Top 15 Children’s Afternoon Tea Spots in London

If you’re after something different to do with the kids whilst out and about in London, then you’ll find a wide variety of children’s afternoon tea hotspots in the capital willing to keep them entertained for the afternoon.

Afternoon tea is an English tradition that dates back two centuries and with numerous options available, you’ll be able to find something to suit all the family.

Our top fifteen children’s afternoon tea spots are as follows:

  1. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at One Aldwych
  2. Peter Pan at Aqua, The Shard
  3. Kids Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand
  4. Little Prince and Princess at The Milestone
  5. The Tiger Who Came To Afternoon Tea at The Savoy
  6. Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea at Brigit’s Bakery
  7. Wizard Afternoon Tea at The Wands and Wizard Exploratorium
  8. Art Afternoon Tea at The Rosewood
  9. Peter Rabbit at The Dilly
  10. The Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield
  11. Jungle Book Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel
  12. Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
  13. Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Podium Restaurant and Bar
  14. Grover’s Children’s Tea at The Park Room
  15. Afternoon Tea at Betty Blythe’s

1. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

 

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1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ

020 7300 0300

With foods available such as the snowberry jam and drinks such as chocolate sludge milkshake, it’s easy to see why this is a top favourite with the kids.

This afternoon tea hosted by One Aldwych is based on the classic children’s tale by Roald Dahl and is a crowd-pleaser for all ages, not just the younger ones.

Child-friendly treats include foods such as candy floss, cakes and sweets, along with hot chocolates and lemon sherbet tea.

Afternoon tea is served from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 pm to 4 pm and for children under twelve is £35 per person and for adults £52 per person.

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2. Peter Pan Afternoon Tea, Aqua The Shard

 

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32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

020 3011 1256

Based on the much-beloved book by JM Barrie, you can feel like you’re actually flying in Captain Hook’s ship with this afternoon tea located in Aqua, The Shard, which overlooks the city of London from an awe-inspiring height.

The tea stands are inspired by Captain Hook’s famous ship, with plates attached to the masts or filling in as a plank.

Special Peter Pan themed foods include the Tinkerbell cookie, which is sprinkled in gold fairy dust and the Tick Tock crocodile, which is raspberry and rooibos jelly.

For savoury foods, kids will have the choice of chicken and bacon finger sandwiches, mushroom-shaped bread, or cod croquettes.

A children’s version of this afternoon tea, known as ‘Never Grow Up’ is available for all kids starting at £52 per child or adults from £68 per person with the option to upgrade if they would like a glass of fizz.

This special afternoon tea is served Thursday to Sunday from 12.15 pm to 4.15 pm.

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3. Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand

 

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10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3ER

020 7589 5895

A child-friendly afternoon tea featuring dinosaur biscuits and rocket cheese straw. Everything about this tea is science-based and perfect for those who are a lover of all things biology and physics.

Food is presented to the kids on a red, vibrant rocket tea stand with foods for even the fussiest of eaters, such as chocolate spacemen, petri dish jellies and mini hot dogs.

Winner of The Afternoon Tea Awards 2018, this tea is available seven days a week with weekday times 12 pm – 6.30 pm and weekend times 12 pm – 7.30 pm.

If your child has a birthday coming up and you’re looking for a unique way to celebrate, the Ampersand even has the option to book in for a birthday party!

Prices start at £35 per child and £49.50 per adult.

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4. Little Prince and Princess, Ruben’s at The Palace

 

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39 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS

020 7834 6600

Enjoy a special afternoon tea overlooking the grand Buckingham Palace. Not only are there fantastic views, but the pastry kitchen is also run by the famous Sarah Houghtaling, who recently starred in Channel 4’s hit show ‘Great British Bake Off’.

Afternoon tea treats for the kids include freshly made sandwiches and scones, pastries and a choice of hot chocolate, tea or milkshakes.

The menu is available for all children under twelve with prices starting from £19 per child. For adults, prices start at £60 per person.

The Little Prince and Princess afternoon tea is open Monday to Friday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays from 12 pm to 6 pm.

Ruben’s does ask that all guests adhere to the dress code of smart casual so make sure your little ones are dressed to impress.

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5. The Tiger Who Came To Afternoon Tea, The Savoy

 

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The Savoy Hotel, Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ

020 7836 4343

The Savoy Hotel has been serving its guests afternoon tea since 1889, so with such a strong history behind it, you can be sure of a perfect experience for yourself and your little ones.

The hotel has a range of treats available on its children’s menu such as a selection of sandwiches from cheese to ham, or sweet treats like marshmallow cookies, swiss rolls and brownie bites.

For the adults accompanying their little ones, they can expect to see all the afternoon tea essentials such as homemade scones and classic sandwiches.

Serving times are from 12 pm to 4 pm Monday to Thursday and 12 pm to 6 pm Friday to Sunday. However, please bear in mind from the 1st of May, afternoon tea will not be served on Mondays and Tuesdays.

