Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Family Friendly Afternoon Tea in London

Morning! I am out today at The Big eCommerce conference and am very excited to finally meet Zoe Brown of bweb, the wonderful lady who put together the Riot Raffle website in a very short time, last August.  I am also finally going to meet Isa Maria of Noisette Academy, eeeeek, I am soooo excited.  I have been friends with Isa for nearly two years via Twitter and emails and now I can finally meet this amazing, inspiring lady, who has just returned from her trip to Rwanda, delivering sewing kits to ladies there trying to earn a living to feed and clothe their children.  Isa started the Empowerment Project to raise funds for these sewing kits shortly before her trip and managed to deliver over 50 sewing kits. 

Whilst travelling to the conference I am a little disappointed that the only part of London I will see is stations and not get to experience the hype as the capital prepares for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations this weekend.  Hopefully the union jacks will still be flying when I visit London in a couple of weeks.  For todays post I thought I would share some wonderful venues for you and your families to enjoy a delicious afternoon tea in London, where children are very welcome to indulge their sweet tooth aswell. 

Teddy's Tea Time at The Montcalm, Park Lane

image courtesy of The Montcalm

Last month The Montcalm launched their special Teddy's Tea Time, offering young guests the chance to enjoy a variety of delicious treats.  They can choose from their own 'Teddy's Tea Time' menu, which includes chocolate dipped fresh fruit, ice creams, pastries and cakes aswell as iced fruit cordials.  All the little guests will receive a complimentary Montcalm teddy to take home.  Prices start from £12.50 per person and I am sure you will be spoilt for choice.

Big British Tea Party at Selfridges

From this Thursday (31 May) you will be able to enjoy the highest afternoon tea in London, sat upon the roof of Selfridges.  As part of their summer long Big British Bang celebration, you will be able to play a round of crazy golf on the roof of this flagship store and then enjoy lunch, afernoon tea or dinner and drinks.  The 2500sqft crazy golf course has been designed by Bompas & Parr, the well known British jellymongers.  The course is set to resemble a giant confection of cakes, with each hole representing famous London landmarks.  I have to admit it all sounds wonderful and am sure it will be visited by many this summer.

Afternoon Tea at The Athenaeum, Mayfair

Earlier this year The Athenaeum was named as 'Top London Afternoon Tea 2012' in the Tea Guild's prestigious awards.  Younger guests are very welcome to indulge in afternoon tea with their family in the Garden Room, although there is not a seperate menu for younger guests.  However I am sure sandwiches, cakes and scones often seen on cake stands for afternoon tea appeal to all ages.

There are many other options for afternoon tea in London this summer, including The Petersham, who have a special Jubilee celebration menu including choux swans, and of course Claridges, to name just two.  Have you enjoyed afternoon tea as a family in the capital? Please share other suggestions below, I would love to hear of more.

Have a wonderful day and be sure to join me on Twitter for updates from The Big eCommerce Conference.


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