There truly is a reason why so many people immediately think of afternoon tea when they think of London. These decadent experiences are one of a kind, and should not be missed especially if you are visiting London for the very first time. While the traditional afternoon tea is a wonderful experience, you can also try out some new modern variations. Here are some of the best places to experience afternoon tea in London.

The Ritz London

If you love the idea of enjoying some tea at a place that has a certified tea sommelier who travels the world to find the best tea available on earth, then this is the place for you. The Ritz offers a selection of 18 different types of tea to enjoy alongside sandwiches, scones, and delicious pastries.

The Ritz London

Corinthia Hotel

This is what true luxury feels like. Underneath a gorgeous Baccarat chandelier, you can sip on tea and dine on a selection of sandwiches served on hand painted bone china displayed on an antique champagne trolley.

Corinthia Hotel

Cutter & Squidge

For those looking for something a little different than the upscale afternoon tea experience, this is the place for you. Are you a Potterhead? Cutter & Squidge offers up the chance to create scrumptious concoctions worthy of any potions master.

Cutter & Squidge

Pret-a-Portea

Anyone who loves fashion must head to Pret-a-Portea for afternoon tea. Just like the way fashion comes in cycles, Pret-a-Portea changes the menu every six months to reflect current styles and color trends. Sip your tea while enjoying incredible confections in the shape of the latest fashionable trends.

Pret A Portea

Ampersand

This is the perfect spot for anyone who loves physics and chemistry. Ampersand offers edible science experiments that are also beautiful. They offer up selections like petri dish jellies, chocolate spacemen, and edible fossils.

Ampersand