Nothing says I love you like spending time together over delicious finger sandwiches, scones and desserts. Whether you’re looking to treat your mum, nan, aunt or another leading lady in your life, there’s a whole host of London hotels and beautiful restaurants offering some fabulous Mother’s Day afternoon tea experiences this year. 

From afternoon teas with an oriental twist, to classic teas in the grandest of locations, these are the best places to go for Mother’s Day afternoon tea that will appease mum to no end – a cup of tea always sorts everything out after all.

The Best Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea For 2024

The Wolseley

Perfect for Mother’s Day celebrations with friends and family, guests can enjoy either a traditional cream tea or a celebratory Champagne alternative complete with a glass of Pommery Brut Royal NV, perfect for Mother’s Day celebrations with friends and family.

We recommend reserving in advance, but they do always hold a number of tables back for walk-ins on the day.

Where: 157 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9EB

Pan Pacific London

Toast to mum with a special Lunar Afternoon Tea at Pan Pacific London in collaboration with the acclaimed Cantonese Bun House. Enjoy a stunning selection of sweet and savoury buns curated by Executive Pastry Chef Francesco Mannino and Bun House’s Co-Founder and Chef Z He – from signature pork to a sweet bun in the shape of a mandarin, symbolising good luck in Chinese culture, alongside a black sesame walnut scone. There’s also two sui mai baskets and an array of picture-perfect patisserie, served from 12.30pm until 4pm.

Where: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB

Fortnum & Mason, The Royal Exchange

Make memories with this year with a dining experience to remember. Take her for a day out at The Royal Exchange, where you’ll find Fortnum & Mason to enjoy a quintessentially British spread including cucumber sandwiches and a cream tea, all washed down with a pot of Fortnum’s Earl Grey and the brand’s own champagne.

WHERE: Royal Exchange, London EC3V 3LL

Botanica, 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel

Adorned with cherry blossom and lavish greenery, Botanica, at 100 Queen’s Gate Hotel in London, is an elegant atrium combining beauty and elegance. It’s the perfect location to indulge your mum and your nearest and dearest to an afternoon tea this Mother’s Day. Enjoy a fine selection of sandwiches alongside an assortment of decadent and mouthwatering pastries, accompanied by a carefully selected blend of teas from Newby.

Where: 100 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5AG

Searcys at The Gherkin

What place could be more special than the top of iconic London landmark, The Gherkin? Or an afternoon spent together pairing gourmet chocolate with Searcys exquisite Champagne? This Mother’s Day Searcys is offering the chance to really treat mothers with a bit of extra sparkle: Travel to the top of one of London’s most iconic landmarks and take in 360° views of the City at Searcys at The Gherkin where you can indulge in a special Mother’s Day three-course Sunday lunch and glass of Ultimate Provence Côtes de Provence Rosé, priced at £75 per guest.

With mothers in mind, a children’s menu will also be available, priced at £29.50 per child, and includes a three-course meal.

WHERE: 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF


Is there a better way to show mum you love her than taking her for traditional afternoon tea? The Secret Garden afternoon tea transports diners to a stunning Yorkshire garden with every bite. The beautifully designed pastries and delectable savoury treats have been inspired by the timeless children’s classic tale of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The selection of sweet treats on offer tell the magical tale of the springtime flowers that bloom within the walls of The Secret Garden – and for families going out for Mother’s Day those aged 4-11 will receive a 50% discount.

Where: 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF

The Gore

For a refined afternoon in a regal setting filled with sumptuous velvet and grand portraits, the quintessentially English afternoon tea at The Gore London is the perfect option. Recline in the elegant library while enjoying the iconic English tradition of tea time, with delicate finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and a selection of luxurious cakes crafted by the award-winning Chef Frederick Forster. Opt for either the classic afternoon tea or one of the two Sparkling options available and raise a toast to your loved one this Mother’s Day.

Where: 190 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London SW7 5EX

NYX London Holborn Hotel

This culinary experience pays homage to the traditional afternoon tea, whilst tailored to a plant-based diet with a Mexican twist. Featuring plant-based scones accompanied by vegan vanilla cream and a tequila-infused jam, to pack both a sweet and boozy punch.

Served in the vibrant Midtown and Dining restaurant, it offers an array of sweet and savoury treats; including chipotle Quorn meatball tacos, grilled pineapple & smoked tofu skewers, a dark chocolate & chilli brownie and a zesty vegan lime chilli posset, alongside a selection of margaritas from its extensive tequila (or tea-quila) library with over 20 varieties. 

Where: 50 – 60 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4AR

The Ivy

For those with a sweet tooth. 

