The countdown to Afternoon Tea Week is on! 7th – 13th August 2023, Afternoon Tea Week celebrates the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea. aims to settle the debate as old as Afternoon Tea itself – whether the UK prefers jam first or cream on their scones, with the biggest survey ever!

Have your say and be in with a chance of winning one of five Afternoon Tea for two vouchers here:

Plus, for your chance to win a Champagne Afternoon Tea for two at your choice of venue British Travel Journal has teamed up with to offer an exclusive competition you can enter below.

The tradition of Afternoon Tea is attributed to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who is said to have complained of “having that sinking feeling” during the late afternoon. The solution was a pot, a tea, and a light snack, taken privately at first, then inviting friends to join her, until all fashionable society was sipping tea and nibbling sandwiches in the middle of the afternoon.

This tradition has flourished and carried on to present day, where now there is a wealth of choice. is the UK’s favourite Afternoon Tea destination with over 800 venues, where you can find the perfect experience whether it’s 5-star luxury, a quaint tearoom or themed menu, there’s something for everyone.

Be sure to keep an on in the lead up to Afternoon Tea Week to find exclusive offers, exciting events and much more!

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