This year more than any other, afternoon tea seems to be on everyone’s wish list. London has some incredible themed afternoon tea’s for the Platinum Jubilee. I’ve been lucky enough to try out some of the best and it is Mr B’s favourite meal of the day.

Some of the afternoon tea’s come so highly recommended it would be rude not share them. Especially this year when, if you aren’t being served afternoon tea in London what are you doing?

Jubilee Afternoon tea at the Goring

I’ve shared 7 special afternoon tea’s celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. This is THE year to pull out all the Royal stops for a Jubilee tea.

7 Jubilee Afternoon Tea’s | Are you being served?

The Goring Hotel : Afternoon Tea with Teddy the Shetland pony and Le Corgi. A decadent tea in the hotel next door to Buckingham Palace. What makes this tea a little different is Teddy the Shetland pony & of course Le Corgi.

Set in their beautiful hidden London garden, it is a little hidden oasis. I absolutely loved this afternoon tea.
Royal Fact : It is the hotel where the Duchess of Cambridge and her family spent the night before her wedding to Prince William.

The Goring hotel jubilee afternoon tea

The Ritz: An Afternoon Tea in one of London’s most beautiful hotels. A hotel where the Queen was a frequent visitor pre covid.
Royal Fact : The Ritz is the only hotel in London to hold the Royal Warrant for Banqueting and Catering services.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz

Claridge’s Hotel: Has played host to Her Majesty’s private celebrations. This month as Union Jacks fly high at the entrance, Claridge’s showcase a very special display alongside their afternoon tea. They have delved into their archives and will have on display a collection of treasured Royal moments around the Coronation.
Royal Fact : Claridge’s was a refuge for exiled heads of state during World War II.

Claridge's Hotel London

The Shangri-La: Look through the iconic stamp image of the Queen and look out over London from The Shard, 35 floors high, where you will enjoy their delicious and very English afternoon tea. Royal fact: Royal photographer Hugo Rittson-Thomas has a wonderful portrait exhibition in the lobby.

ShangriLa afternoon tea

Fortnum & Mason: Platinum Jubilee Tea. When Edward VII came to the throne in 1901, Fortnum’s were set the Royal task to “find him the finest tea in all the land. Celebrating with a Platinum Jubilee Tea in their Diamond Jubilee tearoom. Royal Fact: Fortnum’s holds two Royal Warrants.

Jubilee afternoon tea at Fortnum and Mason

The Lanesborough: It may be a Bridgerton themed tea, but the hotel has history and it is all about Queen Charlotte and society in the Regency era.
Royal Fact : The Lanesborough, a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace has an entrance reserved only for Royalty?

Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park : This special Platinum Jubilee tea has a pairing of Her Majesty’s favourite Bollinger champagne for something extra special, with all the quintessentially English cakes to feast on. Royal Fact : It was at this hotel where the young Princesses, Her Majesty The Queen and Princess Margaret both learnt to dance.

A few extra Jubilee Afternoon Tea’s

The Berkeley: Known for their exquisite Prêt-à-Portea, they are interrupting their new seasons tea for a Royal fashion tribute. They will pay homage to the Platinum Jubilee, and Her Majesty from 30 May – 12 June. There will be 3 special creations to represent Her Majesty’s most iconic fashion signatures. Celebrating our most iconic and colourful dresser, it is an offering fit for HM The Queen herself.

Four Seasons Trinity Square are hosting a Superbloom afternoon tea which looks to be magical, a perfect stop after you’ve been to Superbloom at Tower of London.

I hope the above gives you good reason to visit London. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea to celebrate this extraordinary moment in our lifetime, The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

If you are looking for things to do over the Jubilee weekend in London, read our Jubilee blog post.