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Best Children's Afternoon Teas London

You’re in for a treat with our round-up of the best kid-friendly afternoon teas in town

Are you ready for a culinary adventure with the kids this summer? Here are ten of the best afternoon tea experiences for kids in London. You’ll find something for every child, from the sophisticated and quintessentially British to whimsical wonderlands, chocolate factories, Peppa Pig bus tours and more.

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Sanderson Hotel

Alice in Wonderland fans will love this enchanting afternoon tea experience at the Sanderson Hotel. The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party invites guests to enjoy the whimsical world of Wonderland with mismatched crockery and themed treats, such as “Queen of Hearts” jam tarts and “Mad March Hare” macaroons.

An afternoon tea that’s both visually and interactively stimulating, kids will love the “drink me” potion bottles and edible playing cards, as well as the banter from staff, who often interact with guests in character.

With a picky-eater-proof menu and dietary options available, the whole family will enjoy this curious and curiouser culinary experience.

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea, OneAldwych

Have you got a golden ticket? Wander down to Theatreland and find yourself immersed in one of Roald Dahl’s iconic stories with OneAldwych’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea.

Nestled in the heart of Covent Garden, you’ll enjoy scrumdiddlyumptious savouries, fluffy floss and mouthwatering cakes. They’ll be sweets, treats, mallows and creams washed down with snozzberry jam, fizzy-lifting drinks and a choc-smudge milkshake mixed by a waterfall (of course!). Adults will love the pistol punch cocktails and fizzy-lifting Champagne. A completely splendiferous afternoon tea experience!

Jurassic Afternoon Tea, The Ampersand Hotel

Are you ready for a journey back in time? For a one-of-a-kind dining experience, take a prehistoric trip back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth over 200 million years ago. Families can enjoy a mix of dino-rific dishes, including a volcanic eruption, a Jurassic mountain and a dinosaur egg basket.

Choose from their Jurassic, kids’, veggie or gluten-free menus with or without a glass of Charles Heidsieck Brut NV or Rosé Champagne, a glass of Wild Idol alcohol-free sparkling rosé, or their Jurassic Tea Pot Tails with or without alcohol. Let the adventure begin!

Peggy Porschen’s Little Afternoon Tea

Peggy Porschen’s Little Afternoon Tea is a delightful experience crafted just for kids. The iconic pink Peggy Porschen parlour offers a traditional British afternoon tea with a whimsical twist, combining eye-catching aesthetics with mouthwatering morsels perfect for your Insta feed.

Kids can indulge in a delectable menu of mini sandwiches, fluffy scones and a variety of cakes presented in signature Peggy Porschen style. Alongside these tasty bites, there’s a selection of child-friendly beverages, making it a deliciously enchanting outing for kids of all ages. Yum!

Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

The Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard is a bucket-list experience for families with young children.

Set against the backdrop of London’s skyline, this experience draws on popular motifs from J.M Barrie’s much-loved novel. Young guests can enjoy a menu of mini sandwiches and warm scones served on a custom-made tea stand inspired by Captain James Hook’s Pirate Ship, the Jolly Roger.

This feast for the eyes also includes panoramic views of the city making this a stand-out choice for sightseers and Londoners alike.

Ten Years of Tea at Tīng Lounge

For something more grown up, Tīng Lounge at the Shangri La The Shard is serving an Instagrammable ‘A Decade in the Clouds’ Afternoon Tea featuring London-inspired pastries such as the Lady in Pearls, Big Ben at Ten and London Calling. British-inspired savoury sandwiches and freshly-baked scones with blueberry jam and clotted cream are accompanied by a signature Chocolate Shard filled with whipped brie and tangy berry compote served over clouds of dry ice.

Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at The Palace

Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, you’ll find a historic and elegant hotel offering a quintessentially British Afternoon Tea for families with children under 12 years old.

Experience the enchanting Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, where little ones can enjoy a wonderful array of magical treats they’ll love. Dig into finger sandwiches, mini pastries, and desserts washed down with a milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink. With fun-themed tea sets, impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail, they’ll feel like royalty.

The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea, The Chesterfield Mayfair

Step back in time to the nostalgic era of the traditional British sweetshop with The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield, Mayfair. This dreamy experience features a charming selection of sweetshop-themed cakes and smoking pink lemonade, as well as finger sandwiches stuffed with mouthwatering fillings such as finely sliced smoked salmon on beetroot bread.

This magical atmosphere will transport you to a bygone era the kids will love.

Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour, Brigit’s Bakery

All aboard the bus for Brigit’s Bakery Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour! With the summer holidays approaching, this is one to book now.

Peppa fans can enjoy a traditional British afternoon tea while embarking on a sightseeing bus ride through the heart of London. Feast on a variety of sandwiches, colourful cupcakes and macarons inspired by popular characters while being entertained with a range of Peppa Pig themed activities. There are also TV screens playing favourite episodes!

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Claridges

If you’re looking to introduce your child to the British tradition of afternoon tea, you can’t go wrong with Claridges. This iconic London hotel ensures a memorable experience for both adults and children. Its meticulous attention to detail and playful touches create a welcoming and entertaining atmosphere for young guests.

Indulge in ham, cheese, and cucumber finger sandwiches alongside an array of delicious sweet treats. Choose from a selection of beverages, including hot chocolate, fruit juices and specially brewed teas tailored for kids.

Kids’ Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea, The Ampersand Hotel, London

The Ampersand Hotel in London is also famous for its Kids’ Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea.

Inspired by the nearby Science Museum, this interstellar experience features a range of science-themed goodies. Kids can devour rocket cheese straws, dinosaur biscuits, and planet mousse cakes while being inspired to think about science and the world around them.

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