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Quirky Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London: Discover London’s Elegant Gluten Free Delights!

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There is plenty of gluten free afternoon tea to be had in London you need to add to your London bucket list. I lived in London for 6 years and it is a magical place. Full of history, museums, culture, many places of interest and most importantly, great gluten free food! Afternoon tea is a quintessential British experience I must say, and it is a must do in London. You can find gluten free afternoon teas on the menu at an array of places. From fancy hotels to double decker buses and anywhere in between! I present to you a list of the best gluten free afternoon teas in London. Some of them are quirky but sure to be a fun afternoon out full of gluten free treats.

Gluten Free Afternoon Tea in London

Brigit’s Bakery Afternoon Tea Bus

Brigit Bakery Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London

When you think of London a double decker bus is sure to spring to mind … and I think that a gluten free afternoon tea on a double decker bus is the height of the stereotypical London experience! Brigit’s Bakery afternoon tea bus caters well to dietary requirements and the gluten free option was delicious. They have gluten free sandwiches and gluten free cakes ready for those with gluten intolerance to enjoy. The tour on the Brigit’s Bakery bus takes you around all major sites around central London. Think Big Ben, Hyde Park, Westminster Abbey, the list goes on. This is a must do in London!

Where: Departing from Trafalgar Square or Victoria Coach Station

Price: from £45 per person

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The Lounge at the Royal Horseguards Hotel

Royal Horseguards Hotel Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London

Photo credit: The Royal Horseguards Hotel

This gluten free afternoon tea is in a historic building near Westminster, in London called The Royal Horseguards Hotel. This hotel is 5 star and you feel the opulence when you walk in. Upon entering, there is a lavish lobby and you immediately feel a part of the upper class to be able to visit such an establishment! The afternoon tea caters to those with a gluten allergy, however unfortunately they could not cater for vegans. They provide a separate gluten free cake stand with gluten free treats such as sandwiches, tarts, scones and cakes. The portions are very generous and there is endless tea! 

Where: 2 Whitehall Ct, London SW1A 2EJ, United Kingdom

Price: from £50 per person 

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Peggy Porschen

Peggy Porschen Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London

Photo credit: Peggy Porschen

Nestled in the streets of Chelsea or Belgravia, if you’re looking for an Instagram worthy gluten free afternoon tea then you can’t go past the gluten free afternoon tea at Peggy Porschen. They offer a gluten friendly afternoon tea in their delightfully pink setting. They do advise that there could be the risk of cross contamination, and although they are careful, they do prepare and bake gluten and gluten free items in the same kitchen so bear this in mind. Do book ahead as this is one of the most popular cafes in London and with so much pink you can see why. 

Where: 219 King’s Rd, London SW3 5EJ, United Kingdom or 116 Ebury St, London SW1W 9QQ, United Kingdom

Price: From £55 per person

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Science Afternoon Tea at The Drawing Rooms (at The Ampersand Hotel) – Gluten Free Afternoon Tea

Ampersand Hotel Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London

Photo credit: The Ampersand Hotel

This afternoon tea cannot be more quirky if it tried! Set in a beautiful hotel in South Ken, the Science Afternoon Tea at the Ampersand Hotel is a must visit. Inspired by the nearby science museum, The Ampersand Hotel has curated a science themed experience with interesting little food experiments, such as dusting off a chocolate fossil! They cater for all sorts of dietary requirements and have a separate gluten free menu here.

Where: The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER

Price: £49.50 per person

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Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at Sanderson Hotel

Sanderson Hotel Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London

Photo Credit: Ennismore/Sanderson Hotel

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is an Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea that caters for gluten intolerances. Set in the Sanderson Hotel, this gluten free afternoon tea is not to be missed. There is also a vegan afternoon tea menu for those who are vegan. It has a very generous serving of classic afternoon tea favourites, with a little twist inspired by the mad hatters themselves. The venue itself is thoughtfully decorated and presents a nice setting for an ambient afternoon tea. 

Where: 50 Berners St, London W1T 3NG, United Kingdom

Price: From £48 per person

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Conclusion: Gluten Free Afternoon Tea London

There are many gluten free afternoon teas to try in London. Some of which are lavish, others are quirky and all are set in a beautiful setting. It is worth noting that there are many more gluten free afternoon teas to try in London. You may not get to try them all but this list provides an array of differing options for afternoon tea, depending on what you fancy. So grab a cuppa and a gluten free scone and enjoy your afternoon with some delicious food!

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Want to try other sweet treats in London? See Gluten Free Bakeries in London

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