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Our 1905 Magistrates Afternoon Tea in London Bridge

Come and visit us at the Dixon Hotel and experience our unique afternoon tea near Tower Bridge, comprised of delicious sandwiches, indulgent sweets and fresh scones, all served alongside our great range of finely picked teas from around the world.

Every guest will be greeted with a glass of our signature sparkling cocktail, accompanied by a pot of tea filled with one of our excellent loose leaf teas. To eat, there will be a delicious range of savoury and sweet treats, including our Smoked salmon, Mushroom tart, Coronation chicken, wholegrain bread, Salted caramel éclair, and classic homemade scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Experience this delicious tradition in a central location in London,  with our afternoon tea near London Bridge and Tower Bridge.

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London Bridge Afternoon Tea

Vegan & Vegetarian Afternoon Tea

For vegan and vegetarian guests looking for the perfect afternoon tea near London Bridge and Tower Bridge alike, we offer a dedicated menu that has been finely crafted to ensure a great dining experience. Featuring our mouth watering wild mushroom quiche, a tropical Pina colada torte and finishing with scones, whipped vegan cream and strawberry jam. If you have any food intolerances or allergies, please speak to a member of staff or contact us before your visit.

The Courtroom History

Our afternoon tea is served within the historical walls of our Courtroom Bar. Dating back to 1905, this stylish bar has been refurbished from the once old Tower Bridge Magistrates Court, where London’s toughest criminals were sentenced for their crimes. The room has now been stylishly decorated with the modern guest in mind, fitted with a 193 spheres chandelier, a marble-clad sunken bar beneath the judge’s original oak canopy and the remains of the original wood panelling. There are also quirky and curious touches in the stylish interior such as the  mugshot pictures of ex-convicts framed across the walls.


With this rich history, the Courtroom serves as an ideal place for a unique London Bridge Afternoon Tea.

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The 1905 Magistrates Afternoon Tea Menu



Cream cheese, sliced cucumber, white bread (kcal 90)

Pumpkin Tart – Whipped Feta (kcal 112)

Smoked salmon, dill crème fraiche, caviar on brioche bread (kcal 121)

Coronation chicken, wholegrain bread (kcal 63)



Raspberry and dark chocolate mousse (kcal 169)

Banana and Red Current Cake (kcal 91)

Blackcurrant Delice (kcal 84)

Pistachio and Carrot cake (kcal 78)


Plain and Raisin Scones

with Devonshire clotted cream (kcal 293) & strawberry jam (kcal 130)


1905 Magistrates Luxury Afternoon Tea Includes a Pot of Tea or Coffee per person


Selection of Teas and Coffees


1905 Magistrates Afternoon Tea experience for £45


Accompanied with a Signature Cocktail for £55

Our Shakedown Afternoon Tea

For those looking to experience the unique atmosphere at Shakedown, The Dixon Hotel also offers our unique Shakedown Afternoon Tea, nestled in the heart of London Tower Bridge.

This delectable spread features a selection of delicious sandwiches, tempting sweets, and freshly baked scones, all complemented by our exquisite assortment of teas sourced from around the globe.

Upon arrival, each guest will be presented with a pot of tea showcasing one of our exceptional loose leaf blends. Indulge in a delectable array of savoury and sweet delights, including our enticing Smoked salmon, Pumpkin tart, Coronation chicken, wholegrain bread, Banana and Red Currant Cake , and traditional homemade scones served with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Immerse yourself in this delightful tradition at a prime and unique location in London, with our Afternoon Tea in London Bridge and Tower Bridge in Shakedown at The Dixon.

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Our Story at Shakedown

Back in 1905, our hotel served as a bustling police station, and the restaurant floor was home to 22 holding cells in the basement, each holding a story of its own.


The name “Shakedown” itself harks back to the thorough searches the police conducted on their prisoners, and it’s a name that has stood the test of time, just like the stories etched into the very fabric of our establishment


As a special twist on traditional afternoon tea, our guests can can upgrade for a glamourous 90 minutes of unlimited Champagne, to add a spark to the unique Afternoon Tea Atmosphere

The Shakedown Afternoon Tea Menu



Cream cheese sliced cucumber, beetroot bread (kcal 90)

Pumpkin Tart- whipped Feta (kcal 112)

Smoked Salmon- Lemon and Dill, Creme Fraiche on Brioche Bread (kcal 121)

Coronation Chicken- Malted Grain Bread (kcal 163)





Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Mousse (kcal 169)

Banana and Red Current Cake (kcal 91)

Blackcurrant Delice (kcal 84)

Pistachio and Carrot Cake (kcal 78)




Plain and Raisin Scones- Devonshire Clotted Cream (kcal 293) and Strawberry Jam (kcal 130)

Standard Afternoon Tea includes a Pot of Tea or Coffee per person

Selection of Teas and Coffees



Shakedown Afternoon for £35

Accompanied by a glass of Chapel down for £45


Upgrade with a Chapel Down Brut bottomless 90 min package for £60

Make your Booking

If you are looking for a truly unique experience, then why not step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and join us in the Courtroom Bar at the Dixon Hotel, for a luxury afternoon tea near Tower Bridge and London Bridge alike.

To book a table with us today then please email restaurantreservations@thedixon.co.uk or call 02039592900 

To make an enquiry, please use the form below and a
member of our team will be in touch shortly.