Best Christmas Afternoon Teas in London 2017

Discover the best Christmas afternoon teas in London this year. Afternoon tea in London is a real treat at any time of year but none more so at Christmas when the city becomes a magical winter wonderland, illuminated with twinkling Christmas lights, beautifully decorated shop windows and wafts of orange and cinnamon oozing out from delicatessens, gift shops and festive markets.

Afternoon tea provides the perfect excuse to take time out and savour the moment whilst relaxing with friends in sumptuous surrounds and indulging in a little “me” time. Here is our run down of what we think will be the best Christmas afternoon teas in London 2017. Be sure to book early.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace, London.

Rubens at the Palace Christmas Afternoon Tea Discount London

The Rubens at the Palace have created a sumptuous afternoon tea fit for a Queen. Running from 1st December 2017 to 2 January 2018 this delicious afternoon tea is bursting with flavours. Catering also for little Prince and Princesses, they have a tempting afternoon tea menu that will appeal to younger tastes.

The Christmas afternoon tea for grown-ups is available at £49 and £15 for the Prince and Princesses Christmas afternoon tea. Be sure to hurry to secure dates as this tea is selling out fast. (Newly discounted by 30% from 4 December – 3 January 2018)

Situated conveniently close to Buckingham Palace, why not combine sightseeing with a relaxing afternoon tea in one of London’s premier hotels.

Download the Rubens Christmas Afternoon Tea menu or book Christmas afternoon tea at Rubens at the Palace online here.

Christmas Afternoon Tea and London Sightseeing

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, London - Christmas 2017. Enjoy one of the best Christmas afternoon teas in London.

All aboard for a fantastic Christmas afternoon tea on this red, vintage, double decker, London bus. One of the best afternoon teas throughout the year, this fun afternoon tea experience, takes on a festive twist at Christmas. In addition to a special Christmas afternoon tea menu, this London bus provides the opportunity to enjoy London at its most magical time of year. Capture the best city sights and landmarks in all their glory decorated with festive lights.

London Afternoon Tea Tour Christmas Dates 2017

Available 17th November 2017 until the Christmas lights are turned off.

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Organise a fun afternoon discovering the best of London this Christmas on the London Bus Tour Afternoon Tea. Exclusive 22% Discount.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason, London.

Christmas at Fortnum and Mason, Christmas tree afternoon tea decoration

One of the country’s most revered culinary institutions, who doesn’t love a mooch around Fortnum and Mason in London. Fortnum and Mason do Christmas so well and we could think of no better way to spend a Christmassy afternoon with a delicious browse around their edible Christmas delights followed by a festive Christmas afternoon tea. Pictured here is one of their Christmas baubles – this is not your actual afternoon tea  – but we thought it was rather sweet. (You can view the real thing on their website here).

For a magical Christmas feel good factor, find out more about afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason and take advantage of our exclusive 22% Discount

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Playboy Club, Mayfair.

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

What a Christmas cracker. Organise a great day out this Christmas with a quirky afternoon tea at the iconic Playboy Club in London’s Mayfair. Served by the legendary Playboy Bunnies, your Christmas afternoon tea will boast the season’s freshest ingredients accompanied by delicious sweet treats and teapot cocktails.

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dates at the Playboy Club 2017

Christmas afternoon tea is available at the Playboy Club throughout the year on Tuesday – Saturday, between 5pm – 7pm

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For further information on this festive treat visit our Playboy Afternoon Tea web page.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour, Covent Garden.

Mr. Fogg's Gin Parlour Cream Tea

Enjoy a festive G&Tea at Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour in the heart of London’s bustling Covent Garden. This vibrant location is matched only by Mr. Fogg’s dazzling afternoon tea. Take yourself on a festive gin safari with afternoon tea or enjoy Christmas cocktails with a deliciously decadent, seasonal cream tea.

Book a Festive G&Tea at Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour.

Undoubtedly one of the best afternoon teas in London, this is very popular with our visitors to Girls Afternoon Tea. Early booking is essential. Book a Christmas Afternoon Tea at Mr. Fogg’s Gin Parlour. Exclusive 22% Discount.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Conrad London St. James

Christmas Afternoon Tea London 2017 at the Conrad London St James

This Christmas the team at The Conrad London St James are inviting you to escape the cold winter temperatures and get cosy in the elegant and stylish surrounds of Emmeline’s lounge. Their talented chefs have been creating a Christmas cracker with seasonal flavours that would warm even the frostiest of hearts. Savoury treats include candied walnut, pear and dorset blue cheese tartlets or truffled duck & clementine rillette on toasted brioche. Sweets include a white chocolate and cranberry yule log, a Mont Blanc tartlet with chestnuts and cassis and a surprise Christmas cracker cake…

Go on, you know you want to. Treat yourself or someone special to Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Conrad London St. James. Exclusive 22% Discount.

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the RitzChristmas Afternoon Tea at the Ritz. One of the best Christmas afternoon teas in London.


The epitome of decadence and luxury, afternoon tea in the Ritz Hotel’s Palm Court is the perfect spot to experience sheer luxury and take part in a quintessential British tradition. A delight at any time of year, the Palm Court at the Ritz will be transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland, bedecked with rich red and gold trimmings and a lavish Christmas tree in the centre of the room will complete the winter enchantment.

The Ritz Afternoon tea menu will be given a seasonal twist.  Relax in sumptuous surrounds and enjoy this festive treat served on an impeccable 3-tiered cake stand. Indulge yourself with delicate finger sandwiches,  delicious pastries, mouth-watering cakes and freshly made scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve whilst listening to the glorious sounds of The Ritz choir singing carols.

Christmas Afternoon Tea Dates at the Ritz, London for 2017

Christmas Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is available from Saturday 25thNovember until Saturday 30th December 2017 at our 1:30pm, 3:30pm, 5:30pm and 7:30pm sittings.

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Why not treat yourself or someone special to a day to remember. Early booking is essential. Book Afternoon Tea at the Ritz . . .

A View from The Shard and Afternoon TeaEnjoy the View from the Shard and Christmas Afternoon Tea, London.

A view from the Shard and Afternoon Tea will take you to new heights this Christmas. One of London’s best selling experiences the Shard is a popular London visitor destination throughout the year. Combine a view from the Shard with a delicious seasonal afternoon tea and enjoy a great day out in the capital. We have a variety of experiences available with our partners at Virgin Experience for you to explore this Christmas.

Discover a Christmas gift experience at the Shard this year.

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