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13 Top Afternoon Teas in London

13 Top Afternoon Teas in London

In London, an afternoon of scones, sandwiches, pastries, and tea is not one to miss. Afternoon tea was first introduced to Britain in the early 1840s, as a snack to whet one’s appetite before dinner, according to Afternoon Tea.

Nowadays, there are plenty of high-quality afternoon tea spots in London to relax with tea and friends. Here are some of the city’s top afternoon tea places:

The Goring Hotel
Bestowed the “2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award” by U.K. Tea Council’s The Tea Guild, The Goring Hotel offers traditional afternoon tea and “The Bollinger Tea,” which comes with a glass of Bollinger. Sit on the terrace and take in the view of the Goring Gardens as you try selections such as freshly baked scones, chestnut roll, and chocolate and hazelnut slice.

Apsleys at The Lanesborough
The hotel’s afternoon tea, which was awarded The Tea Guild’s “Awards of Excellence” from 2009-2013, offers fresh scones, clotted cream, and homemade fruit jams. Their tea sommelier will inform guests on the tea varieties they have to offer.

Claridge’s
Enjoy a sweet afternoon at Claridge’s Hotel’s Foyer and Reading Room. Be sure to make reservations three months in advance: their afternoon tea service is popular and there may not be enough room for reservations. They serve the classic afternoon tea, champagne afternoon tea, and the seasonal afternoon tea, all with over forty teas to choose from.

Palm Court at The Langham
The Langham’s Palm Court was awarded the “Top London Afternoon Tea” in 2010 by The Tea Guild. Their “Wonderland Afternoon Tea” has a variety of finger sandwiches like the Atlantic prawns with marie rose sauce, scones from the Palm Court bakery with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry preserve, pastries such as the Victoria sponge or the hibiscus and blackcurrant jelly. Their “Theo Fennell Bijoux Afternoon Tea” has menu items inspired by Theo Fennell jewelry, like the salted caramel pearl and pistachio fudge. A glass of Laurent- Perrier NV Champagne is also available for an extra charge. For a more relaxing day, their “Tea Therapy,” which is available from Tuesday to Thursday, offers a spa experience at their Chuan Spa and an afternoon tea for two.

The Sanderson
The Sanderson’s “Mad Hatter’s Tea” is an Alice in Wonderland experience. The menu changes seasonally, but selections include the smoked Cumbrian ham with wholegrain mustard on sundried tomato bread, and the cucumber and chive cream cheese on spinach bread. Look for savory herb butter scones and sweet fruit-studded scones. Going along with the Mad Hatter theme, featured desserts include the “Tick Tock” Victoria sponge cake, a melting mango cheesecake with rainbow-patterned white chocolate, as well as a “Jelly Wonderland” assortment of fruit jellies.

The Thames Foyer at The Savoy
Listen to a live pianist as you sit for The Savoy’s Tea Guild-approved afternoon tea. The Thames Foyer signature cakes, the chocolate fudge, Savoy fruitcake, and Victoria sponge cake, are worth a try. Pastries include the Savoy chocolate and coffee “Opera,” the lavender éclair, and the mandarin and elderflower meringue financier. The hotel serves their specialty breakfast and afternoon tea blend, along with fine and rare teas like the Darjeeling Tresor or the Wazuka Sencha.

The Dorchester
Along with their regular afternoon tea, The Dorchester offers a selection of seasonal afternoon teas, like the Summer “Ice Cream Tea” and the Winter “Festive Afternoon Tea.” Their “Vintage Afternoon Tea,” lets you choose slices from a cake trolley full of Victoria Sponge cake, Sacher Torte, Lemon Drizzle, and English Fruit cake. Their scones are made from a recipe that has not been changed for half a century, according to Afternoon Tea.

Park Room at Grosvenor House
The five-star hotel offers afternoon tea at their Park Room, with live piano music and cushy chairs. The “Anna’s Tea” has finger sandwiches, plain and raisin buttermilk scones, homemade cakes, a choice of tea, and an additional option of Piper Heidsieck or Taittinger Rose Champagne. The children’s tea, “Grover’s Tea Time,” includes a fruit salad, ice cream, French pastries, Luscombe Wild Elderflower Bubbly, and a Grover stuffed animal for home.

Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel
The Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel’s is now serving their traditional afternoon tea with a Charlie Chocolate Factory twist until September 1st. Inspired by the West End “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” musical, the tearoom added Wonka Bars, Oompa Loompa cupcakes, fizzy lifting cake, and golden eggs to the usual sandwiches, cupcakes, scones, and macarons they offer. There are also specially designed vegetarian and gluten-free afternoon tea menus.

Brown’s Hotel
The 2009 “Top London Afternoon Tea” by The Tea Guild, the tearoom has a traditional afternoon tea, with or without champagne. Their “Tea Tox,” the healthy version of their afternoon teas, has smoked chicken and guacamole on spelt bread, sea bucktorn jelly, fruit sorbet, and more. Don’t forget to stop by Brown’s Seasonal Tea Library to take home teas chosen from select tea gardens around the world.

The Diamond Jubilee Tea Salon at Fortnum & Mason
The 2013 “Tea Guild Award for Excellence” tea salon serves their own specially blended teas (along with single-estate teas), like the Queen Anne Blend, the Royal Blend, and the Wedding Breakfast Blend, which they created in honor of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding. They have gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, and dairy-free afternoon tea options along with their regular and children’s afternoon tea.

The Berkeley
The Berkeley is known for their Prêt-à-Portea afternoon tea, which features desserts inspired by the season’s fashion themes and colors from designers like Oscar de la Renta, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and more. Think Manolo Blahnik’s slingback chocolate biscuit heel and Dolce & Gabbana’s Sicilian chic pistachio green and vanilla striped panna cotta dress.

Palm Court at The Ritz
The Ritz, which received the 2013 “Tea Guild Award for Excellence,” is perhaps the first afternoon tea place in London that people think of. The hotel’s Palm Court serves traditional afternoon tea, with an assortment of six finger sandwiches, raisin and plain scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, and pastries. Their celebration tea includes a special cake for a birthday or any occasion, and a glass of champagne is always an option.


Top 5 family-friendly afternoon teas in London

The Duchess of Bedford was the inventor of afternoon tea in 1840, and since then, it has been the pastime of elegant society – used to fill the space left between lunch and dinner. This ritual of the upper crust took centre stage in London, where its roots are still strong today in some of the poshest hotels.

A visit to London today is not complete without booking a decadent afternoon tea. For those with a small entourage in tow, it’s good to know that there are some fine family-friendly options out there. Some of the city’s most famous afternoon teas are now child-proof. Indeed, many actively seek to tempt the tiniest guests with their evocative offerings from Peter Pan-themed afternoon teas to sci-fi creations or theatrical or ballet-inspired teas – there is plenty on offer for families visiting the capital to indulge in one of England’s finest traditions.


The Goring - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

The Goring is upmarket in that understated sort-of-way: it’s a Savile Row suit, not a Balenciaga tracksuit. It does quiet elegance, not in-your-face glitz and is probably the most English of all London hotels. That said, there’s scant evidence of snobbery here staff are eager to please and happily chatter through what’s being plated up. Of which, it’s afternoon tea as it’s always been done, strictly traditional, no messing about. There’s an option not to have Champagne (£50), but where’s the fun in that? Otherwise, it’s £62 with a glass of Bollinger or £72 with Bolly’s Rosé. For that, there's delicate finger sandwiches (crusts guillotined, of course), homemade scones and a selection of cakes and bakes. There’s no flash at the Goring, but that doesn’t stop it being flawless.


Best iconic luxury afternoon teas in London

Can anything beat a classic afternoon tea? We think not. Check out our round-up of the most luxurious and iconic afternoon teas in London.

Afternoon tea is, quite literally, the food of queens. The now quintessentially British tradition is said to have first been inaugurated by Queen Victoria, after one of her ladies in waiting pointed out that the long afternoons could do with a tasty little something to pick up the women of nobility.

It’s a past time that oozes indulgence, created simply as an excuse to scoff and socialise in style. And in our humble opinion, if you’re going to do it, you need to do it right. Enter: our divine collection of the most gorgeously luxurious and iconic afternoon teas in London.

A delightful way to celebrate a special occasion, or just enjoy feeling like a lady of leisure with your best friend, some of these venues simply must be ticked off your London bucket list. From The Ritz to The Savoy, these are the most iconic and luxurious afternoon teas in London.

The Strand Palace

The newly renovated Strand Palace is one of London’s most iconic hotels - and it’s helpfully located in the heart of London’s West End.

