Champagne Afternoon Tea At The Ned, London

Lashings of clotted cream and jam smothering a soft moist scone…

A day later and I am still drooling.

This weekend I spent time catching up with one of my friends over Champagne Afternoon Tea in the city of London. There’s something about this popular long-running British tradition that makes me feel sophisticated and cultured, especially when you visit somewhere like The Ned, London.

This is now a luxury hotel, previously the Midland Bank Building which is evident as it oozes opulence. The decor is refined with its high ceilings, marble pillars, and palatial seating. On arrival, the bandstand situated in the centre of the room plays vintage toe-tapping tunes. I imagine this is how some of the travellers on the Titanic must have spent many an evening.


Millie’s Lounge is where the buzz is. There are endless seating options and amongst the tunes playing, are many couples and groups of ladies catching up and celebrating. Tables are adorned with tiered cakestands presenting various sandwiches, cakes and scones alongside china tea sets and crystal glasses full to the brim of champagne.

Champagne Afternoon Tea - The Ned


There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea
~Henry James



Prices start at £22 for sandwiches, cakes, scones and a choice of teas, moving to £32 for a glass of Perrier-Jouët NV Champagne.

It’s a great location and your bill is presented in an old-fashioned banking passbook.

An ideal way to spend a Saturday afternoon, if you haven’t yet been to The Ned, I highly recommend it.

What other places have you been to for Afternoon Tea? I would love to hear about them!

N x

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