Top 10 Afternoon teas

We all love a cup of tea in the afternoon. Whether it is with a friend, your mom or by yourself, find out the best places for afternoon tea in Camden with our Top 10 Afternoon Teas!

1. The Grand Hotel 

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One of London's greatest landmarks, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is a Victorian Gothic masterpiece designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott which opened its doors in 1873.The building has now been restored to its former glory as a 5-star hotel, featuring glorious Gothic Revival metalwork, gold leaf ceilings and hand-stencilled wall designs.

Afternoon Tea is served in the magnificent Hansom Lounge which resonates with its rich rail history, offering a unique setting to indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea.

You can enjoy a selection of savoury sandwiches, raspberry & dark chocolate scones and sweet treats such as an strawberry vanilla sable. 

2. The cute and quirky

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Our casual Afternoon Tea distills the essence of what Afternoon Tea should be: a time to sit and have a cuppa tea, enjoy the company of good friends and be surrounded by amazing cakes.

Started in 2009 and highly regarded by TimeOut London, Louis Vuitton City Guide, Financial Times and listed as one of The Independent’s top 50 tea rooms in the UK, our afternoon tea can be enjoyed at St Pauls and Bloomsbury.

3. The have at home tea

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www.sugartearoom.co.uk

Sugar Tea Room - The mobile Tea Room that comes to you! You provide the venue, we provide everything else and clear up afterwards!

We also take our mobile tea room to events including food fairs, family fun days and markets in and around London.

4.The Celebrity Chef tea

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Stop by York & Albany, the stylish Gordon Ramsay restaurant in Camden, for a delicious meal where you’ll be spoilt for choice by the range of dishes on offer.

York & Albany provides all day dining, serving up a tasty menu of modern British food for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. So you can even stick around all day and let us take care of all your meals for you – we guarantee you won’t be left disappointed!

5. The hidden gem 

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www.sweetthings.biz

I'm addicted to cakes - I'm proud to say it! Whilst working as a Project Manager in the City I was always on the hunt for something sweet. In between meetings I ended up dashing to large chain coffee shops to get my sugar fix, but they just didn’t cut it! I longed for cakes with that ‘home baked’ taste.

I started frequenting farmers' markets, and watched the emergence of small independent food producers who, like me, take taste very seriously. This combined with the sound of wedding bells and subsequent thoughts about some day starting a family of my own led me to thinking ‘enough’s enough!’ I wanted my children to grow up tasting cakes like the ones my grandma used to make. So I finally took the plunge in 2005, I gave up my city job to set up Sweet Things and haven’t looked back since!

It wasn’t all plain sailing though! 7 years and 2 children later I’ve gone from manning a small cupcake stall (come rain or shine), baking for an incredibly loyal customer base FROM HOME, to securing clients like Fortnum & Mason and Selfridges… and now I can say “come to Sweet Things in Primrose Hill or in Notting Hill for some tea and cake just like my grandma used to make!"

6. Just the tea and a scone 

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www.friendshouse.co.uk

The Hospitality Company is committed to Quaker values such as simplicity, truth, equality, peace and sustainability. This is why the environment is at the core of what we do. Green energy, local sourcing of produce, fair pricing and fair pay for staff are among the things which define us as an ethical company. As a Living Wage employer, we pay our staff above the London Living Wage. Those commitments embody “the friendly way”.

7. The Contemporary Art Afternoon Tea 

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Voted as the Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea in the UK, Rosewood London’s Art Afternoon Tea is inspired by London’s vibrant art scene featuring five of the most iconic modern artists including Yayoi Kusama, Damien Hirst, Alexander Calder, Banksy and Mark Rothko. Served within the elegant Mirror Room, our art-inspired afternoon tea includes a selection of mouth-watering finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and loose leaf teas accompanied by an art-inspired pastries, created by Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins.

8. The Sparkling Tea 

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www.hushbrasseries.com

In the grand tradition of Afternoon Tea, Hush’s Gin & Jam Tea features classic teatime treats, including elegant finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and jam, macaroons and Earl Grey Crème br&ucirclée, served alongside a selection of artisan Loose Leaf Teas blended in France in collaboration with M.Jacobs. 

9. The most visited Museum in London tea 

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www.britishmuseum.org

The Great Court Restaurant is a refined dining experience with a casual feel. The open kitchen shows a glimpse of the chefs at work and we serve fresh, seasonal mains, afternoon tea and an exclusive exhibition-inspired menu. On Friday evenings, to coincide with the Museum's late opening, we also serve dinner.

10. Afternoon tea and a movie 

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www.firmdalehotels.com

Charlotte Street Hotel is a chic place to have Afternoon Tea. It is served all day long and can be taken in the Oscar bar and restaurant or the beautiful drawing room. There is a selection of both savoury and sweet menu items.