The quintessentially British afternoon tea offers a host of seasonal sandwiches, including salmon and dill sour cream on rye bread, egg and watercress, cucumber cream cheese on beetroot bread, and grilled ham and cheese on brioche. (FYI, the latter is absolutely delicious…)

Executive chef Alfonso Salvaggio didn’t just put hard work into sandwiches: the sweets are just as good. The classic Victoria sponge is perfectly light and fluffy, the lemon meringue has a brilliant tart twist and the chocolate champagne bomb needs know explanation.

And no afternoon tea is complete without freshly baked scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry conserve.

The hotel has partnered with tea connoisseurs Tea Palace, to offer 13 special loose-leaf tea varieties, and guests also have the option to indulge with a glass of prosecco or Champagne.

When: Afternoon Tea is served from 12:00pm until 6:00pm last serving is at 5:00pm
How much: from £25pp

Berners Tavern

Berners Tavern, the Michelin-starred restaurant within The London EDITION hotel in Fitzvoria, has a special kind of magic. The way the entire building blends both historic architecture and old world grandeur with modern flashes is nothing short of mesmerising, making it a unique place to enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.

With what feels like hundreds of gold-framed paintings studding the walls of the restaurant and seriously impressive service from the wonderful staff, we can heartily recommend this as a luxurious spot, especially if you’re planning a celebration.

The menu gives a fine dining twist on classic sandwiches, like the Loch Duarte salmon tartare with a pickled cucumber, crème fraiche sunflower and poppy seed scone, a chocolate and sesame tart with yuzu curd and raspberry mousse.

One of our favourite things about this experience is the champagne trolley, from which you can choose a sparkling glass of either Dom Pérignon or Ruinart Reims Champagne. However, if champagne isn’t your thing, the menu also boasts two tea-inspired and infused cocktails.

When: Saturdays: 12-4pm. Sundays: 12-5pm.
How much: from £39.50

The Ritz

Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without the one, the only, The Ritz Hotel. This iconic venue has frequented some of our favourite films (we’re looking at you, Notting Hill) and acts as an automatic reference for describing luxury, so it’s no surprise the hotel’s afternoon tea is famed for being one of the best in town.

Held in the Palm Court, guests are treated to the usual fare of finger sandwiches, scones and mini-deserts, all of which are served in high-class style and fulfill all of your flavour expectations. And the interior is everything you would hope for. The court’s walls appear to be brocaded with gold, the sumptuous baby pink decor details match the huge displays of pink roses and there’s an actual water fountain, complete with golden statue, bubbling away at the back of the room.

You can try one of the 18 different types of tea blends with your meal or indulge in a glass of champagne. Personally we suggest doing both, because the Ritz Royal Blend Tea, available only at The Ritz, is not to be missed.

When: Daily at 11.30am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm, 5.30pm, and 7.30pm
How much: from £57

The Savoy

If you look up the word ‘sophistication’ in the dictionary, we’re pretty sure you’ll spot a picture of The Savoy alongside it. Okay, maybe not literally, but this infamous hotel is known the world over for its class and elegance.

Indulging in afternoon tea here is a must for anyone looking for a true London experience, and if you’re hoping for off-the-wall opulence, you won’t be disappointed. As you walk into the Thames Foyer, you’re most likely to be struck by the stunning glass dome at the center of the room, which not only floods its surroundings with natural light but acts as a platform for a live pianist to serenade you from the gazebo.

The afternoon tea is plentiful (being replenished as many times as you wish) and is served with the most attentive service you could imagine. Choose from a range of teas served with finger sandwiches, homemade scones with clotted cream and jam and a mouth-watering selection of seasonal cakes and pastries created by The Savoy’s Executive Pastry Chef, Ludwig Hely.

When: Monday to Sunday, 1-5.45pm
How much: from £55

The Goring

The last of London’s family-owned luxury hotels, The Goring has been wowing guests with its prestigious service for over a century and prides itself on being “the original article”. Nestled in Belgravia, it’s the perfect spot for tea after a day of seeing the sights and there’s no doubt that the refreshments will be more than up to scratch.

The hotel’s themed colour is a rich marigold hue, and the beautiful room where afternoon tea is served is no different. Enjoy the lavish surroundings while you tuck into scones and sandwiches served with the finest blended and first-flush teas from around the world – topped off with a glass of Bollinger champagne, if you so wish.

