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A Guide to National Cream Tea Day in London

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The last Friday in June in Britain is National Cream Tea Day. Consequentially, we have taken it upon ourselves to find out which, of London’s many restaurants, hotels, cafes and buses comes out to be the cream of the crop

The last Friday in June in Britain is National Cream Tea Day. Consequentially, we have taken it upon ourselves to find out which, of London’s many restaurants, hotels, cafes and buses (yes buses) comes out to be the cream of the crop. Read on if you like your tea with a side of… well indulgence. Enjoy some unique and unforgettable bites!

 

1. Afternoon Tea @ The Coral Room – Link here

The aptly named Coral Room. Link here.

Located inside the Bloomsbury Hotel, just off the bustling Tottenham Court Road, The Coral Room could quite easily pass as a Wes Anderson movie set. With 1920s décors and a deeply sumptuous colour palette, this is a more than suitable place to enjoy some excellent afternoon tea. Booked in advance, the selection of tea, savouries and deserts are designed by Head Pastry Chef Chris Dodd and will cost you a reasonable £59 for two.

 

Where? The Coral Room,  The Bloomsbury,16-22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN.

 

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2. Brigit’s Afternoon Tea Bus Tour – link here

Afternoon Tea Bus Interior. Charming. Link here.

Perhaps not your first thought when you imagined booking somewhere sophisticated for your tea experience but this is actually a really solid option. Replete with the novelty factor, travel on a vintage bus on the Classic Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour as you spend 90 minutes journeying through central London, dining and drinking your way through tea, cakes, pastries, sandwiches.

Big Ben, site-seeing and scones; how British does it get? £45.00 per person.

 

Where? Alight at Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square.

 

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3. Fortnum & Mason Afternoon Tea – link here

Just one the courses. Link here.

In terms of raw culinary & historical stats, Fortnum & Mason is a winner when it comes to food. With 35 chefs and over 300 years of experience operating at the top of service, the venue is a household name for a reason. It even invented Scotch egg in 1738! Famous for their endlessly refined and reworked High Tea, you can now book your visit in the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon which was opened by the queen in 2012.

Afternoon teas from £52.50 per person.

 

Where? Fourth Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER

 

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4. Kusama Art Afternoon Tea – link here

Just one the courses. Link here.

It wouldn’t be a London round-up without including something boundary-pushing, revolutionary even. Stretching what can we can call an Afternoon Tea, Rosewood Hotel’s Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkin’s contemporary menu is inspired by the work and life of artist Yayoi Kusama who is currently exhibiting at the Tate Modern. Expect to dine on sandwiches and scones with a difference; infused with Japanese flavours and wildly executed ideas.

Kusama Art Afternoon Tea from £65 per person.

 

Where? Rosewood Hotel, 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN.

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