as thought it’d be different!! Haha xx

    • thatnewd August 9, 2016 / 9:15 pm

      Haha I know, me too!! xx

  7. Kasie Chelanne August 7, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    I love afternoon tea, it’s such a lovely tradition!

    • thatnewd August 12, 2016 / 2:32 pm

      Isn’t it! I love it too!xx

    • thatnewd August 15, 2016 / 1:25 pm

      I agree with that, I have such a sweet tooth so I’m all about afternoon tea! xx

    • thatnewd August 12, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Haha! Don’t they look yummy? xx

    • thatnewd August 12, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Haha! Don’t they look yummy?

    • thatnewd August 12, 2016 / 2:42 pm

      Haha! Don’t they look yummy? xx

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