The Orangery at The Fan Museum Take afternoon tea after a spin around the Fan Museum, home to around 3,500 fans dating from the 11th century.
A stunningly good value tea is served on Tuesdays and Sundays with homemade cakes and scones for just £6 ( £4 museum admission) – booking essential!
Cuthbert’s Bakehouse “Cuthbert’s is one of the most generous tea shops out there,” says Laura.
“With mini sandwiches and bagels, a secret garden and takeout boxes, this indie vintage haven is a unique afternoon-tea experience.” £12.
“Afternoon tea (£22.50) is beautifully presented with a selection of traditional classics with modern twists, such as apple and cinnamon scones.” The Cadogan Hotel “Small but perfectly formed, this boutique hotel on Sloane Street is the only place you will find a Chelsea bun on the afternoon tea menu (£26.50), served in the cosy and intimate wood panelled lounge, decorated with contemporary paintings,” says Keith.
“Try the new China tea blend with marigold flowers, flavoured with mango and apple – fresh and floral but without any sweetness.” Intercontinental Park Lane “Chef Paul Bates sources the best British ingredients for his sensational selection of afternoon-tea sandwiches,” says Keith.
“The flavour matching of its afternoon tea is well thought out and beautifully executed.” £20/£27 with champagne.
Annies, Manchester “Annies is one of Manchester’s true hidden gems,” says Laura.Essex Rose Tea House The Tiptree jam firm operates four tea rooms including this one, housed in a 16th-century building.Drop by for the great value Afternoon Tea Special – a sandwich, scone with clotted cream and jam and tea or coffee, all for £8.50.The Caledonian Hotel “A £24m restoration has breathed new life into the grande dame of Edinburgh hotels and created a light-filled atrium, Peacock Alley, where the Caley afternoon tea (£22) is served, surrounded by sandstone walls and an original station clock,” says Keith.Titanic Belfast You might need a little light relief after a spin round this awesome building, built on the slips where the ill-fated ship was constructed.“Leaf prides itself on being a space for Liverpool’s creative folk and offers a large selection of loose-leaf teas with unlimited refills as part of its pretty weekend afternoon tea.