Last Updated on May 3, 2024

The Best Afternoon Tea for Kids and Teens In London

Indulge in an afternoon tea experience for kids and teens in the heart of London!

Afternoon tea is a brilliant treat for the whole family. With so many to choose from, it’s not hard to find a theme that your child will love. From science themed teas to afternoon tea on a bus – there’s something for boys, girls, tweens and teens.

Read on for a suggestions of an afternoon tea experience young people won’t forget!

Afternoon Tea on a London Bus

While in London, while not take afternoon tea with kids or teens on an iconic red London bus? Bridget’s Bakery offer a range of afteroon themed teas you can eat while seeing the sites of London.

Everybody is catered for with vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and halal options. Choose between a Peppa Pig or Paddington themed tea for young children or a classic themed afternoon tea bus tour which is perfect for older kids or teens.

If you’re in London in June, why not book afternoon tea on the bus for Father’s Day.

The Science or Jurassic Tea At The Ampersand Hotel

Science fanatics and dinosaur fans should head to the Ampersand Hotel which offers both science and Jurassic themed afternoon teas.

The hotel is located across the road from the Science and History Museums in Kensington making it easy to combine a trip to a museum with a visual and delicious treat after. A day out kids won't forget!

Find out more at The Ampersand Hotel

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

Based in Covent Garden, you'll find the One Aldwych hotel. Here, you can munch on an afternoon tea, inspired by Roald's Dahl's much loved book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Enjoy afternoon tea fizzy lifting drinks, snozzberry jam and chocolate swudge milkshake mixed by waterfall.

The hotel isn't far from the London Transport museum and it's also located in the heart of theatreland so you could combine an afternoon tea with another fun activity.

Book Your Charlie and the Chocolate Factory afternoon tea.

Peggy Porschen Afternoon Tea

If you have a tween or teen who loves pink, why not visit the gorgeous Peggy Porschen cafe for afternoon tea.

There are two cafes. One's based in Chelsea and the other in Belgravia.  With menus for kids under 12, vegetarians, vegans and a gluten free option, everybody is catered for. The cafes are fairly small, so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Like many establishments, the Peggy Porschen afternoon tea menu changes according to the season. So whether you want a festive, Valentines, Easter or Halloween themed tea, there is likely to be a menu to accommodate your choice.

Find out more at Peggy Porschen

Peter Pan Afternoon Tea

Climb to the 31st floor of The Shard (or get the lift!) and reward the kids with Peter Pan themed afternoon tea. Enjoy both the thrill of dining in one of the tallest buildings in London as well as Tinkerbell cookies and Tick-Tock the Crocodile jelly.

Find out more at The Aqua Shard

St. Ermin's Afternoon Tea

St. Ermin's Hotel is based in Westminster nearby to lots of landmarks and attractions. They have a fantastic afternoon tea especially for kids. Plus, as an added bonus there's a beekeeping area they can visit on the roof. Find out more at St. Ermin's Hotel

Afternoon Tea on a Boat Cruise

Cruise along the River Thames, see the sights of London and enjoy afternoon tea as you go. The cruise lasts 1.5 hours and you'll go from the Houses of Parliament to the Tower of London and back. There are children's prices for afternoon tea for kids too.

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Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea

What child isn't going to love a sweetshop afternoon tea at the Chesterfield in Mayfair? Savour freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade scones, and a selection of delicious cakes and pastries inspired by the magic of an original sweetshop!

Book online at the The Chesterfield in Mayfair

Fashion Themed Tea at The Berkerley

Fashion inspired teens will be amazed at the cat walk themed afternoon tea at the Berkeley With expertly crafted cakes inspired by fashion designers that include Dolce & Gabbana to Jean Paul Gaultier, teens can't fail to be impressed The only downside to this beautifully presented afternoon tea is that there are no scones. However teenagers will love the included mocktail.

Book your Fashion Themed afternoon tea

Potions Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

Calling all aspiring witches and wizards! Grab your broomsticks and apparate to Cutter & Squidge for a magical afternoon tea. Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance as you sip potions and nibble on delights straight out of the Wizarding World. Book your magical journey at Cutter & Squidge.

Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at The Sanderson

Embark on a journey down the rabbit hole with the Alice in Wonderland-themed afternoon tea at The Sanderson hotel. This whimsical experience features delectable treats like Queen of Hearts rose and strawberry Jammy Dodgers, Tweedle Dee lemon curd financiers, and "Drink Me" potions. It's an enchanting tea party that will leave children and teens grinning like the Cheshire Cat. Visit Sanderson's website for more information

Children's Afternoon Tea at The Ritz

It's impossible to go wrong with a delightful kids afternoon tea experience at the iconic Ritz hotel.

Kids will love delicious finger sandwiches with child-friendly fillings such as ham and cheese or peanut butter and jelly. Sweet offerings miniature pastries, cupcakes, and freshly baked scones served with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

If you have a teen, it's another amazing venue to take them for a full afternoon tea. It's worth noting there is a dress code for adults at the hotel when dining, although it doesn't apply for children under the age of 16.

Book your afternoon tea at The Ritz

London Themed Afternoon Tea

Obviously this is the perfect themed afternoon tea to celebrate a visit to London. Suitable for adults and kids, you can indulge in homemade sandwiches, fluffy scones and handcrafted pastries inspired by London icons.  Book your afternoon tea at The Dilly 

Afternoon Tea at Sketch

If you have an Instagram loving teen, Sketch is a popular venue for social media pics. Even the bathroom is artsy, with egg-shaped toilet pods with futuristic sounds playing inside them and colour-changing LED lighting . Book your afternoon tea at Sketch

Afternoon Tea at The Langham Hotel

The Langham Hotel is a fantastic family hotel with a swimming pool! It also makes a fabulous afternoon tea for kids complete with jigsaw shaped sandwiches, hot chocolate and fruit juice.

Teenagers may prefer to indulge in the award winning full afternoon tea. There are gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options available.

Book your Langham afternoon tea

Prince and Princess Afternoon Tea at Reuben's At the Palace

Treat your little ones to afternoon tea at the Reuben's while overlooking the mews at Buckingham Palace.

Sandwiches include favourites such as smoked ham and cheddar cheese as well as jam and peanut butter. Kids will also love the scone and pastries.

Book your afternoon tea at Reuben's at the Palace

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Sherlock Holmes Afternoon Tea and Mini Mystery

Jump into a world of Sherlock Holmes! Tuck into a tasty selection of savories, buttery scones and homemade sweet treats while working as a team to solve a mini mystery.

You’ll take the Sherlock Holmes afternoon tea in the Mind Palace, a secret speakeasy bar located at the West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherd’s Bush in London. There is also the option of experiencing a Sherlock Holmes escape room at the same venue.

The duration of the tea is 90 minutes and it’s suitable for kids aged 10 and above.

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