The Best Themed Afternoon Tea in London

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London’s afternoon tea culture is a fancy British tradition that continues to attract locals and visitors alike. While the classic afternoon tea experience is delightful, a growing trend has been uniquely themed afternoon teas! From literary wonders to whimsical fantasies, making a trip to one of these best themed afternoon tea in London will add a dash of magic and imagination to your teatime adventures.

Narnia Afternoon Tea!

Narnia afternoon tea at leeds castle
Ever wanted to visit the fantastical land of Narnia? Weeell…this is a close second! A magical ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ afternoon tea at Leeds Castle!

From 30th November, you will be able to taste the adventure, as you immerse yourselves in the magical land of Narnia. With a delectable menu inspired by C.S Lewis’ timeless novel, you can taste all there is to Narnia.

What’s on the menu, you ask?

Scrumptious scones, indulgent sweet treats, moreish sandwiches, flaky pastries and of course…turkish delights.

Every bite sends a tastebud party in your mouth! It’ll be an unforgettable and unique dining experience like no other.

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Leeds Castle
Broomfield,
Maidstone,
ME17 1PL

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday 12:00 - 14:15

Pricing

Adult £30.00
Child £10.00

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Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson

mad hatter afternoon tea
Gather around for a very important date!

The Sanderson Hotel invites you to come down the rabbit hole and to their tea party! If you ever wanted to indulge in a whimsical afternoon like no other, then this has to be the one.

Enjoy the fantastical delights of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea with your friends or family. Curated with artistic finesse, this tea party transports you to the Mad Hatter’s realm, where you can nibble on Grow Me and Shrink Me shortbread cookies. As well as a Red Knight Army one too!

Not forgetting homemade scones – plain and sultana,  with strawberry preserve and clotted cream. Mmm… Other sweet treats include Mad Hatters Opera Cake, a White Rabbot Carrot & Plant Pot and a delicious blueberry choux pastry and many more inspired treats.

Of course, we can’t forget about the selection of teas! Sip on bespoke teas like red rose congou, green tea, China black tea with blackcurrant and vanilla, or China white with silver needles. You can also opt for the champagne afternoon tea too!

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere with teapots adorned with kings and queens. It’s a curious afternoon tea only for the curious.

Psst…they also have a kid’s and vegan menu!

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50 Berners Street,
Fitzrovia
London,
W1T 3NG

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 19:00

Pricing

£48.00 per person

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The Common Room, A Harry Potter Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

harry potter afternoon tea
For all the Potterheads out there, Cutter & Squidge offers a spellbinding Harry Potter, fun afternoon tea experience!

With this BRAND NEW magical afternoon tea, class is out – and tempting treats are in! Nibble on savoury treats like potato and leek pie, roast beef with a Yorkshire pudding and savoury rolls that are as if they were picked out from The Leaky Cauldron.

Indulge in magical goods and themed treats such as butterscotch biscuit which is shaped like a Golden Snitch! Enjoy a Knickerbocker Pot and even Hagrid’s rock cakes!! Not forgetting white chocolate cake, tartlets and so much more!

For the drinks, you can whisk up edible potions in your cauldron, you’ll brew some iced galaxy teas and even a hot tea!

The charming décor and whimsical touches bring the wizarding world to life, making it an unforgettable experience for fans of the beloved series.

This is definitely a quirky afternoon tea I can get on board with!

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20 Brewer St,
Soho,
London,
W1F 0SJ

Pricing

From £34.99

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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, One Aldwych Hotel

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For those with a sweet tooth and an affinity for Roald Dahl’s classic tale, One Aldwych offers a tantalizing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea!

Sip on fizzy drinks and guzzle chocolate milkshakes mixed by a waterfall and indulge your inner child in a chocolate and sweet heaven! Immerse yourself in Willy Wonka’s factory with ‘Hair-toffee’ mousse, fabulous fluffy floss and savoury treats like egg mayonnaise sarnies! All of which will transport you into a world of sugary enchantment.

For tea drinkers, you have a fabulous selection to choose from. Sip on lychee and rose, berries and hibiscus or even lemon verbena! If you’re looking for something with a bit more fizz, then why not enjoy a cocktail?

A decadent afternoon tea filled with delicious food! Ready to dive into Willy Wonka’s world?

