As you may know by thousands of cartoons, movies, books, and whatnot, British people, especially in London, are incredibly fond of tea, enjoying it with family and friends, and all of the benefits it could offer their bodies. And if you travel to London, there’s just no way in hell you’re going to miss the opportunity of enjoying your good old-fashioned cup of tea at 5 o’clock, a gastronomical and social event that never ceases to reinvent itself, and today, we’re going to let you know about the best places to enjoy tea time if you ever visit London.
The first stop of our trip takes up to the Langham Hotel, and this should be a mandatory stop for every tourist to take the chance of spending at least one afternoon. Just remember to be prompt so that you can enjoy the 5 o’clock cup of tea in this incredibly luxurious hotel. With over 140 years of history and the spirit of glorious writers of the likes of Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde, the Victorian Tea at Langham Hotel will knock literature enthusiasts off their feet in the blink of an eye.
Also, if you’re just not in the mood for a cup of tea, you could also enjoy a glass of one of the dozens of champagnes they have to offer to their high-society kind of clients. Obviously, you must spend a big buck to have a good time in such a place, and don’t expect to have a cup of tea for less than €45, but the piano bar and jazz music will definitely make your money’s worth.
Prêt-à-Porter, Berkeley Hotel
The second stop of our trip takes us to the Berkeley Hotel, on a tea parlor that combines the modern needs of today with a good old-fashioned British concept of tea time, as well as the highest standards of fashion to decorate the place.
From Prada to McQueen, to Oscar de la Renta, the Prêt-à-Porter will make all of its customers want to come back over and over to enjoy a delicious piece of British pie and pastries with a cup of tea.
If you’re a fashion enthusiast, you just can’t miss on the opportunity to have a cup of tea at the Berkeley Hotel, but, as you may imagine by now, it won’t be precisely cheap, as a cup could go from €45 to €60 if paired with a glass of Laurent-Perrier champagne.
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason is a huge part of British history, as it’s been around for over 300 hundred years and has seen tons of generations of people enjoying its delicious teas and it’s not likely to go away any time soon. Since 1926, this world-famous tea parlor also became one of the most visited tourist venues in the United Kingdom, with thousands of fans from all over the world traveling exclusively to enjoy a cup of their tea.
If you’re looking for a traditional cup of tea, Fortnum & Mason is a no-brainer. If you have more than €50 to spend in order to enjoy the ultimate British experience, you’re in for an experience you’ll never forget.