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Cool treats: children afternoon tea London

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.

Children afternoon tea London: Charlie and Chocolate factory

Children afternoon tea London: Charlie and Chocolate factory

Willy Wonka in his chocolate factory may not be handy, 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 Somerset House next door for a cultured outing or Royal Opera House – family Sundays and gigs are great fun! 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. One enchanting afternoon tea, 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 and the Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea.

Alice in wonderland, Jasmine Indian Afternoon Tea or even a special December edition?

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!

Pair it with more Royal treats at Buckingham Palace and eventually Green Park playground.

Coworth Park children afternoon tea, Dorchester collection

Coworth Park children afternoon tea, Dorchester collection

Our third best children afternoon tea London we went back recently is Coworth Park, a Dorcheser collection hotel 45 minutes drive from Kensington. Pair with a zen crisp day out – autumn foliage, spring flowers, rain or sun – a love affair for years. There’s also horse riding plus Carol Peace sculptures spread around, impeccable cuisine and cocktails.

Friends and kids equally addicted, we rave about it regularly in here.

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.

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13 comments on “Cool treats: children afternoon tea London

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  4. Shelley (Wander & Luxe)
    March 6, 2020

    These all sound fab! I recently went to the Mary Poppins high tea at The Shard which was excellent. My daughter would have loved it, but I enjoyed it with one of my best girlfriends. #FarawayFiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      March 10, 2020

      Oh yes we’ve seen it when we lunched at Hutong at Shard, looked great!

  5. Kids of the Wild
    March 7, 2020

    One Aldwych has got to be my fav, THREE candy floss and THREE mini smoothies?! That’s some epic afternoon tea-ing right there. They all sound delightful though #FarawayFiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      March 10, 2020

      It was epic indeed and now they’re asking for more 🙂

  6. Ladies what travel
    March 7, 2020

    I’ve still not done the Charlie and the Chocolate factory themed tea, but it looks ace! #FarawayFiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      March 10, 2020

      Considering to go back with friends! A certain 6 years old treat for his award at school’s Read-a-thon!

  7. Tilly Horseman
    March 9, 2020

    Aw man, that Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea looks superb! I want I want….. how much does it cost?
    I love a different afternoon tea offering, and these all look fab! #farawayfiles

  8. oregongirlaroundtheworld
    March 9, 2020

    Lucky, lucky kids! It all looks decadent and delicious! #FarawayFiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      March 10, 2020

      Indeed very lucky! And apparently they are up for more 🙂

  9. Zen Babytravel
    March 10, 2020

    Oh yes we’ve seen it when we lunched at Hutong at Shard, looked great!

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