The Rose Lounge at Sofitel London St. James
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One of three dining and drinking spots at this hotel on Pall Mall - there's The Balcon and the St James Bar, too - The Rose Lounge offers afternoon tea with a French slant.
Tea is served every day between 2.30pm and 5.30pm, with 15 different infusions from which to choose. Options range from Earl Grey and darjeeling to Kyoto green tea, Bengal chai and Master Xu's Dark Oolong - one of the world's most expensive blends.
The teas are served alongside finger sandwiches, freshly baked homemade scones (with Devonshire clotted cream, rose scented strawberry jam and lemon curd) and fresh Parisienne patisserie. A champagne option is available, too.