6 Events To Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week (13 -19 August)

As the nation gears up to Afternoon Tea Week this summer, we've hand-picked some of the best events to mark the occasion with help from AfternoonTea.co.uk . Started in 2013 by AfternoonTea.co.uk, Afternoon Tea Week celebrates the great heritage of afternoon tea and is the biggest celebration of afternoon tea in the UK.

Running from 13- 19 August across tea rooms restaurants and luxury hotels, Afternoon Tea Week gives everyone the chance to indulge in the afternoon treat.

Here are our top 6 Afternoon Tea Week events.

1. Floral Afternoon Tea with Flower Crown Workshop - Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, London

In collaboration with iconic florists, Wild Things Flowers, the Vanderbilt Hotel are inviting people to join them invite you to join them and celebrate Afternoon Tea Week on Saturday 18th August with a flower crown crafting workshop and a final taste of their limited-edition Summer Blossom Afternoon Tea at Scoff & Banter Kensington.

Created in honour of the annual Chelsea Flower Show and the summer ahead, Scoff & Banter Kensington have created a remarkable, limited edition floral-infused Afternoon Tea, complete with floral-enhanced macaroons and rose-iced cupcakes amongst other exquisite pastries in the heart of Kensington and Chelsea. 

Beginning with a glass of floral-infused prosecco, the experts from Wild Things Flowers will teach attendees how to create beautiful flower crowns, followed by their exquisite afternoon tea. Featuring an array of freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade scones, floral-infused cakes and pastries, teas and coffees, it's a well-deserved treat to finish the day.

From: £79PP – Saturday 18 August only

2. Truffle Afternoon Tea Menu Launch - The Hari Hotel, London

In celebration of Afternoon Tea Week, The Hari Hotel are launching their new Truffle Afternoon Tea. Served in the elegant Il Pampero Restaurant, this menu features a range of sweet and savoury items infused with the rare Italian truffle to craft a new and unique Afternoon Tea experience.  

The Truffle Afternoon Tea will use summer truffle from Italy within each of the savoury and sweet treats. Found in the same regions of Italy as the winter variety, this truffle is more delicate and fragile which is why their season is so short.

Expect savoury delights such as truffle pears and porcini salad, beef carpaccio and truffle bruschetta, and arancini truffle; while sweeter treats include macaroons, coffee tartelette, hazelnut bignè or cream cheese cannoli.

From £65PP – from 16th August to 16th September

3. Luxury Champagne Afternoon Tea on The Belmond British Pullman – London and surrounding countryside

All aboard! Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week and the 50th anniversary of Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, as the Belmond British Pullman train takes you on a round-trip through Britain’s beautiful countryside as you indulge in an afternoon tea at your beautiful wood-panelled carriage complete with intricate marquetry and authentic art deco features. Expect a sumptuous selection of savouries, sandwiches, cakes, fancies and scones as you relax and relieve the golden age of travel.

From £280PP  - Sunday 19 August only 

4. Twinings Tea Pairing Masterclass - Sheraton Grand London Park Lane, London

Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week at the elegant Sheraton Grand London Park Lane and enjoy their unique Lock & Co Hatter's Afternoon Tea with specially paired Twinings Teas with this exclusive event.

With the expertise of a tea sommelier, you will be pairing selected teas with a range of hat-shaped pastries, freshly baked scones and a luxury selection of sandwiches.

From £39PP - Wednesday 15 August only

5. Pop Up Champagne Bar - Chilworth Manor, Southampton

Enjoy Afternoon Tea week at Chilworth Manor’s pop up Champagne Lounge. Indulge in a range of delicious treats with a glass of Champagne in suitably elegant surroundings perfect for the summer.

Overlooking their stunning landscaped grounds and the conservation area beyond, it is the perfect relaxing setting to enjoy your Afternoon Tea experience. Expect scrumptious selection of home-made treats, scones served with clotted cream and homemade strawberry jam, baked cakes, pastries and freshly prepared sandwiches.

From £22.50PP – Available 13-19 August

6. Novikov Royal Afternoon Tea - Berkley Street, Mayfair, London

Celebrate afternoon tea week by indulging in Novikov’s alternative take on a British classic. Inspired by a fusion of Asian and Italian flavours this original and unique menu will not leave you disappointed (or hungry!). Located in Mayfair, the beautiful surroundings of the Novikov Italian restaurant will enhance the wonderful experience of your afternoon tea by providing an air of luxury.

The vibrant dishes are visually captivating, enticing you with detailed artistry and rich colours.

Expect to be blown away by delicacies ranging from king crab and avocado bruschetta to wagyu wrap with onion marmalade and rocket. The desserts will leave your taste buds tantalised featuring their alluring craqeulin Chantilly cream profiteroles, fruit tartlette’s, mini tiramisu and cheesecake all concluded with the infamous scones, jam and clotted cream. 

An afternoon tea you wouldn’t want to miss!

 From £120 PP- Available from Monday - Sunday 

AfternoonTea.co.uk, offers hundreds of discounts during Afternoon Tea Week from 25% off five-star hotels, country houses and tea rooms. If looking for exclusive discounts, additional afternoon tea week events, exciting competitions and recipe inspiration please visit. www.AfternoonTea.co.uk or drop by their social:

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