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6. Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour at Brigit’s Bakery

 

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Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA

020 3026 1188

Hosted by Brigit’s Bakery, the famous bakery brand has collaborated with children’s favourite Peppa Pig to bring an unforgettable experience to your little ones.

This bus tour is available from Thursdays to Sundays and runs for a total duration of ninety minutes.

Taking place on one of London’s much loved red double-deckers, expect to take in the sights of Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and St Pauls at the same time as taking a bite out of your finger sandwiches or freshly baked cakes.

Each table comes with a built-in Peppa Pig tablet with animations of the London Tour and sing-along options to Peppa Pig’s songs, which is something sure to keep your kids entertained throughout the whole tour.

Suitable for ages 2+, tour times start from 12.15 pm or 2.45 pm and prices for the tea are £35 per child or £45 per adult. The Tour departs from Somerset House in Strand, so make sure to arrive on time so you don’t miss the bus!

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7. Wizard Afternoon Tea at The Wands and Wizard Exploratorium

 

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26 Greek Street, London, W1D 5DE

020 8106 6911

A fabulous experience for all young, budding witches and wizards. At this bespoke afternoon tea, kids can use magic wands to create interactive teas and treats.

During your time at the tea, you can expect to choose your wand and then are led to your workstation where you will work out how to unlock your specialist tea ingredients ready for brewing.

After getting hands-on with your tea brewing experience, you can sit down and tuck into special scones, ‘sand-witches’, and a selection of sweet treats.

Your afternoon tea ticket price starts at £32 per child and £42 per adult and includes your magic wand rental, your personally brewed teas, and a selection of tasty foods.

This creative afternoon tea is open seven days a week with last bookings at 3.30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5.30 pm on Wednesdays, 4 pm on Fridays, 1.30 pm on Saturdays and 4.30 pm on Sundays.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free menus are also available if your child has any special dietary requirements.

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8. Art Afternoon Tea at The Rosewood

 

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252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN

020 7781 8888

Winner of The Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea in the UK and also inspired by the Tate Modern, you can expect to see colourful pastries and macaroons, which is a sure-fire way to keep the kid’s attention for the afternoon.

The little ones will be able to enjoy finger sandwiches and artistic pastries served to them on paint palettes, with all treats created by famous pastry chef, Mark Perkins.

Prices for children start at £35 per person and you can expect to see ham and cheese sandwiches, scones, cheesecake tartlets and a variety of juices and teas.  Prices for adults start at £65 per person.

The Art Afternoon Tea is served from Thursday –to Sunday from 12 pm to 4.45 pm and with a smart casual dress code, you can dress to impress.

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9. Peter Rabbit at The Dilly

 

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21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH

020 7734 8000

This Peter Rabbit themed afternoon tea brings to life the much-loved story from author Beatrix Potter.

Based at The Dilly in Piccadilly, the location is only a stone’s throw away from the famous Piccadilly circus. Being so central, it’s a perfect and convenient way to grab a bite to eat whilst you’re busy sightseeing around the capital.

With high windows that overlook busy Piccadilly, the kids are no doubt going to be entertained throughout the entirety of the tea.

On the menu, you’ll find sandwiches such as ‘Mr McGregor’s Garden’, which features all of the vegetables you would expect to find in Mr McGregor’s garden such as carrots, broccoli and radishes.

For pastries, you have the ‘Flower Pot Hideout’, which is an edible chocolate plant pot full of chamomile mousse, blackberry, and chocolate sponge cake.

Prices for kids start at £35 per person and for adults £45 per person, with opening times seven days a week from 12.30 pm to 5 pm.

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10. Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

35 Charles Street, London, W1J 5EB

020 7491 2622

Inspired by a traditional English sweet shop, this afternoon tea is perfect for all ages. As you walk into the restaurant, you’ll find colourful displays of vintage sweets such as Parma Violets, Drumsticks and Dip Dabs as you sit down in the garden terrace inspired seating area.

Treats include unique Coca-Cola flavoured cakes, cherry bonbon cakes and chocolate lollipops. There’s a wide variety of teas and coffees for adults and hot chocolates or shakes for the kids.

The children’s afternoon tea starts from £31 per child and for adults from £55 per person, adults can also upgrade if they fancy a glass of fizz with their tea.

The afternoon tea is open seven days a week with times from weekdays 12.30 pm – 4 pm and weekends from 12.30 pm – 5.30 pm. The hotel is even dogged friendly if you happen to have your furry friend with you!

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11. The Jungle Book Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel

 

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33 Albemarle St, London, W1S 4BP

020 7493 6020

Afternoon Tea at Brown’s Hotel dates back to Victorian times when Queen Victoria herself used to enjoy her afternoon tea at the hotel.

You’ll step foot into elegantly styled drawing rooms with wooden panelling, bookcases and eye-catching artwork. With high windows and roomy seating, you and your little ones will be sure to dine in comfort.

