Best Themed Afternoon Teas

Considering a themed Afternoon Tea but unsure which establishments offer afternoon tea with a theme and which are the best places to go.

We have compiled a list of the best themed afternoon teas, so if you are looking for the perfect afternoon tea with friends, a romantic valentines afternoon tea, a mothers day afternoon tea treat for your mum, a fathers day treat for your dad or just a special treat for yourself, check out:

Best Themed Afternoon Tea Near Me

Peter Pan at The Shard

32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG

Peter Pan themed treats will be served on a custom-made tea stand inspired by Captain James Hook’s Pirate Ship, the Jolly Roger.

To start, guests will enjoy a savoury selection of finger sandwiches, the ‘Codfish’ Captain Hook cod brandade croquette is named after Peter Pan’s nickname for his nemesis. Warm scones will be hidden within a special treasure chest, accompanied by sweet apricot marmalade as well as coconut clotted cream.

£52 per person

Served Thursday – Sunday from 12.15 – 4.15pm

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tea at One Aldwych

1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ

Fizzy lifting drinks, snozzberry jam, chocolate swudge milkshake mixed by waterfall – it must be the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea at London’s One Aldwych. The hotel is located in London’s theatre land and the food on offer is magical!

From not-quite-as-it-seems salmon and beetroot macaron and juicy roast beef and horseradish, then there’s fluffy candy floss and a box stacked high with  cakes, sweets, marshmallows and creams. The drinks are equally as exciting with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea, juicing room mix or water pistol punch cocktails, or fizzy lifting Champagne.

The scones come with snozzberry jam and clotted cream – keeping everything in line with Roald Dahl’s famous story.

Chicken wing afternoon tea at Randy’s Wing Bar

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, 28 East Bay Lane, Here East, London E15 2GW

Randy’s Wing Bar in Hackney Wick has created the ultimate afternoon tea for lovers of all things wings.

This three-tiered affair is loaded with burgers and dirty fries, followed by chicken wings and a sweet finish of chocolate brownie bites to round things off.

£45 for two people

From Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon – 5.00pm

Art afternoon tea at Rosewood London

252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

A visual feast of an afternoon tea inspired by a current London exhibition. Comprised of typically abstract-looking pastries.

Each taking their inspiration from different works of art, this afternoon tea is anything but conventional but is certainly a lot of fun.

Art Afternoon tea from £65

Visit the website for reservations

London Landmarks afternoon tea at Town House

109-113 Queen’s Gate, Kensington, SW7 5LP

Taking inspiration from London’s most recognisable and historic landmarks, Town House at The Kensington’s London Landmarks Afternoon Tea leads diners on a tour of the capital’s architectural feats and culinary traditions, with tributes to London’s most famed structures.

Town House’s new skyline of scones, sandwiches and sweets pays homage to the capital’s iconic buildings and will be presented on a London Eye-inspired tea stand.

£42 per person or £54.50 with a glass of Champagne

Visit the website for reservations and opening times

Science afternoon tea at The Ampersand Hotel

10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Taking inspiration from the nearby Science Museum, their afternoon tea arrives in a cloud of dry ice, under which you’ll find marbled ‘planet’ macarons; astronaut-shaped chocolates; dinosaur biscuits to excavate from chocolate soil; and teapot-tails to boot.

£44.50 per person

Served Monday to Friday 1.00-5.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 12 noon – 6.30pm

Staycation afternoon tea at St Pancras by Searcys

Kings Cross, London N1C 4QL

Served in a suitcase with a choice of tea and the option to upgrade to a glass of Veuve Clicquot.

The afternoon tea includes a selection of savouries, freshly baked scones served with strawberry preserve and clotted cream, along with decadent sweet treats including a Passion fruit éclair, Yuzu chocolate tart and Pistachio cherry slice.