The hotel claims to have been perfecting the art of afternoon tea since it opened its doors 100 years ago, and clearly its been working seeing as the hotel holds The British Tea Guild Council’s Top London Afternoon Tea Award and The Award of Excellence. Impressive, right?

When: Sunday to Monday, 3-4pm. Saturday, 1-4pm
How much: from £49

Claridge’s

Since opening in 1856, Claridge’s has attracted attention from some of London’s most notable socialites, movie stars and even royalty. The hotel cites itself as an English institution and therefore, of course, takes serving one of the most well-loved English traditions very seriously indeed.

The afternoon tea is prepared and served fresh each day, with a menu that faithfully follows the traditional combination of sweet and savoury. The hotel has chosen to feature ingredients that they deem British specialities, such as poached Scottish salmon, and change their pastries throughout the year to reflect the fruits of the season.

If you’re celebrating a special occasion (or not), you can raise a glass of Laurent-Perrier Brut or Rosé to give the afternoon some extra sparkle.

When: Daily at 2.45pm, 3pm, 3.15pm, 3.30pm, 4.45pm, 5pm, 5.15pm and 5.30pm
How much: from £60

Fortnum and Mason

Prestigious store Fortnum and Mason has been selling its famous blends of teas for over 300 years, so it’s no surprise that it considers this loose leafed beverage its “greatest love of all”.

There’s a tale behind every detail of the afternoon tea experience from the scones baked fresh in their thousands every day in Piccadilly, to the Battenberg cake that’s become a staple since it was first served in 1926.

The afternoon tea menu ticks all the traditional boxes, serving finger sandwiches with fillings such as Coronation chicken and Fortnum’s smoked salmon, and warm scones with an array of mouth-watering fillings including lemon curd and a variety of fruit jams.

When: Monday to Saturday, 11.30am - 9.30pm. Sunday, 12noon - 6pm
How much: from £49

If you’re a real afternoon tea enthusiast, we dare you to try something a little bit different with your finger sandwiches, and take a gander at our collection of unique and themed afternoon teas in London. From Alice in Wonderland to international fashion runways, these extraordinary teas draw inspiration from the most creative of places.

Or, if you’ve got a taste for clotted cream but you’re feeling a little strapped for cash, check out these gorgeous but affordable afternoon teas, also based in London.


Afternoon Tea Recipes Even The Queen Would Approve Of

Afternoon tea is one of the greatest British past times, am I right? Mini cakes, fresh scones, cute, perfectly formed sandwiches, all washed down with a cuppa. Simply perfect. So, here's a range of exciting recipes for you to experiment with, get a hold of these and you'll become a seasoned afternoon tea expert in no time. Expect classic egg salad sandwiches, lemon drizzle cake and even apple crumble cupcakes.

Scones are as quintessentially British as the Queen, Coronation Street, tutting and the Hollywood Handshake. Whether you slather yours in clotted cream, or dollop strawberry jam on first, this baked treat is divisive, delicious, and damn easy to make.

Five ingredients make up this super easy, gorgeous lemon drizzle cake. The British classic is one of the nation's favourite cakes for a reason and we can't get enough of the citrusy, moist loaf.


Champagne Afternoon Tea in The Domes at London Secret Garden

Outdoor seating? No.

If you are feeling tired from wandering the busy streets of London all day and fancy a little break, this luxurious afternoon tea is the perfect escape. This unique dining space, located in the back streets of Kensington, is bound to be an experience you will never forget. Sit back and relax in one of the cosy, transparent domes and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea that includes rare delights such as umami duck spring rolls and pistachio and white chocolate cake. Sip on a glass of champagne and take in the breathtaking surroundings from your lavish private pod.

How much is afternoon tea at London Secret Garden? £60 for two

For more details, visit buyagift.co.uk


Five Afternoon Teas I Love in London

I love Afternoon Tea, after all what’s not to love about spending a few hours in a beautiful restaurant, indulging in cake and scones, drinking fine tea from fancy crockery? The quintessentially British tradition deserves to be celebrated, and you have the chance to do so from the 10th to the 16th August for Afternoon Tea Week!

Afternoon Tea Week celebrates the great heritage of afternoon tea in the UK with a week of activities, themed menus and offers in hotels, restaurants and tearooms across the country. To help you choose the right one for you, I have short-listed five Afternoon Teas that I love in London.

