As the autumn leaves rustle in London’s renowned parks such as Hyde Park and Regent’s Park, and the air takes on a crisp edge, it’s the perfect time to immerse yourself in the spooky spirit of Halloween. In the heart of London, this celebration acquires a distinct flair with an abundance of limited-edition desserts and themed afternoon teas that seamlessly marry elegance with an eerie charm. Whether you’re a devotee of ghosts and ghouls or simply a lover of all things autumnal, these three options for a fun, spooky Halloween afternoon tea in London promise to captivate your senses.
3 Halloween Afternoon Teas To Try in London
1. Hyde Café at Royal Lancaster Hotel
The Halloween-themed tea at the Royal Lancaster Hotel’s Hyde Café unveils a delightfully spooky spread. The sandwiches, featuring inventive fillings like chicken salad with onion and mustard, and smoked salmon with cream cheese, are both flavorful and artistically presented. The sweets steal the spotlight, especially the Poison Apple with its feuillete biscuit and apple mousse, the Tombstone boasting Lady’s finger sponge and candied chestnut paste, and the Eyeball with its intriguing pear William panna cotta. Each bite is a harmonious blend of flavors, showcasing the culinary team’s meticulous craftsmanship. Accompanied by fragrant cups of Camelia’s Tea House teas, it’s an experience that captures the essence of Halloween perfectly.
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Location: Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY
Nestled above the lively Borough Market, you’ll find a peaceful oasis, perfect for a leisurely afternoon of tea and delectable treats. This Afternoon Tea at London Bridge promises to be an unforgettable affair. Their Halloween menu features tantalizing cocktails like the ‘Brain’ with Ocho Tequila and pumpkin spice, and ‘Blood’ with El Dorado 3yr Rum and cranberry. For sweets, enjoy the Pumpkin Pudding with spiced white chocolate, Yorkshire Cinnamon & Ginger Cake with Chantilly cream, and White Chocolate Pannacotta with a playful white chocolate skull. And of course, no tea is complete without freshly baked buttermilk scones accompanied by a selection of jams.
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3. Peggy Porschen
Peggy Porsche is presenting a Halloween afternoon tea that’s charmingly devoid of spookiness this October. The Halloween-Edition Little Afternoon Tea (under 12s) is a delightful option for the mini trick-or-treaters in your life. Choose from classic or vegetarian menus, both elegantly arranged on tiered stands featuring themed patisserie delights. Grown-ups can enjoy the Fade into Fall Seasonal Afternoon Tea menu, which is also available in versions suitable for under 12s, as well as for those following vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-friendly diets. Remember, advance booking is recommended to secure your spot for this delightful experience!
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These Halloween afternoon teas in London seamlessly blend elegance with a touch of spookiness, offering a truly distinctive way to revel in the season. Especially if you’re seeking a delightful October activity for the little ones, these tea options are a perfect choice! With their array of spooky sweets and unique beverages, these experiences are sure to whisk you away to a world of enchantment and delight. Wishing you a spook-tacular Halloween!