Afternoon Hens

Emily asks:

I was wondering if you could recommend a nice place for afternoon tea in Greenwich… the catch is I need a place big enough for 16 people! It’s for a hen party in January, so we’ll need to be able to sit inside.

The Phantom replies:

My suggestion would be the orangery at the Fan Museum in Crooms Hill. They’re only open on Tuesdays and, if memory serves, Sunday afternoons, but I guess if you could fill it, they might be amenable to opening another time especially in January when everything’s so quiet. It’s a gorgeous little room, perfect for girly afternoon tea – and you could book the whole place in advance. At £6 a head for the full monty (sorry – in the pre 1997-sense – don’t get all excited now…) it’s not going to break the bank either.

But maybe other people have a suggestion for a special afternoon tea in Greenwich?

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3 Comments to “Afternoon Hens”

  1. Lula says:

    I’d enquire at the Rivington – I’m pretty certain they do afternoon tea, and they might let you have the upstairs bit… Otherwise there is Chapters in Blackheath (although a bit of a trek up the hill).

    Failing that, could you have a caterer come and set up an afternoon tea in your house with vintage crockery?

    Also, I did afternoon tea for my hen-do in the Picturehouse in Greenwich (we watched a film) then had fizz and afternoon tea, and that was great – really reasonable. But I guess you’d need to watch a film too!!!

  2. john Fahy says:

    My suggestion would be Tudor Barn in Well Hall Pleasaunce or Eltham Palace. Great venues,wonderful gardens

  3. Rachel m says:

    They do afternoon tea at the new brasserie in the offer wing at the museum – it’s big enough and v modern