From £39 per person

Monday to Saturday 3.00-5.00pm; Sunday 3.00-4.30pm

Japanese afternoon tea at Ginza St James

15 Bury Street, SW1Y 6AL

Enjoy a selection of mainly savoury bites, such as spider rolls, wagyu sliders, and crab croquettes, washed down with premium-grade green tea.

Afternoon tea takes place in the modern surrounds of the restaurant, with its sleek marble sushi bar, pale woods and monochrome furnishings.

From £45 per person. Served Saturday – Sunday, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Indian-inspired afternoon tea at Cinnamon Bazaar

28 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7JS

This is a colourful, Indian-inspired afternoon tea that includes sweet treats and wonderfully warming masala chai.

The bespoke menu has been created by legend of the culinary world, Vivek Singh, and Great British Bake Off star Tamal Ray.

Please visit the website for further details

Romeo and Juliet Afternoon Tea at the Swan

21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

Adding a theatrical twist to traditional afternoon tea in London, Swan’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ afternoon tea is inspired by the beauty and lyricism of Shakespeare’s great romantic tragedy.

Enjoy sweet treats such as a  rose by any other name and under a medler tree with wonderful view.

From £32.50. Served Monday- Wednesday 12 noon – 5.00pm; Thursday to Saturday 12 noon – 6.00pm and Sunday 12 noon – 5.00pm

Charbonnel et Walker Afternoon Tea at May Fair Kitchen

Stratton St, London W1J 8LT

Find treats from chocolatiers Charbonnel et Walker as part of the sumptuous chocolate afternoon tea at May Fair Kitchen. Alongside traditional finger sandwiches, such as roast beef with horseradish and smoked salmon with cream cheese, you’ll uncover chocolate truffles, tiramisu and doughnuts with chocolate sauce.

From £35 per person. Served daily from 12.30 – 4.00pm

Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at The Dilly

21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH

A delightful selection of tasty themed treats and teas for children and adults alike. The Official Peter Rabbit  Afternoon Tea brings to life the classic story by London author Beatrix Potter.

Served in the light-filled Terrace at The Dilly, indulge in a quaint British tradition with views across Piccadilly. Vegetarian menu available, and fully vegan afternoon-tea when requested in advance.

Adults £39; children £29. Served daily 12.30 – 5.00pm

What’s The Tea at W London

Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF

Tuck into a delicious cosmetics bag full of themed sweet treats. Dip into Ageless Queen, a violet sugar-dusted pot of Crème Catalan or sink your teeth into Glitter Ball, a white chocolate-coated lemon and blueberry cake-pop. All inspired by drag!

From £39 per person. Visit the website for reservations

Game of Thrones Afternoon Tea at Ballygally Castle, County Antrim

Coast Rd, Ballygalley, Larne BT40 2QZ

Ballygally Castle in Ireland’s County Antrim is located amid some seriously dramatic scenery. So dramatic, in fact, that it’s been used as a location in the hit TV series Game of Thrones.

With the food on the menu named after some of our favourite characters from the show like Jon Snow cakes, Arya’s Madeleines and more guests are immersed in the wonderful world of Westeros.

£30 per person. Served Monday to Saturday 2.00-5.00pm; Sunday 3.00-5.00pm

Plant-based Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel, Mayfair

33 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BP

The Drawing Room at Browns Hotel has put a vegan spin on their Afternoon Tea menu. Guests are invited to indulge in a delicious array of sweets and savouries, lovingly crafted using the finest plant-based ingredients.

From £65 per person. Served daily visit the website for further details

London Royal Tea at Hotel Café Royal

Hotel Café Royal, 68 Regent Street , London, W1B 4DY

The hotel’s gilded, ornate dining room is now named in honour of one of its most famous patrons; Oscar Wilde. Gloriously extravagant, with ceiling frescoes and golden crockery.

It’s a fitting setting for their afternoon tea inspired by Queen Victoria – where you can enjoy coronation chicken sandwiches, miniature Victoria sponges, blancmange pastries and Victorian teas.

