But where’s the best place to take tea in the capital?

InterContinental London – Park Lane

The InterContinental Park Lane  is situated between Mayfair and Knightsbridge, overlooking the Royal Parks and iconic London landmarks. Set on the ground floor is the Wellington Lounge, with a view of London’s Wellington Arch promised from every seat. Relax and indulge in its new afternoon tea menu with the hotel’s own bespoke Wellington Blend tea, created in association with modern tea emporium The Tea Palace.

InterContinental London Park Lane: One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, London, W1J 7QY

Days and times: Daily from 1pm to 5pm. Cost: £38 per person, including champagne. Click here for more info

Crowne Plaza London – The City Crowne

Crowne Plaza London is a modern hotel located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw away from St Paul’s Cathedral, Blackfriars Bridge and Tate Modern. Afternoon tea is served in the City Lounge, where you will enjoy a selection of sandwiches, baked fruit scones with a selection of preserves and clotted cream, afternoon pastries and freshly brewed tea.

Crowne Plaza London: 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB

Days and times: Daily from 3pm to 6pm. Cost: from £26 per person. Click here for more info

Crowne Plaza London – Kensington Crowne

Crowne Plaza London Kensington is offering the full afternoon tea package, with accommodation, full English breakfast and afternoon tea for two adults. Enjoy a relaxing traditional afternoon tea in the garden.  The traditional afternoon tea menu with a modern twist offers a varied choice served in the perfect city centre location.

Crowne Plaza London Kensington: 100 Cromwell Rd, London, SW7 4ER

Days and times: Daily. Click here for more info

Hotel Indigo – Kensington

Located in the quiet Barkston Gardens just off Earl’s Court Road, Hotel Indigo Kensington offers afternoon tea with a twist. Enjoy a selection of delicatessen sandwiches, chocolate treats, English cakes and homemade scones served with fresh jam and clotted cream and a fresh pot of tea.

Hotel Indigo: Kensington Earls Court, 34-44 Barkston Gardens, London SW5 0EW

Days and times: Monday – Saturday 12:30pm – 3:30pm. Cost: £19.50 per person. Click here for more info

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