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1 Aldwych,
London,
WC2B 4BZ

Opening Times

Wednesday to Friday 12:00 - 15:00
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Pricing

£70 per person

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Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea & Mini Mystery

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Take a trip down Baker Street, and into a secret speakeasy as you indulge in a delicious afternoon tea and a mystery to crack!

Your group will need to work together as you try to solve a mini tabletop mystery, alongside nibbling on tasty treats!

From buttery fresh scones and homemade sweet treats to freshly made savoury goods! All served with a selection of teas.

The decor of the place is just the icing on the cake! You won’t have another afternoon tea like it!

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London,
W12 8PP

Pricing

£39.00 per person

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Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel

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The Ampersand Hotel invites you to embark on a scientific culinary journey with their Science-themed afternoon tea!

Discover how physics, chemistry and gastronomy combine and offer you a super yummy palette, in this out-of-this-world experience.

Delight in test tube treats and petri dish desserts while surrounded by scientific curiosities. From blood orange and cherry jelly to delicious scones with passion fruit curd and squeeze tube! Experiment with sundried tomato, lemon chicken and mayo or brioche with roast beef, watercress and cornichons!

Then you can wash it down with cups of tea, coffee or a glass of champagne!

This innovative take on traditional afternoon tea provides a delightful fusion of science and gastronomy, appealing to both young and old.

Plus, there’s a kid’s science afternoon tea too!

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10 Harrington Rd,
South Kensington,
London
SW7 3ER

Pricing

From £37.50 per person

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Children’s Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard, London Bridge

Peter Pan themed afternoon tea for kids
Listen up lost boys and lost girls, we’re setting sail to The Shard! If you are a lover of the popular children’s novel and film, Peter Pan, then you will adore this themed afternoon tea experience!

Tempting treats will be served to you on custom-made tea stands that replicate Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship, The Jolly Roger! It’s a beautiful design of an 18th-century ship with plates attached to the masts that look like sails and planks!

Enjoy a wide variety of goodies from a Tinker Bell cookie and a Tick-Tock the Crocodile sweet dessert to vanilla homemade scones. You can then sip on fairy dust cocktails, the Never Grow Up Punch or a delicate flute of champagne – as gold as the treasure on Treasure Island! Don’t forget to enjoy your delicious scones with snozzberry jam!

Your afternoon tea menu comes in the form of a map which adds to the enchanting adventure theme. Start your experience with Darling Tea – it’s made from a blend of black tea leaves from all over the world!

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Level 31,
The Shard,
31 St Thomas,
London,
SE1 9RY

Pricing

From £61.00 per person

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Prêt-à-Portea Afternonn Tea At The Berkeley

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Fashion enthusiasts will find their paradise at Berkeley’s fashionista afternoon tea. Celebrating designers from Kenzo to Moschino!

Sample in couture-inspired cakes and biscuits, paying homage to iconic designer pieces! From stiletto-shaped cakes to handbag-inspired treats, this tea is a delightful blend of style and taste.

The fantastic experience pays homage to Vivienne Westwood, Hermes, Zimmermann and even Thom Browne.

As well as finger sandwiches, canapes and loose-leaf teas!

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The Berkeley,
Wilton Pl,
London
SW1X 7RL

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 13:00 - 17:30

Pricing

£180.00 for two people

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The Great British Summer Afternoon Tea at The Kensington

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Let’s end on a super bright and sunny note!

Come along to The Kensington Town House this summer and enjoy a sensationally summery afternoon tea!

From summer cocktails inspired by the best of British to the bright and luscious colours of the Chelsea Flower Show. This is a one-of-a-kind afternoon tea experience.

Enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches, like a lemon, chive and smoked salmon sandwich to cumin and apple marinated cucumber slice! For tempting sweet treats, why not try the elderflower and raspberry rose mousse, the strawberry tart or of course, the quintessential British classic – the Victoria sponge?

Don’t forget the warm scones! Paired with strawberry jam and clotted cream. Then enjoy a cuppa, wine, or cocktail.

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109-113 Queen's Gate,
London
SW7 5LP

Pricing

£50.00 per person

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Themed afternoon teas offer an imaginative twist to the classic tradition, bringing beloved stories and fantasies to life through an array of delectable treats. Whether you’re a fan of classic literature, fantasy worlds, or the latest fashion trends, you’ll find one of the best themed afternoon tea in London to suit every taste!

Looking for more afternoon tea delights? How about kids’ afternoon tea? The Wands and Wizards afternoon tea or the indulgent Matilda afternoon tea?

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