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Tea-riffic Tots: London’s Best Afternoon Tea Experiences For Kids (And Kids-At-Heart)

London’s got its fair share of posh teas for grown-ups, but what about the mini-me’s craving a taste of luxury? If you’ve been scratching your head wondering where to pamper your pint-sized epicureans with a fancy finger sandwich feast, scratch no more. We’ve scoured the city, leaving no scone unturned (and to settle the matter, it’s jam first), to find the ultimate children’s afternoon tea experiences in London. 

From tiny treats to magical themes (think Willy Wonka meets Peter Pan with a sprinkle of Hogwarts magic), we’re spilling the tea on where to take your tiny tots…

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

Treat yourself and your little Oompa Loompas to a magical afternoon at One Aldwych’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea.

A sugar-coated adventure for the little ones.

Roald Dahl’s whimsical world is brought to life with ‘snozzberry’ jam, fizzy lifting drinks, retro-bottled caramel chocolate milkshakes and more – perfect for sweet tooths (and sugar rushes).

It’s a trip down memory lane for parents who dreamt of winning that golden ticket, and a sugar-coated adventure for the little ones.

Find it: 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, WC2B 4BZ
Click it: www.onealdwych.com
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Splash it: £50 per child, £70 per adult

Little Hatters Tea at Sanderson London

Alice’s adventures come to life at Sanderson London, where you can treat your tiny tikes to a childrens afternoon tea party like no other, brimming with Mad Hatter-inspired treats and surprises around every corner.

Treat your tiny tikes to a children’s afternoon tea party like no other.

Feast your eyes (and tummies) on Tweedle Brothers Choux Pastries and Blueberry and Hazelnut Caterpillar Éclairs – a menu fit for the wildest imaginations.

Kids can quench their thirst with the ‘Drink Me’ options, while adults sip on Cheshire Cat marmalade orange oolong tea or champagne.

Find it: 50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NG
Click it: www.morgansoriginals.com
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Splash it: From £35 per child, and from £55 per adult

little hatters tea at Sanderson London
jurassic afternoon tea at the ampersand

Jurassic Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand

It’s a prehistoric party for your tiny terrors at The Ampersand’s award-winning Jurassic Afternoon Tea, inspired by the Natural History Museum next door.

This dino-mite afternoon tea is served on a dinosaur-shaped cake stand.

This dino-mite childrens afternoon tea near London Piccadilly includes T-Rex cheese straws and erupting raspberry and lemon crémeux volcanoes, served on a dinosaur-shaped cake stand.

Kids can sip on dino-hot chocolate, while adults enjoy bubbly Charles Heidsieck Champagne or a Dino Sour cocktail.

Find it: 2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ER
Click it: www.ampersandhotel.com
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Splash it: £35 per child, and from £54.50 per adult

Kids’ Science Tea at The Ampersand

Another brilliant childrens afternoon tea at the same London hotel, the Kids’ Science Tea at The Ampersand features sweet and savoury treats served on the best cake stand we’ve seen: rocket-shaped and guaranteed to send your taste buds to another galaxy (sorry, no actual space travel).

An out-of-this-world experience for the little ones.

Enjoy ‘spaceman’ hot chocolate, rocket cheese straws, and chocolate fossils buried in edible soil – a scientific adventure for the little ones to explore. Meanwhile, adults can sip champagne and enjoy their own interstellar snacks.

Inspired by the nearby Science Museum (a brilliant pre- or post-tea visit), it’s an out-of-this-world experience for the little ‘uns.

Find it: 2 Harrington Road, South Kensington, SW7 3ER
Click it: www.ampersandhotel.com
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Splash it: £35 per child, and from £54.50 per adult

childrens Peter Pan afternoon tea at aqua shard

Children’s Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard

Head over to The Shard and let your inner child run wild at this whimsical tea party, inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic.

Let your inner child run wild.

Imagine Tinkerbell cookies, crocodile jellies, and other quirky treats like ‘The Lost Boys’ sandwiches, straight out of Neverland. Wash it all down with ‘Fairy Dust’ cocktails or ‘Never Grow Up Punch’ while soaking in those stunning views.

