Thé à la française

Afternoon tea in the French style at Mariage Frères, Covent Garden

It's Teatime!

To many people there’s nothing so quintessentially English as tea, but the French have their own tea tradition too! Join us on this unique experience to discover l’art français du thé in London’s very own salon de thé, the legendary Mariage Frères in Covent Garden.

In this experience you’ll learn about the history of Mariage Frères and the 1,000 different flavours of tea they produce. You’ll enjoy a unique “tea smelling” experience before choosing your favourite flavour and sitting down for tea and cake in a truly French style.

Please note this experience takes place entirely in French!

Smelling loose-leaf tea in tea emporium

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Christian, our guide, shows you the Mariage Frères emporium, talking you through this unique experience and the French art du thé !

In this experience

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Tour and Introduction

Learn about this famous tea emporium with an introduction from our guide and the Mariage Frères staff

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1000 varieties of tea

Try our unique “tea smelling” experience with the help of your expert Mariage Frères tea guide

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French Cakes

Enjoy traditional French cakes with your favourite flavour of tea as you experience Thé à la française !

French London Experience group enjoying tea at Mariage Freres

For All French Speakers

This 90-minute experience will take place entirely in French, including the tour, introduction, and all our socialising whilst enjoying tea and cakes!

All French speakers from an intermediate level upwards are welcome. Whether you’re a native speaker who’d love to learn about this little piece of France in Central London, or you’re learning or improving your French, you’re sure to enjoy this uniquely French tea experience!

How to Book

Join a Public Experience

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Join us on to sign up to our regular public events and experiences, and be the first to hear about new dates. All public events take place in French.

Book a Private Experience

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Book an experience for your group or design your perfect French day. Ideal for parties, education, corporate and individuals. May be booked in English or French.