Lead image: Science of Love Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel (photo: Amy Murrell)
1 Emmeline’s Lounge Afternoon Tea, Conrad London St James
Conrad London St James is embracing the spirit of Valentine’s Day by adding beautiful Rosewater and pomegranate petits fours to their indulgent Afternoon Tea. Whimsical treats will be served alongside a selection of finger sandwiches, as well as freshly-baked cakes, pastries and scones. You can expect an eclectic range of teas, selected from around the world with a tea sommelier on hand to help you select a bespoke tea to match your mood. £35pp for Traditional Afternoon Tea, and £45pp for Champagne Afternoon Tea. Available 10-14 February.
22-28 Broadway, Westminster SW1H 0BH; conradhotels3.hilton.com
2 Enchanted Rose Afternoon Tea at St James’ Court London
Taking Afternoon Tea with your loved one must surely be one of the most romantic things to do whilst in London. St James’ Court Hotel goes that little bit further to wow and delight all with their new Enchanted Rose Afternoon Tea. In addition to traditional finger sandwiches, a selection of Valentine-themed treats will be served such as scarlet desire macaroons and rose-flavoured ‘love-me-do scones’. The Enchanted Rose Afternoon Tea is £40 per person. Available 10-18 February.
54 Buckingham Gate, Westminster SW1E 6AF; stjamescourthotel.co.uk
3 Science of Love Afternoon Tea, The Ampersand Hotel
Inspired by the hotel’s neighbour The Science Museum, The Ampersand Hotel has been given a romantic twist this Valentine’s Day to explore the science of love. You will be able to delight in a delicious menu of lovingly-prepared treats including heart-shaped biscuits, mini meringues with fresh strawberries and a special ‘Love Elixier’ mocktail. The Science of Love Afternoon Tea starts at £37.50 per person. Available 12-18 February.
10 Harrington Road, South Kensington SW7 3ER; ampersandhotel.com
4 The Waldorf Hilton,
As part of their Valentines Day celebrations, The Waldorf Hilton hotel will be putting a romantic twist on its popular afternoon tea. Enjoy Valentine’s themed cakes and sweet treats in the Waldorf Tea Room. This afternoon tea is available from 1:30pm to 3pm and starts at £39.50 per person. available 10-14 February.
Aldwych, off The Strand WC2B 4DD; hilton.com
5 Bespoke Rose Diptyque Afternoon Tea, Hotel Café Royal
This year, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, Hotel Café Royal is offering an exclusive rose edition of its Diptyque Afternoon Tea. This collaboration offers a selection of beautifully crafted pastries that use the flavours and ingredients found in some of Diptyque’s most iconic scents. Inspired by the delicate and floral scent of roses, the hotel’s Executive Pastry has created a special Rose pastry, made with raspberry, lychee, and rose. The Valentine’s Diptyque Afternoon Tea starts at £45 per person and is available from 1.30pm-7.30pm. Available 12-18 February.
68 Regent Street, Soho W1B 4DY; hotelcaferoyal.com
6 Royal Valentine’s Afternoon Tea, Royal Lancaster London
Royal Lancaster London’s much-loved Signature Royal Afternoon Tea is undergoing an exclusive Valentines makeover. The afternoon tea offers an array of sweet and savoury delights including wild mushroom and truffle Arancini tarts, sesame seeded choux buns filled with blushing tomato and fragrant basil, rosewater and white chocolate macarons, and Raspberry ripple marshmallow tarts. From £35 per person. Available 7-20 February.
Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY; royallancaster.com
7 Afternoon Tea Cruise on the Thames at CityCruises
Celebrate Valentines Day this year with a Champagne Afternoon Tea and cruise along the river enjoying new favourites and old discoveries together. You will be greeted by a glass of champagne and a single red rose for your loved one and embark on an unforgettable 2-hour river cruise with a live Jazz band. Sit back and relax as you indulge in a delicious afternoon tea featuring scones with cream and jam, cakes and take to the upstairs deck for a 360-degree view of the capital’s riverside landmarks. From £49. Available on 14 February.
Tower Pier EC3N 4DT; citycruises.com