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Savor traditional scones and other English treats in one of London’s most genteel settings with this afternoon tea experience. Visit the distinguished, 5-star Grosvenor House London and enjoy a classic afternoon tea —  an English tradition invented by the 18th-century Duchess of Bedford. Settle into a luxurious lounge and enjoy dainty sandwiches, cakes, and scones with clotted cream and jam, all with a pot of English tea. If you wish, upgrade to the ultimate tea experience in the hotel’s sumptuous Park Room, with a glass of Champage adding an extra touch.

Highlights

  • 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

Select your desired afternoon tea option when you book. Then, on the day, make your own way to London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, one of the city’s most distinguished addresses, with a history that stretches back to 1929. 

On arrival, linger over of one of England’s greatest institutions — afternoon tea. This much-loved ritual owes its existence to the 18th-century Anna Russell, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, and great friend of Queen Victoria. Finding that the era’s fashion for ever-later dinners left her feeling peckish during the afternoon, Anna began partaking of tea and cakes to fill the gap. The custom quickly caught on, and soon established itself as a convivial ritual of fashionable London society.

Today, the most prestigious afternoon teas are served at London’s top hotels, such as the 5-star Grosvenor House, where your experience takes place in an atmosphere of calm elegance at your desired time between 2pm and 6pm on your chosen day.

Traditional Afternoon Tea:
With this option, sit down to a traditional light tea served in the Grosvenor House library. Soak up the polished yet homely surroundings of this elegant room, and enjoy a delicious menu of freshly cut sandwiches with their crusts removed; fluffy scones with clotted cream and fruit jams; and exquisite pastries, all teamed with a pot of classic English tea.

Anna’s Champagne Afternoon Tea:
Upgrade for the ultimate afternoon tea experience in the sumptuous comfort of the Grosvenor House Park Room. Absorb the views of Hyde Park and be serenaded by light music from the house pianist as you’re served a luxurious tea inspired by the legacy of Duchess Anna. Savor dainty finger sandwiches, melt-in-the-mouth buttermilk scones, delicate cream puffs and dinky pastries, and sip on your selection from a choice of fine English teas. A glass of chilled Champagne provides an enchanting finishing touch.

Your traditional or Champagne afternoon tea experience ends when you finish your tea.

Customer Reviews

Ashley L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

We did this on the afternoon we arrived and it was the perfect intro to our London trip! We were exhausted from travel so it was so nice to just have some tasty treats and amazing Tea. I would do this again when I return to London!! High class during High Tea!

kachandler0

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Wonderful place for tea - especially first timers! I was originally reserved for a table in the far back corner of the tea room, but the hostess was nice enough to move to a table in front of the window for a better view. Staff was very helpful, and the experience! Worth having a visit!

Eniko K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

First class experience! Elegant surroundings, relaxing service, great variety with sandwiches, scones and sweets. Add the champagne, you will not regret it!

Trevor W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent we would never have a high tea that would surpass the experience we had.

Suzanne

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Absolutely Wonderful! Great Location and staff was superbly 'afternoon tea' oriented! Expect to feel very special while not feeling like you are in a show. It isa true afternoon tea at a very - very elegant location. They also gave us a gift while leaving - another piece of cake - of our choice - for later! Will be remembered. Went to several afternoon teas while in London - this was by fay the most elegant.

TIMMY L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

All tourists have to do this in London. It is a tradition that should not be broken. The Grosvenor House was very pretty and served the cutest sandwiches and petite sweets. A must do!

Constantine F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Griselda M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Just Perfect! Beautiful setting, great customer service and excellent piano background music! Will be back...

shedrivesherown

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

An absolutely delightful experience of the English Afternoon Tea! We had such a wonderful time sipping on our favorite tea and champagne while enjoying an abundance of freshly prepared tea sandwiches, pastries, little cakes, fruit crèmes and tiny tarts, sumptuous scones and more. All while enjoying light piano playing in a soothing away from it all atmosphere and decor. The Park Room simply rocks!

Linda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

wonderful, we enjoyed the tea and everyone who helped us there. Especially alava she was great the food was delicious, atmosphere super, could not have asked for a better end to our stay in London.

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