Top 15 Child-Friendly Afternoon Teas in London

Following the popularity of our child-friendly afternoon guide last year, we’re so excited to bring you bang up-to-date with fifteen of the best afternoon tea fit for the whole family…and just in time for Mother’s Day! From the sublime and stylish to the fluffy and fantasy filled, we’ve scoured the capital to ensure each of our fifteen are not only suited to mini ones but there’s carefully crafted menus to salons suited to babes and tots…

Miffy Afternoon Tea at Maggie & Rose
Maggie & Rose, the global family members’ club, has teamed up with Dick Bruna’s classic children’s character, Miffy, to celebrate the little white bunny’s 65th anniversary this Easter. Launching on Mother’s Day, 22nd March, at Maggie & Rose Kensington, Chiswick and the brand new Islington branch, get ready to hop into action! There’s a selection of savvy sandwiches, Miffy shaped cookies and orange macarons, in true Miffy fashion shots of carrot juice will be served alongside a myraid of teas. Whilst taking tea be sure to browse the iconic artwork of  Dick Bruna’s which we be on display around the cafés. The Miffy Afternoon Tea costs £12 each for adults (£15 to include a glass of prosecco) and £5 each for children. Available from 22 March – 14 April.
Where: Islington Square, 116 Upper St, The Angel, London, N1 1AB
Nearest Tube: Angel / Highbury & Islington

The Rosebery Lounge at The Mandarin Oriental
Sitting proud in the heart of Knightsbridge, The Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park is a chic spot for afternoon tea with older kids. If you’ve spent a morning exploring South Kensington’s amazing array of museums, be sure to book a table at The Rosebery Lounge for a Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Zoo. Little ones can take a walk on the wild-side with a menagerie of pastries including Zebra Lollipops, Pistachio Mambas, Reindeer Swiss rolls and Chocolate Penguins. Team with child-friendly finger sarnies think Peanut Butter & Grape Jam and Turkey & Cheddar Cheese, mini plain and raisin scones and a rather scrummy Valrhona hot chocolate milk. Plus, if you’re in the mood for treating, your kids can take home a Harrods Joshua Bear as a souvenir (£12 supplement).
Where: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge

Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel
Calling all mini biology buffs, chemistry kids and physics fans, have we found an afternoon tea for you! The Ampersand Hotel’s hugely popular Science afternoon tea was inspired by their South Kensington neighbours the Science Museum. You can expect a mix of exciting and curious dishes, from jams served in petri dishes, to chocolate spacemen and dinosaur biscuits. Each treat is expertly prepared by our chefs, and served with tea, coffee and for thirsty mamas and papas, a cool glass of champagne! With vegetarian and gluten-free versions, this tea really is out of this world. Served from 2.30pm to 5.30pm, from Monday to Friday.
Where: 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER
Nearest Tube: South Kensington

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Claridge’s
If you’re looking for an extra-special afternoon tea to treat the whole family too, look no further than Claridge’s. Steeped in tradition and style, think fine china and even finer patisseries. At £40 per child, little ones can experience a luxurious afternoon tea handmade daily in Claridge’s kitchens. Sandwiches are filled with Clarence court duck egg mayonnaise, Lincolnshire Poacher cheddar cheese and Dorrington gammon ham. Sweet-toothed tinies, show glee for raspberry jam crustless white bread finger sandwiches. Scones come as standard and the selection of handmade pastries are exquisite – Coconut and milk chocolate marble cake, Raspberry sorbet cone, Exotic fruit shot and a Vanilla and apple éclair. With a hot chocolate too boot, Claridge’s really have gone all out to welcome children at teatime.
Where: 10 Harrington Road, London, SW7 3ER
Nearest Tube: South Kensington

Children’s Art Afternoon Tea at The Rosewood
Calling all mini Monets and dinky Degas, this afternoon tea comes with a colourful twist – unveiling the Children’s Art afternoon tea at The Rosewood. Voted as the Best Contemporary Afternoon Tea in the UK in 2017 and 2018, Executive Pastry Chef, Mark Perkins, has scaled down his acclaimed artful afternoon tea to offer children a vibrant collection of pastries, inspired by the life and work of internationally acclaimed Spanish Artist, Pablo Picasso. From the Crema Catalana and Weeping Woman to The Bull and The Dream each abstract bite is sure to wow. Team with freshly baked scone served with clotted cream paint tubes filled with jam and lemon curd and a selection of traditional sandwiches – this afternoon tea really is picture perfect.
Where: 252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN
Nearest Tube: Holborn

