London’s Best Afternoon Teas for Kids


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London’s Best Afternoon Teas for Kids

November 25, 2019

Afternoon tea has always been a speciality of the British way of life.  The mix of little cakes and savoury sandwiches combined with a choice of different types of tea was first created in Britain over two hundred years ago.   Since then it has become an essential part of a British lifestyle.

So why not book a stay at Park City Grand Plaza Kensington hotel and spoil your kids with an afternoon tea experience that they will never forget.  You could take them for tea on a classic red double-decker bus travelling around London enjoying the famous sights while trying to decide which cake to try next. Or how about a wizarding tea, a sweet shop tea, or an Alice in Wonderland themed tea?  The options are endless.

Junior witches and wizards will love visiting Cutter & Squidge’s Soho bakery.  Book your places in advance for a trip down to the underground Potions Room where the Potions Master will help create all kinds of amazing items to eat and drink.  How about tasting some unicorn tea? Or you could try another British iconic food – Yorkshire Puddings which hide unexpected secret flavours inside. Can you work out what the Knickerbocker bites contain?  And exactly are biskies?

Anyone visiting the Harry Potter Warner Bros Studio Tour can opt for special Hogwarts Tea.  Discover what it is like to eat Hogwarts refectory style and try Dumbledore’s tasty favourite Sherbert Lemon cupcakes or even Harry Potter’s personal favourite – Treacle Tart!

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Equally ideal for sweet-toothed children (or adults for that matter!) will find the Original Sweet Shop’s Afternoon Tea at the Chesterfield in Mayfair totally irresistible.  This is where you can find all kinds of classic retro style sweets given a very tasty tea style.  Try some Liquorice Allsorts lemon cheesecake or a macaroon tasting of Rhubarb & Custard.  The chocolate chip scones are definitely moreish!  To add to the fun, the arrival of the Candyman with his special stall ensures that you go home with plenty of sweet treats.

Join Birgit's Bakery Afternoon tea bus tour for a very relaxing tour around London’s famous sights. What better way to complete your day in London eating scones, delicious cakes and finger sandwiches in the comfort of a specially decorated double-decker bus as it winds its way past the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral?

And what of that other British classic Alice in Wonderland?  You can take your kids on a trip down the rabbit hole for a Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson.  Look carefully inside books for the hidden menus which might include White Rabbit cucumber and cheese sandwiches and of course Alice’s Drink Me potion!

To make the most out of your time with your family, set up a base by booking a stay at any of the hotels near Kensington High Street that can save you money and time to reach most of your places of interest.