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Where to get Christmas afternoon tea in London. Try these three beautiful, festive afternoon teas while visiting London.When it turns cold in London, lots of restaurants and hotels put on a festive, Christmas-inspired afternoon tea. If you’re in London in November or December, one of these teas is a must-do to get you in the festive mood. I’m going to tell you about three of my favourite festive teas in the city.

Oh by the way, I’ve got a special festive freebie for you at the end of this article, be sure to read through to find out how to get it.

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Best winter afternoon teas in London

The Soho Hotel

This year, the Soho Hotel, who usually does a really nice traditional tea the rest of the year, has a Christmas G&Tea that they’ve put together with Monkey 47 Gin.

Each food item in the tea uses flavours from the 47 ingredients that make up the handcrafted gin, but with a Christmas-y twist. One of the hotel’s expert bartenders also comes to your table with a bar cart and makes you a bespoke gin cocktail.

The Soho Hotel’s restaurant Refuel is mentioned in The Local Guide to London.

Book the Monkey 47 G&Tea

Where to get Christmas afternoon tea in London

One Aldwych hotel

One Aldwych hotel has a famous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tea all year round, but during the Christmas season, it gets a festive twist.

Everything in the tea is inspired by Roald Dahl’s story, down to the golden egg and candy floss (aka cotton candy).

This tea is great for children, but adults can also add champagne or the magical Charlie Cocktail to their serving.

Book afternoon tea at One Aldwych

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Good christmas afternoon teas in London

Chesterfield Mayfair hotel

The Winter Wonderland afternoon tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair hotel is a very classic festive tea. It starts off with a glass of mulled wine to warm you up, then you choose from the hotel’s eighteen varieties of teas, including a special Christmas blend and the Dancing Dragon, a unique tea that flowers open in front of you. Of course, you can add bubbles if you’d prefer.

This is another festive afternoon tea in London that is very child-friendly, and the staff welcome them with open arms. They’ll love the lovely little sweets!

Book afternoon tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair

If you’re visiting London during the festive season, I’ve got a free Festive London guide that you can download, it includes lots of great things to do around the city around Christmas time. Just pop your info in below to get it sent to you.

More Christmas in London articles:

What to do in London during the Christmas season
Where to see Christmas lights in London
What to do on Christmas Day in London

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Jessica Dante

Jess is the founder of Love and London, an online travel guide that helps London tourists to visit London like they live there. She's been featured in Refinery29, Forbes, BBC Radio 2, HuffPost, and more. Jess is also a sustainable and ethical travel advocate.

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