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Is there a better way to say Merry Christmas to a loved one than by treating them to a regal afternoon in the most elegant of surroundings?
In anticipation of the festive season, we've rounded up some of the best Afternoon Tea vouchers offered at venues that received a Certificate of Excellence at this year's Afternoon Tea Awards.
Now in it's fourth year, the Afternoon Tea Awards recognise the pinnacle in Afternoon Tea service and creativity.
We know you want to treat that special person to the very best this Christmas - so you can rest easy that Afternoon Tea at one of these luxurious spots will have your loved one raising a glass to the most wonderful time of the year in style.
Awarded the prestigious title of Best Traditional Afternoon Tea at this year's awards, The Savoy is one of the most iconic venues to take Afternoon Tea. Served inside The Thames Foyer, the Afternoon Tea award judges said this luxurious experience offered a combination of 'exquisite food with a service which made everyone feel as though they were the most special person in the room'. Afternoon Tea for two voucher is priced from £168.75. See here for all the vouchers at The Savoy.
Strand, London, WC2R 0EU
The 5-star location for this year's awards ceremony, the Mirror Room at Rosewood London was the winner of the best Contemporary Afternoon Tea awards for two consecutive year's in 2017 and 2018. Created by Executive Chef, Mark Perkins, their unique Afternoon Tea is inspired by London's vibrant art scene, with this current menu a tribute to the work of Antony Gormley. The Afternoon Tea voucher is priced from £65 per person. See here for all vouchers in the Mirror Room at Rosewood London.
252 High Holborn Street, London, WC1V 7EN
Located in the heart of London's West End, the five star Langham hotel commands one of London's most enviable addresses and it has been perfecting Afternoon Tea service in its iconic Palm Court since 1865. Awarded a Highly Commended Certificate of Excellent at this year's awards, The Langham London menu is created in collaboration with Wedgwood. Afternoon Tea voucher is priced from £62 per person. See all vouchers at The Langham here
1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA
Gift that special someone to Afternoon Tea through the looking glass with a delightful Alice in Wonderland themed experience in Kona at Taj 51 Buckingham Gate. Awarded a Highly Commended Certificate of Excellence, guests can enjoy a fantastical tea party in tribute to Lewis Carroll's much-loved literary classic, priced at £90 for two. Buy the voucher here
51 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF
Experience one of life's greatest luxuries with Afternoon Tea at the Corinthia London. Served in the Crystal Moon Lounge, which is illuminated by a spectacular Baccarat Chandelier, this 5 star Afternoon Tea was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate of Excellence at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2019. Vouchers are priced from £68 per person. See all vouchers here.
Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD
Set in a former Edwardian mansion with unrivalled backdrops of Hyde Park and Marble Arch, the 5 star London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is a luxury boutique hotel in London serving a stunning themed Afternoon Tea in its restaurant, Lanes of London. Awarded a Highly Commended Certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards, vouchers at Lanes of London are priced from £58 for two. You can buy the voucher here
140 Park Lane, London, W1K 7AA
The Grade I listed Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa located in Bath provides suitably grand surroundings to enjoy the great British tradition. Served in the stunning secret gardens or cosy lounge complete with roaring fire, this is a perfect interpretation of Afternoon Tea. This voucher is priced at £75 for two. Purchase the voucher here.
16 Royal Crescent, Bath, BA1 2LS
For a quintessential Afternoon Tea dining experience, look no further than the deluxe 5 star offering at The Milestone Hotel. Set in London's exclusive Kensington area, this boutique hotel has been restored according to English Heritage standards and guests can enjoy perfectly crafted sweet and savoury treats in this cosy retreat characterised by original fireplaces, carved wood panelling and large ornate windows. This voucher is priced from £52 per person. You can view all the vouchers here.
1 Kensington Court, London, W8 5DL
How does a 5-star Afternoon Tea on Park Lane sound for a gift? Spoil your loved one or that special couple to exactly that with this Afternoon Tea for two gift voucher at the iconic Grosvenor House. Frequented by royalty, celebrities and business leaders since its opening in 1929, the historic hotel is the "Grande Dame" of Park Lane, offering a quintessentially British experience. The voucher is priced at £85 for two. Buy the voucher here.
Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7TN
Famously the hotel Prince Harry stayed the night before his magical Royal Wedding to the Duchess of Sussex, this luxurious Afternoon Tea is certainly fit for a prince. Located in Ascot, you can treat your loved one to this regal experience including a selection of sumptuous sweet and savoury treats from £43. At weekends, the voucher experience is only available with Champagne, priced from £62. You can view all the vouchers here.
Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE
Awarded a Highly Commended certificate of Excellence, the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane is a beautiful setting in the heart of Mayfair offering a glimpse into the magic and history of the roaring 20's. The elegant Palm Court has become the gathering place for guests and locals alike and is today one of the greatest places in Mayfair to enjoy their wonderfully themed Nineteen Twen-tea Afternoon Tea. This voucher is priced from £42 per person. If you are feeling in an extra decadent mood, you can upgrade to add a glass or free flowing Champagne. See here for all the vouchers at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane
Piccadilly, London, W1J 7BX
Still undecided. Here's some gift vouchers from illustrious venues awarded a Commended certificate of Excellence at the Afternoon Tea Awards:
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