The Ritz London St James

Best Places for Afternoon Tea in St. James's

Afternoon Tea in St James's is one of life's most luxurious affairs. Formerly a residential area of the British aristocracy in the 18th century, the grand buildings that used to house the wealthiest members of British society have been transformed to become iconic London institutions, ideal to indulge in the great British tradition.

Just a short walk away from must-see tourist attractions such as Piccadilly Circus and Buckingham Palace, St James's is also home to two of the most iconic traditional Afternoon Tea experiences at Fortnum & Mason and The Ritz.

Our comprehensive guide of venues features everything from decadent Bottomless Champagne Afternoon Teas to exclusive deals.

Browse the best places to have Afternoon Tea in St James's below:

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Festive Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

An essential part of Piccadilly visits for generations, Festive Afternoon Tea at Fortnum’s is a most delicious Christmas tradition. Offering a true taste of Fortnum’s Christmas at teatime, each individual patisserie celebrates some of our most festive icons.

Lanson Champagne Afternoon Tea at St Ermins Hotel

Lanson Champagne Afternoon Tea

at St Ermin's Hotel

While away the afternoon in stylish surroundings with treats inspired by seasonal ingredients from the hotel’s very own rooftop kitchen garden.