On the Jungle Book menu, the kids can expect to find treats such as strawberry jam finger sandwiches, ‘Roar’ange chocolate biscuits and raspberry ripple jungle rolls.

Prices for children start at £32.50 per child and there is even the option for them to purchase a special edition of the book by Rudyard Kipling, a Rocco Forte baseball cap or an Alby the monkey toy as a special gift to remind them of their afternoon!

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12. Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Ritz

 

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150 Piccadilly, St James’s, London, W1J 9BR

020 7493 8181

If you’re looking for a complete English tradition, then there is no better place than afternoon tea at The Ritz.

The world-famous dining rooms ooze elegance and sophistication with their plush red carpets and renaissance style décor. The hotel even has a resident harpist or pianist to add to the ambience of the afternoon.

Afternoon Tea is served daily at The Ritz with sitting times of 11.30 am, 1.30 pm, 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm or 7.30 pm. The later sittings are perfect if you’re out and about exploring London for the day and become hungry later.

With plenty of finger sandwich options such as ham or cheddar cheese, you’ll more than likely find something to fill the bellies of your little ones.

Other foods on the menu include freshly baked scones and an assortment of cakes and pastries to nibble on. Not only that, there is the option of eighteen different teas to try for the adults or juices for children.

Prices start at £40 per child or £67 per adult and not only will you be getting afternoon tea, but an entire Ritz experience!

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13. Teddy Bear’s Picnic at Podium Restaurant and Bar

 

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London Hilton, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE

020 7493 8000

The Teddy Bear’s Picnic Afternoon Tea features delightful treats for children of all ages. Created by Executive Chef Anthony Marshall, kids will love the teddy bear sandwiches and sweet treats.

Included on the menu are ham, chicken or cucumber bitesize sandwiches, scones with a choice of plain, raisin or chocolate chip, pastries, and also miniature French fancies.

Prices start at £24 per child and kids are even given a complimentary teddy bear to remember the day by.

There is also the option to be more cost-effective and combine a child’s and adult’s afternoon tea for just £52, with the teddy bear still included!

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14. Grover’s Children’s Tea at The Park Room, Marriott Hotel

 

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JW Marriott, Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN

020 7493 7000

The Grosvenor House afternoon tea is an award-winning tea situated in Mayfair, London.

They have plenty to offer for both adults and children, including a wide selection of finger sandwiches and freshly baked scones and pastries.

The drawing-rooms are set away from the hustle and bustle of London city with views of Hyde Park, which is perfect if you want to sit down and relax with the kids after a busy day of sightseeing.

The children’s afternoon tea is available for all little ones under the age of twelve and features a choice of sweet and savoury options such as ham, cheese or jam sandwiches, fresh fruit skewers or Victoria sponge cupcakes, meaning there’s something for even the fussiest of eaters!

Each children’s afternoon tea even comes with a special toy ‘Grover’ dog that they can take home to remember their time in the capital city with.

Prices for children under twelve start at £30 per child and for those twelve up, traditional afternoon tea is £55.50 with the chance to upgrade for those adults that fancy a glass of fizz.

With the views of the park and their new toy, this afternoon tea is sure to keep all younger ones entertained throughout the afternoon.

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15. Betty Blythe’s Vintage Tea Room

 

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73 Blythe Road, London, W14 0HP

020 7602 1177

This bespoke tea room is set in the theme of the glitz and glam of the 1920s and is the perfect option for your little ones that love to dress up.

If you’re looking for a party with a twist then Betty Blythe’s not only offers afternoon tea, but also a dress-up experience where your kids can deck themselves in accessories from the 1920s and 1930s.

Blythe’s offers gloves, pearls and fascinators that can be worn to tea and also the option of a mini photo shoot.

Once they’ve dressed up, it’s straight to tea with servings of mini sandwiches, pink wafer biscuits, popcorn and muffins. Guests can even finish with a special birthday cake if someone is celebrating their big day!

If you’re after an extra special afternoon tea, then Betty Blythe’s also has a wide range of other activities available such as vintage hair and makeup styling, or a food decoration option.

The price for a party of eight comes in at £280 for the group, or if you’re just after a standard afternoon sitting without the dress up, prices start at £18 per child.

Sittings are available seven days a week, with weekday times from 12 pm to 2 pm and weekends from 12 pm to 2.30 pm. Bookings can be made via their email: tea@bettyblythe.co.uk.

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Conclusion

With so many options for afternoon tea with your little ones, it’s hard to know where to start. Whether they’re a fan of the classic stories such as Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, Peter Rabbit or The Jungle book, or whether science or dressing up is more their thing, London has got you covered for whatever they fancy.

All the afternoon tea spots listed above have menu options for both adults and children meaning parents won’t be feeling left out whilst they watch their kids having all the fun.

So, whether you’re after a fancy afternoon at the Ritz, or an action-packed couple of hours at Betty Blythe’s, there really is something for every family.

All afternoon tea locations are situated in central London and are easily accessible via all modes of public transport such as bus, taxi or tube.

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