The 12 Best Places To Enjoy Afternoon Tea For Kids In London

Afternoon tea in London has traditionally been a rather grand affair at some of the most exclusive hotels in London but the kids are getting in on the action and these days there are some fabulous places serving afternoon tea for kids in London.

If you’re looking for a memorable experience, then these children’s afternoon teas in London are ideal. Before they even taste the food they will love the afternoon teas inspired by their favourite books like Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Peter Rabbit. Or maybe they will prefer a sci-fi tea with a modern twist? They’re fun, colourful and above all, they’re super tasty! There really is something for everyone.

And in case you are wondering, afternoon tea for kids does not mean a drop in quality. At each of these restaurants there is an equally amazing adult version, so here are twelve of the best child friendly afternoon teas in London (that are perfectly lovely for adults too)!

These afternoon teas may seem quite pricey, so here’s a list of free things to do in London to balance it out!

The Langham

Afternoon Tea

The Langham is one of the most child friendly restaurants in London for afternoon tea serving a jigsaw shaped afternoon tea sandwiches and other goodies that are equally as appealing to the child’s eye.

Where: 1c Portland Place, Regent Street, London, W1B 1JA
When: Thursday to Sunday with seating times: 12:30/12:45/13:00 – 14:00/14:45/15:00 and 16:30/16:45/17:00/17:30
Price: £29.50 per child (£62.00 per adult)

Children's Afternoon Tea at The Langham

Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Langham | Photo Credit: The Langham

One Aldwych

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

One Aldwych offers an enchanting afternoon tea inspired by one of Roald Dahl’s most famous books for children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. There will be snozberry jam, chocolate snudge milkshakes, candy floss and more.

Where: One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London, WC2b 4BZ
When: Wednesday to Friday (2pm – 4pm), Saturday and Sunday (12pm – 5pm)
Price: £39 for children under 12 (£49 per adult)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych | Photo Credit: One Aldwych

The Sanderson

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea

The Alice in Wonderland afternoon tea at The Sanderson will delight any child. From the menus disguised as vintage books to the enticing ‘Drink Me’ potions and all of the delicious treats in between, including caterpillars and mushrooms…

Where: 50 Berners Street, London, W1T 3NG
When: Monday to Friday  (12.30 – 4.00) and Saturday and Sunday (1pm to 5pm)
Price: £35 for children aged 4 – 11 (£48 per adult)

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea at the Sanderson | Photo Credit: The Sanderson

Claridges

Claridges Children’s Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea at Claridges is one of the more traditional high teas in London. A selection of sweet and savoury delights using seasonal British produce is served in the stunning Foyer & Reading Room.

If you’re visiting London at Christmas (10th November to 3rd January), they offer a festive afternoon tea menu (for a higher price) accompanied with festive Christmas carols.

Where: Claridges, Brook Street, London, W1K 4HR
When: Daily from 2.45 to 5.30
Price: £30.63 per child (£61.25 per adult)

Children's Afternoon Tea at Claridges

Children’s Afternoon Tea at Claridges | Photo Credit: Claridges

Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum and Mason Afternoon Tea

Fortnum & Mason offer a very traditional tea with finger sandwiches, scones and tea cakes. During October and November they will be offering afternoon tea for free to anyone in your party with a birthday during those months. Check their website for terms. They also offer a vegan menu.

Where: Fourth Floor, Fortnum & Mason, 181 Piccadilly, London, W1A 1ER
When: Monday to Saturday (11.30 am to 7.00 pm) and Sunday (12.00pm to 6.00 pm)
Price: Children’s menu is £30.00 for children aged 4-10 (£60.00 per adult)

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason

Afternoon Tea at Fortnum & Mason | Photo Credit: Fortnum & Mason

Aqua at the Shard

Peter Pan Afternoon Tea

Savour delicious Peter Pan themed treats with a view from the 31st Floor restaurant. The menu changes so keep an eye on their website. They have previously had Mary Poppins and Roald Dahl themed afternoon teas for kids.

