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27 Jun 2023

London's Best Festive Afternoon Teas: Where to Enjoy Christmas Delights

London's Best Festive Afternoon Teas: Where to Enjoy Christmas Delights

Embracing the festive spirit is an art that London perfects. One such way is through the aromatic and visually delightful festive afternoon teas that many renowned spots in the city offer. Let's journey through some distinct experiences each of these renowned venues provides:


The Ritz

At the heart of the city stands The Ritz, an emblem of grandeur. The Christmas season here is not just about tea; it's about stepping back in time to a period of elegance. Indulge in their festive afternoon tea filled with festive classics like mince pies and Christmas pudding amidst the shimmering ambiance of their grand ballroom. Before you delve into this experience, warm up to the season by finding special gifts at the Spirit of Christmas Fair, 30 October – 5 November at Olympia London.


Embark on a luxurious voyage at Claridge's. The ambiance here is unparalleled, giving afternoon tea a touch of sophistication. Their festive menu is a potpourri of both sweet and savoury, each having a unique festive nuance. Elevate your festive mood by first wandering through the aisles of the Spirit of Christmas Fair.

The Lanesborough

Nestled in Knightsbridge, The Lanesborough exudes opulence. Their festive afternoon tea, set in the regal Palm Court, is a blend of tradition and innovation, each bite offering a novel taste. Before you head there, tantalise your taste buds by exploring gourmet delights at the Spirit of Christmas Fair.

The Savoy

With The Savoy, Christmas finds a touch of magnificence. Their afternoon tea is a spectacle set against the backdrop of the Thames Foyer, illuminated by the glow of a grand Christmas tree. Savour seasonal treats that are a fusion of creativity and tradition. Make it an immersive experience by kicking off your day with the festive fervour at the Spirit of Christmas Fair.

The Dorchester

In the elite enclave of Park Lane, The Dorchester promises an exquisite festive afternoon tea. With every sip and bite in the Promenade, you're treated to a symphony of flavours. Prime your palate with a pre-tea visit to the Spirit of Christmas Fair, basking in its festive ambiance.

Experience the culinary delights of the season with a visit to the Spirit of Christmas "pop-up" chef, José Pizarro. José has curated a special Tapas menu that showcases his signature dishes alongside exclusive creations designed for the Fair. No matter your budget or taste, you're sure to find a festive afternoon tea in London that's perfect for you. So gather your friends and family, and get ready to indulge in some delicious festive treats! Add to the magic of the season by combining your afternoon tea outing with a visit to the Spirit of Christmas Fair to discover unique holiday gifts and artisanal food. With so many experiences to be had, it's the most wonderful time of the year in London.

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