Here are 3 of the most glamorous pink afternoon tea in London, because we know you love your tea served in a very decadent and feminine setting.
The tradition of afternoon tea in Britain dates back to 1800 when Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford and a close friend of Queen Victoria, complained about the hunger she experienced in the late afternoons. The evening meal was served at eight o’clock, leaving a long waiting period between lunch and dinner.
One day, the Duchess asked for a tray of bread and butter with tea to be brought to her at around four o’clock in the afternoon. Soon afterwards, the Duchess began sending invitations for friends to join her.
It wasn’t long before afternoon tea became a fashionable social event among upper-class women in Britain.
Traditional English afternoon tea consists of light sandwiches, cakes, pastries and scones served with clotted cream and preserves. This is nicely paired with tea served in dainty tea cups made from bone china.
Things have come a long way since the days of the Duchess and most British homes no longer observe the daily ritual. However, you can still enjoy traditional English afternoon tea in many fine hotels, restaurants and patisseries across London.
1. Peggy Porschen
Named by Vanity Fair as “cupcake heaven,” this is the ultimate destination for afternoon tea escapism. Peggy Porschen serves up the most scrumptious cakes and cupcakes in a fairytale setting. You’ll also find the best red velvet cupcake here.
Known as London’s most Instagrammable hotspot, EL&N is an irresistibly chic, pink perfection. The glitzy decor, pink interior and wall of flowers will transform your afternoon tea into a glamorous picture-perfect moment.
3. Brigit’s Bakery
A place where the English traditional afternoon tea is fused with a delicate French twist. From cream cheese finger sandwiches to coconut & raspberry choux, the selection at Brigit’s bakery is unforgettably delicious.