This new offering from the Ivy is very chocolate-focused, including a  chocolate pot, milk chocolate milkshake, and madeleine with chocolate sauce. There are savoury options too, including Ivy cured smoked salmon and cream cheese finger sandwich, Grilled chicken and truffle mayonnaise brioche roll, Pickled cucumber, courgette and basil double decker. 

Where: various places in london

Cadogan Lounge

This Mother’s Day menu comes complete with a stunning dessert counter inspired by Cadogan Place Gardens at The LaLee.

Courtesy of Chef Benoit Blin, mums will be offered a complimentary rose and a definitive Chelsea experience with a French flair.

Where:  75 Sloane St, London SW1X 9SG

The Clermont Victoria

The Clermont Victoria’s elegant afternoon tea provides a memorable experience for those who celebrate Mother’s Day to relax with a range of teas, sandwiches, scones, and sweets to suit every taste. The Tea Lounge offers a little corner of tranquility and welcome respite from London’s non-stop atmosphere, providing the perfect location for a Mother’s Day celebration after a day in the city.

With a range of delicate savories available including, sandwich fingers with smoked salmon and cream cheese or refreshing cucumber, and cured ham, there is something to suit all. Guests can also enjoy traditional all-butter scones served with strawberry and raspberry preserves along with an array of treats such as classic Victoria sponge and an Eton mess cake.

Where: 101 Buckingham Palace Rd, London SW1W 0SJ


Treat the special lady in your life to an afternoon tea 38 floors up at award-winning bar and restaurant Bokan. Admire the breathtaking views of the capital’s iconic skyline and feast on an assortment of delicious savoury and sweet treats, along with a glass of Champagne to make the celebrations extra special. Highlight bites include a smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich; mini burger with a ginger glaze and smoked mayo; mini banana cake and scones with Isigny cream, berries, and jam. 

Where: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14 9TP

Home House

This year Members and guests can enjoy two exclusive dining options, including a special Sunday Lunch and Mother’s Day afternoon tea, each accompanied by gifts and indulgent treats to make Mothering Sunday truly memorable.

Savour spring-inspired starter dishes, including Heritage beetroot with Granny Smith, Cashel blue, and bitter leaves, Cornish crab with avocado, grapefruit, and dill, followed by the beloved traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings.

Where: 20 Portman Square, London W1H 6LW

Corinthia London

In true Corinthia style, this Mother’s Day afternoon tea is utterly luxurious and wonderfully decadent. Served on the iconic red and gold Richard Brendon teaset, under the warming glow of 1,001 Baccarat crystals, guests can expect finger sandwiches, scones, and sweet treats including lemon drizzle cake, pecan brownie, rhubarb and orange tartlet, and milk chocolate and salted caramel mousse.

If you’re looking to treat mum to the ultimate experience, they have a range of sparkling tea options.

Where: Whitehall Pl, London SW1A 2BD

Mariage Frères

In the heart of Covent Garden, Mariage Frères stunning Salon De Thé is a must-visit for tea lovers – and the perfect pit stop post shop to enjoy a unique afternoon tea.

Select from over 1,000 aromatic varieties of tea, including the iconic Marco Polo and brand new Ume Cha 2024, before indulging in a luxury Parisian afternoon tea complete with tea-infused scones, sandwiches, and perfect patisserie made fresh each day. 

Where: 38 King St, London WC2E 8JS

The Egerton House Hotel

The Egerton House Hotel’s afternoon tea is a gorgeous choice for mums, featuring all the usual dainty and delicious finger sandwiches, miniature desserts, and warm scones, plus a selection of fragrant JING Tea.

Expect to tuck into the Best of British desserts, including chequered Battenburg, Lanson trifle, and coffee and walnut cake.

Where: 17-19 Egerton Terrace, London SW3 2BX

German Gymnasium

This Mother’s Day, German Gymnasium reimagines the Afternoon Tea offering with a tribute to Germany’s “Kaffee und kuchen” tradition. In the palatial environs of the first floor Restaurant, the Mother’s Day menu is a testament to the finesse of German baking, infused with a contemporary twist. Highlights include smoky Salmon Roulade, sweet, succulent Black Forest Ham on artisan Klumpen Bread and an indulgent Chocolate Gugelhupf. 

Furhtermore, German Gymnaisum are parterning with Rituals, meaning all Mother’s dining at the first floor restaurant on Mother’s day will receive a complimentary gift bag. 

WHERE: 1 King’s Blvd, London N1C 4BU

Swan London

Swans new The Duchess of Malfi afternoon tea is the perfect tea to treat the mother figure in your life. The latest spread takes inspiration from The Duchess of Malfi, which runs at The Globe’s Sam Wanamaker Playhouse from Saturday 17th February to Sunday 14th April.