Visit the website for reservations and prices

Sushi and Asian Tapas Afternoon Tea at Inamo Covent Garden

11-14 Hanover Pl, London WC2E 9JP

Make you tea extra special with an hour of bottomless fizz and tuck into an array of delights, crispy panko prawns, minted lamb & spring onion yakitori, chicken lollipops, inamo’s signature Dragon Roll and more, with a separate vegetarian menu available.

On the sweet side, you’ll be served fun and delicious passionfruit lollipops, mini white & dark chocolate mousse and more.

Sunday to Friday until 5.30pm. Visit the website for further details

Map Maison Tapas Afternoon Tea

321 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, London E8 4DL

MAP Maison is a cute neighbourhood bar in Dalston full of floral touches and vintage furniture.

The East London spot serves up a quirky London afternoon tea in the form of cakes, pastries and the choice of either bubbles or one of their renowned cocktails.

From £25 per person. Served daily 1.00-5.00pm

The Mind Palace

Doyle’s Opticians, ground floor of the West 12 Shopping Centre, W12 8PP

As well as the bar’s cocktail experience where you’ll solve puzzles in return for booze, The Mind Palace also serves up a Sherlock inspired afternoon tea.

Once you’ve solved the mini-mystery, you can tuck into a selection of freshly made sandwiches, scones served with cream and jam, and Sherlock-inspired sweet treats such as the 221B Brownie and a delicious Deerstalker Cookie.

Visit the website for further details of prices and how to book

Farmacy High Tea

74-76 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH

Not your usual afternoon tea in London, Farmacy bring you a dose of CBD, a relaxing experience with hints of CBD oil, get to know this unique eatery on a whole other level.

Visit the website for further details. Served Friday to Sunday from 4.00pm

Tipsy Tea for Two at Mr Fogg’s House of Botanical

Mr. Fogg’s (Mayfair, Fitzrovia, and Covent Garden) offer trays full of traditional sandwiches and cakes alongside not-so-traditional bottomless tea cocktails.

Something that will no doubt make the eccentric Victorian décor and all sorts of other weird and wonderfulness seem perfectly normal by the end.

Visit the website to select a venue

Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Victoria Coach Station or Trafalgar Square, London

Treat your little ones to a special Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. You can enjoy many Peppa Pig themed treats such as a Grandpa Pig’s Chicken & Tomato burger bun or Suzy Sheep’s Chocolate Truffle Sprinkled with confetti.

Weekdays £55 per adult; £45 per child. Weekends £65 per adult; £55 per child (till 11 years old)

Runs Thursday – Sundays

Italian Afternoon Tea with Prosecco for Two at Veeno

Various locations

Delight in a traditional afternoon tea experience with a unique Italian inspired twist. Tuck into a tempting array of sugar sweet nibbles and savoury delights at one of a range of Veeno Italian Wine Cafés dotted throughout the UK.

From £34.99. Visit the website for further details

Tipples and Treats for Two at Cahoots, London

13 Kingly Ct, Carnaby, London W1B 5PW

Visit the Cahoots Ticket Hall for some good ol’ tipples and treats every Sunday! Sit back and fill your boots with two spiffing cocktails made by The Captain’s Top Scoundrels themselves, paired with a smashing slice of cake per guest – all while you enjoy the high spirits and swing of the Station.

From £29.50 per person. Served Sunday 12 noon – 5.00pm

Japanese Inspired Afternoon at Issho, Leeds

Victoria Gate, 3rd floor Rooftop, Leeds, LS2 7AU

Enjoy a delicious Japanese Afternoon Tea, served with savoury dishes including sushi and sweet dishes and accompanied by a choice of teas.

From £30 per person £47.50 per person with free-flowing Prosecco Served Friday to Sunday from 12 noon – 2.30pm

Indian Afternoon Tea for Two at Soho Wala

21 Great Marlborough St, London W1F 7HL

Get ready for an array of sweet and savoury delights with this Indian Afternoon Tea for two. Located at the brand-new Soho Wala in the 5* Courthouse Hotel, you’ll be surrounded by contemporary, vibrant décor, matching the exquisite food on offer.

