Top Festive afternoon Tea spots

Crystal Moon Lounge

Head Pastry Chef Loic Carbonnet at Corinthia London has created a selection of festive treats to adorn the tea trolley in The Crystal Moon Lounge. The large selection includes a Chestnut, vanilla and rum tartlet; Spiced pineapple and vanilla éclair; and Maple syrup sponge, pear and cranberry compote with lemon chantilly. Available from Friday 15 November, the festive afternoon tea is priced at £60pp or £70pp including a glass of Laurent Perrier La Cuvée Brut Champagne.

Whitehall Place, London SW1A 2BD      

Tel: 020 7321 3150 

Email: restaurants.london@corinthia.com

Rose Lounge Sofitel St James

At The Rose Lounge in the Sofitel London St James even the sandwiches have had a festive makeover, with a Slow cooked smoked turkey breast and festive chutney mini brioche on the menu; and cakes that include Christmas carrot cake with vanilla mascarpone cream; Mont Blanc – sweetened chestnut purée with cream and macaron base; and Gingerbread cookies with spiced chocolate sauce. Available from Monday 18 November, the afternoon tea is priced at £45pp or £55pp including a glass of Champagne.

6 Waterloo Place, London SW1Y 4AN

Tel: 020 7747 2200

Website: www.sofitelstjames.com

The Ampersand Hotel – The Drawing Rooms

The Ampersand Hotel is inviting children and adults alike to transport themselves to The Drawing Rooms for an out of this world exploration of its award winning Science Afternoon Tea. 

With deep sofas and studded armchairs, scarlet velvets, and kingfisher blues, The Drawing Rooms is where English heritage meets the ‘salon de thé’ – the whole instilled with a contemporary Ampersand feel. With large windows onto the bustling London street scene, this is the perfect place to watch the world go by while enjoying pretty patisseries, tartines and afternoon tea – the gathering warmed by an open fire.

10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Telephone: +44 (0) 2075895895

Website: https://ampersandhotel.com

St Martin’s Lane Hotel

In the heart of the vibrant West End in London’s Covent Garden, St Martin’s Lane is a stunning design-led Boutique hotel, only minutes from the Royal Opera House, Trafalgar Square, and the main shopping area. Perfect for sheltering yourself from the cold for a quick bite.

Afternoon Tea is served in the Den, a modern gathering place and decompression zone. Situated just off the lobby, the Den is the perfect place to sip a cup of tea, and tuck into a selection of sweet and savoury items.

45 St. Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4HX

Telephone: 020 7300 5500

Website: https://www.morganshotelgroup.com