There are so many absolutely lovely spots to go for a children’s afternoon tea in London. Iconic locations with beautiful backdrops and delicious food. I can’t wait to take my little girl and to introduce her to one of my favourite London activities.
These are the very best places for a child friendly afternoon tea in London. Think mini treats and pint-sized portions served in incredible family friendly places in the city.
The Best Kids Afternoon Tea London
1.Buzzy Bees Children’s Afternoon Tea
St. Ermin’s Hotel, Caxton Street, London, SW1H 0QW. £18.
If you’re looking for a quirky afternoon tea for your little one, this is it.
The menu includes beelicious sweets, such as a chocolate bee lollipop, a honey madeline and a honey jelly. And sandwiches with honey roasted ham, banana and honey, and tuna and sweetcorn.
Afterwards, head up to the third floor to watch the hotel’s 350,000 friendly Buckfast bees making honey. Rest assured, viewing is safely from behind glass. It’s a great way to open up conversations about worldly issues.
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2. The Langham Children’s Afternoon Tea
The Langham, 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA. £29.50.
The iconic Langham offers a children’s afternoon tea in partnership with Daunt Books. Little ones get to choose a brand new book, before enjoying jigsaw puzzle sandwiches and sweet treats.
Whether they devour the book alongside the tea or simply take it home for bedtime reading, this is a very lovely child friendly afternoon tea in London
It’s available every day from 12pm until 5:30pm and costs £29.50 per child. Adults’ afternoon tea costs £62.00 per person.
Tip: Look out for their special events with children’s authors.
3. Kid’s Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea at the Ampersand
Ampersand, 10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London SW7 3ER. £29.50.
Served on a big red rocket, little diners will love the chocolate spacemen, jellies in petri dishes and edible fossils. And for an added wow factor, look out for the dry ice shooting from the rocket engines.
You can find the full kid’s afternoon tea menu here.
This is a fun award-winning afternoon tea in London and one that they’re sure to tell all their friends about.
4. The Children’s Afternoon Tea at Le Méridien Piccadilly
Le Méridien Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0BH. £25.
The much-loved Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at now comes as a child version, arriving in a vegetable patch box.
The sandwiches are named after Peter Rabbit characters. There are scones, a carrot cake topped with a chocolate carrot and other adorable pastries. This is the full children’s afternoon tea menu. Too much cuteness.
Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without a drink, so littles can choose from a hot chcolate, juice, Peter’s Lemonade or Jemima’s Strawberry Surprise.
Tip: Book early for the Festive Children’s Afternoon Tea
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5. A Family Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London, W1A 1ER.
Aimed at 4-10 year olds, this award-winning afternoon tea includes finger sandwiches, with classic fillings; ham and cheese, chicken mayo, cucumber and cream cheese, and egg mayo.
The are a selection of sweet treats, including a jammy dodger and a strawberry swirl jelly. Drinks include a glass of milk, a classic blend tea, hot chocolate and juice.
Perfect for fussy eaters, this is a traditional kid friendly afternoon tea in London.
Tip: Pay a visit to the toy floor of this 18th century department store before you leave.
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6. An Art Afternoon Tea for Kids at The Rosewood
The Rosewood, 252 High Holborn, Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN . £35.
This parred down version of the adult art afternoon tea has to be up there as one of the best afternoon tea for kids.
Aimed at budding artists aged 4-11 years old, it’s super playful and fun. The painter’s palette arrives with paint tubes filled with jam and lemon curd. There are palette knives to spread the sweet toppings.
And as you’d expect, a selection of finger sandwiches and art inspired pastries.
Tip: Believe it or not, there isn’t an official Frozen afternoon tea in London…yet. Watch this space!
7. The Chesterfield Mayfair
The Chesterfield Mayfair, 35 Charles St, Mayfair, London, W1J 5EB. £21.50.
You’ll need to prepare yourself to deal with the sugar high, but there’s no doubt that they’ll go giddy for the children’s afternoon tea at The Chesterfield Mayfair in London.
Inspired by Hardys Original Sweetshop, it celebrates both new and old sweets. The candy-striped blazers and little sweet shack bring an extra sparkle of magic.
Of course, they also offer freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade scones, cakes and pastries, but we all know it’s all about the sweets here.
Tip: Keep an eye on The Savoy who previously offered The Tiger Who Came to Tea Children’s Afternoon Tea. It finishes on 19 November 2019. I’m sure a new theme will be announced soon!
8. B Bakery Bus Afternoon Tea
B Bakery Bus, 6-7 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HU. £47.
I got excited about riding a red bus in London, so I would imagine for children it’s even more exciting!
So how does it work? You sit at a table on the red bus, feasting on sandwiches and cakes as the bus drives past some of London’s most famous landmarks. London with kids can get expensive, so this is a great 341 chance to play tourist; see the sights, ride a famed red bus and enjoy a very English afternoon tea.
There are veggie, vegan, halal and gluten free options at this kid friendly afternoon tea in London.
Tip: Under 5s are not allowed.
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9. The Potion Room’s Wizard-Themed Afternoon Tea
Cutter & Squidge, Soho cafe, 20 Brewer Street, Soho, London, W1F 0SJ. £39.50.
Truly magical, this afternoon tea is available for both adults and children (age 8+). Head into the potion class, get cloaked up and await the Potions Master.
Little wizards will whisk up potions, whilst enjoying a spell bounding menu. Galaxy juice? Rock cakes? It’s all here at this family friendly afternoon tea in London .
The menu can cater to vegetarian, vegan, wheat-free, and halal dietary requirements.
10. Dress up at Betty Blythe
Betty Blythe, 73 Blythe Road, Hammersmith, London, W14 0HP. £15.
Food and dressing up – what more could your child want?! At Betty Blythe, Betty’s Little Tea includes two types of sandwich, a scone, cakes and a drink, as well as access to the treasure trove of vintage costumes.
You can also add on extra activities (for a fee), such as swing dancing, vintage hair styling and more (obviously all suited to older children).
11. El Dolce Nino
Monmouth Kitchen. 20 Mercer Street, London, WC2H 9HD. £16.
What makes a children’s afternoon tea even better? Pizza!
Monmouth Kitchen offer a family afternoon tea in London, serving pizza and bruschetta alongside scones, chocolate cake and other tasty treats. And it’s only £16.
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