8 unique afternoon teas in England

Have you tried it on a boat, or what about on double decker bus? Where ever you like to eat your scones, there are plenty of unique and unusual ways to enjoy the most English of traditions.

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B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour

Torquay

What's special about it? It's on a bus

Book a seat on the B Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus London Tour and soak up the iconic sights while sipping on a cup of Earl Grey or Oolong. A vintage Routemaster will take you around famous London's landmarks including Big Ben, Harrods and Nelson's Column. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride (and warm scones).

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OH ME OH MY

Liverpool

What's special about it? The iconic views

This grand tea room sits near Liverpool's iconic Albert Dock, making it the perfect spot for enjoying afternoon tea after a busy day exploring the city. Enjoy a cake tier of sandwiches, scones and delicate tea time treats so pretty you won’t want to eat them.

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The Pump Room

Bath

What's special about it?  Jane Austen used to hang out here

Visit Bath’s most elegant eatery where Pride & Prejudice author Jane Austen spent many an afternoon enjoying Regency gossip with her tea and cake. Be entertained by The Pump Room Trio as you feast on delicate sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam. And be sure to sample the Bath buns; this local delicacy is not to be missed.

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4

Sketch

London

What's special about it? Everything

Caviar and quail egg sarnies? How could we resist, especially in a setting that’s as artful as the food. Sketch commissioned Turner-prize nominated artist David Shrigley to decorate this perfectly pink gallery, and you’ll find his witty illustrations on the tableware as well as the walls.

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Bateaux Windsor

Windsor

What's special about it? It's on the Thames

Afternoon tea is somehow made even more delicious on this unique cruise along the Thames. Kick back and enjoy the tranquility with a pot of tea and a scone, while taking in sights including Windsor Castle and Alexandra Gardens.

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Pier Point Restaurant

Torquay

This seafront cafe’s adorable unicorn treats are enough to make anyone believe in magic (or at least glitter-filled rainbows). The cream teas with sprinkles are, quite frankly, too pretty to eat. And don’t even get us started on the hot chocolate adorned with party rings or the teeny tiny cupcakes with unicorn faces...

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7

Just Grand Vintage Tearoom

Leeds

What's special about it? The pink decor

This tearoom prides itself on ‘good old fashioned service’ and traditional afternoon teas served on china crockery. It's impossible not to be impressed with the egg and cress finger sandwiches, lavender scones and fruit cake – all washed down with a strong cup (or five) of Yorkshire tea. Or maybe the Gentleman’s Tea is more your bag, featuring pork pie, pickled onions and crisps with a bottle of local ale.

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Holbeck Ghyll

Windermere

What's special about it? The bucolic setting

If you’re looking for afternoon tea with an awesome view, then this Lake District lovely is for you. The hotel (a former hunting lodge) is ever so posh and ideal for a special occasion – especially if you book a Champagne tea.

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21 Feb 2019(last updated)
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    Torquay

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    Bath

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    London

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    Windsor

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    Windermere

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