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The most decadent afternoon teas in London for the Coronation

The most decadent afternoon teas in London for the Coronation

May 5th, 2023

The King’s Coronation sees pomp, pageantry and of course afternoon teas come to the streets of London. Start the Bank Holiday off right with these selections of scones and sparkling wine and raise a glass to the next monarch...


To mark the King’s Coronation, The Langham, London will be suitably decorated with Union Jack flags and bunting, while guests will be able to indulge in special celebratory food and drink for the occasion, and even enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides around Regent’s Park from the hotel.

The Langham’s Fit For A King afternoon tea will be served in Palm Court, 3–8 May. For £75pp guests will be able to sample delicacies inspired by Royal favourites, including delicate finger sandwiches featuring Scottish smoked salmon, Coronation chicken, and Classic cucumber, cream cheese and chives. These will be followed by a Westcombe cheddar scone with tomato chutney, traditional sweet scones, and traditional desserts such as sherry trifle and Victoria sponge reimagined into contemporary pastries.

Also in Palm Court, there will be a cocktail incorporating the King’s favourite Laphroaig whisky with Chambord, pineapple and lemon (£18). Meanwhile, in The Langham’s traditional British pub, The Wigmore, guests will be able to raise a glass to the King with the Take This Waltz Coronation cocktail (£14), inspired by a classic English milk punch and named after the King’s favourite song by Leonard Cohen. The Coronation cocktails will be available until 8 May.



Celebrate King Charles III’s Coronation with your furry friend by your side at Gaucho Hampstead’s Coronation Garden Pawty, taking place on 7 May. Promising both pet and owner a royally good afternoon, treat your pooch to a complimentary canine afternoon tea fit for a king, with dog-friendly delights including pupcakes, mini quiches, and a pupaccino, served on Gaucho’s terrace from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

While your dog enjoys their afternoon tea, indulge in the ultimate Sunday Roast with a choice of three perfectly cooked cuts of meat, lashings of gravy, crispy roast potatoes and unlimited seasonal vegetables. Or, take your pick from the delicious array of Argentine dishes on the à la carte menu – think sea bass ceviche, ecreto iberico with Malbec jam; and a starring selection of sustainable steaks.



Connaught Village, just minutes from Oxford Street and Marble Arch, will be celebrating King Charles III’s Coronation in style with all the independent retailers transforming their windows into the most spectacular displays reflecting the campaign ‘Crown & Glory’ on 6 May. The village will transform into a royal spectacle with union jack bunting decorating the streets to royal neon tree art and activities such as children’s royal crown-making workshops and floral crown-making workshop sessions for the adults. Sprezzatura will create a window display centred around portraits of His Majesty the King and The Queen Consort. 

Royal Lancaster London are offering a package which includes a stay, Coronation afternoon tea, and two Coronation cocktails until 9 May. Simon Carter will display a Coronation themed window featuring their crown cufflinks and lots of red, white and blue clothing and accessories. The Stablehand will be running a special cocktail for the King's Coronation using only English ingredients - fittingly called ‘The King Charles’.


Lydia Matthews

Lydia Matthews

As our London Correspondent, Lydia explores all that makes the capital come to life from coffee shops to wine bars, cabaret shows, city staycations and all things culture.