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  • The Royal Wedding

    As the excitement is building for the Royal wedding. I was pleased to read that afternoon tea had been included in the celebrations. Yesterday Harry and Meghan took tea with the queen, and today the Mother of the Bride is to meet the Queen for the first time over tea.

    Up and down the country people plan to celebrate with the royal couple, by hosting street parties, tea parties and eating lots of delicious cake. Even the weather seems to be co-operating, with the sun predicted to shine throughout the day.

    We Brits love a good party and I’m intrigued to find out what will be on the menu. I believe that the Royal couple have done away with tradition for their wedding cake and opted for a lemon and elderflower creation from Claire Ptaks, which sounds delicious and very similar to the wedding cake served at my own wedding, so I’m slightly biased already.

    I’ll be watching the ceremony in my finery, albeit from my front room. After which I’ll be hosting a delicious afternoon tea fit for royalty served on beautiful vintage china. I’ll be sure to raise a champagne coupe to the newlywed couple.

    ‘Best of Luck Harry and Meghan, wishing you a lifetime of happiness together’

  • A Thank You Discount for all NHS staff

    To show our support and appreciation to the hardworking staff of our NHS, we are offering a 10% discount on all china hire over the value of £60. You do a great job and this is our small way of saying thank you! 

    Discounts for NHS Staff

  • Afternoon Tea Delight

    We are delighted to announce our expansion into afternoon tea catering. Our delicious afternoon tea menu can be tailored to suit your dietary needs and requirements. All food will be served on our beautiful vintage china.

    We offer a complete service, delivery, collection, china hire, afternoon tea, styling and friendly waiting staff. We are very flexible, allowing you to choose which of the services you'd like to use.

    See our gallery for photos of the delicious cakes we make, as well as our beautiful hire vintage crockery.

    We cover London and the surrounding areas. 

  • Vintage Weddings in London

    We have a few weekends available for 2018 wedding bookings. If you are planning a vintage wedding, contact us to discuss hiring our beautiful vintage china and props. We can style and transform your wedding, transporting you and your guests to the glamour and magic of a bygone era.

    Our gallery contains photos of our rental vintage china and props. Contact us for styling ideas and to discuss how you'd like your vintage wedding to look.

    Vintage Tea Party is based in Hammersmith and cover London the South East.  

  • 40th Birthday Parties

    We've been really busy helping people celebrate their 40th birthdays 🎉

    The versatility of our china has enabled us to supply to clients wishing to serve traditional afternoon tea, as well as those looking to throw prohibition style parties. Hiring our beautiful china will most definitely add glamour to your occasion. If you're planning a birthday party, give us a call. We've lots of ideas and are very flexible. We also do all the washing up, leaving you to have all the fun. We look forward to hearing from you. 

    To view our collection click here 

  • Afternoon Tea Cocktails

    After a lot of trial and error, we have finally put together a tea inspired cocktail list worthy of all occasions.

    Drunk from a champagne coupe or a pretty teacup, your guests will love them.

    Our favourite is the Green Tea Gimlet. To make a batch of 4 you need:

    • 5oz of Tanqueray gin 
    • 2 heaped teaspoons of Genmai Cha Japanese green tea
    • 3oz of fresh lime juice
    • 2oz of sugar syrup (Easy to make, its equal amounts of sugar to water heated until the sugar is dissolved and left to cool. I make up enough to fill a bottle and keep it in the fridge)
    • 4 lime wheels as garnish
    • Ice

    Click here for detailed instructions on how to make.

    Contact us to discuss hiring our vintage china for your special occasion.

  • Official Vintage Wedding Supplier

    We are now an official supplier for The National Vintage Wedding Fair. For further images, check out our beautiful gallery.

    If you are looking for a particular coloured china tea set to match your colour scheme, get in touch. We have lots of beautiful vintage china, I'm sure we'd be able to supply something that's perfect for your special day.

    To discuss hiring our vintage china in London or the surrounding areas, give us a call on 07940 350 303

  • Your London Wedding

    We are thrilled to report that our vintage wedding styling tips have been published in 'Your London Wedding' magazine, May/June 2016 edition. This is one of our specialities and therefore we're delighted to have been asked to contribute. You can read the full article on pages 64 & 65.

    These tips are not limited to weddings, they can be used for baby showers and special birthdays too.

    If you're planning a special occasion, and considering hosting a vintage tea party, we are always delighted to share our ideas. We hire vintage china in London and the surrounding areas.

    We are based in Hammersmith and are itching to use our new nespresso machine, pop along for a coffee and a chat about your needs and requirements.

    Contact us for further information.

  • London Baby Shower

    We have added a very sweet wicker basket to our collection, which has proven very popular with baby showers in London this summer. This is a perfect place for guests to place their cards and small gifts.

    We've also been sourcing and adding to our vintage china hire collection, making some lovely new friends along the way.

    Vintage Tea Party has had a complete refurbishment, we've a brand new roof terrace which has been joy to work on during the wonderful weather Hammersmith has had this summer.

