Whether you are a Londoner or visiting London for the weekend, experiencing the famous ‘afternoon tea’ is something that you need to try once in your lifetime. But are there any places where bringing kids to the venue won’t be a problem? So BabyBreaks has done the research for you and found where to find the best kids afternoon teas in London. Are you ready to go through the list and enjoy the sweet and savoury delicatessen these hotels have prepared for you?
1. Afternoon Tea with Children Menu at Fortnum & Mason
There is only one place to begin, Afternoon Tea offering at Fortnum & Mason. While this afternoon tea may not have a theme, what it does have is a menu that has been put together for children. The children’s afternoon tea menu includes a number of finger sandwiches, as well as scones, and afternoon tea cakes, which include a Strawberry Swirl Jelly and Jammy Dodger Biscuit.
Tea Times: served all day (check website for exact hours)
Phone: 020 7734 8040
2. The Langham
Located nearby Oxford Circus, the Langham hotel is a 5* hotel that offers a lovely Children’s Afternoon Tea in partnership with Daunt Books, an independent bookseller in Marylebone and other locations. So be prepared to have your little ones picking their favourite book whilst tasting an interactive menu full of sandwiches, cakes and more.
Price: Children’s Afternoon Tea at Palm Court costs £29.50 for guests aged 12 and under. Langham Afternoon Tea with Wedgewood for Adults is available for £55 per person
Tea Times: every day between 12.00pm – 4.30pm
Phone: 020 7636 1000
3. Afternoon Tea at the Rose Lounge at Sofitel St James
For a typical British afternoon tea, you are going to struggle to find better than this experience at the Rose Lounge at Sofitel St James. Highlights on the menu include Clarence court egg mayonnaise and watercress sandwiches, as well as Pastrami, herb mustard and pickles on rye bread. For children, they have their own menu called Le Goûter (afternoon snack in French).
Price: starts at £39 per adult and £18 per child (for Le Goûter)
Tea Times: every day between 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Phone: 020 7747 2200
4. The Chesterfield Mayfair
Mayfair is known to be one of the most expensive district of London so no wonder why so many 5* hotels have taken residence there as well. The Chesterfield hotel is an old lady that kept traditions decades after decades. One of them is of course the Afternoon Tea inspired by the famous sweetshop Hardys. Your kids will love discovering new sweets but also devour finder sandwiches, homemade scones and many more pastries. A great place to relax after maybe a nice walk in Green Park with the children for instance. A most favourite Children’s Afternoon Tea in London among locals for sure. Have you spotted the candy trolley as well?
Price: Afternoon Tea from £40 per person and Kids Afternoon Tea from £21.50 per child under 12 years old
Tea Times: everyday between 12:30pm – 5:30pm
Phone: 020 7491 2622
5. Luxury Afternoon Tea at the Lanesborough
This luxury afternoon tea is named ‘Back to Classic’ and so you can expect a typical afternoon tea, with lavish touches. Features of the children’s menu include chocolate-dipped strawberries, red velvet cake, and a number of finger sandwiches.
Price: £53 per adult and £18 per child
Tea Times: Children’s Afternoon Tea is served on Saturdays and Sundays from 12.30pm until 4.30pm
Address: Hyde Park Corner, London SW1X 7TA
Phone: 020 7259 5599
6. Sanderson Hotel
If you like contemporary hotels, Sanderson is a great place to be not too far from Tottenham Court Road or Oxford Circus. The hotel hosts a great child-friendly Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea that will remind you of the crazy world of Alice in Wonderland. Your children will be intrigued by the menu. They will love savoury food such as Smoked Salmon Scotch Quails Egg with Caviar. And if they have a sweet tooth for great desserts, your kids will have to try the Mad March Hare Vanilla Pocket Watch Macaroon.
Price: Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is served daily in The Restaurant at Sanderson. Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is priced from £48 per person and £35 per child (for children 4-11 years old).
Please note that on celebratory days and bank holidays, Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is priced from £58 per person for special packages
Tea Times: Monday – Saturday between 12.30pm and 4.00pm and Sunday between 1.00pm until 5.00pm
Phone: 020 7300 1400
7. Peter Rabbit™ Afternoon Tea at The Terrace on Picadilly
Another themed afternoon tea to get excited about! Children will enjoy a special vegetable patch box, enabling them to tuck into plenty of Peter’s tasty treats. Fun pastries include Flower-Pot Hideout and Peter’s Snowman. The latter is coconut macaron with white chocolate filled with passion fruit crémeux on top.
Price: £35 per adult and £25 for the children’s version
Tea Times: Between 12.30pm until 5.00pm
Phone: 20 7734 8000
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8. JW Marriott Grosvenor House
Grosvenor House is very famous in London as it was built in 1929 on the location of the former residence of the Duke of Westminster. This hotel part of the Marriott group serves at the Park Room a traditional kids-friendly afternoon tea with Victoria cupcakes, sandwiches, sweets and of course a choice of hot beverages or fresh fruit juice. If you are looking for a traditional luxury hotel to take your afternoon tea with your children, this is the probably the right choice.
Price: Grover’s Children’s Tea is priced at £25 per child and Grosvenor House
Celebration Afternoon Tea priced at £42.50 per adult
Tea Times: call the hotel
Phone: 020 7499 6363
9. Little Prince and Princess Tea at Rubens
Not only is this afternoon tea fit for royalty in terms of the delicious food that is on offer but you will get to enjoy incredible views of Buckingham Palace at the same time. One of the most popular treats on the menu here is the Seasonal Rubens Éclair. This has been inspired by the sustainable farming of Prince Charles. The Earl Grey and Chocolate Orange Crown Jewels are also popular.
