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Let them eat cake: it's your favourite afternoon teas in London

Sonya Barber

Rob Greig

Pass the clotted cream, Marjorie! Londoners pick their go-to locations for a spot of tea.  

Sanderson London: Fitzrovia


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'The Sanderson Hotel's Mad Hatter's afternoon tea, without question! Chocolate bread, blancmange, rhubarb and custard tea. Plus fantastic, quirky cakes and loads of them!' Rachel Borland via Facebook

Corinthia Hotel: Embankment


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'A very nice place to have tea. A beautiful room with excellent service - just the place on a cold winter's afternoon.' Louise via


Sketch: Mayfair 


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'It isn't conventional but that's what makes it all the more lovely. Service is outstanding too.' Hannah Mills via Facebook


The Ritz: Mayfair 


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'The Ritz, of course! I'm a traditionalist.' Cheryl Devall via Facebook


Claridge's: Mayfair 


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'The best of the best all-round - but impossibly hard to get a reservation.' Feathers M via


The Magazine At Serpentine Sackler Gallery: Hyde Park 


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'Offers a great 'wellness' afternoon tea, with a selection of healthy sweets, as well as a good range of caffeine-free teas, available in the beautiful contemporary architecture of Zaha Hadid's building.' Ana K via 

The Langham: Marylebone


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'How can any list be complete without The Langham? Beautiful surroundings and great sandwiches!' John S via

Did we miss your favourite? Let us know in the comments!

Or take a look at the quirkiest afternoon teas in London.

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