1. InterContinental London Park Lane

The InterContinental London Park Lane has just launched a new Afternoon Tea menu, a special collaboration between the hotel and British Family Perfumers, Floris London. The Floris Scents of Summer afternoon tea, served in the Wellington Lounge, combines perfumery expertise and culinary talent to create a sensory journey that celebrates the beauty of British summertime.

The Afternoon Tea uses evocative notes from Floris fragrances – freshly cut grass, jasmine, bergamot, citrus, and rose – skillfully crafted into the sandwiches, scones and cakes.

The cakes created by Ashley Wells, Executive Chef at the InterContinental Park Lane, are spectacular with their intricate composition, bright summer colours, and edible flowers to garnish.

InterContinental London Park Lane – Hamilton Pl, London W1J 7QY.

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz, served in the beautiful Palm Court, is an English institution since 1906. The name Ritz is a guarantee of outstanding food quality and high standards in tea service.

Photo supplied by The Ritz

Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is traditional and theatrical thanks to the glamorous setting, immaculately presented waiters, gleaming silver tea services and a resident pianist.

The menu is kept traditional, with classic sandwiches like cucumber, salmon, and egg scones with jam and clotted cream and a small selection of cakes. Everything is made in the kitchens of The Ritz (with the exception of the sandwich bread) including croissants, choux pastry, scones, and birthday cakes.

About 400 afternoon teas are served every day at The Ritz, between 11:30 and 19:30. The Afternoon Tea is so popular that they recommend you to book a table four months in advance if you need it at a prime time (between 15:00 and 16:00). A team of 11 pastry chefs work night and day to ensure the food is perfect every day.

The cake recipes are tweaked every few months, except for the Chocolate Delice which has been on the menu for menu years. This summer – in honour of Afternoon Tea Week – The Ritz are launching the new Milk Chocolate and Almond Afternoon Tea Cake.

The cake features Milk chocolate mousse, an almond insert, almond brownie base, milk chocolate feuilletine and salted caramel. I had the pleasure to taste the cake last week at an exclusive press preview and let me tell you that it’s spectacular! I loved the almond praline at the heart of the cake and the chocolate mousse was delicious.

I haven’t had a full afternoon tea at The Ritz yet, but I’m now planning to book one for a special occasion, maybe my birthday. Wouldn’t it be lovely to celebrate with tea and cake at The Ritz?! :)

The Ritz – 150 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9BR.

3. The Kensington Hotel

I was at The Kensington Hotel a few months ago to try their McQueen Afternoon Tea, inspired by the V&A “Savage Beauty” exhibition into the life and work of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen.

I was really impressed by the hotel and its cozy, modern and yet elegant lobby and dining rooms.

Unlike traditional establishments like The Ritz, The Kensington Hotel can afford to play around with recipes and escape the classic idea of afternoon tea, like they did with these eccentric cakes.

If you are looking for a stylish afternoon tea, The Kensington Hotel is the right place for you.

The Kensington Hotel – 109-113 Queen’s Gate, London SW7 5LR.

4. Le Méridien Piccadilly

Set in the heart of London’s West End, Le Méridien Piccadilly Hotel offers a modern setting for an afternoon tea with friends or clients, served in the glass atrium of their terrace restaurant. If the weather is good, you can even choose to take your Afternoon Tea on the balcony area outside.

The menu changes regularly at the time of my visit it was inspired by the game of chess, which was also the inspiration behind the Chess Portraits by Francesco Ridolfi displayed on the restaurant’s walls.

One thing I love about Le Méridien Piccadilly is that they serve Jing Tea, a brand of fine loose leaf teas which can only be found in luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants all over the world.

Le Meridien Piccadilly – 21 Piccadilly, London W1J 0BH.

5. Corinthia Hotel

Corinthia Hotel is London’s newest 5-star hotel, housed in a fabulous building dating back to 1885. At the heart of the hotel is the lobby lounge area where the afternoon tea is served every day.

I was at Corinthia Hotel last December to try their Christmas Afternoon tea and cakes.

Currently they are serving a different menu named “childhood memories”, inspired by the favourite sweets and treats we had as children. I love the sound of a Snickers cake (Peanut Mousse, Tanariva, Aerated Salted Caramel) or a Jaffa Cake (Chocolate Orange Pave, Ganache, Mandarin Jam). Don’t you?


#6 SAVOY HOTEL

Strand, London, WC2R 0EZ. Charing Cross tube station.