Mary Poppins Flies Into Brasserie Max
Oh it’s a jolly holiday with Mary…to celebrate Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s multi award-winning musical, Mary Poppins which is now playing at the Prince Edward Theatre, Brasserie Max at Covent Garden Hotel has specially created an exclusive, themed Afternoon Tea. Look spit spot and feast on an array of themed cakes including  ‘The Perfect Nanny’ caramel, dark chocolate and hazelnut cheesecake, ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ lemon drizzle roulade and a ‘Jolly Holiday’ violet and white chocolate macaron, as well as old favourites like homemade scones and tasty finger sandwiches. Kids can sip away on the Mary Poppins Element of Fun mocktail, complete with lychee juice, rose syrup, lime juice and blackberry with a rose petal garnish. Brasserie Max have also created a special theatre package, including Band A tickets to the show and the themed Afternoon Tea. For more information, please click here.
Where: Covent Garden Hotel, 10 Monmouth Street, London, WC2H 9HB
Nearest Tube: Covent Garden

Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at Le Méridien Piccadilly
You’ve read the books as a child, hummed the cartoon theme tune and most likely hopped to the movie, now you can discover a wonderland of Peter’s favourite treats inspired by the classic Beatrix Potter tale. Suitable for the whole family, the children’s afternoon tea is just £29 and for that bunnies can nibble through their vegetable patch box complete with mini sandwiches and plenty of Peter’s tasty pastries from Flower-Pot Hideout, an edible chocolate pot with chamomile mousse, blackberry, chocolate ‘mud’ and sponge cake to Magnificent Mushrooms – strawberry ganache filled mushroom with a crunchy meringue stem. Big kids can munch on Mr McGregor’s Garden – a delectable baguettini filled with fresh vegetables and red pepper hummus and explore the Blackberry Bushes, a blackberry macaroon topped with crème pâtissière and a blackberry garnish.
Where: 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH
Nearest Tube: Green Park 

Grover’s Children’s Tea at The Grosvenor House Hotel
If your idea of a cracking family afternoon tea is laden with champagne, finger sandwiches and oodles of perfect pastries then Anna’s Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor House Hotel is just the ticket. However, whilst you scoff, sorry delicately nibble, fig bakewells, pear and almond tartlets and lemon cheesecake, your mini ones will be going ga-ga for Grover’s Children’s Tea. Banana sandwiches, miniature knickerbocker glories and double chocolate brownie cornets are just three of the treats on this clever kids menu. Served alongside a hot milk or fresh juice, tots can even take home their very own Grover to soothe them into sugary slumber.
Where: Park Lane, London, W1K 7TN 
Nearest Tube: Hyde Park Corner

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson Hotel
Bunny hop over to the Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson Hotel for a true twist on afternoon tea. Inspired by the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland, this children’s classic has been brought to life with a tea party so wacky it would wake even the sleepiest of door mice. With menus hidden inside vintage books and teapots adorned with kings and queens, Sanderson’s Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is brimming with sweet and savoury treats including Queen of Hearts rose and strawberry jammy dodgers, the Hare’s vanilla pocket watch macaroon and just in time for Easter, a celebratory chocolate bunny cake. Kids can wash everything down with Alice’s cinnamon, apple and peach “Drink Me” potion, whilst Mum and Dad can enjoy a well-deserved glass of Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is served daily and is priced from £58 per person and £35 per child (for children 4-11 years old).
Where: Sanderson Hotel, 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG 
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus

Children’s Tea at Fortnum and Mason
If a regal afternoon tea is in order, Picadilly’s Fortnum and Mason’s Children’s Afternoon Tea is an award winning choice, notching the top spot at the Afternoon Tea Awards 2018where they won the the children’s category. Pink meringues, jammy dodger biscuits and strawberry swirl cakes are a sweet miniature treat as are the selection of plain and fruit flecked scones served up with Somerset clotted cream, lemon curd and strawberry preserve. Crisp, cold glasses of milk or juice are ideal for those who haven’t yet graduated to taking tea and for those looking for a nibble on the way home, be sure to box up any leftovers. Suitable for kids aged 4-10 an afternoon at the Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon really is a memorable experience for the whole family.
Where: 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
Nearest Tube: Green Park

Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at Chesterfield Mayfair
If you had a penchant for a Rhubarb & Custard or Sherbet Pip growing up you will love the Chesterfield Mayfair’s Sweetshop Afternoon Tea. Inspired by Hardys Original Sweetshop, expect chocolate chip laden scones, Liquoirce Allsorts cheesecake, Cherry bonbon cupcakes, Apple drop pastries and brace yourself – a fizz filled Coca-Cola slice. And of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the retro sweet cart manned by the in-house Candyman who will help young guests fill a bag with old-school penny sweets and pick-and-mix favourites. For £40 per person The Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea is served with loose leaf or flowering tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Children’s Afternoon Tea is priced at £21.50 per child under 12 years old.
Where: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA, United Kingdom
Nearest Tube: Knightsbridge

Betty Blythe’s Children’s Tea Parties
Stuck for ideas when it comes to planning a party with a difference for you little ‘un? Betty Blythe’s tea emporium offers an afternoon laced with decorum and delicious cakes! With a dressing up box overflowing with vintage charm, little girls will adore accessorising with 1920s and 30s feathers and fascinators whilst tucking into pink wafer biscuits, popcorn and mini muffins. Add in activities such as jewellery making, biscuit decorating or even tea-set painting for an afternoon tea to remember. Pint-sized starlets round off their teatime fun with a Hollywood style photoshoot…say cheese! Suitable for children over the age of 5 and under the age of 11.
Where: 73 Blythe Road, London W14 0HP
Nearest Tube: Hammersmith

Langham Afternoon TeaChildren’s Afternoon Tea with Daunt Books at The Langham Hotel
If your little ones adore books, then The Langham Hotel’s afternoon tea will delight. Their Children’s Afternoon Tea with Daunt Books means little literary lovers can select their own new book from a specially curated library before they embark on tasty treats. Specially conceived for creative young minds our tea is interactive; there are jigsaw puzzle sandwiches to un-piece and for the sweet element children can assemble a cake into the shape of a dog before devouring it!  Children’s Afternoon Tea at Palm Court costs £29.50 for guests aged 12 and under.
Where: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, GB W1B 1JA
Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus

Teddy Bears’ Picnic Afternoon Tea at Hilton Park Lane
Picnic time for teddy bears! Enter a whimsical world at the Hilton Park Lane for they have teamed up with toy emporium Hamley’s to present a brand new Teddy Bears’ Picnic Afternoon Tea. With a menu crafted by Executive Chef Anthony Marshall and recent winner of Channel 4’s Bake Off: The Professionals, Pastry Chef Emmanuel Bonneau, tots will adore teddy bear sandwiches, meringue mushrooms, cake-pops, and miniature fancies. In true toyshop fashion, no one leaves empty handed – each mini guest goes home with a complimentary Hamleys teddy bear.  £24 per child (aged 4-12 years), weekdays between 2 pm and 5 pm and weekends between 12:30 pm and 5 pm.
Where: Podium Restaurant, 22 Park Lane, London, W1K 1BE
Nearest Tube: Hyde Park Corner

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at One Aldwych London
From glorious golden chocolate eggs to playful homemade candyfloss, every item on the ingenious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea reflects the wit and wonder of Roald Dahl’s classic tale. In the heart of London’s theatreland, warm up with scrumptious savouries such as  not-quite-as-it-seems salmon and beetroot macaron and cheddar scones with bacon toffee jam, then journey on to luscious lemon floss and plates piled high with wondrous cakes, sweets, mousses and scones – all washed down with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea. Be sure to avoid the Verruca Salt sulks and book in advance for this popular family afternoon tea. Mum’s be sure to sip on a celebratory Cocktail Charlie, under 12s can enjoy the menu for a reduced £37.
Where: 1 Aldwych, WC2B 4BZ 
Nearest Tube: Charing Cross

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