Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea is a quintessentially English tradition and is upheld in its finest form here at The Milestone, in the heart of the Royal Borough of Kensington. Celebrate our treasured location opposite Kensington Palace and Gardens with our award-winning Afternoon Tea, served in the Park Lounge or Cheneston's Restaurant.


Enjoy a delightful spread featuring finger sandwiches, warm scones with clotted cream and homemade preserves, a tempting array of pastries, and an extensive selection of loose-leaf teas. Elevate the experience with a glass of Champagne Lanson, a Royal Warrant holder since 1900.


Honoured with an Award of Excellence at the 2023 and 2024 Afternoon Tea Awards, our Afternoon Tea promises an extraordinary and memorable experience. Please book online to secure your reservation. 

Our Afternoon Teas

Each of our teas includes a selection of finger sandwiches, hand-crafted French pastries, tartlets and cakes, and warm, freshly-baked plain and raisin scones. Choose from traditional Afternoon Tea, Champagne Afternoon Tea, or - for two people - Royal Afternoon Tea or Rosé Royal Afternoon Tea, accompanied by half a bottle of Lanson Le Black Reserve or Lanson Rose Label. See our main menu below for more information on pricing and inclusions.

Price: From £85 per person

Enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne with your Afternoon Tea, available Monday to Thursday until the 31st July. Bookings are subject to availability and do not include the portrait experience with Shelley Levy.

Childrens' Afternoon Tea

Suitable for children under 12 years old, we have adapted our traditional Afternoon Tea menu to suit every little prince and princess. Our delicious child-friendly menu includes bite-sized sandwiches on a choice of white or carraway seeded bread and a selection of cakes and pastries, served alongside a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate or soft drink.

Price: £39 per child

PMD tea tour

This captivating walking tour takes you on a journey through London's forgotten tea heritage, with stops at places steeped in rich history, such as Leadenhall Market and The Tower of London. The tour concludes with a delicious Afternoon Tea at The Milestone Hotel & Residences.
Price: £230 per person 

Bespoke portraits

We are delighted to introduce Shelley Levy, also known as ShelleyTheArtist, as our Resident Artist. Indulge in an unforgettable Afternoon Tea experience as you pose for a captivating portrait. This unique opportunity offers our guests bespoke personal or family portraits, crafting a truly unique memento. By appointment only.

Price: Two people £350, three people £450, four people £550, or two people with traditional Afternoon Tea £520

Afternoon Tea with Shelley is available throughout the week by appointment only and is subject to availability.

Afternoon Tea parties

Make your special occasion one to remember, with an Afternoon Tea party at The Milestone Hotel & Residences. The Oratory is the ideal settings for those looking to book a private Afternoon Tea - and we even have our very own Sabrage Master who will be more than happy to open your Champagne with a sabre, which is bound to impress.

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