The Savoy is the epitome of London fancy hotels. Decorated in Art Deco style, it is directly on the river Thames and because of its unique architecture and grand style, has been featured in many Hollywood movies. It also features a theatre next door, where we saw a great musical on the Beatles.

We were invited, my girls and I, to the afternoon tea by my boss and it was a wonderful tea. As you would expect, service was impeccable and all the food was good (and very abundant). What stuck with us was music, as the pianist played a selection of Carole King hits and my boss knew all of them by heart. The Thames foyer was incredibly comfortable despite being so big and we literally sunk in our plush armchairs. Definitely a top afternoon tea in London.

Good to know: huge food quantities. Arrive with a healthy appetite.


7. The Royal Albert Hall

Afternoon tea is held in Verdi, the first floor restaurant in the Royal Albert Hall that curves gently along the outer edge of the building and has picturesque views of the Royal College of Music.

The olive-green and cream interior is a calming place to enjoy the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea, with cups of East India Company tea.


We&rsquove rounded up suggestions for toddlers, tweens and teens afternoon tea works regardless of age.

The best kids&rsquo afternoon tea in London:

A wonderful afternoon for children created in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children&rsquos Charity.

Kids will be transported to an enchanted Neverland on level 31 of The Shard with specially created nostalgic sweets and savoury treats.

£2 from each afternoon tea sold will be donated to the charity, to help seriously ill children from across the UK who are treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

From 28 May to 31 July 2021

To celebrate the launch of Disney&rsquos Cruella (in cinemas and on Disney+), The Lanesborough is putting in an afternoon tea inspired by the villain herself.

While not specifically targeted at children, leave out the champagne and they&rsquoll love it.

The traditional menu has been adapted for kids and includes freshly made bite-size sandwiches, freshly baked scones, selected pastries and a choice of milkshake, hot chocolate, tea or soft drink.

The first experience of its kind, the fully themed tour features a Peppa Pig inspired afternoon tea menu which you can enjoy onboard Brigit&rsquos Bakery&rsquos signature 1960&rsquos Routemaster.

Kids can enjoy a selection of Peppa and her friends&rsquo favourite treats from Freddy Fox&rsquos egg & cress sandwich and Emily Elephant&rsquos mini margherita pizza to Rebecca Rabbit&rsquos carrot cupcake and George&rsquos seasonal fruit tart.

During the 1.5 hour journey, you&rsquoll take in a Peppa Pig narrated guided tour video hosted by characters from the show via tablets on each table.

The tour video features clips from the popular episode &lsquoLondon&rsquo, sing-a-long songs and more activities as the bus visits cultural and historical landmarks such as The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The Shard, Tower Bridge and St Paul&rsquos Cathedral to name a few highlights.

End the tour with a Peppa Pig themed activity book and branded cup for each guest to take home.

The Peppa Pig Afternoon Tea Bus Tour runs weekly from Thursday to Sunday at 12.15pm and 2.45pm from Somerset House / Embankment.

A range of dietary options including Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Gluten Free and Pescatarian are available.

Prices start from £35 for children and £45 for adults.

Kids get to decorate their own cupcake at the Children&rsquos Afternoon Tea in The Potting Shed Restaurant.

Flex their creative muscles with different icing and toppings on their cupcakes and tuck into a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes, fruit and ice cream.

The child friendly afternoon tea (which includes a complimentary teddy bear) was created by Executive Chef Anthony Marshall and recent winner of Channel 4&rsquos Bake Off: The Professionals, Pastry Chef Emmanuel Bonneau.

It includes teddy bear sandwiches, meringue mushrooms, cake-pops, miniature fancies, hot chocolate, milkshakes, smoothies, and more.

Prices start at £24 per child and is suitable for kids age 4 to 12 years old. A child&rsquos and adult&rsquos afternoon tea costs £59.

Kids will love this wizard-centric, interactive afternoon tea at The Potion Room.

They&rsquoll get cloaked up, take their seat at the school-style desks and await the Potions Master who will have them whisking up potions and all manner of concoctions.

The menu includes treats like &lsquoGalaxy Juice&rsquo and &lsquoHubble Bubble&rsquo and comes with a choice of refillable loose leaf tea or Pumpkin Juice.

Prices start from £39.50 for kids.

Cutter & Squidge can also hold afternoon tea parties for kids 8 years and over. 15 guests maximum.

This Roald Dahl inspired tea is just as fantastical as you&rsquod imagine his afternoon tea with children to be think fizzy drinks, snozzberry jam and chocolate milkshake mixed by waterfall.

