Wednesday 9th of September 2015
Are you heading to London? Pick up your Easirent hire car from our London Luton Airport depot and head into the city centre for some of the best afternoon tea in the country. London is famous the world over for its glitzy, affluent hotels, which include iconic venues such as The Ritz and The Savoy and where better to sample some of the country’s finest offerings of afternoon tea? If you’re looking for somewhere to stay while you’re in the capital, then check out Easirent’s top London hotels.
1. The Ritz
The Ritz isn’t one to shy away from the number one spot on most lists, but its afternoon tea is most probably one of the best in the city. Set against the lavishly grand backdrop of The Ritz hotel, diners are advised to wear smart clothing in order to get a chance of experiencing the best afternoon tea in town. Choose between one of 16 different types of tea, all of which have been thoroughly researched by the staff, in countries as far flung as Sri Lanka and India. The Ritz offers five sittings each day and prices range between £50 and £66 depending on whether you want champagne included.
2. Shangri- La Hotel at The Shard
The Shangri-La Hotel occupies the 35th floor of The Shard in London city centre. Hop in your Easirent hire car at our London Luton Airport depot and drive the 35 mile journey to Europe’s tallest building for a spot of afternoon tea with an unparalleled, panoramic view of the capital. Specialising in an Asian twist on the traditional afternoon tea (which is also still available to order) the Shangri-La Hotel’s ‘Ting Lounge’ offers diners an Asian inspired menu which includes prawn dumplings, crab buns, vegetable gyoza and a coconut mousse with a mango filling.
3. The London Bus Afternoon Tea Tour
Swap your Easirent hire car for a traditional London bus, on a quirky and quintessentially British London Bus Afternoon Tea Tour. The beautiful 1960’s Routemaster bus, which is owned and operated by BB’s Bakery in Covent Garden, serves everything you’d expect to find at a traditional afternoon tea party, including dainty sandwiches and delicious scones and to make it even better – it’s all served on vintage crockery. Combine your afternoon tea with a tour of the city, as the Routemaster passes through some very well known London landmarks.
4. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
Pick up your Easirent hire car from our London Luton Airport depot and head to East London to be a part of one of the wackiest afternoon tea sessions you’ll probably experience. Based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adverntures in Wonderland, the Mad Hatters Tea Party serves up pink egg sandwiches and sparkly popcorn. Priced at only £22, it’s definitely not one to miss.
5. Twilight Tea at Sketch
Probably better named ‘evening tea’ – this quirky take on the traditional afternoon tea takes place as the sun sets and the stars emerge. Located in the affluent area of Mayfair, Sketch is a 35 mile drive from our Easirent pick up point at London Luton Airport.