Top Three for Budget Tea

1. The Orangery at Kensington Palace

Built by Queen Anne as a greenhouse in Kensington Gardens, The Orangery is surrounded by neat gardens and towering shrubs. Afternoon Tea is served between 3pm and 5pm in a columned white-brick room lined with statues.

The Orangery Tea includes cucumber sandwiches, scone, and Orangery cake for about £12.50.

Address: Kensington Palace, Kensington Gardens, London, UK - England W8 · 20-7376-0239, Tube: High Street Kensington

2. Tea Palace

The Tea Palace in Notting Hill offers an afternoon tea in their tea shop. The added bonus is you can do some of your souvenir shopping in a tea specialty shop that offers what I think must be the biggest selection of teas and such London (and maybe the whole UK) along with some fabulous tea related gifts. Their
Afternoon Palace Tea is served every day from 3 to 6:30 pm and costs £17.

Address: 175 Westbourne Grove, London, W11 2SB, Tube:
Notting Hill

3. Sotheby's CafÈ

The Café at Sotheby's Auction House has a "Mini" Tea on the menu that offers a tasting of what you would get at a full tea for a fraction of the price. After you've done some window shopping on Bond Street, you can relax in the luxe surroundings of the world's most famous auction house.

The Afternoon Tea Menu at this chic and popular café includes a selection of teas blended in house as well as a selection of traditional cakes and scones at very reasonable prices. Sotheby's Small Tea consists of a cup of tea, a tea cake & scone with clotted cream and jam. The Additional items are available a la carte. The Tea Menu is offered from 3 to 4:45 pm and The Sotheby's Small Tea costs about £6.

Address: 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA, Tube: Bond Street

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