Wellington Lounge Afternoon Tea: Experiencing the Most Decadent English Tradition

If you're looking for an excuse to feast on delicious cake, sandwich and scone cream teas for several hours, look no further than the elegant and beautiful tea ceremony at Wellington Lounge. 

Wellington Lounge afternoon tea room

Wellington Lounge stands proudly on the site of Queen Elizabeth's former residence. The town house at 145 Piccadilly was Princess Elizabeth's childhood home until they moved to Buckingham Palace. During the war, the building was destroyed in the blitz. InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel opened its doors on the former site of the Royal Family’s town house in 1975.

Wellington Lounge best afternoon tea

Wellington Lounge welcomes visitors who want to experience a traditional English afternoon tea with a modern flavour. Situated between Mayfair and Knightsbridge, the building overlooks the Royal Park and iconic London landmarks, and provides a view of London's Wellington Arch. Sitting by the window, we were able to observe the dynamic city life, be part of it, yet not exposed too much; we were nicely sheltered from the hustle and bustle outside.

Enjoy wonderful Wellington Lounge afternoon tea

The elegant natural interior, in muted shades of beige and grey, is very inviting. The space is beautifully decorated and provides a haven for guests to enjoy a sophisticated tea service in a relaxing atmosphere.

Wonderful Wellington Lounge afternoon tea dessert

Wellington Lounge's three-option menu offers something to suit all tastes. They serve classic and modern English teas, as well as offering a seasonal menu that includes the best ingredients from the British Isles. A vegetarian - and even a gluten-free menu - satisfies everyone’s needs. 

Great afternoon tea desserts from the Wellington Lounge

An outstandingly knowledgeable waitress helped us choose and explained all about the tea selection. Wellington Lounge has developed their own bespoke tea blend in association with the modern tea emporium, The Tea Palace. Enjoying the afternoon tea here, you understand why Wellington Lounge was awarded 'The Tea Guild Special Award of Excellence 2013' for their superior quality and high standards in afternoon tea service.  

Wellington Lounge afternoon tea coctails

Upon our arrival, we quickly received refreshing cocktails which we enjoyed while waiting for the tea and sandwiches to be freshly prepared for us. We didn’t have to wait long; the tea and food arrived in no time. 

Afternoon tea delicious treats

The delicious treats were well-presented: beautiful, colourful, captivating and so tempting we had to try everything immediately. Each and every one of them was spectacular! The staff were so attentive that empty plates vanished without us noticing, and refilled plates came quickly and quietly.

best freshly-baked fluffy scones in London

This course was followed by freshly-baked fluffy scones with jam and clotted cream, a traditional component of the English cream tea.

exquisite  desserts only at Wellington Lounge afternoon tea

Having finished those (they were so tasty we ate every last crumb) it was on to the dessert, a selection of small but exquisite cakes - and all of this was accompanied by an unlimited supply of different teas.

Wellington Lounge champagne and coctails afternoon tea

We spent a few hours in Wellington Lounge, and even though the place was full, no one ever hurried us. The staff, whilst very professional, also seemed to enjoy their jobs and this made for a very relaxing atmosphere. From the moment we walked in to the moment we left, the food, tea, service and attention to detail was absolutely flawless.

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When I was a child I had a dream of visiting Australia in order to see Sydney’s Opera House and the red sands of the desert, to pet kangaroos and dive into the powerful waves of the ocean. When I turned 20, I went on my first long trip – a trip to Viña del Mar in Chile.

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