The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is drawing near, with the show being held from May 19-23 at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
If you're planning on coming to the area for the Flower Show, there are plenty of lovely places to enjoy food and drink over the course of the five days.
And what better than going for an afternoon tea after a long day of viewing the stunning flower exhibits on offer?
The Milestone Hotel
This Kensington hotel offers a luxurious countryside atmosphere with a view across Kensington Gardens, in case you're not satisfied with your CFS flower fix! Afternoon tea is £31.50.
1 Kensington Court, Kensington, W8 5DL - 020 7917 1000
A real treat and a very elegant, buzzy atmosphere, The Botanist is a must-go for afternoon tea in west London. Unusual teas, lovely cakes and even a champagne option make this a perfect afternoon for a break in-between flower spotting! Afternoon tea is £18.
7 Sloane Square, Chelsea, SW1W 8EE - 020 7730 0077
DoubleTree by Hilton
A little bit further out but this swish hotel has something for everyone, with sandwiches, scones and cakes, and even a cookie cocktail! Afternoon tea is £16 per person.
2-8 Hanger Lane, Ealing, W5 3HN - 020 8896 8400
Classic cocktails and dainty treats make this a brilliant place to go for tea during the Chelsea Flower Show. Rumor has it, the Bluebird is a popular haunt for the Made in Chelsea cast! Traditional afternoon tea is £22.50, champagne afternoon tea is £29.50.
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! Afternoon tea is £45.
The Berkeley, Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL - 020 7235 6000
Egerton House Hotel
This five-star hotel is one of Chelsea's best afternoon tea spots, and even serves themed afternoon tea.
A reviewer for an independent website said: "I recently had the great pleasure of experiencing afternoon tea at this beautiful, intimate hotel. Tea was divine with a lovely selection of sandwiches, scones and beautiful cakes, pastries and macaroons." Afternoon tea is £34.
17-19 Egerton Terrace, Knightsbridge, SW3 2BX - 020 7589 2412
The Drawing Room café
The famed cafe 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 springtime treats this May. Lunches and teas from £5.
Fulham Palace, Bishop's Avenue, Fulham, SW6 6EA - 020 7736 3233
The Cadogan Hotel
The Cadogan Hotel on Sloane Street serves Chelsea buns and marigold tea blends on their menu, and is set in a wood-panelled lounge. Afternoon tea is £26.50.
75 Sloane Street, Chelsea, SW1X 9SG - 020 7235 7141
Gallery Mess is just a short walk from the Chelsea Flower Show, so it's ideal if you're just wandering around in the afternoon. 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 £15.50.
Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY - 0207 730 8135
This classic afternoon tea offers lovely sandwiches and cakes, and is just a short journey from the Chelsea Flower Show. And if you're celebrating the arrival of new Royal baby Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, there's a special Royal afternoon tea, which includes a glass of Laurent Perrier Brut NV. Afternoon tea costs £26.
The Orangery, Kensington Palace, Kensington, W8 4PX - 020 3166 6113.