What a real treat Afternoon Tea is and of course its a great British tradition…one that has to be taken on a regular basis…well that’s what we at Things To Do In Cambridge suggest and very often do!!

The Orchard Tea Garden

Its number one on the list from Things To Do In Cambridge for Afternoon Tea, a trip to Cambridge would really not be complete with out a visit to The Orchard Tea Garden. Set in a beautiful, ancient orchard in Grantchester which is steeped in history and tradition and has been visited over the years by many famous scholars and poets, this does offer you a really quintessential English experience. Pull up a deck chair and gorge yourself on wonderful homemade cakes and scones….they also offer Breakfast and Lunches…but its the teas that you really want to come for. A real must on your things to do list.


For Afternoon tea this cafe has a real old fashioned, traditional feel, it serves Breakfasts and lunch and of course afternoon tea. It offers everything you  you would expect with a yesteryear feel, delightful destination with a pianist playing on selected afternoons…a lovely nostalgic feel.

Hotel Felix

Elegant 4* Star Hotel on the outskirts of the city, lovely destination for Afternoon Tea…..with a contemporary chic interior, tea is served in the Graffiti restaurant and Conservatory overlooking the gardens. but on a lovely day you can make the most of their picturesque terrace and take your mouthwatering goodies outside. Things To Do In Cambridge often sneak here for a tasty morsel or two on a sunny afternoon….perfect.

The Varsity Hotel

What a great way to spend an afternoon, on the sixth floor of The Varsity enjoying panoramic views of the city whilst indulging in your Afternoon Tea. Things To Do In Cambridge love the fact that the tea’s have  been specially blended to compliment your food and of course you could always throw in a glass of fizz….. or two and go and take advantage for their wonderful roof top terrace if it’s a nice day to make this a really special treat.


Famous for its Chelsea Buns (they only have one or two calories!!) Fitzbillies is a Cambridge institution and has been serving the city since 1921….. a perfect pit stop for Afternoon Tea.