So, whilst we headed back in England for Christmas, I decided to FINALLY go for Afternoon Tea with my mum. I am a BAD BRIT – I made it to the age of 27 without having Afternoon Tea! To make up for it, I decided to try an Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea at the St James Court Hotel, London.

Location, Location, Location

For this experience, we reserved a table directly with Kona Restaurant at St James Court Hotel. The exterior of the hotel was stunning and unusual for the centre of London whilst the inside was quaint and fancy.

To get to this hotel, it is best to get the underground to St James Park; the hotel is literally 2 minutes walk away. We came from London Bridge, taking the Jubilee line to Westminster then changing over to the Circle and District line. You can also catch the Circle and District line from Victoria.

The menu

Afternoon Tea in London

We had an awesome day in London and I would defintily recommend this afternoon tea for anyone visiting London!ย 

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  • Lisa

    I’m so hungry now after reading this! I love afternoon tea but never heard of this place in London! I know where I’m booking my next tea!

  • Rachelle

    I’m not the biggest tea-drinker, but I actually attended my first High Tea with my grandma in San Francisco at the Saint Francis hotel. It was pretty fun to get all dressed up…until I realized that the Orange Pekoe doesn’t actually taste like orange. Not a fun discovery. The Alice in Wonderland place looks pretty fun and I’d like to check it out!

    • Katie

      I am not a massive tea drinker either – Hot Chocolate and Prosecco were great replacements!

  • Dada

    Having an afternoon tea Alice in wonderland, at the St.James court hotel sound like a fun way to spend your afternoon in London! The biscuits, scones and sandwishes all looks delicious! I will keep this place in mind if I ever get the chance to visit London again!

  • lisa

    My close friend did this and said it was an amazing experience, something so unique and different! Looks like you had funl

  • Shivani

    I’m tea lover and as the placard said it’s always tea time ๐Ÿ˜€ The hotel exterior looks stunning and food tempting. I’ll keep this place in mind when I head to London ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Micamyx|Senyorita

    I miss afternoon teas! Well, they can be expensive, but if someone is treating you, why not go and indulge ๐Ÿ˜›

    My mom and I had one in Fortnum and Mason early last year (I’m back in the Philippines now). Will save this so we can visit this on my next London trip.

  • Sophie

    I am so doing this the next time I’m in London!

  • Laura

    This looks so cute! Might have to book myself in x

  • Viola

    omg so cute! I love afternoon tea even though I’m not British haha! Well keep this place in mind when I go to London!

  • Aneesha Rai

    Omg I lived in London for almost 3 months in 2009 and totally wished I had gone for the afternoon tea here. I can’t wait to visit again just to go here! HUGE Alice in Wonderland fan.

  • Jade

    You definitely are a bad brit! How did you leave it so long before having afternoon tea?! I love that they have tied in the food with the Alice in Wonderland theme, great idea.

  • Abhinav Singh

    Haha, I like that line- I made it to the age of 27 without having Afternoon Tea!. I am also the odd Indian who doesnโ€™t like tea much. That said, I do enjoy the tea at some places occasionally. I think I will enjoy the tea at St James Court Hotel. Loved the video!

  • tanya

    I am so sorry if my comment comes up twice, internet here is a bit all over the place. Loving the look of this place. I’m back in London in April and it’s my mum’s birthday, so I know where I’ll be heading. Thanks!

  • Siarra | Wander.Focus.Love

    Wow! This looks fun! I’m hopefully headed to London later this year, so I’m adding this to my itinerary.

  • Cherene Saradar

    Holy amazingness. I LOVE tea and this looks like the ultimate experience. Will definitely do next time I’m in London!

  • RunawayBrit

    This looks amazing! I am a Literature teacher and a cake lover, so this hits all the right spots! The cakes look so good!

  • Sara Essop

    Ooh, everything looks so fancy ๐Ÿ™‚ . I love the Alice in Wonderland theme. I do enjoy the odd afternoon tea every now and then, and I’m sure that I’d love this one too.

  • Suma

    Oh the pastries looks so tempting, Iโ€™m literally drooling over the pictures. Your first afternoon tea experience was a definitely one of the finest. Alice in Wonderland sounds like so lovely place to enjoy a high tea in London.

  • Eleonore

    I’ve always wanted to visit this tea spot in London! Pinned it for later so I remember to go one weekend! Xx Eleonore

  • Samah

    I love going out for high tea and the Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea place looks fantastic. The macaroons and scones look very tasty. Plus the entrance to St.James court hotel?? I love the design!

  • Samah

    I love going out for high tea and the Alice in Wonderland Afternoon Tea place looks fantastic. The macarons and scones look very tasty. Plus the entrance to St.James court hotel?? I love the design!

  • Jade

    Love this!! Looks fantastic. I Highly recommend also trying the Alice in Wonderland Tea at the Sanderson Hotel. Was simply blown away by the creativity and attention to detail. My mum and I both couldn’t get over how tasty it was. Still top of the list of themed afternoon tea for me though is Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at One Aldwych defo worth a visit.

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