With the new curfew in place we’re all about day time activities. Afternoon tea might be seen as reserved for special occasions, but we’re living in pretty tough times right now so we’ll take anything to put some fun back into life. London restaurants have added a twist to the conventional afternoon tea with some fabulous themes that will get your taste buds tingling, all while follow social distancing measures.
We’ve picked out some of our favourite themed afternoon teas for you to try this autumn.
That’s So Fetch! Afternoon Tea – Mean Girls
Image: Duo London
This weekend its October 3rd aka Mean Girls day. What better way to celebrate than with a themed afternoon tea at Duo London. Available on Wednesdays *duh* and weekends, this afternoon tea consists of a birdcage of picture-worthy desserts with your favourite quotes and a selection of sandwiches inspired by your favourite Plastics! With a cocktail of your choice and your very own Burn Book what’s not to love?
London Landmarks Afternoon Tea
Prêt-à-Portea: The Couture Cakewalk Afternoon Tea
Image: The Berkeley
Launching in November, ready-to-wear becomes ready-to-eat with The Berkeley’s haute couture afternoon tea. A homage to Autumn-Winter designs taking the catwalks by storm, experience an afternoon tea like no other. The finale, yet to be revealed, a cake made in collaboration with a fashion world taste-maker. Running from 13 November 2020 – 3 January 2021 this is one not to be missed.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea
Image: The Handbook
Inspired by the Roald Dahl classic, indulge your inner adventure at One Aldwych’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea. Available Tuesday – Sunday feast on quirky savouries including a beetroot macaron and sweet treats inspired by the novel, washed down with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea, juicing room mix or water pistol punch cocktails, or fizzy lifting Champagne.
What’s The Tea: An Extra Experience Fit For Queens Afternoon Tea
Image: The Londonist
If you’re a fan of Ru Paul’s Drag Race you’ll love this drag themed afternoon tea at W London. Available Friday – Sunday, this afternoon tea is inspired by a drag queen’s make up box with a multi-layered offering of edible cosmetics and bejewelled cakes. Amplify your experience with the Afternoon Tease, a monthly Sunday tea extravaganza where the dazzling Globe Girls will host, mingle and entertain you.
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