We may not be having much of a summer right now but we remain positive here at Afternoon Tea Online so we thought we’d take a closer look at the wonderful array of afternoon teas to be enjoyed al fresco in London and prepare for the imminent days of sunshine ahead!
Montague on the Gardens
Located just steps from the British Museum, the Montague on the Gardens hotel is a peaceful retreat within the busy city. Enjoy afternoon tea amidst flowers and greenery on the Wood Deck of the hotel’s beautiful gardens. Why not try the fabulous Summer Garden Afternoon Tea which includes a fine array of sweet and savoury treats as well as a wonderful tea inspired cocktail. After a busy day perusing the exhibitions of the British Museum, what better way to spend a summery afternoon than enjoying afternoon tea in the gardens of the lovely Montague on the Gardens hotel.
Occupying a prime position on Whitehall Place, the rather fabulous Corinthia Hotel is one of London’s finest establishments, attracting high profile guests from around the world. Afternoon tea is naturally a very refined affair at this five star hotel and during the summertime, guests are invited to indulge in a delightful afternoon tea al fresco in the sumptuous Garden Lounge. A stunning maple lined inner courtyard bedecked in glorious greenery, the Garden Lounge is the perfect spot for one of London’s finest al fresco afternoon teas.
Nestled within London’s Soho, the highly sought after Ham Yard Hotel is home to a divine al fresco afternoon tea. Served in the restaurant’s beautiful terrace, an oasis of greenery in the heart of the West End, afternoon tea is a real summertime treat at this fashionable London hotel.
Chelsea Harbour Hotel
Overlooking the exclusive waters of Chelsea Harbour where million pound boats bob up and down, the Chelsea Harbour Hotel is a superb choice for afternoon tea al fresco. Served on the delightful terrace of The Harbour Bar, guests can enjoy a fabulous afternoon tea in the open air as well as glorious waterfront views.
Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, Hush Mayfair is proud to boast one of the area’s most beautiful courtyard terraces. A real hidden gem, Hush Mayfair serve a wonderful afternoon tea on the terrace during the warmer months, the perfect antidote to a busy morning’s shopping on the nearby Bond Street.
Magazine Restaurant at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery
What better way to enjoy whatever sunshine there is this year than with an afternoon tea in one of London’s royal parks? The cool and contemporary Magazine Restaurant within the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in Hyde Park is a fantastic destination for afternoon tea in the sunshine. The restaurant offers ample seating in its pretty gardens, a glorious setting for an al fresco afternoon tea if ever there was one.
Sunborn Yacht Hotel
Fancy enjoying afternoon tea al fresco on the terraces of an exclusive yacht? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get at the amazing Sunborn Yacht Hotel in London’s Docklands. Permanently moored next door to the Excel Centre, the Sunborn Yacht Hotel serves afternoon tea on its fabulous terraces which give way to spectacular views over the River Thames to the O2 Stadium, Canary Wharf and beyond.
If it’s good enough for the Royal Family, then it’s good enough for us! The Goring serves one of the most refined afternoon teas in London and during the summertime, afternoon tea at The Goring is even more of a temptation as it is served al fresco on the fabulous garden terrace. Overlooking the well-manicured lawns and borders of The Goring’s pretty gardens, the terrace is a splendid location for one of the most elegant afternoon teas in the capital.
Enjoy a divine afternoon tea al fresco at the Bloomsbury Hotel’s amazing Dalloway Terrace. A beautiful al fresco retreat in the heart of London’s literary district, the pretty Dalloway Terrace is filled with the most fabulous greenery, plants and flowers and boasts a retractable roof - always handy in such changeable British weather. Described as a “poetic and quintessentially British, space”, afternoon tea at the Dalloway Terrace is an absolute joy.
Lancaster London is really taking advantage of its enviable location close to London’s Hyde Park as far as afternoon tea is concerned this year. The hotel has launched their very own Takeaway Afternoon Tea, a fabulous picnic hamper filled with afternoon tea treats and an iced tea which comes in a retro glass with a straw. Grab your tea and head on over to Hyde Park for the ultimate al fresco afternoon tea experience! Pre-payment is required for the Takeaway Afternoon Tea.
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