A guide to the best afternoon tea in London
If you’re headed for the capital, what better way to spend a few hours than a touch of spa pampering followed by a refined afternoon tea? Our elegant afternoon tea spa packages are perfect for special occasions, a meet-up with friends, a romantic interlude, or anytime you simply want to treat yourself.
Lighter but more decadent than a full meal, a traditional afternoon tea consists of finger sandwiches, scones with jam and cream, and a selection of cakes and pastries, accompanied by a pot of tea or coffee. Sparkling afternoon teas, which include a chilled glass of bubbly, are also a popular option. However, many venues now put their own unique twist on the afternoon tea, with deli-style sandwiches and other savoury treats and wondrous patisserie creations, complemented by a wide selection of loose leaf herbal teas, or even a cocktail!
Afternoon tea and spa packages near London
In this guide, we highlight a few of our favourite afternoon tea spa packages in London at some of the capital’s finest contemporary and classic hotels.
Urban Retreat at The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel
Perfectly located in Westminster, close to Hyde Park and just steps from Green Park Underground station, The May Fair offers a wonderful backdrop to your upscale afternoon tea. Choose the Urban Retreat package and not only will you enjoy the hotel’s signature afternoon tea, you can choose one 30-minute treatment from a menu that includes a relaxing massage, facial, body polish or nail treatment. The package also features two hours’ use of the spa’s leisure facilities, such as the aromatic steam room, herbal sauna and state-of-the-art gym. Arrival time is from 10am. This package offers the option of brunch in the hotel bar or lunch in the hotel restaurant instead of afternoon tea.
Book the Urban Retreat package at The May Fair.
Afternoon Tea Spa Experience at the Spa at The Montcalm Hotel
Located close to Bond Street and Oxford Circus, The Montcalm London Marble Arch is the ideal choice when you’re ready for a break from all that retail therapy! With the Afternoon Tea Spa Experience, you can linger over the hotel’s wonderful traditional afternoon tea and indulge in a fabulous 60-minute treatment. Choose from a menu that features a full-body Swedish massage, hot stones massage, aromatherapy full-body massage, or Thalgo facial. The package also includes two hours’ use of the spa’s excellent facilities, including a swimming pool, experience showers, Jacuzzi and sauna. Arrival time for this package is from 10am.
Book the Afternoon Tea Spa Experience at The Montcalm Hotel.
Pamper and Afternoon Tea at Landmark Spa and Health Club
Benefiting from a terrific location opposite Marylebone overland and Underground stations and a short walk from Regent’s Park, The Landmark is a superb choice for your relaxing afternoon tea and rejuvenating spa experience. The Pamper and Afternoon Tea package includes a lovely traditional afternoon tea taken in the beautiful Victorian Winter Garden Restaurant. You will also enjoy two inclusive treatments, a 50-minute facial and 30-minute back exfoliation and massage. With this package, you have full use of the spa’s leisure facilities, which include a swimming pool, gym and Jacuzzi. The arrival time for this package is 10am.
Book the Pamper and Afternoon Tea package at Landmark Spa and Health Club
One-Night Traditional Afternoon Tea Break at The Rembrandt
Located in upmarket South Kensington, The Rembrandt is close to Knightsbridge, with its excellent shopping, including the iconic Harrods department store. Hyde Park is also nearby, as is Earl’s Court. This makes it the perfect choice for an overnight break in the capital. Choose the One-Night Traditional Afternoon Tea Break and you will enjoy overnight accommodation in one of the hotel’s fabulous guest rooms, afternoon tea at the comfortable 1606 Lounge Bar, and breakfast on the morning of departure. The package also features your choice of two 20-minute treatments from a menu that includes a relaxing back massage, mini-facial, scalp massage and file & polish. While you’re here, be sure to make the most of the spa’s leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, steam room and whirlpool. Check in from 2pm and depart by 11am.
Book the One-Night Traditional Afternoon Tea Break at The Rembrandt.
Sweet and Smoothing Spa Day for Two at Paddington Boutique SPA at The Chilworth
Conveniently close to Paddington station, The Chilworth is a sophisticated townhouse hotel that offers the perfect haven away from the bustle of the city. The Sweet and Smoothing Spa Day for Two package is a wonderful choice for a few hours of quality time with a loved one, whether you want to catch up with your best friend, treat your mother, or whisk away your other half. The package includes the choice of one of the hotel’s fabulous afternoon tea menus: traditional, tempting Indian or irresistible chocolate. You can also choose one 60-minute treatment, either a full-body Swedish massage, deep-tissue full-body massage, or aroma massage. The package features two hours’ use of the Jacuzzi, gym and the spa’s other leisure facilities. Arrival time is from 10am.
Book the Sweet and Smoothing Spa Day for Two at The Chilworth
Thermal Experience and Afternoon Tea Spa Day at the Crowne Plaza, Battersea
Enjoying a prime position on the banks of the River Thames and within easy reach of Battersea Park, the contemporary Crowne Plaza, Battersea is a great choice if you want to get away from it all for a few hours. The Thermal Experience and Afternoon Tea Spa Day includes an indulgent afternoon tea. You can also enjoy three hours’ use of Spa Verta’s superb facilities, which include the 10-metre hydrotherapy pool, steam room, and state-of-the-art Technogym. As with all the packages featured in this guide, you will benefit from complimentary use of towels, a robe and slippers during your time at the spa. Arrival time is from 10am.
Book the Thermal Experience and Afternoon Tea Spa Day at the Crowne Plaza, Battersea.