    If you are planning a baby shower in London and would like some ideas, we would be delighted to discuss your needs and help you plan the perfect baby shower.

    Contact us for further information.

  • Alternative Office Christmas Parties

    We're receiving lots of enquiries about office Christmas parties. It looks like the office party is moving away from paper hats, family sized packets of crisps and bulk bought supermarket booze. People are looking for sophisticated tea parties, filled with delicious cakes and champagne. I know which party we'd rather attend.

    To add further joy to Christmas, we're offering affordable china hire packages, tailored to your need and budget. Well it is the season to be jolly!

    Contact us for further details. Our vintage china is for hire throughout London. Take advantage and enjoy your Christmas celebrations in style. 🎄 

  • Vintage Tea Party

    Read about the origins of Vintage Tea Party in this heartwarming article published in the wonderful 'English Wedding Blog'.

    Our passion for vintage crockery started at a young age and has grown in to a beautiful collection of china tea sets. We get great satisfaction sharing them for others to enjoy.

    They are the perfect addition to any wedding, christening or baby shower.

    Further details can be found in the vintage china hire section of the website. Our vintage crockery is for hire in London and South East England. 

  • Cakes, Cocktails and Butlers in the Buff

    Vintage Tea Party themed hen parties are on-trend this summer. Our beautiful teapots have been serving drinks a lot stronger than tea. Poured by naked butlers, hens all across London are enjoying these delicious cocktails sipped from our delicate china teacups.

    Here at Vintage Tea Party, we didn't want to miss out on the fun and have been mixing our own cocktails, and we have a firm favourite, although we have several close seconds, and thirds and fourths 😂

    'Green Tea Gimlets' have become a Friday fixture. Made with 'sipsmith' gin, which is distilled here in Hammersmith. This is one local business we are very happy to support!

    For further information about vintage crockery rentals in London please give us a call on 07940 350 303

  • Special Offers on Vintage Tea Party Bookings

    Sign up to the vintage Tea Party mailing list to receive updates and discount on bookings.

    Currently we are offering 10% off all bookings. T&C apply.

    To find out more information about our props and vintage china for hire, or to make a booking call us on 07940 350 303

  • The Height of Authenticity

    The vintage china and prop collections is the results of a great deal of hard work and research. It consists of a host of English bone china trios, teacups and saucers, china tea sets, cake stands and teapots to give just a few examples. You’re more than welcome to get in touch with the friendly professionals at Vintage Tea Party at any point if you have any queries about what they have to offer. To find out more, head over to the home-page today.

  • Wedding Reception Ideas West London

    Are you looking for ways to make your wedding reception as fun and distinctive as possible? Then why not see what Vintage Tea Party have to offer? Vintage Tea Party is a leading vintage crockery hire service in London that can cater for all sorts of special occasions including garden parties, christenings, weddings, baby showers, birthdays and more. The team also provide authentic crockery for corporate events and photo shoots. If your wedding reception is to have a vintage theme, why not get in touch with the team today to see how they can help? The team have a variety of vintage props for hire and can also offer a styling service.
  • Get the Look You Require

    The Vintage Tea Party have a wide selection of vintage props for hire and also offer a styling service for extra authenticity. Each item in the vintage crockery collection has been cherrypicked for its beauty. Whether you’re looking for vintage bone china trios, teacups, saucers, teapots, cake stands, plates or milk jugs, the team can help. Props include birdcages, cotton bunting, wartime leather suitcases, 1930s typewriters and vintage books. To find out more, why not head to the home-page right now?
  • Vintage Tea Party China Hire

    Are you planning an authentic vintage tea party in London? If so, why not see what the team at Vintage Tea Party have to offer? Vintage Tea Party is a highly-reputable service providing vintage crockery hire services to companies, groups and individuals all over London. They can help if you’re planning a wedding, birthday, baby shower, garden party or christening and can come to your assistance if you need vintage crockery for a photo shoot or corporate event. You’re more than welcome to give the team a call at any point if you have any queries about what they have to offer, so why not do so today?
  • Hand-picked vintage china

    When you hire tea party china from Vintage Tea Party, you can expect to receive crockery that's as beautiful as it is distinctive. Each piece has been hand-picked for its beauty. Choose from English bone china trios, teacups and saucers, vintage china tea sets, teapots, and 3 tier china cake stands, china milk jugs, sugar pots and much, much more. To find out more about Vintage Tea Party, take a look around the website.

  • Afternoon Tea Party china for hire in London

    Are you looking to hire afternoon tea party china? Then why not head over to the Vintage Tea Party website? This Hammersmith-based company provides an impressive selection of vintage crockery for special occasions across the south east of the country. Whether you're planning a wedding, birthday, baby shower, hen party or any other event, you can be confident that Vintage Tea Party can supply beautiful china to meet your needs. They can also offer vintage tea party styling services to ensure that your venue emits the timeless elegance of a bygone era. The team have a huge amount of skill, knowledge and expertise at hand, and will work with you closely to ensure that your event requirements are catered to.

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