Where To Find London’s Best Cup of Tea

Where To Find London’s Best Cup of Tea

If you’re looking for the perfect cup of tea, London is steeped (forgive the pun) in picture perfect tea rooms in which to enjoy a blissful brew. London’s love affair with a good cup of tea dates back to the 17th century, and still remains the go-to fix for an afternoon tea-time break…or any time of the day for that matter. All in all, there’s nothing a good brew won’t fix.

Read on to find out where to find that perfect cuppa.

Fortnum & Mason Tea

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum’s has a special place in history, serving its now world-renowned teas for over 314 years. The Diamond Jubilee Salon was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II after her visit in 2012. The ‘Fortnum’s’ experience has become a quintessential British institution and is loved by visitors the world over.

Where to find Fortnum & Mason

181 Piccadilly, W1A 1ER

Our suggestion

After enjoying Afternoon Tea, don’t forget to pick up a box of your favourite blend in their world-famous store. If you can’t decide, we recommend the Famous Tea Selection which has a choice of six of their most beloved teas.

Candella Tea Room

A hidden gem in our opinion and one of the most charming tea rooms in London. This is a great spot to enjoy a freshly brewed pot in truly lovely surrounds. We like the fact the carefully curated list of teas isn’t pages long – honestly who can fathom those never-ending lists? If you’re dining for one, try the Cream Tea which comes with two homemade scones with clotted cream and a selection of jams.

Where to find Candella Tea Room

34 Kensington Church Street, W8 4HA

Our suggestion

The Lavender Earl grey blend pairs perfect with a fresh scone.

Royal Teas

A very fitting name for a café which is beautifully positioned along prestigious Royal Hill – one of the most picturesque streets in Greenwich. Stepping inside Royal Teas is like entering a beloved friend’s home – you instantly feel welcomed. Add to that, a superb selection of loose teas, including the delectable Japanese Cherry which is one we always go back to. Their food menu is also on point with some delicious, classic brunch items.

Where to find Royal Teas

76 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT

Our suggestion

The ‘Cream Tea’ option includes Smoked salmon sandwiches, a scone, a slice of cake and a hot drink – all for £12.50!

The Chinese Tea Company

For the true tea-lover, a visit to The Chinese Tea Company is an experience like no other. Book in for a private tasting and experience some of the very finest, expertly selected teas. You will learn all about the origins, as well as the specific tasting notes of each blend. The tasting is led by owner, Juyan, who has a knowledge of teas like no other. Additionally, their selection of green teas is second to none.

Where to find The Chinese Tea Company

281 Portobello Road, W10 5TZ

Our suggestion

Their collection of handmade, Yixing teapots are truly stunning and completely unique.

Tea and Tattle

A truly charming, traditional tea room with bags of character, and not surprising for its superb location – right opposite the British Museum. At Tea and Tattle they know how to make a proper ‘cuppa’ with freshly brewed leaf tea served in fine bone china. We recommend a cup of the Lapsong tea with a side of coffee and walnut cake. Their freshly made scones are also not to be missed.

Where to find Tea and Tattle

41 Great Russell Street, WC1B 3PE

Our suggestion

Book in for their delicious Afternoon Tea which is one of the most competitively priced in the city.


This luxury French bakery is best known for its divine sweet macarons, which happen to pair perfectly with a spot of tea. The perennially popular brand has cafés all over London, with our favourite being right in the heart of the Covent Garden Piazza. It’s the perfect location in order to enjoy the Champagne Afternoon Tea which comes with finger sandwiches, canapes as well as a tea of your choice.

Where to find Laudree

Various locations throughout the city but our preferred venue is in Covent Garden.

Our suggestion

If you visit in good weather, make sure to bag a table outside to enjoy the people watching around the Covent Garden Piazza. You might even catch a show from the street performers. Pair the experience with a refreshing cup of Early Grey.

The Pavilion at Kensington Palace

Fancy having a spot of tea in the grounds of a Royal Palace? This unique experience is one that can’t be topped, especially if the whiff of a chance of spotting a working Royal is on the cards. This delightful venue makes for the perfect day out and a chance to indulge in one of their delicious Afternoon Teas or larger lunches. We enjoyed a slice of Apple Tarte Tatin along with a pot of Breakfast tea, but if a celebration is on the cards their Royal Afternoon Tea is not to be missed.

Our suggestion

If you’re looking for a heartier meal, you can find some delicious lunch options including Potato Gnocchi with butternut squash and Braised beef with horseradish mash.

Tea at Brasserie Max

Brasserie Max

Inside the gorgeously stylish Covent Garden Hotel you will find their much loved all-day restaurant, Brasserie Max. You could opt for one their delicious homemade Afternoon Teas but equally it’s the perfect place to have a pot of tea for one after a day in the city. I recommend tea at the bar (yes, really!) for a great spot to observe the ins and out of this great dining venue.

Where to find the Brassie Max at the Covent Garden Hotel

10 Monmouth Street, WC2H 9LF

Our suggestion

Tea pairs with anything in our opinion and why not get a little plater of bar snacks if you’re feeling a little peckish.

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