Afternoon Tea Vouchers London

Discover the essence of British elegance with our curated collection of Afternoon Tea experiences across London. Whether you seek the classic charm of traditional British afternoon tea or desire a unique twist amidst contemporary settings, our experiences cater to every taste. Delve into a realm where fine teas blend seamlessly with delectable scones, clotted cream, and the finest preserves, all served in settings that range from quaint tearooms of historic establishments to modern riverside retreats.

For those who appreciate the allure of stunning vistas, our selection includes exclusive afternoon teas with breathtaking views over the capital. Imagine sipping on a perfectly brewed tea while overlooking the River Thames or the sprawling urban landscape from a rooftop garden. 

Embrace the sophistication and ritual of this beloved British tradition. Whether it's a special occasion or a delightful treat, our afternoon tea experiences are your gateway to a timeless tradition infused with contemporary flair.

Shop for Afternoon Tea Vouchers in London below.

More About Afternoon Tea

The British tradition of afternoon tea has a fascinating history that dates back to the early 1840s. It is believed that the credit for popularising afternoon tea goes to Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, who was a close friend of Queen Victoria. During that era, it was customary for people to have only two main meals a day: breakfast in the morning and a late dinner in the evening. As the hours between lunch and dinner grew longer, the duchess started experiencing a "sinking feeling" during the late afternoon. To curb her hunger, she began requesting a tray of tea, sandwiches, and cakes to be served in her private quarters.The duchess found the afternoon refreshments so enjoyable that she soon started inviting friends to join her for this mid-afternoon meal. This delightful practice quickly gained popularity among the aristocracy and eventually spread to the wider society.It is now a staple of fashionable London hotels and typically consists of a selection of finger sandwiches with various fillings, scones with clotted cream and jam, and an assortment of pastries, cakes, and biscuits.

Other Frequently Asked Questions about Afternoon Tea

What is the difference between Traditional British Afternoon Tea and High Tea?

Traditional British Afternoon Tea is a light meal typically served between 3 and 5 PM, featuring a selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam, and a variety of cakes and pastries. This is accompanied by a pot of tea.

High Tea, on the other hand, originally developed for the working class as the main evening meal, is more substantial. It is usually served later in the day (around 5 to 7 PM) and includes a hearty combination of hot dishes like meat pies or fish, bread, vegetables, and other savoury items, along with tea.