If there are two things I love, it is afternoon tea and the United Kingdom.
For those unfamiliar with the tradition, afternoon tea is a mid-afternoon snack comprised of tea with finger sandwiches, scones or crumpets with clotted cream or butter, and a small array of sweets. Variations of afternoon tea include cream tea (a lighter snack comprised just of tea with scones, jams, and clotted cream), high tea (which is more of a dinner that was sometimes served to families with servants who were given a night off), and royal tea (afternoon tea plus champagne).
I will be honeymooning in London this summer and am keen to try out all the best spots. You might be interested in visiting them too, so I put this list together.
Let me know if I have missed anything essential! :)
The Goring Hotel
The Goring Hotel offers one of London's best afternoon teas and has won several prestigious awards, including The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence.