Afternoon tea is more than just a time of day and the style of beverage, it’s a British institution and a joyous occasion. There are so many brilliant afternoon tea spots in Belgravia for you to indulge in all your tea-time dreams at. Keep scrolling to find out more…
For Peggy and her talented team of pastry chefs and sugar-craft artists, sweet treats are a way of life. Their creations have won awards and they are passionate about creating edible works of art, which take you from everyday indulgences to special occasions. Step in to the Peggy Porschen Parlour and get ready to be sweetened up. This is a world where roses always bloom and cakes become living art. Effortlessly instagrammable, cakes and confectionary paired with artisanal tisanes or a glass of pink champagne are the ultimate treat.
6 Ebury Street, Belgravia, London SW1W 9QQ
Getting There: Peggy Porschen is a five-minute walk from Victoria train and tube station
The Berkeley is undoubtedly one of the leading 5 star hotels in London – and is well known for being fashionably first when it comes to second to none experiences. Sashay your way to Prêt-à-Portea, the catwalk inspired afternoon tea – where ready to wear becomes ready to eat with a range of designer inspired treats. For the spring/summer season, there are a range of couture cakes inspired by designs by iconic fashion brands including: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Schiparelli, Michael Kors, Richard Quinn and Oscar de la Renta.
Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL
Getting There: The Berkeley is a four-minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station
London’s last family-owned luxury hotel, The Goring is Belgravia at its best. This award winning hotel has a passionate and dedicated team who, over 100 years have perfected their style of hospitality. Come and enjoy afternoon tea – something that the team at the Goring have been perfecting for some time. The hotel is the holder of the British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and the Award of Excellence, so they know a thing or two about the perfect team time treat. Served in the fabulous five star surroundings of The Veranda, it’s the perfect place to enjoy delicious pastries and fruity homemade jams that stay in line with seasonal, locally sourced fruits.
15 Beeston Place, London SW1W QJW
Getting There: The Goring is a four-minute walk from Victoria train and tube station
Practically a British institution, The Lanesborough is the last word in luxury. If you’re looking for an unforgettable tea time experience, enter into the glorious surroundings of The Lanesborough Grill or the elegant Withdrawing Room – where you can truly enjoy some tea -time indulgence. Currently available is the limited-edition Bridgerton Afternoon Tea which pays tribute to key families in Bridgerton. Delicious finger sandwiches and brioche sliders are accompanied by delectable scones, and five signature cake and sweet treats, including The Queen’s Diamond, an exquisite hand-crafted chocolate blended with honey, green cardamon and white chocolate ganache, displayed in a beautiful jewel coloured ring box and The Lady Whistledown, a nod to the narrator and high society columnist in Bridgerton.
Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Getting There: The Lanesborough is a one-minute walk from Hyde Park Corner station
The Biscuiteers afternoon tea is a celebration of all things Biscuiteers and the perfect mix between sweet and savoury, with classic finger sandwiches made using locally-sourced ingredients, miniature versions of their most loved cakes and patisseries, and of course their famous iced biscuits. To mark Afternoon Tea Week this August, Biscuiteers has joined forces with British brand, Sipsmith, to create a limited edition Afternoon G&Tea available at their Belgravia boutique, located in Eccleston Yards. The Afternoon G&Tea perfectly pairs the fruity flavours of Biscuiteer’s Great British Afternoon Tea with Sipsmith’s Strawberry Smash G&T cocktail.
14-15 Eccleston Yards, London SW1W 9AZ
Getting There: Biscuiteers is a six-minute walk from Victoria train and tube station
Part of Pantechnicon, a five storey Japanese and Nordic themed space in Belgravia, packed full of shops, eateries and creative spaces, Café Kitsuné, on the ground floor is the only UK outpost of this global foodie phenomenon; other success spots include Tokyo, New York, Seoul and Paris. The French patisserie style is married together with an eclectic Japanese twist and there is a glorious sun-trap terrace seating area on the south facing façade. If you’re looking for tea-time with a twist, try the caramel miso pecan chocolate bar or black tea and cherry cream puff with a yuzu and honey tea.
19 Motcomb Street, London SW1X 8LB
Getting There: Café Kitsuné at Pantechnicon is a seven-minute walk from Knightsbridge tube station