Anyone For Tennis? The Arch London Serves Up Tennis-Themed Afternoon Tea in Time For Wimbledon Championships

There is nothing more British than the quintessential afternoon tea. It’s a constant that has always brought people together, regardless of any language or cultural barriers. With the solution to any problem always involving putting the kettle on, sharing sadness and joy over a hot drink is a comforting, nurturing ritual. Yes, pouring someone a cup of tea is a sign of true friendship, so it’s no better time than now to enjoy a Wimbledon inspired afternoon tea with your besties to celebrate the oldest tournament in Britain.

Only the best for you and your bffs, The Arch London currently serves up the most Instagrammable tennis-themed afternoon tea in town, just in time for the Wimbledon championships!

The team at YCB were invited over to their Marble Arch location on Great Cumberland Place to indulge in an array of gorgeous Wimbledon themed cakes, glasses of refreshing taittinger champagne, the classic PIMM’S & Cucumber Jelly and Strawberries & Cream as well as delicious tea and warm baked scones and freshly made sandwiches with that special crunch. Yumm! 

We LOVED the edible gingerbread tennis racket, tennis court and tennis ball cakes on The Arch London’s brand new Wimbledon Afternoon Tea, all perfectly perfect for boosting your Instagram feed!

Available from 12.30pm to 5pm, from 2 July until 15 July 2018, this winning tea will be served in the hotel’s chic Martini Library. The Wimbledon Afternoon Tea is priced at £29.95 or £39.95 with a glass of Taittinger Brut Reserve or PIMM’S Cocktail. The tea will be half price for children under 14 years old.

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea Menu


English Cheddar with apple and raisin chutney sun blushed tomato bread

Coronation chicken, baby gem, coriander cress toasted sourdough

Egg mayonnaise white bread

Smoked salmon, lemon butter, cracked black pepper buckwheat blinis

Honey roast ham and piccalilli malted granary bread

Plain and fruit scones, strawberry jam and clotted cream


Gingerbread Tennis Racket

Centre Court almond financier cake

Orange & lemon mousse tennis ball

Champion’s chocolate cupcake with vanilla buttercream

Apple mousse & vanilla sponge

Strawberry & rhubarb jelly shot with yoghurt foam

The officially rated five star property is a regular resident amongst the top 20 Luxury hotels in the UK on TripAdvisor and has earned the 2017 Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Award. The hotel is tucked away on a calm residential street in Marylebone, a stone’s throw from Bond Street, Hyde Park and the West End, and spans seven Grade II listed Georgian townhouses and two mews homes.

The Arch London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London W1H 7FD

For reservations, please call: 020 7724 4700 or

Charlotte Giver

Charlotte is the founder and editor-in-chief at Your Coffee Break magazine. She studied English Literature at Fairfield University in Connecticut whilst taking evening classes in journalism at MediaBistro in NYC. She then pursued a BA degree in Public Relations at Bournemouth University in the UK. With a background working in the PR industry in Los Angeles, Barcelona and London, Charlotte then moved on to launching Your Coffee Break from the YCB HQ in London’s Covent Garden and has been running the online magazine for the past 10 years. She is a mother, an avid reader, runner and puts a bit too much effort into perfecting her morning brew.