Where: The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG
When: Thursday to Sunday (12.15pm to 4.15pm)
Price: £52.00 per person (£2.00 of which goes to Great Ormand Street Hospital)

Afternoon Tea at the Shard

Afternoon Tea at the Shard | Photo Credit: The Shard

The Savoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at the Savoy

The Savoy Afternoon Tea dates back to 1889 when the hotel first opened.  The Savoy is a very traditional hotel and naturally they offer a very traditional afternoon tea.  You’ll get traditional afternoon tea sandwiches and signature Savoy cakes all served in the beautifully light and airy Thames Foyer.

Occasionally they have a themed tea. The most recent has been The Tiger Who Came to Tea. They also offer a vegan afternoon tea.

Where: The Savoy, The Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ
When: Monday to Tuesday (2pm to 7pm) and Wednesday to Sunday (12pm to 7pm)
Price: £37.50 per child (£65.00 per adult)

Children's Afternoon Tea at The Savoy

Children’s Afternoon Tea at The Savoy | Photo Credit: The Savoy

Brigit’s Bakery

Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus  Tour

Hop on an iconic red (Peppa Pig themed) London Routemaster bus for a 90-minute tour of some of the most famous sights in London whilst enjoying your Peppa Pig themed afternoon tea for kids.

Where: Departs from Somerset House
When:  Thursdays to Sundays – 12.15  / 14.45 / 17.30
Price: From £45.00 per child (for ages 2+) and (£55.00 per adult)

Le Meridien Picadilly

Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea

Inspired by the classic children’s book, Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, this family friendly afternoon tea is full of surprises like Peter’s Flower Pot Hideout as well as more traditional treats.

Where: The Terrace on Piccadilly, 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH
When: Daily (12.30pm to 5.00pm)
Price: £29.00 per child (£39.00 per adult)

The Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at Le Meridien Piccadilly

The Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at Le Meridien Piccadilly | Photo Credit: Le Meridien

The Lanesborough

Children’s Afternoon Tea

If you have a little one who loves pink, this is the place to go. Peggy Porschen of the much instagrammed pink patisserie in Chelsea has teamed up with The Lanesborough to offer a pink themed afternoon tea for kids.

Where: The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner, London, SW1X 7TA
When: Monday to Friday (12.30pm – 4.30pm) and Saturday and Sunday (11.30am – 5.30 pm)
Price: £25.00 per child (£53.00 per adult)

Children's Afternoon Tea at the Lanesborough

Children’s Afternoon Tea at the Lanesborough | Photo Credit: The Lanesborough

The Ampersand Hotel

Kids’ Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea

The kids will love the dinosaur biscuit, jelly served in petri dishes and rocket shaped cheese straws served on a rocket shaped cake stand with dry ice coming out of the bottom. For the adults, check out the equally amazing Science Teapot Tails or the Science Afternoon Tea. There are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free variations too.

Where: The Ampersand Hotel, 10 Harrington Road, South Kensington, London, SW7 3ER
When: Monday to Friday (1.00pm to 5.30pm) & Saturday and Sunday (12.00pm to 6.30pm)
Price: £31.50 per child (£44.50 per adult)

Kids' Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel

Kids’ Sci-Fi Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel | Photo Credit: The Ampersand

The Chesterfield Mayfair

Afternoon Tea

The kids will literally be like a kid in a sweetshop here where you have the choice of either The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea or the Winter Wonderland Afternoon Tea (perfect if you’re visiting London at Christmas with the kids). According to the kids, this would be their first choice for a child friendly afternoon tea in London.

Where: The Chesterfield, Mayfair, 35 Charles Street, London, W1J 5EB
When: Daily (12.30pm to 5.30pm)
Price: £21.50 per child (£40.00 per adult)

The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield

The Original Sweetshop Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield | Photo Credit: The Chesterfield

And one final bonus place for Harry Potter fans the Harry Potter afternoon tea at Cutter & Squidge.

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