The 5 best places to go for afternoon tea near Paddington this month


Britain is known for being a nation of tea drinkers and despite the insurgence of Starbucks and Costa Coffee, there are still plenty of places in London to sit, relax and keep warm this season with a good old-fashioned cup of tea.

Tea lovers in search for 4 star hotels in London will be happy to know that you can find some of the best cuppas in the city around the corner from the Park Grand London Paddington. Whether you’re looking to sample some exotic infusions or you prefer the classics, these tea houses and cafes are sure to have what you’re looking for.

The Orangery

Kensington Gardens, London

Experience your afternoon tea like royalty in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Gardens. This luxurious eatery is located inside Kensington Palace which is an official residence of a number of royals and was also the birthplace of Queen Victoria. If you’re hoping to experience the rich culture of London’s history during your stay at the Park Grand London Paddington, you’ll get the royal treatment at the Orangery.

Park Grand London Paddington

Queen’s Gardens, London

During your time in London, you won’t need to look any further than your hotel to find a delicious cup of tea. Our luxury restaurant offers a diverse menu of food and drinks to ensure that everyone can find something they like. Whether you’re looking for a light bite or a cup of tea to wake you up and start your day, you can enjoy a variety of flavours in the afternoon tea served at Park Grand London Paddington.

Candella Tea Room

Kensington Church Street, London

Also located in the rich district of Kensington, the Candella Tea Room is a beautiful example of the type of luxurious experiences you can find in London. The warmly lit interior provides the perfect setting for a relaxing lunch date or afternoon chat with friends over tea. Relax by candlelight and listen to the soothing tones of the live piano music as you choose from a wide menu of different flavours and tea infusions from around the world.

Amanzi Tea

New Cavendish Street, London

If you prefer modern and clean-cut design as opposed to classical décor, you’ll feel right at home in this sleek tea room. Amanzi Tea has brought the idea of afternoon tea into the 21st century with a vast selection of flavours and leaves from around the world that are specially brewed to create an experience like no other. The colourful interior and modern style of Amanzi Tea makes it a favourite spot amongst hipsters and those seeking an alternative side of London.

Biju Bubble Tea Room

Old Compton Street, London

Jump on the new bubble tea craze and try something new at this ultra-modern tea house in the centre of Soho. This is a short Tube ride away from the Park Grand Hotel but is worth the trip. The unique style of Taiwanese tea has taken London by storm and Biju Bubble Tea Room is worth checking out if you’re interested in seeing what all the fuss is about.


  • What is the best time for afternoon tea in London?

Afternoon tea time in London is around 4PM, between lunch and dinner.

  • What do you wear to tea in London?

Most venues have a relaxed ‘smart casual’ dress code these days, so there is no need for men to wear a jacket and tie – trousers or smart jeans, collared shirt and clean/un-scuffed shoes are acceptable.