9 of London’s most kid friendly and scrumptious afternoon teas

Last updated 9th July 2022

Is there such a thing as a kid friendly afternoon tea in London? Find out. Travel writer Ruby Sobanska and her kids review some of London’s most magical teatime experiences for children.


Yayoi Kusama inspired afternoon tea at Rosewood London

Rosewood London: kid friendly afternoon tea for budding artists

This artistic afternoon tea from Rosewood London is themed around the work of  Yayoi Kusama. Sweet treats are based on her famous ‘Dots Obsession’ and ‘Pumpkin’ artworks, and inspired by the current exhibition at Tate Modern. So we can highly recommend this one for budding young creatives.

Visit Rosewood London for an artistic afternoon tea with kids


Bee themed kid friendly afternoon tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel

St. Ermin’s Hotel: busy bee afternoon tea for the holidays

St. Ermin’s Hotel serves up a delightful children’s afternoon tea at weekends and during school holidays. An air of exclusivity is guaranteed by the Westminster address. And you can expect kids to be enchanted by the idea of ‘Apple Juice Tea’ as well as miniature chocolate bee hives and vanilla cupcakes.

How to take afternoon tea at St. Ermin’s Hotel this spring


Peter Pan Afternoon Tea with a view, Aqua at The Shard

Aqua at The Shard: kid friendly afternoon tea with Peter Pan

Take tea at The Shard and transport your kids to Never Land. Aqua at The Shard has recreated the magic of Peter Pan through themed afternoon teas in aid of charity. Cakes and pastries are served in Captain Hook’s Pirate Ship and a donation from each tea goes to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Visit Aqua at The Shard and book tea with Peter Pan


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, One Aldwych, London

One Aldwych: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tea party

Could One Aldwych have created the most kid friendly afternoon tea in London yet? The theme is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, so it’s perfect for a sweet tooth. Plus parents can be parents and have a glass of Champagne or a Wonka themed cocktail with their tea.

Book teatime with Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Tea table with tablet, Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Peppa Pig: kid friendly afternoon tea bus tour

Hop on board the Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for London’s best views and treats from Brigit’s Bakery.

Seated tables come fitted with built-in tablets on which Peppa leads the guided tour. There are sing-a-long songs too, of course. And each child also gets a copy of a Peppa Pig activity book to enjoy at home. The tour’s suitable for children aged two and over, so it’s perfect for Peppa obsessed toddlers.

Take tea and a tour with Peppa Pig this spring


Fashion forward afternoon tea at The Berkeley, London

The Berkeley: teatime treats for design conscious kids

The Berkeley team has gone all out to create key fashion moments in edible form for its Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea. It’s possibly one for teens and slightly more expensive than some, but the detail in each and every confection-collection is astounding. Just add the opulence of one of London’s most exclusive hotels and look forward to lux from start to finish.

Reserve a front row seat for Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley 


Science Afternoon Tea at The Ampersand Hotel

The Ampersand hotel: kid friendly afternoon tea for young scientists

The Ampersand Hotel serves up an out of this world experience with their Science Afternoon Tea. Patisserie and sandwiches arrive on a rocket shaped stand complete with dry-ice effects. Petri dishes stand in for jam pots. And even biscuits are transformed into everything from astronauts to dinosaurs.

Transport your kids with afternoon tea at The Ampersand Hotel


Teatime treats for kids at The Langham, London

The Langham: interactive treats from a teatime legend

Did you know, The Langham Hotel was the first ever to serve afternoon tea in London? Over 155 years later and Afternoon Tea at the Langham is still going strong, but now with a child friendly edition! Children can enjoy jigsaw shaped sandwiches and create their own jammy dodgers.


Peter Rabbit Afternoon Tea at The Dilly Hotel, London

The Dilly: the official Peter Rabbit afternoon tea

The Dilly takes afternoon seriously by serving this delectable Peter Rabbit tea from 12.30 to 5pm. Pretty perfect for Easter or any time really, look forward to originals like The Flower-Pot Hideout (an edible chocolate pot with chamomile mousse, blackberry, chocolate ‘mud’ and sponge cake). The Dilly is the only official Peter Rabbit themed afternoon tea this year, and even serves up vegan options.

Take tea with Peter Rabbit at The Dilly this Easter

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