From £50 for two. Visit the website for further details

Burger Bites Superior Afternoon Tea

1 Adelaide Rd, Chalk Farm, London NW3 3QE

Traditional sandwiches and scones are out; enjoy six delicious mini burgers from the eclectic pick ‘n’ mix menu, homemade burger cupcakes and cakes (plus tea or coffee for two people)

From £42 for two. Served Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon – 6.00pm

Whiskers and Cream Cat Cafe

593 Holloway Rd, Archway, London N19 4DJ

Relax and unwind with their incredible cats whilst indulging in artisan drinks, light bites or even better still treat yourself to an incredible afternoon tea. Whiskers & Cream only uses the finest ingredients to ensure your afternoon tea is of the highest quality.

Visit the website for further details

South African Inspired Afternoon at B Bar, London

43 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0PP

Afternoon tea consists of traditional and Amarula scones with clotted cream and jam, a selection of cakes and pastries, and a selection of sandwiches.

From £30 per person. Visit the website for further details

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Afternoon Tea at Podium

22 Park Ln, London W1K 1BE

The menu is a whimsical world of sweet and savoury. Kids will love the teddy bear sandwiches, meringue mushroom, cake-pops, and miniature fancies—all accompanied by hot chocolate, milkshakes, smoothies, and more.

£24 per child, £59 when combined with an adult’s afternoon tea

Served Friday to Sunday from 12.30pm to 5.00pm

The Mad Hatter Oxford

43 Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EA

Head to the Mad Hatter Oxford for a  tipsy afternoon tea. This one certainly pulls out all of the stops with salmon sandwiches, savoury tarts and pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam and a cocktail in a quirky teapot to share.

This is available to both to eat in or take away, and with optional extras to make your day. Booking in advance is required via [email protected]

£34.95 for two

Visit the website for further details

Alice and the Hatter

24 William St, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5EQ

The ‘Queen of Hearts’ table is adorned with tea cup stools, a large throne for the ‘special guest’ and, of course, a large teapot. Their aim is simply to be the best afternoon tea venue in Kent – the Hatter brings a food focus to “open book sandwiches”,

For those who want a healthy choice with accompanying offerings of both specialist teas and coffees. Enjoy bread and butterflies, scones, petit fours and a drink me potion!

From £22.95 per person

Visit the website for further details

Sheene Mill

37-39 Station Rd, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DX

The Mad Hatter has prepared a delicious, themed feast of sandwiches, cakes and savoury bites to enjoy. Head to Sheene Mill for a gin inspired journey down the rabbit hole at this Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Enjoy a ‘Drink me’ potion: Rose & Pink Grapefruit Quencher, crushed strawberries as well as plain scones, strawberry jam, clotted cream and delicious sweet treats.

Priced at £30. Visit the website for further details

Alice at The Franklin Afternoon Tea

24 Egerton Gardens, London SW3 2DB

Designed to celebrate the V&A’s Alice: Curioser and Curioser exhibition the Alice at The Franklin Afternoon Tea is an imaginative twist on what a modern-day Alice would want from an afternoon tea after she has taken a journey through Wonderland. You’ll enjoy a selection of sandwiches, themed cakes and scones.

Afternoon Tea £45. Visit the website for further details

Alice’s Queen of Hearts Tea at Taj 51

51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6BS London

The brand-new Queen of Hearts Afternoon Tea features beautifully designed pastries and scrumptious savoury treats inspired by the foul-tempered monarch from the beloved children’s classic Alice in Wonderland.

Some of the sweet temptations down the rabbit hole include Off With Their Heads – a delicious banana moelleux with a raspberry crémeux dress;  Running Late – a strawberry pocket watch macaron, intrinsically decorated with milk chocolate piping; Checkmate – a redcurrant and chocolate Battenberg cake in the style of a classic checker board.