Tuck into not-quite-as-it-seems salmon and beetroot macaron and cheddar scones with bacon toffee jam, luscious lemon floss and plates piled high with wondrous cakes, sweets, mousses and scones &ndash all washed down with chocolate or lemon sherbet tea or swimming pool fizz.

Children (under the age of 12) cost £52 per person.

A reasonably priced afternoon tea (£16 for kids) and the only one in London that&rsquos set in the grounds of a royal palace.

Enjoy a selection of afternoon tea sandwiches, scones made with Welsh butter, filled with cream and jam and selection of fine cakes.

Leave the cocktails out to make this afternoon tea kid-friendly.

Enjoy tasty finger sandwiches with treats including, cranberry cheesecake, orange meringue pie and pistachio and dark chocolate macaron.

Perfect for kids under 12, this afternoon tea was approved by the head chef&rsquos harshest critics (his two sons).

Starting with a banana milkshake shot and a selection of finger sandwiches on white farmhouse bread, the menu includes homemade pita and avocado trees and caramel and sea salt popcorn.

Finish with sweet treats including mini scones and fudge brownie squares.

Bluebird Chelsea has put a twist on the classic afternoon tea and made it extra kid-friendly.

They will enjoy decorating their own cupcake and chowing down on Nutella stuffed doughnuts.

Tea is £12 per person including a drink and is for kids age 3 to 10 only.

Sup a quaint afternoon tea in Battersea at The Fairy Tea Room.

Enjoy Unicorn Hot Chocolate inside the Fairy Den or sip Lavender Tea from vintage china cups at a rocking horse table.

​The in-house Fairy Baker will supply you with cupcakes, flapjacks and chocolate brownies.

Rock n Roll Afternoon Tea | The Gore (not currently available)

Afternoon tea isn&rsquot all hearts and flowers, older kids will enjoy Rock &lsquon&rsquo Roll afternoon tea.

The unique afternoon tea experience is inspired by artists like The Rolling Stones, Guns N&rsquo Roses, Queen and David Bowie.

One for the teenagers, afternoon Tea at Maître Choux is more grown up and tweens and teens can enjoy coffee or tea, a selection of chouquettes and chocolate chouquettes, three éclairs and one choux of their choice plus one shot of Maître Choux&rsquos award-winning hot chocolate.

Use your mind at this afternoon tea!

Solve a mini-mystery as you enjoy sandwiches, scones and sweet treats in this Sherlock inspired hideaway in West London.

The menu includes pastrami with a slice of gherkin burger with tomato bread and mustard and mayo sauce, pretzel with chives, cream cheese and fresh salmon, ham and cheese finger sandwich, cucumber and cream cheese finger sandwich and Stilton and leek muffin with walnut.

Finish with scones with cream and jam, lemon tart with meringue, red choux with vanilla creme patisserie and raspberry coulis, chocolate cupcake and sable breton with cream cheese.

Suitable for kids age 10 and over, prices start at £40 per person.

In collaboration with Daunt Books (and to replace their Hamleys Afternoon Tea) they&rsquove put together an afternoon tea with kids experience that even the most discerning child will enjoy.

The cake is absolutely the piece de resistance &ndash it&rsquos just as much fun putting it together (with salted caramel &lsquoglue&rsquo) as it is eating.

As the afternoon tea is in collaboration with a bookshop, young diners get to choose an age-appropriate book from Daunt Books (from the in-house selection suitable for kids aged 3 to 12).

There&rsquos a pianist in the Palm Court gently serenading you during your tea with everything from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to songs from My Fair Lady and Disney&rsquos Lion King.

The Langham Hotel can deal with most allergies/intolerances and there were no issues when it came to the dishes being served.

Everything looked and tasted equally delicious and we left feeling absolutely stuffed. A delicious treat that ends with a book for the children? More, please.

When we were invited to the venue to try their kids&rsquo afternoon tea, we had doubts. Would they be able to cater to the gluten and dairy intolerant?

As soon as we arrived and before we placed our order we let them know our dietary needs and they were completely unfazed.

Afternoon tea is such a lovely British tradition so why wait until the kids are older before they can enjoy it too?

The Mini Tea includes fish finger and sweet ketchup, and smooth peanut butter and homemade jam sandwiches.

The kids tucked into theirs while we enjoyed grown up afternoon tea in the form of Gentlemen&rsquos (for him) and Vintage (for her).

