It's official. The Telegraph’s tea experts have spoken and the W1 postcode, home to The Ritz, Fortnum and Mason and The Sanderson, is the very best place to go for afternoon tea in all of Great Britain.
Afternoon tea is, of course, a British institution from a bygone age when aristocratic London society ate a light afternoon meal to sustain them until their evening engagement. It's fitting then, that exclusive Fitzrovia and Mayfair should still be practising the art of afternoon tea today.
Nowadays, most Londoners are too busy or too health conscious for a regular afternoon tea. Those dainty cakes and sandwiches are definitely an occasional treat, although Dexters will admit that the Mad Hatter's Tea Party at The Sanderson is a personal favourite.
A walk through the streets of W1, however, makes it clear that elegant mansions and townhouses in Fitzrovia and Mayfair are still some of the most exceptional properties to own or rent in London.
Perhaps you're seeking a central London property for sale that’s always in fashion? Or you'd like a prestigious address for your London rental while you live, work and maybe even take tea in this exciting city?
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The 30 best places for afternoon tea, as chosen by Telegraph experts