Mothers Day celebrations will be underway this weekend, with the great heritage of English afternoon tea being top of the gift list.
Many opt for afternoon tea with the ladies in their lives to enjoy a traditional mix of sandwiches and scones in a beautiful setting.
Here are 10 great places you can get a sumptuous afternoon tea in west London:
For a traditional Chinese afternoon tea, head to Teanamu Chaya Teahouse. They serve authentic Chinese dishes such as black lychee tea and soft marshmallows dusted with green tea. A self-boiling kettle on each table mean you can re-fill whenever you need.
You can also make the most of their gift options including a tea lovers masterclass and tea club membership options.
Teanamu Chaya Teahouse, Coach House, 14a St Luke's Road, Notting Hill, W11 1DP - 020 7243 0374
Dorsett boasts stylish surroundings to indulge in afternoon tea, with the hotel overlooking Shepherd's Bush Green. They serve a classic afternoon tea with sandwiches, home-made scones and a selection of sweet delights, as well as a sparkling afternoon tea for further celebration!
Book from 2pm-5pm Monday- Sunday for the hotels afternoon tea from £24.
Dorsett, 58 Shepherd's Bush Green, Shepherd's Bush, W12 8QE - 020 3262 1026
A vintage-inspired café serving cute cupcakes and retro teas in a picturesque setting.
Minimum spend per person £19.95.
The Doll's House on the Hill, 44 High Street, Harrow, HA1 3LL - 020 8864 9100
Sanctum in Soho offers a gentleman's afternoon tea, which consists of red meat, carbs and booze, as well as chocolate fudge cake with Jack Daniels ice cream and a cigar... Perfect for an indulgent afternoon treat!
Afternoon tea is £35 including a glass of prosecco.
Sanctum Soho Hotel, 20 Warwick Street, Soho, W1B 5NF - 020 7292 6100
The Petersham Hotel commands unspoilt panoramic views of the River Thames and the surrounding meadow. You can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea of traditional finger sandwiches, sumptuous Petersham pastries, scones with clotted cream and jam and a selection of fine teas. The hotel themes its afternoon teas depending on the time of year.
Served 3.30pm - 5.30pm from Monday - Friday
3.00pm – 5.30pm on Saturdays
4.00pm – 5.30pm on Sundays
Afternoon Tea £27.50
The Petersham Hotel, Nightingale Lane, Richmond, TW10 6UZ - 020 8940 7471
This Kensington hotel offers a luxurious countryside atmosphere with a view across Kensington Gardens.
Afternoon tea prices range from £48- £125 for two.
The Milestone Hotel, 1 Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DL - 020 7917 1000
Classic cocktails and dainty treats make this a brilliant place to go for an afternoon tea treat. Rumor has it, the Bluebird is a popular haunt for the Made in Chelsea cast!
champagne afternoon tea is £55 for two.
Bluebird Chelsea, 350 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UU - 020 7559 1000
Their famous afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is inspired by the changing colours of the fashion world, the menu switching every six months to correspond to the latest trends. With a dress code of "elegant smart casual" make sure you're dressed up to visit!
Book the Fashionista Afternoon tea for £52 per person or champagne afternoon tea for £62 per person.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL - 020 7235 6000
The famed café in Fulham Palace overlooks the palace gardens and offers a variety of pastries, sandwiches, cakes and buns. The menu changes according to the season, so expect summertime treats this August!
Lunches and teas from £5.
The Drawing Room Café, Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA - 020 7736 3233
Part of the Saatchi Gallery, the tea room a lovely, airy space. Enjoy a selection of cakes and biscuits, or add a pot of Hendricks tea (wild berry, orange and Hendricks gin).
Afternoon tea is from £17.50 for one.
Gallery Mess, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY - 0207 730 8135