Plus, £2 from every booking supports Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Find it: Level 31, The Shard, 31 St Thomas Street, London Bridge, SE1 9RY
Click it: www.aquashard.co.uk
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Splash it: £55 per child, and from £70 per adult

Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Ritz

At The Ritz, childrens afternoon tea is posh but playful, serving up a feast fit for mini madams looking to live the London high life. Picture teensy sandwiches, freshly baked scones, and pastries and cakes that’ll have them on a sugar high in no time.

A feast fit for mini madams.

Fun fact: The Ritz boasts the UK’s only certified Tea Master, so you’re guaranteed the crème de la crème of brews (decaf for the kids).

Just a heads-up on the dress code – gentlemen need jackets and ties (no jeans, please), but the little ones are exempt from the formality.

Find it: 150 Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1J 9BR
Click it: www.theritzlondon.com
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Splash it: £53 per child, and from £75 per adult

children's afternoon tea at the ritz
little prince and princess tea at the rubens at the palace

Little Prince and Princess Tea at The Rubens at The Palace

Treat your little majesties to a right regal experience at The Rubens at The Palace with their Little Prince and Princess Tea.

Only the best will do.

Featuring finger sandwiches fit for the fussiest eaters, followed by warm scones topped with clotted cream and jam, and a selection of pastries and cakes, only the best will do for your little monarchs.

Kids get a choice of milkshake or hot chocolate as they tuck into their feast, and you can enjoy your own tea time treats influenced by quintessentially English flavours. 

Find it: 39 Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria, SW1W 0PS
Click it: www.rubenshotel.com
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Splash it: £35 per child, and from £70 per adult

Brigit’s Bakery Bus Tour

A double-decker delight for the whole family, jump aboard Brigit’s Bakery Bus for a sightseeing tour with a twist.

Choose from themed children’s afternoon tea tours featuring Peppa Pig or Paddington Bear, and cruise past iconic London landmarks while indulging in scones, sandwiches, and sweet treats.

Just remember, there’s no loo onboard, so plan your potty breaks accordingly…

Find it: Departures from Somerset House and Trafalgar Square
Click it: www.b-bakery.com
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Splash it: £50 per child, £60 per adult

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Little Wizard Afternoon Tea at The Wizard Exploratorium

The childrens afternoon tea at the Wizard Exploratorium is London’s only tea where young apprentices wield magic wands to brew interactive teas and conjure fantastical treats.

Tea time with a twist, fit for budding witches and wizards.

Release your inner Snape as you cast spells to unlock ingredients and experiment with tea blends. Tuck into sand-witches, savoury treats, and sweet confections surrounded by whimsical décor.

With options for both older and younger wizards, the whole family can get involved. Plus, sip on mocktails and cocktails served in mini cauldrons for an extra touch of magic. It’s tea time with a twist fit for budding witches and wizards.

Find it: 26 Greek Street, Soho, W1D 5DE
Click it: www.wizardexploratorium.io
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Splash it: £34.99 per child, £47.99 per adult (12+)

Queen Charlotte Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

The world of Netflix’s Queen Charlotte comes to life at The Lanesborough’s afternoon tea, and there’s a regal feast for kids too, featuring ham, cheese, and strawberry jam finger sandwiches fit for royalty.

A total treat fit for little lords and ladies.

Satisfy sweet tooths with dainty cakes and warm scones while sipping on hot chocolate with fluffy marshmallows or fresh fruit juice – a total treat fit for little lords and ladies.

Plus, the opulent Regency-style dining room adds an extra dash of elegance to the experience. Perfect for families exploring Knightsbridge and Belgravia.

Find it: Hyde Park Corner, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7TA
Click it: www.oetkercollection.com
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Splash it: £40 per child, and from £80 per adult

queen Charlotte afternoon tea at the Lanesborough
mr Simms sweetshop afternoon tea at the Chesterfield

The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

Looking for the ultimate sugar rush? The Chesterfield’s Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea, inspired by the whimsy of ye olde sweet shop, is a hit for kids and kids-at-heart.

A sweet, nostalgic afternoon for the whole family.