Vegetarian and vegan versions of the tea are also available upon request 48 hours in advance.

Visit the website for further details

Heaven Scent

19 South Street, Milnathort, Scotland, KY13 9XA

Heaven Scent is a thriving, award-winning catering and hospitality company in Scotland with a passion for delicious food and great value. They are particualrly well-known for their afternoon teas allowing you to choose your sandwich filling, tray bake and gateau to accompany the delicious scone, cream and jam and tasty macaron.

But for children there is a Willy Wonka inspired afternoon tea. There are cheese, ham, chicken mayo, houmous and cucumber or jam sandwiches. A smores cone, chocolate chip cookie/mini crispie cake, fruit kebab, popcorn, sweets and a choice of mini milkshake, hot chocolate or a carton of juice.

Only £7.95 per child. Served every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2.00-4.00pm

The Chesterfield

35 Charles St, London W1J 5EB

From the smoking pink lemonade, to the delicious sweetshop-themed cakes – The Chesterfield’s whimsical afternoon tea is sure to bring you to a world of pure imagination. Scrumptious chocolate scones and finger sandwiches are accompanied by an impressive tea list. The afternoon tea is suitable for Halal. There is also a children’s option.

Children’s Afternoon Tea – There’s a selection of ham and cheese, chocolate, cucumber and cream cheese, egg mayonnaise and jam sandwiches; fruit and chocolate chip scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam; delicious pastries and delights, milkshake or tea. Priced at £31

Adults Afternoon Tea – Sandwiches include honey roast ham with cheddar cheese and tomato chutney; Scottish smoked salmon with chive cream cheese. Freshly baked chocolate chip scones served with Cornish clotted cream, homemade strawberry jam; Coca-Cola slice; Reece’s peanut butter cup; Drumstick macaroon; Strawberry liquorice allsorts cheesecake; Blue raspberry and bubblegum battenberg; Giant jazzies! Priced at £47

Served Monday – Sunday from 12.30 – 5.30pm

Willy Wonka Afternoon Tea at Twenty Seven

9 Mill St, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ED

Twenty_Seven’s ethos is to use fresh local produce, prepared and served in a relaxed vibrant environment. Quality is key and the chef only sources and cooks with the best produce from nature’s larder.

Inject some sweetness into your day with their Willy Wonka inspired afternoon tea. The savoury tier includes sticky beef cheek donut, BBQ pulled pork sausage roll, goats cheese mousse and beetroot puree.

The sweet tier has the golden egg, the “mushroom”, fizzy citrus and Charlie’s lollipop! Then the classic Devonshire tier contains your scones, with jam and cream.

£30 per golden ticket. Visit the website for further details

The Potion Room at Cutter & Squidge

20 Brewer Street, W1F 0SJ

The potions master will arrive and take you on a spellbinding journey, mix your own potions and see it magically transform before you eat and drink your concoctions. Yorkshire pudding, scones, butterscotch biscuits, sandwiches and the Galaxy Juice potion with hibiscus, passion fruit, and unicorn tear tea.

As well as offering a fantastic experience we have a wide range of different afternoon tea packages for you to choose from. They have party packages that are suitable for eight years and above.

Prices start from £49.50 for adults, £39.50 for kids. Visit the website for further details

The Georgian House Hotel

35 – 39 St George’s Dr, Pimlico, London SW1V 4DG

Venture down to the Pimlico Pantry of the Harry Potter themed Georgian House Hotel and take part in an immersive dining experience.

Enjoy a three-course afternoon tea filled with mystery and magic.You can upgrade your wizard experience with bottomless bubbles or a cocktail made with a mix of frozen crystals, druid’s water and ancient red fairy dust for a mystical moment you will never forget!

