Best Afternoon Teas in London

Afternoon tea is quite possibly the most British of all institutions. But once in a while, an egg and cress sandwich and a scone need a little jazzing up. These are the current best afternoon teas in London, from the traditional to the innovative to the quirky. 

CTH Editors, Country & Town House

La Vie En Rose, Ladurée Covent Garden

If you’re missing summer jaunts to Paris for rosé and macarons, you’ll find the next best thing in London’s Covent Garden this summer. The pink-themed afternoon tea is the most enticing offering from Ladurée’s La Vie en Rose partnership with Maison Mirabeau; a celebration of femininity, playfulness and all things pink. The tea includes four finger sandwiches, two scones served with strawberry jam and clotted cream, Ispahan, rose petal and raspberry macarons and the star of the show, a La Vie en Rose patisserie. Best enjoyed with a glass of Mirabeau rosé, naturally. From £42.

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