Price: Royal Afternoon Tea starts at £45 per adult and £19 per child for Little Prince and Princess Tea
Tea Times: between 12.00pm and 5.00pm (Saturday until 6.00pm)
Phone: 20 7834 6600
10. St Ermin’s Hotel
After a nice walk alongside the Thames River to check out Big Ben or maybe a pause at St James’s Park watching swans, ducks and squirrels, you and your little ones would probably enjoy a break at St Ermin’s Hotel where you will be spoilt with a Mini Gardener Afternoon Tea. This is not a traditional afternoon tea but the team behind the hotel would make sure your kids become green fingers. Your children will even take home a special herb garden growing pack. An educative children’s afternoon tea to discover in London, especially in Spring. No wonder why this place is among the favourite venue for family afternoon teas.
Price: Mini Gardener Tea is priced at £18 per child and Garden Afternoon Tea is priced at £30 per adult
Tea Times: Mini Gardener Afternoon Tea is served in St. Ermin’s Tea Lounge every weekend and during the school holidays between 12.00pm and 6.00pm
Phone: 020 7222 7888
11. Science Afternoon Tea at Ampersand
Designed to suit fussy eaters while still pushing culinary ingenuity boundaries, this Kids’ Sci-Fi Tea is one of the most exciting out there. While the food looks incredible, especially as it is served on a rocket-shaped stand, with dry ice shooting out the bottom, it will be enjoyed by children and their fussy palates. Children will get to crunch through not-so-ancient edible fossils, bite the heads off chocolate spacemen, and sample jellies served in Petri dishes. Sci-Fi Tea was awarded best Themed Afternoon Tea in 2018.
Price: £44.50 per adult and £31.50 per child
Tea Times: served from Monday to Saturday 12:30pm until 9:00pm and Sunday from 12:30pm until 7:00pm
Phone: 020 7589 5895
12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at One Aldwych
Another amazing afternoon tea is at One Aldwych hotel with theme around Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. You won’t be disappointed with this! Chocolate milkshake mixed by a waterfall, snozzberry jam, and fizzy lifting drinks; this is an afternoon tea that all children love and all adults too! All of the treats on offer have been inspired by the iconic Roald Dahl story, making it one of the best afternoon teas in London.
Price: £47 per adult and £37 per child under 12
Tea Times: every day between 12.30pm – 5.00pm
Address: 1 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BZ
Phone: 020 7300 1000
13. Alice Tea Party at 51 Buckingham Gate
If your children are fans of Alice in Wonderland, it is time to follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enjoy a fun, elegant, and fantastical afternoon tea. You will all be grinning like Cheshire cats after tucking into the pastries and cakes on offer here; that is for sure. All of the treats have been inspired by the quirks and characters from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This includes Pocket Watch macaroons, White Chocolate Mousse Teacups, ‘Caterpillar’s Mushroom’ Raspberry Marshmallows, ‘Drink Me’ strawberry potion, and ‘Queen of Hearts’ Mango Tarts.
Price: £45 per adult / Children 4 – 11 years old have a 50% discount
Tea Times: Afternoon Tea is served daily with seatings at 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4.30pm
Phone: 020 7769 7766
14. Children Afternoon Tea at the Potting Shed
Here, we have another great kids afternoon tea menu. Again, this is not a themed menu. However, what the Plotting Shed has done well is to create a menu that will definitely appeal to children and their tastes. There are peanut butter and jam finger sandwiches, as well as roast turkey sandwiches. Children can also enjoy scones, clotted cream, and jam, as well as cranberry cheesecake, opera cake, and fruit skewers. However, the real highlight has to be the opportunity to make your own cupcake. Children get a plain cupcake with icing and a number of different toppings for them to decorate their treat before eating it, of course.
Price: Starts at £22.50 per adult and £15 per child
Tea Times: Afternoon Tea is served daily between 2.00pm and 5.00pm
Phone: 020 7723 7874
15. Teddy Bears’ Picnic Afternoon Tea at Hilton Park Lane
Last but not least, who wouldn’t want to enjoy a teddy bears’ picnic? This fun-filled menu is suitable for children between four and 12-years-old. Children will love the teddy bear sandwiches, miniature fancies, cake-ops, and meringue mushrooms, which are accompanied by smoothies, milkshakes, hot chocolate, and more. You know you are in for a treat when the menu has been put together by Pastry Chef Emmanuel Bonneau, who is the winner of Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals, and Executive Chef Anthony Marshall.
Price: £24 per child under 12 with also a combined 1 Adult+1 Child Afternoon Tea for £59
Tea Times: Weekdays between 2.00pm and 5.00pm and Weekends + Bank Holidays between 12.30pm and 5.00pm
Address: 22 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1BE
Phone: 020 7723 7874
Where to Find the Best Kids Afternoon Teas in London
As you can see, there are some really great places for families to enjoy kids afternoon teas in London. If you are looking to have a fun day out and do something that all ages can enjoy, you certainly will not be disappointed if you enjoy one of the ten afternoon tea experiences that have been discussed above.
So now the choice is yours to decide which of these afternoon teas for kids in London will you try next weekend.
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