Corinthia London takes the number one spot for afternoon tea.
On occasion, when a particularly bougie feeling comes over you, only one thing will do. And that, friends, is a healthy dose of classy afternoon tea – complete with scones, cake, the lot!
But, as we’ve found out here at Secret London, there’s a lot of places to sift you before you can definitively say you’ve had the best. Until now. Handily, a new study from Tourist Tr-eats: Afternoon Tea, created by Dorset Coastal Cottages, has revealed all the best places around the country to sip on the nation’s favourite brew out of fancy china.
Taking the number one spot in the big smoke is Corinthia London, according to new data sourced from travel reviews and ratings. The luxury hotel has managed to garner an impressive 4.4/5 stars on Trip Advisor, helping it shoot to the top of Afternoon Tea estimations in the city.
It joins esteemed company around the country, including the likes of The Garden in Cornwall, Pencil Cottage in the Isle of Wight and Honeybee House Tearoom in Cardiff. Plus, Corinthia saw off stiff competition in London from The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel and Park Room to secure the top spot.
You’ll find the Corinthia tea room over by Embankment station, and according to customers, it’s the best around due to a meld of their immaculate service and high-quality afternoon tea. It’ll set you back an average bill of around £60 per person, but their faithful swear by the fact that you’ll receive bang for your buck.
Shannon Keary, Digital PR Manager at Dorset Coastal Cottages, said: “With the hit that many local businesses have taken over the last year, it’s really encouraging to see that Brits are still actively supporting tea rooms and shouting about them online.
“With staycations at an all-time high this year, now is a great time for people to explore different parts of the country and enjoy a quintessential part of British culture – whether you think that scones should be topped with jam or cream first!”
Head over here to read through the full results of this truly essential British study.