Quirky Afternoon Tea in London

We have had great fun compiling our guide to Quirky Afternoon Tea in London. For those seeking an unusual afternoon tea in the capital, we hope to inspire you with a selection of those we think have gone that extra mile to creating something a little bit different. In no particular order we invite you to:

Cake Boy Quirky Afternoon Tea in London

Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two at Cake Boy - a quirky afternoon tea alternative, London.


A flirty affair this quirky afternoon tea puts the Oooh into Oooh La La. This French fancy has been designed by Eric Lanlard, a.k.a. Cake Boy and master patissier who  has designed cakes for the rich and famous. A glamorous affair, settle into chic surrounds and tease your taste buds with this exquisite afternoon tea of dainty petit pains and mini croissants with savoury, seasonal fillings. Sweet treats wouldn’t be complete without a French Macaron, fresh fruit tarts and gourmet shots. It goes without saying that a glass of champagne will add a touch of sparkle to this rather delicious afternoon tea.

This gorgeous cake boutique is situated within a peaceful boulevard bordering the River Thames. Outside seating is available in warmer weather to make the most of this unique location. On colder days snuggle up in front of a roaring fire on soft, leather armchairs.

Check out our delicious deal for afternoon tea at Cake Boy . . .

Malmaison Gourmet Cinema Club

Malmaison Gourmet Cinema Club Afternoon Tea

Edible tickets, popular movies and a luxurious private cinema – your afternoon tea doesn’t get much quirkier than this. Malmaison’s Gourmet Cinema Club have thrown away the popcorn tub and replaced it with a tantalising afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of fizz – how else would you enjoy your favourite films.

Malmaison’s Gourmet Cinema Club presents a unique way to catch up on old cinema favourites. Snuggle up in comfy sofas, feast on their glorious afternoon tea platter and sit back and enjoy the show. Bite size burgers, tasty wraps, sweet treats and the traditional scones with fresh cream and jam. Time to gather up your friends and organise that girly night.

A great way to spend a Saturday night, check out Malmaison’s Gourmet Cinema Club . . .

Flamboyant Afternoon Tea at the Playboy Club

An iconic bunny girl serving afternoon tea at the Playboy Club, Mayfair.

A feast for the eyes indeed. This flamboyant afternoon tea at the Playboy Club in Mayfair will have your spectacles steaming up in no time as you drool at the scrumptious savoury baps and tasty tit bits. This fun and quirky afternoon tea is served on a delicious platter by the Playboy Club’s beautiful bunny girls. Accompanied with a boozy teapot cocktail, this feisty afternoon tea packs plenty of punch.

This surely has to be an experience to be enjoyed for a great girls day out although we suspect that men might appreciate the fantastic food also.

Check out this delicious diva for afternoon tea at the Playboy Club.

All Aboard for the Most Talked About Afternoon Tea in Town

All aboard the this vintage London bus for afternoon tea. A quirky afternoon tea in London.

Bus passes at the ready. Hop on to this red, retro Routemaster bus and get ready for a gorgeous girls day on the town. For once you won’t be complaining about the traffic in London as you relax at your dining table and tuck into a tasty assortment of savoury sannies and sweet treats. Make sure you’ve got your camera to hand. As your playful bus winds its way through the city streets you’ll pass some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks. Not your usual, serene, kind of afternoon tea but certainly something a little bit different. This quirky afternoon tea in London is one of our best sellers.

Three buses depart on various tours throughout the day. Check out this London afternoon tea bus tour.

The Purrfect Afternoon Tea at London’s First Cat Cafe

A feline friend at Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium

A moggy marvellous afternoon tea for feline friends. London’s first cat cafe was introduced to destress busy cat loving Londoner’s who needed to take time out and chill with both two legged and four legged friends. You’ll not be short of loving companionship as the resident cats snuggle up for a cosy cuddle. This quirky afternoon tea attracts visitors from across the city (and further afield) who are looking for a claw-some time. Heck the afternoon tea gets great reviews too.

No purr-suasion necessary, check out this meow-nificent afternoon tea.

Finger-Lickin Good – Afternoon Tea at Ma Plucker

Ma Plucker Afternoon Tea, London.

“Dirty Birds and Doughnuts”. No. Not something you’d find at the bottom of your drive on bin collection day but the latest quirky creation from good old Ma Plucker. Not your usual afternoon tea but a tasty twist with a trio of fried chicken doughnuts, mini fries, sweet treats and caramel popcorn sundaes. Afternoon tea starts with a swing and you can choose from a cold brew coffee martini, cherry-flavoured beer or butterscotch schnapps with unlimited regular iced tea to follow.

You gotta check out Ma Plucker’s Afternoon Tea.

Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at Sanctum Soho

A Gentleman's Afternoon Tea at the Sanctum Hotel, Soho

Our quirky afternoon tea in London continues with a visit to Sanctum Soho. This is a must for afternoon tea for the man in your life. This manly menu offers poached oyster with a bloody mary relish; seared steak with peppers and mushroom on toasted sourdough and lamb and potato hotpot to name but a few. Follow this with twice baked chocolate fudge cake and Jack Daniels ice-cream served with a tankard of Jack Daniels “Gentleman Jack” and a cigar to smoke on the rooftop. (Be inspired by our blog for the top afternoon tea venues for gentlemen in London)

Spoil that special man with a visit to Sanctum Soho . . .

Bobbing Along on the River ThamesThames River Cruise Afternoon Tea

What a lovely way to spend an afternoon, a lazy bob along the River Thames, catching London’s stunning landmarks and enjoying a delicious afternoon tea in the company of friends or family. Afternoon tea on board a Thames River cruise is a fun and rather different way to enjoy your tea experience. Have your camera at the ready to snap the city’s riverscape as you cruise past the Houses of Parliament, Tower of London and many more iconic landmarks. A solo pianist will accompany you on your cruise playing gentle background music for your sail.

Set sail for afternoon tea on the River Thames. Be sure to check out their Jazz Sunday lunches.

Do you have a Quirky Afternoon Tea in London?

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Quirky Afternoon Tea in London blog. London has a fantastic selection of afternoon tea venues from iconic landmarks to small, hidden gems. Please feel free to share your Quirky Afternoon Tea venues with us. We’d love to hear from you.