My Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London Bucket List

on August 16, 2017

Today, I’m excited to share my highly researched gluten free afternoon tea London bucket list! (And, as I learned from the lovely Eppie, just in time for Afternoon Tea Week!). As y’all know, I am an afternoon tea fiend.  I have to say, I’ve done pretty well on the gluten free scone front down here in Devon, the home of scones (and the best clotted cream, ever!). However, there isn’t anything quite like a real, London, afternoon tea experience – complete with the little finger sandwiches and cakes.

My favorite place to get gluten free afternoon tea in southwest england – Tea on the Green in Exeter!

When I say I’ve researched this post – I mean it. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love a quintessential afternoon tea at The Ritz or Sketch, but both have flunked their gluten free reviews. I’ve curated this list from the best gluten free afternoon tea London experiences…based on hours of research (it’s a hard life, I know). As long as I pass my dissertation, I do not regret those hours 😉

Hopefully I will update this list as I get to try these afternoon teas! If you know of any other gluten free afternoon teas in London, comment below and I will add to this list!

1. Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Locations in Bloomsbury, St Pauls, and Marylebone serve afternoon tea.

Require 24 hours notice for gluten free afternoon tea.

£27.50 per gluten free afternoon tea


You're my cup of tea 🙂 pc to @mango0722 !!!!!

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2. B’s Bakery

A bit less traditional than some others on this list, B’s Bakery has a cafe in Covent Garden, as well as afternoon tea bus tours, picnics, boat tours, and deliveries. I went on the bus tour two years ago and was pretty appalled by the service, but I’m open to checking out their cafe and realize that my experience might have been a one-off.

Price ranges from £29 (afternoon tea in the cafe) to up to £70 for the tours (depending on location of your seat).


3. Claridge’s

The priciest on this list, but also with the best reviews out there! Claridge’s is a really swanky luxury London hotel, known for their sumptuous afternoon tea. Luckily, that includes gluten free afternoon tea!

Served daily 2:45pm, 3pm, 3:15pm, 3:30pm, 4.45pm, 5pm, 5:15pm & 5:30pm

Advise you are gluten free when you reserve.

£60 per afternoon tea.

Afternoon tea ☕️🥂 #afternoontea #food #claridges #yummy #cake

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4. 108 Brasserie

I had not heard of 108 Brasserie before doing my research for this post, but the restaurant looks lovely with multiple locations across London.

Marylebone location.

Price starts at £32 per afternoon tea.

Lovely picture from @b_arose of our terrace. #regram

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5. Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason are the London gurus of tea… so you know the actual tea part of afternoon tea will be on point here! I was happy to hear they offer gluten free afternoon tea, although it’s on the pricier end of this list!

181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER

Price starts at £44 per afternoon tea.

Tea o'clock

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6. Bluebird Chelsea

Bluebird is the instagram haven of Chelsea, perfect for any Made in Chelsea wanna be’s out there. No judgement though as it’s absolutely gorgeous, especially in summer with all the flowers in bloom! They have tons of food options including afternoon tea. Despite the posh Chelsea location, Bluebird actually has one of the cheaper gluten free afternoon tea offerings on in London.

350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU

£21.50 per afternoon tea.


Afternoon tea in London ☕️🍰

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7. Chesterfield Mayfair

The Chesterfield is a luxury hotel in Mayfair which also boasts a well renowned afternoon tea, including gluten free! I’m particularly excited about this one because they have a fun “Charlie and the Chesterfield” (AKA Charlie of the Wonka variety) themed afternoon tea that’s on until November 2017!

Served 1-5:30pm daily.

35 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB

Price from £38.50 per person


I can’t wait to check some items off my gluten free afternoon tea London bucket list when I get back to the UK. I’m currently off galavanting through Europe (you can see more on my instagram). Happy afternoon tea week, everyone!


Sarah xx

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*I’m linking up with Lauren of Lauren on Location, Van of Snow in Tromso, Isabel of The Sunny Side of This, and Marcella of What a Wonderful World for Wanderful Wednesday. 

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