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An Amazing Afternoon Tea in London with kids

Afternoon tea in London with kids is a quintessentially British experience. Tasty sandwiches, jam and cream scones and plenty of beautiful pastries, everyone should experience afternoon tea in London. Until recently, this wasn’t necessarily an activity you would choose to do with toddlers or kids.

However, The Savoy Hotel have partnered up with HarperCollins to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the publication of the ‘Tiger who Came to Tea’. If you are thinking of going to afternoon tea in London with kids, the Savoy is the place to go and a top London hotel.

It is a great activity to add to a half term, Christmas or Halloween itinerary. Easter is a particularly good time to go to an afternoon tea in London with kids because there are plenty of Easter themed afternoon teas, even with arts and crafts activities too!

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Afternoon Tea in London with kids
Afternoon Tea in London with kids

My 3 year old son, Bruno, and visited The Savoy in February half term. I decided to go for their earliest time slot, 1pm. This was so we could essentially use afternoon tea as lunch time!

When we arrived we were seated in the stunning and iconic Thames Foyer and both given an activity book. As an accompanying adult I could have had their traditional afternoon tea, however, I decided to join my son and have the full tiger experience which is £40 per child. The activity book is full of things to do and stickers which kept my son throughly entertained.

The Tiger who came to Tea menu – Afternooon Tea in London with kids
Afternoon Tea in London with Kids
Afternoon Tea in London with Kids

 The sandwiches were lovely, however, the cake tower was certainly the main event! Each item on the menu is linked to Judith Kerr’s famous story. Even the Battenberg cake matched Sophie’s tights in the book!

The striped scones also came with chocolate sauce as well as the traditional jam and cream. Our waiter carefully explained each item to my son which was a really nice touch. His favourite item was The Milkman Special – the strawberry and yoghurt bottle. The skill and precision in making such delicious items is evident.

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Afternoon tea in London with kids The Savoy
Afternoon Tea in London with Kids

The Savoy is one of the most famous luxury hotels in London, located right on the River Thames. It’s name is synonymous with exclusivity and luxury. Saying that, younger guests are more than welcome. At no point did I feel it was inappropriate to have a young child in such an iconic 5* hotel.

Fancy a walking tour of London? This blog explains an excellent self guided route.

Disclaimer: Jane’s afternoon tea at The Savoy was complimentary in return for a written review. As always, all views expressed in this review are entirely our own.

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