Potential witches and wizards visiting the Warner Bros Studio Tour can complete their day with a typical Hogwarts afternoon tea on site. Dine refectory style as if in Hogwarts Great Hall with a splendid spread of finger sandwiches, mini Scotch eggs, and other savouries or enjoying Harry Potter’s favourite – treacle tart – or a Dumbledore style Sherbert lemon cupcake. Regency House Hotel London is one of the best hotels you can choose to stay and to make your kids enjoy a specially themed afternoon tea.
Alternatively head over to the Georgian House in Pimlico for a wizard themed afternoon tea complete with inside out sandwiches, the eye of the newt scones, and Grand Wizard cakes such as dark arts baked chocolate and salted caramel.
Closer at hand in central London, just head to Soho where bakery Cutter & Squidge have an underground Potion Room. Head downstairs and enter a very different world in which the Potions Master will take you on a journey creating potions and creepy concoctions. Discover the mystery of biskies (an all in one biscuit/cake/cookie) and unicorn tea. Yorkshire Puddings are filled with unexpected mixtures, while the Knickerbocker Bites leave you guessing.
Anyone with a sweet tooth will find the Chesterfield Mayfair’s Original Sweet Shop Afternoon Tea irresistible. Try a Coca-Cola slice, chocolate chip scones, Liquorice Allsorts lemon cheesecake or a Rhubarb & custard macaron. Meet the Candyman with his special stall where you can fill a bag with all kinds of retro-style treats.
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Fans of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory will be delighted by the sweet treats at the special tea held at One Aldwych (perfect for a pre-theatre visit to see the show itself). Drink Minty chocolate milk mixed by a waterfall, eat Whipple-scrumptious red velvet cake pops, Chocolate cacao bean financier or scones with snozzberry jam.
Or what about a trip into space? Located close to the Science Museum, The Drawing Rooms in Kensington now offers a Sci-Fi tea special complete with rocket cheese straws and experimental, build your own science puddings.
Perhaps you prefer to travel with your tea? For a very special experience, try the Afternoon tea bus tour with Birgit's Bakery. Enjoy tea and cakes with a French touch while watching the famous sights of London pass by. Westminster Abbey, The Royal Albert Hall, Nelson’s Column, St Paul’s Cathedral are just a few of the potential sights to be seen while sipping your tea and eating delicious cakes in style. Make sure to book your stay with your family at any of the hotels near Oxford Street.