London lifestyle & travels with kids and babies
Who said glam dining is reserved to adults? My kids would strongly disagree, they love their sushi brunches and tea outings. And here are the 3 best luxury children afternoon tea in London we tested recently.
One Aldwych afternoon tea for THE Charlie and Chocolate factory theme.
Willy Wonka in his chocolate factory may not be handy this winter, but One Aldwych surely is! A podium of exquisite treats including lemon candyfloss, red velvet pops, chocolate mint mini smoothies. The 6 years old was smitten and royally spoilt, no less than 3 candy floss and 3 mini smoothies, the best ever he said! It all goes in 3 in our family, the rose bubbles flowed to perfection to delicate salmon macaroon with beetroot, freshly baked scones with pineapple clotted cream, blueberry butterscotch brioche and sausage pastries. The tea blends are indulgent and for kids there’s also exquisite hot chocolate prepared exactly to one liking.
Surely Willy Wonka afternoon tea can’t get any grander and more seasonal, Roald Dahl himself we reckon would agree!
One Aldwych team is superb, engaging and so well travel, we spent a dreamy afternoon in their company with all the mouthwatering treats. Pair it with Gingerbread City 2019 at Somerset House where the sweetest architecture will wake up all those cravings. As surely one shouldn’t eat Hopkins or Fosters wonderful creations or the train station gracefully built at the workshop!
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On the 6th day of Xmas, my true love gave to me the sweetest #GingerbreadCity! The most topical exhibition opened this morning at @somersethouse #GingerbreadCity2019 by @museumofarchitecture is fabulous, bigger than last year plus followed by the coolest #gingerbread #workshops. We had a blast last night at the #pressOpening, thanks so much for the #invite! Spoilt rotten and very timely for #StNicholasDay ❤️🎉🎀
We know One Aldwych luxury hotel and restaurants for over 12 years and always loved the grand Edwardian architecture, nowadays part of English Heritage. We had few grown up dinners including Eneko, so it was a delight to be invited with the kids, especially with all the festive glow. One enchanting afternoon tea, with seasonal touches and magic sparkles, we thoroughly indulged our inner kids!
More of an inner child or some exotic flavours and daydreaming? Take your pick at Taj 51 afternoon tea, there’s Alice in wonderland, Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea or even a special December edition.
Rich traditions come alive with a bold and innovative twist, the sandwiches ranged from tikka spring tolls, to spiced cream cheese and cucumber, traditional Indian dessert Gulab Jamin, obsecenely delicious deep fried sweet dumplings, Gulabi scones served with mango compote and cinnamon clotted cream. The shots of salty caramel lassi with a toffee crunch were our favourites and so were the Eastern teas! If this is all too rich and exotic, follow Alice down the rabbit hole and get the Wonderland tea! For December there’s also a Christmas par-tea with Santa Gnomes, children afternoon tea have so many cool luxurious options!
Pair it with more Royal treats at Buckingham Palace and eventually the Georgian Christmas taking place on December 14th. Expect brilliant storytelling, beauty and sparkles and Christmas craft workshops.
Our third best children afternoon tea London we went back recently is actually at Coworth Park, a Dorcheser collection hotel 45 minutes drive from Kensington. Pair with a zen crisp day out with autumn foliage or horse riding. We’ve been addicted for a long time to this place, Carol Peace sculptures, impeccable cuisine and cocktails.
We recently went back with more kids, friends and parents in tow, again all parties had an brilliant time. We raved about it regularly in here, pleased to confirm late autumn is glorious and December very festive.
Which one is your favourite? Any other cool treats and best children afternoon tea London?
Ps: many thanks to One Aldwych and Taj 51 for the invite; impressions, pics and overexcited kids entirely ours.