It’s widely known that Britons love nothing more than sipping on cups of steaming hot tea, even more so if the odd biscuit is thrown into the mix. Despite moves by Starbucks, Britain remains a nation of tea drinkers.
If you’re visiting London for the weekend, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of luxurious tea rooms near the Piccadilly London West End where you can relax, chat with friends and family and enjoy a great cup of tea. Here are some of our favourite teahouses and restaurants in West End London that serve up some of the city’s best brews.
Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon
Fourth Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London W1A 1ER
If you’re looking to sip on cups of tea in an elegant and refined setting, this is a tea house you won’t want to miss out on. The plush setting is ideal for the more discerning tea drinker who appreciates the type of delicate, detailed china that the tea is served in. Enjoy a delicious selection of cakes and pastries and be sure to try the Battenberg which has been being made here since 1926, so you can be sure that the recipe has been perfected. Diamond Jubilee is a perfect place to enjoy early morning tea with a friend and catch up with things in a comfortable, elegant setting.
Piccadilly London West End
Shaftesbury Avenue, London
If you’re in search of the perfect cup of tea, you don’t need to look any further than your own doorstep. The Piccadilly London West End is home to one of the best eateries in the city where you can find a selection of dishes and a range of tea flavours and infusions that are sure to get your day off to a good start. Take a seat in the luxurious surroundings of the restaurant and pass the time with friends or family as you sip on a warm brew. Whether you
65/67 Regent Street, London, W1B 4DZ
Fancy sipping on some of the finest tea in London and then taking your favourites home with you? Head to Whittard in Chelsea then, where this tea house also doubles as a shop where you are able to purchase some of the finest teas as well as cocoa, fine tableware and professional brewing equipment. Their wide range of flavoured and fruit and herbal teas are a popular choice and are not to be missed.
Urban Tea Rooms
19 Kingly St, Carnaby, London W1B 5PY
If you’re in the mood for tea but fancy a more laid-back setting, this spot situated in Carnaby is an ideal choice. Here you can sample classic tea choices while you chat with friends. If the weather is good, sit outside and watch the world go by while you sample some of their exquisite pastries. Fancy switching to something a bit stronger? This place also has a great cocktail menu so treat yourself to your favourite tipple.