There is nothing more British than the Afternoon Tea and what could be more fun than dressing your little ones up and taking them along to a lovely afternoon of treats and sweets. But you don't want to take them somewhere boring or stuffy, where people will look down on the squeals of delight from your little ones.
With this in mind, here are some afternoon tea's you can go with your whole family in London that will capture the imagination of your kids and give them a truly delightful experience.
The Little Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea is for children under twelve and is their own mini afternoon tea full of yummy pastries, sandwiches and scones with jam and cream. Children can also enjoy a 'Most Delightful Way’ mocktail which is a blend of muddled fresh raspberries, peach purée, orange juice and a dash of ginger.
Location: 1-2 Kensington Court, London W8 5DL
Cost: £26 per child
When: Served daily at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
The Mad Hatters Tea Party is inspired by the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland. There are menus hidden inside vintage books and teapots adorned with kings and queens. Children as young as four can enjoy classic treats with a magical spin.
Location: 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG
Cost: £35 per child
When: Served daily 12:30 to 4pm and 1pm to 5pm Sundays.
This magical experience has been inspired by the sweet shop of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. With beautiful sandwiches and quiches, to delectable sweet treats like golden chocolate eggs and gingerbread cake pops, your eyes will also pop out with delight.
Location: 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ
Cost: Children under the age of 12 £35
When: Monday to Saturday 12:30pm to 3:30pm and Sunday 12:30pm to 5:30pm
The Park Room afternoon tea has its very own special children's menu so your little ones won't be overwhelmed by overly fancy food. It is a bit more simple, yet still elegant for the adults, and there are sandwiches, treats and fresh juice.
Location: Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN
Cost: £25.00 per child
When: Offered daily 12:30 to 6pm.
This seasonal afternoon tea is a wonderful chance for little fingers to become green fingers and every child gets a special herb garden growing pack. Kids can even decorate their own gingerbread Santa lollypops and feast on sandwiches and scones and other seasonal treats.
Location: 2 Caxton Street, London
Cost: £15 per child
When: Every weekend and during the school holidays, between 12 noon and 6pm
Do you know of any other lovely afternoon tea in London that the kids will also love? Please let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you.
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