Host: Joanne

London, England

USD
$28-$42 per person

Traditional English Afternoon Tea in London

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit

Meet Joanne

Joanne learned to cook from her Nan in a town in the midlands of England. One of her earliest memories is making eclairs with her Nan and sisters during their school holidays. A twin, Joanne continued to cook (as did her sister who went on to become a chocolate food scientist!) and developed a deep passion for baking and for the history and culture of English Afternoon Tea (ask her about whether clotted cream should go on the bottom or top of your scone!). She even entered and became a finalist in the Great British Bake Off selection process!

In addition to her passion for cooking, Joanne loves running, walking, and creative activities (from leather-making to crochet). She has a passion for travel and is well on her way to her goal of traveling to 40 countries before she turns 40! Be sure to ask Joanne for her recommendations on some of the off-the-beaten path walking routes in her South Bank neighborhood. She can send you for a walk along the Thames after your tea where you might be able to catch some boat races!

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Join Joanne for a traditional Afternoon Tea in her flat in the Wandsworth neighborhood of London. Your classic tea will be served on a three-tiered platter with a selection of freshly baked treats from Joanne's kitchen, including finger sandwiches (which will always include cucumber, a British tea classic!), warm scones, and a selection of two to three other baked treats like lemon cake, Victoria sponge (a traditional British sponge cake with cream and jam), shortbread, Bakewell tart or some of Joanne's other favorite creations. Enjoy your freshly-baked treats with a selection of British teas as well as jam and clotted cream. Joanne also has a wealth of knowledge on the history behind English tea culture, so you'll be sure to leave full of tea, cakes and a variety of facts on the history of this delicious British tradition!

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Learn to make scones and two to three additional pastries during a cooking lesson with Joanne in her small home kitchen. Enjoy your scones fresh out of the oven with clotted cream and jam as you sit down to tea after your baking lesson. You will also enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches with your tea that Joanne will have prepared in advance.

Notes: If you would like Prosecco with your tea please select the alcohol add-on on the following page in the booking process.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Selection of finger sandwiches (cucumber, egg salad, Coronation chicken)
  • Freshly baked scones, served with jam and clotted cream
  • Selection of three additional freshly baked treats, such as Bakewell tart, shortbread, lemon cake, ginger shortbread, Victoria sponge, or other traditional British baked treats!
  • Your choice of tea
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Joanne

$28-$42 USD

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Meet Joanne

Joanne learned to cook from her Nan in a town in the midlands of England. One of her earliest memories is making eclairs with her Nan and sisters during their school holidays. A twin, Joanne continued to cook (as did her sister who went on to become a chocolate food scientist!) and developed a deep passion for baking and for the history and culture of English Afternoon Tea (ask her about whether clotted cream should go on the bottom or top of your scone!). She even entered and became a finalist in the Great British Bake Off selection process!

In addition to her passion for cooking, Joanne loves running, walking, and creative activities (from leather-making to crochet). She has a passion for travel and is well on her way to her goal of traveling to 40 countries before she turns 40! Be sure to ask Joanne for her recommendations on some of the off-the-beaten path walking routes in her South Bank neighborhood. She can send you for a walk along the Thames after your tea where you might be able to catch some boat races!

What to expect

In-home meal: (1-4 guests) Join Joanne for a traditional Afternoon Tea in her flat in the Wandsworth neighborhood of London. Your classic tea will be served on a three-tiered platter with a selection of freshly baked treats from Joanne's kitchen, including finger sandwiches (which will always include cucumber, a British tea classic!), warm scones, and a selection of two to three other baked treats like lemon cake, Victoria sponge (a traditional British sponge cake with cream and jam), shortbread, Bakewell tart or some of Joanne's other favorite creations. Enjoy your freshly-baked treats with a selection of British teas as well as jam and clotted cream. Joanne also has a wealth of knowledge on the history behind English tea culture, so you'll be sure to leave full of tea, cakes and a variety of facts on the history of this delicious British tradition!

Cooking experience: (1-4 guests) Learn to make scones and two to three additional pastries during a cooking lesson with Joanne in her small home kitchen. Enjoy your scones fresh out of the oven with clotted cream and jam as you sit down to tea after your baking lesson. You will also enjoy a selection of finger sandwiches with your tea that Joanne will have prepared in advance.

Notes: If you would like Prosecco with your tea please select the alcohol add-on on the following page in the booking process.

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Selection of finger sandwiches (cucumber, egg salad, Coronation chicken)
  • Freshly baked scones, served with jam and clotted cream
  • Selection of three additional freshly baked treats, such as Bakewell tart, shortbread, lemon cake, ginger shortbread, Victoria sponge, or other traditional British baked treats!
  • Your choice of tea
Pricing
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
$36 $28 Not offered
Cooking Experience + Meal
$42 $36 Not offered
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
2:00pm-4:00pm 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cooking Experience+ Meal
1:00pm-4:00pm 6:00pm-9:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation