1. The Bat's Wing Tea Room, Isle of Wight
This 16th-century tea room is too pretty to pass by.
2. Blackbird Tea Rooms, Brighton
3. Tiny Tim's Tearoom, Canterbury
4. The Bridge Tea Rooms, Bradford-on-Avon
If historically perfect tea is your thing, then visit The Bridge Tea Rooms. It's been around since circa 1675, it's won numerous awards, and all the waiting staff wear Victorian costumes. Adorable.
5. Claridge's, London
Afternoon tea at Claridge's is simply divine. Endless sandwiches, dainty china, and perfect service. Yes, it's pricier than most, but worth it.
6. The Hidden Treasure Tea Room, Devon
Low-key with a vintage feel, Hidden Treasures is a little gem. It also caters brilliantly for vegetarians and gluten-free/wheat-free customers.
7. Sally Lunn's, Bath
The oldest house in Bath is best-known for one thing – the Sally Lunn bun. Rich, like a brioche, it suits either sweet or savoury flavours, and is worth travelling for.
8. Bettys, Harrogate
Bettys is an institution, and rightly so. Pictured here is the Harrogate branch, but there are five others across the north of England, including branches in York, Ilkley, and Northallerton.
9. Miss B's Tea Rooms, Melton Mowbray
If you're in Melton Mowbray, it would be sacrilege not to get a pork pie. And you'll need a cup of tea to wash it down with too.
10. The Willow Tearooms, Glasgow
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1904, The Willow Tearooms is an art nouveau haven that serves a particularly good scone.
11. Lucy's Tearoom, Stow-on-the-Wold
12. Peacocks Tearoom, Ely
Draped in wisteria, this utterly charming tea room is pretty as a picture. And if you like, you can stay in the adjoining B&B.
13. The Three Sheep Tea Rooms, Skipton
Homemade cherry scones. Need we say more?
14. The Orangery, Whitstable
15. The Essex Rose Tea House, Essex
Housed in a beautiful 16th-century building, this tea house is run by jam-making firm Tiptree, so you can anticipate a fine spread.
16. Harriet's Cafe Tearooms, Cambridge
17. Mad Hatters, Chester
Check out those cupcakes – they are something else! And the scones don't look half bad either.
18. Lee Rosy's Tea, Nottingham
A slightly edgier tea room, Lee Rosy's puts on gigs and serves up delicious vegan peanut-butter cookies.