5 star rating: Highly Recommended 122 Reviews

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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
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London Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House

Combine old-school English glamor with delicious cakes, sandwiches and tea on this must-do afternoon tea experience in London! Choose between one of two different types of afternoon tea – one with Champagne or one with just tea – both taking place at London’s 5-star Grosvenor House Hotel.


  • Enjoy an exquisitely presented afternoon tea at London’s 5-star Grosvenor House Hotel
  • Follow in the footsteps of the Victorian elite by relaxing over this quintessentially English tradition
  • Choose one of two different afternoon teas: traditional tea only or with Champagne
  • Savor a selection of dainty sandwiches, cakes and English tea in the Grosvenor House’s library (traditional option only)
  • Relax with Champagne and a luxury afternoon tea in the hotel’s Park Room (Champagne option only)
  • Enjoy afternoon tea any time between 2pm and 6pm on your chosen day

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What You Can Expect

London Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House

Grosvenor House Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea in London is an institution, owing its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford – one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting. As an elite member of Victorian society, she was accustomed to eating large breakfasts, small lunches and large dinners -- the latter served very late each night. To satisfy her afternoon hunger pangs, she summoned her servants to bring tea and cakes.

So delightful was the experience that it became a daily meal and the trend caught on – all over London.
Still going strong today, afternoon teas are served all over the capital, with the most prestigious ones taking place in top hotels -- like the 5-star Grosvenor House Hotel where your afternoon tea experience takes place. Simply choose from one of the following options and relax in an atmosphere of genteel refinement:

Traditional Afternoon Tea:

Enjoy a traditional light afternoon tea, served in style in the Grosvenor House’s library. Taking place between 3pm and 6pm, the light feast includes a pot of classic English tea, traditional (crust-removed) sandwiches, pastries, and scones with clotted cream and fruit preserves.

Anna’s Champagne Afternoon Tea:

Sit down in Grosvenor House’s Park Room, which overlooks Hyde Park, and relax to elegant music from the resident pianist. Created as a testament to Duchess Anna’s legacy, this luxury afternoon tea comprises dainty finger sandwiches, buttermilk scones, cream puffs and pastries -- all served with your choice of fine English tea and a glass of all-important Champagne.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We arrived in London on Sunday evening and the only thing we had on our itinerary for Monday was our High Tea. It was wonderful to have a four hour window to arrive as we were never stressed about missing our time. The fruit, the sandwiches, the tea cakes, the tea, the service ... all totally amazing. And we took our dessert cake home with us -- all packed up in a nice box. Best idea ever.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tea was awesome very lovely.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our girls loved high tea!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Loved this! So much food and all so delicious.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

My only complaint was too much food, tea was exceptional, tea cakes and coddled cream and crumpets were exceptional. Piano in the background gave one a true feel of a proper afternoon team

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing. This will become a tradition with my daughter and I.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The ambiance, the service, the decor, the food and the different types of tea were superb we all enjoy the afternoon.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lovely tea and tea room! Service was perfect and even offered us a box to take home a piece of cake from a selection on a center table! Do try the Hummingbird cake, it was a true highlight! Only wish was that the scones would have been fluffier. More like a flat bis quick scone, but delicious!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This experience was the highlight of my trip to London. The biscuits were warm and delectable, the sweets were mouthwatering, the tea was delicious. The service was impeccable. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. It is high class and you have a lovely view of the park from the room.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a lovely time at this tea. Perfect ambiance. The piano was a nice touch. Enjoyed the champagne. Food was excellent, the wait staff very attentive.

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