William Hanson - The UK's leading etiquette coach & expert
Etiquette Coach and Expert

Afternoon Tea Etiquette

Enjoy learning about the history, customs and rules of this most British of meals as you relax in the refined splendour of one of London's leading tea venues.


Afternoon Tea Etiquette

course outline

Is it ‘scone’ as in stone or ‘scone’ as in gone? 
Jam then cream, or cream then jam?
Do you put your milk in first or last to the teacup?

Afternoon tea can be a minefield of manners, but after this most elegant and educational of experiences you’ll know all the answers and never worry again.

As you relax in refined splendour in one of central London’s best tea salons you will hear the tinkling notes of a grand piano which underscores William's extensive knowledge and guidance in the quirky nuances of English tea etiquette.

You are guaranteed to laugh and learn the colourful history and customs of tea, cakes, scones and sandwiches in the most stylish of settings.


Investment upon application.

Group and couple rates available.

Investment includes tuition, full afternoon tea and all UK taxes including VAT.

Choice of venues, including:

  • The Ritz

  • The Savoy

  • Fortnum & Mason

  • The Corinthia.

When: to suit your schedule.

Vegetarian and gluten-free teas available.

Afternoon tea is the antidote to today’s fast food, on-the-go culture.
— William Hanson