Tea and Crumpets: The Top 5 Tea Parlors in London

London and afternoon tea go together like, well, tea and crumpets. The days when the British would down their tools and gather around a hot china tea pot and a plate of cucumber sandwiches may well be over but that’s not to say the tradition doesn’t live on. London’s finest hotels and restaurants continue to serve afternoon tea just as the ladies of old upper sets would have liked it. These days it’s more likely to come with the options of Champagne and enough sweet treats to keep you hyper until supper but hey, afternoon tea probably needed shaking up a little anyway. A regular to London’s afternoon tea establishments, Marie Teather talks you through her best.