If you fancy some mid-day indulgence, head to Oxford Street and have afternoon tea at Selfridges. This fashionable department store has been a staple of the London experience since March 1909, and its take on the traditional afternoon tea is absolutely delightful.
Selfridges is one of those iconic shopping destinations that you should visit when in London. Set in a stunning historic building, the upscale store is a creative playground in its own right. A place to be inspired, explore positive ideas and shop some of the best products anywhere in London.
When there, go to the rooftop terrace, and you will be able to take in views of Oxford Street and other iconic London landmarks like Bond Street and Regent Street. The terrace itself is surrounded by plants that give it a truly luxurious feel. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax with friends.
What really makes afternoon tea at Selfridges special, is the atmosphere. The decor is chic-modern and the mood is laid back. The staff are incredibly friendly and welcoming.
Selfridge’s also offers themed afternoon teas throughout the year such as their Christmas Edition which includes mince pies, festive cupcakes, and mulled wine (if you’re feeling daring). Or their current collaboration with the fashion designer LOWE. It goes without saying that the team here takes afternoon tea as seriously as Anna the Duchess of Bedford who began the British afternoon tea tradition.
Dolly’s cafe at Selfridges serves up an array of delicious treats such as freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam as well as an abundance of finger sandwiches filled with everything from smoked salmon to egg mayonnaise.
For those with a sweet tooth, there are a variety of cakes and pastries available that are sure to please even the most discerning palate. In addition to this, they have a great selection of teas. There are over 30 varieties available from around the world so you can sample something new every time you go.