Is this best afternoon tea for children in London?

Quite possibly the fanciest on our list, Claridge&rsquos offer sandwiches with corn fed organic chicken, Clarence Court duck egg mayonnaise or Dorrington gammon ham followed by freshly baked scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam.

Handmade dessert includes vanilla choux, raspberry sorbet cornet and exotic fruit salad. These delights cost £35 per child.

This Little Prince + Princess Afternoon Tea in London gives this classic British treat a fun twist, with the addition of some sweet and sticky delights to make it a big hit with children under 12 years old.

If you&rsquore looking for somewhere to host a Princess Tea Party, try The Milestone.

Afternoon tea for kids costs £26 per child.

Budding artists will enjoy the Picasso Art Afternoon Tea inspired by the exhibition Picasso and Paper at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Children&rsquos afternoon tea starts at £35 per child.

Afternoon tea with a difference &ndash little guests can dress up with accessories from the 1920s and 30s.

This afternoon tea house for kids provides cakes, hot chocolate served in pretty cups and lots and lots of pink and flowers and is a fabulous place to hold a kid&rsquos tea party.

A tea party for eight costs £220.

Tumble down the rabbit hole and enjoy a tea party inspired by the world of Alice in Wonderland.

Kids will enjoy the Stack of King of Hearts Ham and Parmesan Croque-Monsieur complete with the Mad March Hare Vanilla Pocket Watch Macaroon.

Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea is priced from £48 per person and £35 per child (for children 4-11 years old).

A rabbit-centric afternoon tea featuring chamomile chocolate pots to vegetable patch sandwiches.

Prices start at £39 per adult and £29 for the children&rsquos version.

With views overlooking Hyde Park, the Park Room is a wonderful place to enjoy the quintessentially British tradition of Afternoon Tea.

The children&rsquos version starts with banana, egg mayo and strawberry jam sandwiches and ends with a glorious knickerbocker glory.

When the tea is over, children are given a small Grover dog (pictured above) to take home.

Try jelly served in a petri dish, bite the heads off chocolate spacemen and crunch through not-so-ancient edible fossils. Food is served on a rocket-shaped stand, with dry ice shooting out the bottom.

What&rsquos not to love about dinosaur biscuits and a rocket cheese straw?

Inspired by Hardy&rsquos Original Sweetshop, you can introduce your kids to some of your old sweetshop favourites.

There are freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade scones and a selection of delicious cakes and pastries inspired by The Original Sweetshop.

The Queen shops here (or rather she has someone shop for her here) so you know you&rsquore in for something special.

Suitable for kids age 4 to 10, the menu features ham and cheese, and coronation chicken sandwiches and ends with cakes, biscuits, meringues and jellies served with a selection of hot and cold drinks.

Interesting Fact: The Queen&rsquos shopping is still delivered by horse and cart so look out for it when you&rsquore in the area!

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole and enjoy an Afternoon Tea inspired by the foul-tempered monarch from children&rsquos classic Alice in Wonderland.

Think &lsquoOff With Their Heads&rsquo banana moelleux, &lsquoRunning Late&rsquo strawberry pocket watch macaron decorated with milk chocolate piping and &lsquoCheckmate&rsquo &ndash a redcurrant and chocolate Battenberg cake in the style of a classic checkerboard.

Sandwiches replicate the Queen&rsquos soldiers and playing cards and include On Duty &ndash Coronation chicken on carrot bread Pick a Card &ndash smoked salmon with horseradish crème fraîche on rye bread and Double Time &ndash egg mayonnaise classic and In Line &ndash cucumber and soft cheese on beetroot bread.

Children 4 &ndash 11 years old get a 50% discount on the adult price of £45.

Explore London on a guided Afternoon Tea Bus Tour aboard an original 1960&rsquos Route master bus.

You&rsquoll get to see sights like Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James&rsquo Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Downing Street and more.

While they don&rsquot offer a specific afternoon tea for kids, children are more than welcome and their ticket will cost less &ndash kids aged 5 to 11 can board for £35 while adults cost £45.

BRIGIT&rsquoS BAKERY also provides afternoon tea options for those eating a vegetarian, vegan, halal, gluten-free and/or pescatarian diet.

Tours run daily from Trafalgar Square and Victoria Coach Station.

Where&rsquos your favourite place to go for children&rsquos afternoon tea in London?