If you're looking for a special place for afternoon tea , this has to be one of London's most unique hidden treasures.

Set inside a tropical oasis in the heart of the city, diners can indulge in a delectable selection of handmade cakes and savouries among 2,000 species of exotic plants and trees at the Barbican.

Afternoon tea at the Barbican

The extraordinary service is available on Sundays, from 12pm to 4.30pm, inside the Conservatory of the performing arts centre in central London.

What's more, for an extra £10 per person you can enjoy unlimited Prosecco with your scones.

The Conservatory

A visit wouldn't be complete without a 60 minute tour of the Conservatory with resident gardeners to tell you all you need to know about the second largest Conservatory in London.

Is this the the ultimate afternoon tea experience?

What's on the menu?

Savouries:

Coconut and kaffir lime chicken sandwich.

Smoked mackerel and turmeric sandwich.

Avocado, cucumber and smoked pepper sandwich.

Burford brown egg, watercress and dill sandwich.

Lemon thyme and date palm scones.

There's a range of fabulous finger sandwiches

Sweets:

Orange and lavender cake.

Rosemary and papaya tart.

Coffee and banana eclair.

Pear and cardamom loaf.

Lemon macaroons.

Organic loose leaf tea, herbal infusion or Fairtrade coffee.

Macaroons and indulgent cakes

Everything you need to know:

  • Where: The Conservatory, Barbican, Silk Street, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS.

  • When: Sundays from 12pm to 4.30pm.

  • Price: £27.50 per person or £37.50 per person with unlimited Prosecco.

  • Barbican members who book for the 12pm-1.30pm afternoon tea slot can enjoy unlimited prosecco free of charge (usually £10 per person).

  • Book: Visit barbican.org.uk .

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It is the second largest conservatory in London