This year, the UK Tea Council and Tea Guild awarded Brown’s Hotel as 2009′s Top Place for Afternoon Tea in London. Located in Mayfair on Albemarle Street, the hotel opened in 1837 and was the first ever established in London. It is comprised of 11 Georgian town houses and includes 117 guest rooms and formal dining, along with the newly awarded tea room. In 2003, it re-opened after a multi-million pound renovation.
I found this gem when I was doing research on tea rooms for our UK trip next summer. The tea room menu and prices are comparable to some of the other well known tea rooms like Claridge’s and The Ritz – around £35 per guest for afternoon tea. Interestingly, Agatha Christie enjoyed tea here while writing her book “At Bertram’s Hotel”. To view the tea room’s menu, visit the tea room’s web page.