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Afternoon tea

By Traveller June 29, 2019
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Afternoon tea

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By Thomas Traveller June 29, 2019

Where do locals go for a traditional afternoon tea?

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Mary Poppins themed tea in the Aqua Shard in The Shard. They serve gluten free & vegetarian options. Or the tea bus tour on a vintage bus which you can get a Victoria or Trafalgar Square. Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, halal and kosher can be requested. Or the English Tea Room at Browns Hotel which can cater for vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free & halal/kosher. Or the Foyer & Reading Room at Claridges Hotel. Or The Promenade & Spatisserie at The Dorchester Hotel. Or Fortnum & Mason afternoon tea in The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon (caters for vegetarian, vegan & gluten free). Or The Glass Room at tea cruise from Victoria Embankment. These are just some of the best hotels, tea rooms as well as a bus tour & a cruise. Check them out online. Enjoy
Local June 29, 2019
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I agree with the others - you can go to any of the large hotels for afternoon tea, but I think I'd choose a Zetter Townhouse https://www.thezettertownhouse.com

The Bus Tea Tour is also lovely https://london.b-bakery.com/afternoon-tea-london/afternoon-tea-bus-london-tour/
H
Local June 29, 2019
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i always check afternoontea.co.uk and groupon for deals. the most traditional and fancy i ever had was at the dorchester. i'd like to try the langham. disappointing for me - kensington gardens orangerie, fortnum and mason...
Local June 30, 2019
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I love claridgea and sketch but my friend lloves The Dorchester. I would acoid The Ritz as it is touristy and not the nicest afternoon tea at all. The Gorey u am yet ti try but it has come out tops many a year in the Best British adternoon tea awards in the past
Local June 29, 2019
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Depends how much you want to pay. Claridges is nice but pricey. The Dorchester is supposed to be very good. Will be similar I expect. Fortnum & Mason is cheaper but still good. Environment not so plush though.
Local June 29, 2019
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Try the Crypt in St Martins trafalgar sq
S
Local June 29, 2019
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For special occasions they might go to The Ritz or Claridges which are very expensive but memorable.Fortnum and Mason opposite the Royal Academy in Piccadilly is an historic place but why not try the cafe at the Royal Academy....much cheaper and fantastic surroundings.
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Local June 29, 2019
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I like going to Hamyard hotel for afternoon tea in the orangerie.

Also the Savoy has a superb selection of teas.
S
Local June 29, 2019
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