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Flower power

The Taittinger Floral Afternoon Tea at The Pelham in oh-so-pleasant South Kensington is pretty, feminine, and the perfect idea for a girls’ catch-up or a get-together with your mum. And for AUD$96 you can indulge in cucumber and cream cheese, ham and mustard and smoked salmon and chive butter sandwiches, a variety of cakes, scones and free-flowing Taittinger Champagne for an hour and a half. Picture: Supplied.

London's poshest afternoon teas

Aletha Wilkinson
Acting Head of Lifestyle

There are few things more satisfying than working your way through a tiered assortment of scones, sandwiches and cakes, all washed down with a nice cup of tea – or a glass of bubbles.

And the experience is all the better when it’s taking place in England, the home of fancy afternoon teas.

Here are just some of the most decadent, elaborate and straight-up aristocratic daytime nibbles in London.