Afternoon tea is believed to have been founded in the 19th century by Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. It's one of those charming English traditions that has stood the test of time - but it's not just for nobility! Many of our delicious afternoon tea gift experiences combine a spot of sightseeing including Thames cruises, visits to The Shard, the Blackpool Tower and the Harry Potter Studio Tour. Famous venues for a sophisticated afternoon include Kensington Palace and Wedgwood. Whether it's a birthday celebration, Mother's Day treat or a catch up with friends, afternoon tea is a great way to spend a day out.