£30 per wizard. Available to book every Friday-Sunday

Private Afternoon Tea at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour

Warner Brothers Studio, Watford WD25 7LR

Get the whole magical experience with a studio tour and a refectory-style afternoon tea right on the premises. Stop by the Food Hall and enjoy an afternoon tea spread of finger sandwiches, mini Scotch eggs, and a brie and leek tart for savouries.

Sweets include scones, treacle tart and a take on Dumbledore’s favourite sweet a lemon sherbet cupcake.

Visit the website for further details

The Cauldron

57a Frederick St, Edinburgh EH2 1LH

A bewitching afternoon tea experience where you use working magic wands to brew interactive teas and taste treats.

During your time with us you will brew two different types of interactive teas, the first of which focuses on transfiguration and second of which has been designed to encourage experimentation.

Your Wizard Afternoon Tea Experience includes a scone and a carefully curated selection of sandwitches, and desserts.

Little Wizard’s Afternoon Tea: £19 per person; Arcane Afternoon Tea: £35 per person

Visit the website for further details

The Hansom, King’s Cross

Euston Road, NW1 2AR

Visit one of the franchise’s most famous locations, King’s Cross station, where Harry caught the Hogwarts Express steam train from platform 9 ¾.

Enjoy afternoon tea in the Hansom Lounge at St Pancras Renaissance hotel in parts of the original rail station.

From £38 per person. Visit the website for further details

Durham Cathedral, Durham

The College, DH1 3EH

Durham Castle was used in many of the Hogwarts scenes.

You can enjoy a traditional selection of afternoon tea goodies including finger sandwiches, mini scones and homemade cakes in the Undercroft whilst enjoying the beautiful architecture.

Visit the website for further details

The Wizard Exploratorium

26 Greek Street, W1D 5DE

A bewitching afternoon tea experience where you use working magic wands to brew interactive teas and taste fantastical treats.

Wizard Afternoon Tea at the Wands & Wizard Exploratorium is a brand interactive tea-brewing experience where you step into the imagined worlds of your childhood through the subtle science of tea brewing, molecular gastronomy, and technology.

Little Wizard’s Afternoon Tea: £19 per person; Arcane Afternoon Tea:£35 per person

Visit the website for further details

The Tea Cosy

The Dene, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Nr Andover, Hampshire SP11 0AS

The Tea Cosy offer an number of themed selections of sandwiches, a fruit and plain scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam, themed cakes and biscuits, treats and unlimited tea, all in the setting of your favourite characters.

Choose from Beauty and The Beast, Alice in Wonderland or Harry Potter.

£20 per person. Visit the website for further details

Matilda Afternoon Tea

New Park Manor, Lyndhurst Road, New Forest, SO42 7QH

The much-loved, timeless tale of Matilda has been brought to life through words, screen, theatre and now food.

The story of a very small and very smart little girl who, through bravery, sheer determination, and a little help from her friends, overcomes the much bigger bullies in her life and changes her story for the better

For The Adults – The afternoon tea experience has been lovingly crafted to celebrate the magical foodie moments from the Matilda story, allowing you to share in all the surprise and delight of the tale together and create wonderful family memories. Not to spoil the surprise, but they guarantee that the “Brucie chocolate cake” will be one to remember. £35 per adult

For The Youngsters – The creation of the children’s afternoon tea is an experience to treasure featuring a selection of treats, inspired by Matilda’s magical foodie moments. The eagerly anticipated children’s afternoon tea is served alongside Matilda themed activity sheets for children to enjoy during service, or to continue the experience at home. £15 per child

Fish Cafe

71 Hampstead High St, London NW3 1QP

themed afternoon tea

Take a trip undersea to Fish cafe afternoon tea. The cafe have teamed up with a top-end caterer to provide creative cakes to match their theme from the vanilla mermaid tail cupcakes to macaroons with hidden chocolate pearl.

Tea also Includes our favourites traditional finger sandwiches and homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream.

From £36 per person. Visit the website for opening times

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