The sight of these tasty treats is sure to get their tummies rumbling...
Treat your little ones with a food-filled day out to remember as we round up the best afternoon teas for kids in London.
£37.50 per child, from £55.40 per adult
The Ampersand Hotel has launched a new Jurassic Afternoon Tea which promises the perfect treat for both children and adults alike (there are cocktails!). With its close proximity to the Exhibition Road museums, The Ampersand Hotel in South Kensington has historically always taken inspiration from its neighbourhood.
The Ampersand Hotel’s Jurassic-themed tea takes its cue from the time dinosaurs roamed the earth over 200 million years ago. Alongside savoury treats such as Mini hot dogs, T-Rex cheese straws, Dinosaur jam sandwiches and homemade scones, expect a Raspberry & lemon crémeux volcano eruption, a Dark chocolate & caramel dinosaur egg nest, a Mixed berries T-Rex footprint macaron, a White chocolate & blackcurrant Jurassic mountain mousse and a Mini dinosaur biscuit & milk chocolate fossil. Vegetarian and gluten-free versions of all tea sets are also available.
Whilst children enjoy their accompanying hot chocolate, adults can sit back and indulge in a more grown-up offering comprising the choice of either a glass of Charles Heidsieck Brut NV or rosé Champagne, a glass of alcohol-free Wild Idol sparkling rosé or one of a selection of specially created cocktails including a Dino Sour (gin, white wine syrup, lemon juice, FAIR passion fruit liqueur, pineapple juice & Angostura bitters) and a T-Rex Mex (hibiscus-infused tequila, red wine syrup, pineapple juice, lemon juice & basil).
£30 per person
Sofitel London St James has launched a new interactive kids afternoon tea, reinventing the traditional and grown-up tradition.
There are few places that can reinvent the traditional afternoon tea, but Pastry Chefs Jamie Warley and Andrea Viven have done just this, creating a playful five-course offering with an added sense of theatre. Highlights include an edible painter’s palette and paints, a marshmallow burger served with churros as fries and strawberry milkshake, followed by freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and jam.
Located in heart of London footsteps away from Buckingham Palace, afternoon tea is served in the Rose Lounge Friday-Sunday at 12-4pm.
£38 per child, from £48 per adult
This unique experience will see you travel around the capital on a Routemaster bus, as you delve into a delicious selection of teas, cakes, sandwiches and pastries.
Each table comes with a special built in tablet providing guests with a Peppa Pig guided animation of the London tour along with sing-a-long songs that the whole family will enjoy. Your little piggies will also be excited to each receive a copy of our Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour Activity Book full of fun things to enjoy at home.
Enjoy the likes of Freddy Fox’s Egg & Cress finger sandwich, Mandy Mouse’s Cheddar Cheese finger sandwich, Grandpa Pig’s Chicken & Tomato burger bun and Daddy Pig’s Pizza mini margherita while Peppa Pig’s Cookie Shortbread, Mummy Pig’s Strawberry Macaron with strawberry flavoured vanilla butter cream, Rebecca Rabbit’s Carrot Cupcake with a cream cheese topping and Granny Pig’s Mini Scone with jam and clotted cream are within the assortment of desserts.
Departing from either Victoria Station or Northumberland Avenue, you’ll tick off a host of London’s best-loved landmarks on your travels, from Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey, to Hyde Park, Marble Arch, Downing Street, and many more.
If tea doesn’t take their fancy, hot chocolate is also available for children. Departs Thursday to Sunday at 12.15pm and 2.45pm.
£24 per child
Every child who attends this delightful tea will enjoy a whole range of seasonal treats depending on the time of year. Sandwich fillings include tuna mayonnaise, Nutella, and honey roast ham and cheddar with a batch of freshly baked scones also included.
Among the sweet treats on the menu, expect to see a delicious marshmallow dipped in milk chocolate, banana sponge with chocolate and caramelised peanuts, and an apple, blackberry and custard slice, plus a ‘decorate your own gingerbread’ activity to keep your little ones entertained. Available on weekends or during school holidays.
From £35 per child
Go grand with this traditional English experience opposite the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Under-12s will love the Little Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea, which features a selection of delicious finger sandwiches, indulgent pastries, and a choice of either a milkshake, hot chocolate or soft drink.
Expect plenty of old favourites in the sandwich selection, with ham and cheese, chocolate Nutella and strawberry jam and peanut butter for little ones, and salmon and cream cheese, egg and watercress and coronation chicken for the adults.
The warm baked scones are truly fantastic – coming both plain and in a delectable rich chocolate chip flavour – while highlights on the dessert menu include the gin and tonic cheesecake for mum and dad, and the Queens Jammy dodger biscuits for the kids.
From £35 per child
The Langham’s tea experience is perfect for mini diners who want to join their parents for a luxurious afternoon tea as they indulge in a variety of tasty treats.
Highlights on the menu include jigsaw-shaped sandwiches and a chocolate cake that can be assembled into the shape of dog, as well as a delicious selection of scones.
£40 per person
Where better for memorable culinary experience than the spectacular Sunborn London? Moored in the Royal Docks near the ExCel Centre, this beautiful yacht is home to a brand new afternoon tea menu that little ones are sure to love.
Look out for popular sandwich fillings such as egg mayonnaise, ham and mustard, cheddar cheese and chutney, each delicately pressed between layers of soft bread. Children also have a choice of hot chocolate and soft drinks, plus the extensive tea selection.
Scones are a given, of course, and the sweet bites are something special, too: salted caramel Belgian brownies, lemon sherbet macaroons, berry Bakewell tarts, and rhubarb and vanilla panacotta – simply scrumptious.
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