Whether you’re just visiting Nottinghill and want to stop for a spot of tea near short-stay apartments in London or you’re a current resident and want to try somewhere new, this comprehensive list includes the best tea rooms in Nottinghill for elevenses, high tea, or afternoon tea to fit every experience and need.
First up is elevenses, which as its name implies, is served at eleven in the morning and is typically tea served with a light snack like muffins, scones, or biscuits. The Orangery is the place to go for a typical English tea atmosphere just a short drive away from your short-stay apartment in London. While not on the menu, their cream tea comprised of a platter of scones, jam, clotted cream, and a pot of your choice of tea, is a great option for those looking for the true elevenses experience. Try their Earl Grey Blue Flowers tea, you won’t be disappointed. If you’d like something a little more substantial, their hot waffle with caramel apples and cinnamon cream is an instant hit.
Afternoon tea is generally served after lunch between the hours of 3 and 4 p.m. and consists of crustless finger sandwiches and an array of dainty scones, cakes, macaroons, and other tempting nibbles with of course, your choice of tea. The Teanamu Chaya Teahouse is a Chinese tea house that places a high emphasis on the ritual of tea. With plenty of tea choices for you to get lost in, the tea master is always available for recommendations.
Books for Cooks is another great afternoon tea shop near our short-stay apartments in London. The cozy atmosphere coupled with shelves and shelves of cookbooks will get your taste buds ready for their great selection of afternoon tea. In fact, the shop even has a test kitchen where they take recipes from the books in their store to try them out.
More well known for their coffee, the Coffee Plant is a cute spot with every variation of tea and coffee. Need a quiet place to study, read or people watch? The Coffee Plant has what you need! And if you like their tea, you can order it online and have it delivered to your short-stay apartment in London if you need.
If you’re up for a bit of a walk or a ride on the tube, the Milestone Hotel was recently commended at the Afternoon Tea Awards in 2016. Their afternoon tea service includes delicate finger sandwiches accompanied by warm freshly baked sconces and served with Devonshire clotted cream and homemade preserves. Don’t forget the eclairs, cupcakes, macaroons, and tartlets! If there’s one tea room you need to stop at before your visit in London comes to a close, it’s this one.