Enjoy chocolate chip scones, whimsical pastries like Reece’s peanut butter cups, Coca-Cola slices, drumstick macarons and rhubarb and custard choux buns. Plus, it caters to all diets – vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and halal.

With a glass of Champagne for the grown-ups, it’s a sweet, nostalgic afternoon for the whole family.

Find it: 35 Charles Street, Mayfair, W1J 5EB
Click it: www.chesterfieldmayfair.com
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Splash it: £45 per child, and from £75 per adult

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Grosvenor House Hotel

Held in the luxurious Park Room, this paw-some tea party revolves around Grosvenor House Hotel’s canine mascot, Grover, and kids even get to take home a cuddly Grover toy.

Paw-sitively delicious.

Treats include curious banana sandwiches to classic cucumber and cream cheese, there’s something to tickle every taste bud. Scones, served with clotted cream and jam, offer a twist, with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis.

And who could resist dog-themed pastries? Sink your teeth into a Mr. Grover chocolate mousse cake or a Hound Hotel ginger cake. Paw-sitively delicious.

Find it: 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, W1K 7TN
Click it: www.marriott.com
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Splash it: £35 per child, from £62.50 per adult

children's afternoon tea at Grosvenor house hotel
children's afternoon tea at pan pacific London

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Pan Pacific London

Looking to spoil the kids with the ultimate pamper experience? Pan Pacific London’s partnership with luxury brand Bonpoint has introduced not just a special Children’s Afternoon Tea, but a swimming pool takeover too.

The ultimate pamper experience for the kids.

The hotel’s 18.5 infinity pool transforms during children’s hours for a magical experience including exclusive children’s spa treatments and premium skincare products at the SENSORY wellbeing floor.

Afterwards, enjoy a post-swim feast with the indulgent Bonpoint Children’s Afternoon Tea. From chocolate almond macarons to cherry lollipops and orange blossom madeleines, your little one can indulge in a selection of delicious treats alongside scrumptious scones and sandwiches. There’ll also be a colouring postcard and wordsearch to keep them entertained.

Find it: 80 Houndsditch, The City, EC3A 7AB
Click it: www.panpacific.com
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Splash it: £29 per child

Jungle Book Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel

The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel is a roaring adventure for little bookworms and their grown-up companions.

A dash of jungle fever for little monkeys.

Feast on finger sandwiches and treats like chocolate lollipops and animal-shaped cookies straight out of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved tale. Wash it all down with a tropic shake or Brown’s hot chocolate, and don’t forget to snag a limited edition hardback copy of The Jungle Book to take home, created exclusively for Brown’s.

A former haunt of Queen Victoria, The Drawing Room retains its regal charm, with a dash of jungle fever for the little monkeys.

Find it: 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair, W1S 4BP
Click it: www.roccofortehotels.com
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Splash it: £40 per child

jungle book afternoon tea at browns hotel
children's afternoon tea at clarities

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s

If you really want to indulge your mini foodies in a splash of luxury, it has to be Claridge’s children’s afternoon tea.

The menu doubles as a colouring sheet to keep boredom at bay.

While the grown-ups sip on something sophisticated, the little ones can dive into classic sandwiches, decadent pastries, and the pièce de résistance – Claridge’s famous hot chocolate. And to keep boredom at bay, the menu doubles as a colouring sheet.

It’s an afternoon of pure indulgence for tiny tastemakers (and perhaps sneak a treat for yourself while you’re at it).

Find it: Brook Street, Mayfair, W1K 4HR
Click it: www.claridges.co.uk
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Splash it: £45 per child, and from £90 per adult

Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Dilly

Fit for young gourmands, The Dilly proves that afternoon tea isn’t just for grown-ups; it’s for little Londoners too.

Luxurious pastries paying homage to London’s iconic sights.

Think dainty finger sandwiches, heavenly chocolate-raspberry scones, and luxurious pastries paying homage to London’s iconic sights, like Big Ben macarons and London taxi biscuits.

Your little ones will feel like true city slickers as they sip their London Lemonade.

Find it: 21 Piccadilly, W1J 0BH
Click it: www.thedillylondon.com
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Splash it: £39 per child, £49 per adult

children's afternoon tea at the dilly

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