Not for everyone but I can recommend this hotel for afternoon teas-not as nice as The Park Lane Hotel but MUCH cheaper! Lots of sandwiches and cakes when I went.By the time you have had a sandwich,tea and cake in the coffee shop chains that are all over London,it wouldn't cost you any less and is much nicer.As for the 12.5 service charge-just ask them to remove it as you wish to tip in cash and then it's up to you whether the service warrants a tip or not.
Situated on prestigious Jermyn Street, in the heart of Mayfair, parallel to Piccadilly, The Cavendish London is a a contemporary and stylish 4 Star Deluxe hotel.
During March The Cavendish are offering Afternoon Tea for two at the exclusive price of just £22 (normally £18 per person), when booked via this website.
The Cavendish Afternoon Tea includes an extensive selection of Fairtrade teas and coffees, accompanied by a selection of freshly-made sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, mini pastries and tartlets.
This offer is available Monday to Friday only until 31st March 2011 and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance using the calendar below. Please note that groups of more than 6 people will be seated in the restaurant. A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to your bill.