Festive Afternoon Tea in London

This was by far one of the most requested blog topics I think I have ever had. Happily, this is a topic I know lots about and really enjoy too! Over the years we have tried lots of different afternoon teas and I honestly believe that if you visit London, then afternoon tea is essential!

Festive Afternoon Tea December 2017

Afternoon Tea is synonymous with London and at Christmas, many restaurants and hotels go that extra mile with a festive version. As a family we go often to various afternoon teas and do themed ones at home for Ita. Each year though, we always take a trip to The Ritz for their famous Festive Afternoon Tea. This one gets booked up way in advance, I’m talking months! I tend to book this one in around June time. With that said, there are so many options!

I have done quite a bit of research and here are my favourites for 2020!

Mad Hatters Tea Party at The Sanderson

The Ritz

Festive Afternoon Tea

3rd December – 4th January 2021

Price: From £55


Taj 51

Christmas Afternoon Tea

3rd December – 25th December

Price: £55


The Dorchester

Festive High Tea

3rd December – 3rd January 2021

Price: £86 | Children (5-12 years) £40 (please note, prices increase for weekend sittings)

Christmas Carols High Tea

Price: £90 | Children (5-12 years) £48


The Chesterfield, Mayfair 

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea

3rd December 2020 – 3rd January 2021

Price: £40 for Traditional | £21.50 for Children’s Afternoon Tea


Podium at London Hilton Park Lane

Christmas Afternoon Tea 

23rd November – 6th January 2021

Price: From £39


Fortnum & Mason

Festive High Tea

2nd December  – 31st December 2020

Price: From £65


The Savoy

Festive Afternoon Tea

Enquire directly for dates

Price: From £70 (price increases for weekend sittings)


The Milestone Hotel

Festive Afternoon Tea

3rd December – 4th January 2021

Price: From £55


Peggy Porschen at The Lanesborough

Festive Afternoon Tea 

3rd December – 4th January 2021

Price: From £75


Rubens at The Palace

Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea

3rd December – 4th January 2021

Price: £49


Christmas Lights Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

B’s Bakery

Until late January 2021

Price: From £45


A Christmas Carol Festive Afternoon Tea

Hotel Cafe Royal

17th, 21st, 22nd and 23rd December

Price: £95


St Pancras by Searcys 

Festive Afternoon Tea

3rd December – 4th January 2021

Price: From £39


If you still feel a bit anxious about heading out, especially to London, then why not consider some sets to enjoy at home?

Cutter and Squidge’s ‘Afternoon Tea at Home’ is the perfect gift. It is made for 2 people and costs £29.90.

One Tea for Two kit contains:

•2 x Molasses Spiced Loaves (topped with vanilla buttercream and xmas sprinkles!)

•2 x Mince Pies 

•4 x Buttery Scones (please warm them up!)

•2 x Pots of Rodda’s Clotted Cream

•1 x Pot of Fruity Jam

•1 x Cutter & Squidge Fine Loose Leaf Tea

You can purchase it here via their website;


Peter Pan afternoon tea at The Shard

4 thoughts on “Festive Afternoon Tea in London

  1. I love all of your afternoon tea trips. They are actually quite reasonably priced as well. I had old in the Hilton Covent Garden (if my memory is correct) and it was amazing. I love all the themed ones you visit. So cute!


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