This delicious tea includes cherry panna cotta, orange blossom cannoli tiramisu, savoury treats, and more. Their Sgroppino cocktail made with Amalfi lemon sorbet and topped with Prosecco is a perfect pairing. 

Where: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

The Franklin

For the fashionistas, gift the stylish experience of the Haute Couture afternoon tea at The Franklin London which comes with elusive tickets to the Gabrielle Chanel exhibition at the V&A Museum.

Catch the final day of the spectacular exhibition on Sunday 10th March, and relive the fashion extravaganza with the imaginative creations of their Chanel-inspired afternoon tea.

Where: 24 Egerton Gardens, London SW3 2DB

The Stage at The Londoner

Available 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday, The Stage’s afternoon tea is the perfect post-shopping, pre-theatreland pitstop. off Leicester Square. This comprimises all the best of British High Tea favorites, including a selection of sandwiches, freshly baked artisanal cakes, and fluffy scones.

Served alongside The Stage’s afternoon tea is a selection of Champagnes, as well as fresh loose-leaf teas from The East India Company. A choice of Champagne can be made from a selection including R de Ruinart Brut NV, Pommery Apanage Rose Brut N, and finally, Dom Perignon Brut Vintage. Ideal for those looking to sip and savour like a true Londoner.

WHERE: 38 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7DX

Barnett Hill

Barnett Hill really is as beautiful and cosy as it looks, making it the perfect place to treat your mum to afternoon tea for Mother’s Day.

Set in the stunning surroundings of the Surrey Hills, indulge in the likes of cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches,  fruit scones with clotted cream and strawberry preserve, a mini lemon drizzle loaf, Belgian chocolate brownie, where each mum in the party will receive a gift.

Where: Blackheath Ln, Wonersh, Guildford GU5 0RF

1901 Wine Lounge

For Mother’s Day, 1901 Wine Lounge are rolling their traditional afternoon tea experience.  Surrounded by elegant interiors and comfort at its finest, you’ll enjoy an elegant display of savoury and sweet delicacies including gravlax salmon, cream cheese, avocado and dill cress, and raspberry and rose mousse, along with classic scones, jam and clotted cream.

Where: 1901 Wine Lounge, 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN

Hithe + Seek

Fancy treating Mum to tea with a view of the Thames? Book in for afternoon tea at Westin London City where for one day only it’ll be served in the beautiful surroundings of Hithe + Seek.

For Mother’s Day, enjoy a special offer with half a bottle of Taittinger Rose Champagne each, the perfect complement to the sweet and savoury treats on offer.

Where: 60 Upper Thames St., London EC4V 3AD

The Lanesborough

The ultimate indulgent treat The Lanesborough’s Queen Charlotte Mother’s Day afternoon tea is the latest in its innovative series of seasonal afternoon teas and was created once more in partnership with Netflix and Shondaland. This tea allows Bridgerton aficionados to follow in the footsteps of the show, series by series, paying homage to the Regency era. Finger sandwiches and savouries accompany The Lanesborough’s delectable scones with fresh cream and jam, while an expertly curated cake and sweet treat concept features highlights inspired by characters from the hit show.


The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge

The exquisite brunch experience at The Montagu Kitchen & Lounge, nestled within the elegant Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, allows you to indulge in a lavish modern British buffet.

Savour an array of delectable dishes, including fresh seafood delights, vibrant salads, a tempting selection of cheeses and cold cuts, and sumptuous desserts, expertly curated to tantalize your taste buds. Additionally, relish live carving stations showcasing succulent meats, adding a touch of culinary theatre to your dining experience.

WHERE: 30 Portman Square The Montagu at Hyatt Regency, Marylebone, London W1H 7BH, UK

The Game Bird at The Stafford

The afternoon tea at The Stafford London includes finger sandwiches and delicious homemade sweet and savoury scones accompanied by a selection of seasonal cakes and pastries, all served table-side from a bespoke, handcrafted trolley.

Priced at £70 per person, you can enjoy a fine choice of tea from Camellia’s Tea House, a selection of sandwiches, plain, fruit, and cheese scones, and your choice of five seasonal sweets. Any mums dining at The Game Bird on Mother’s Day will be treated to a special complimentary cocktail



The Rubens at The Palace

You’ll struggle to find a more regal setting for Mother’s Day than at The Rubens, with views overlooking Buckingham Palace’s Royal Mews, and an afternoon tea that ticks all the right boxes. There are sweet and savoury goodies ranging from smoked salmon and chive cream cheese on sundried tomato bread, to ‘The Crown’ – a rooibos and honey cheesecake with ginger biscuit. The Mother’s Day Champagne Royal afternoon tea is priced at £105 per person, which includes a special cake for Mums. 


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