Time for Tea

Teatime treats have never been more luxurious with two bookish teas to remember at the Savoy and the Langham. 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at the Savoy

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HarperCollins in partnership with the Savoy have thought of everything, resulting in a children's tea fit for Sophie and the Tiger, the only thing that is missing is the Tiger itself (although they give you sweet tiger ear headbands so that he's not all together forgotten).
The bespoke tea set, which can be bought from the Savoy, is beautiful, inspired by the book so Judith Kerr's wonderful story remains at the forefront of this tea party whilst maintaining the wonder and luxury of Tea at the Savoy.  The activity book will keep the littles occupied while they wait for their tea and with the red gingham napkins at the ready this tea is a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds.
Delicious little sandwiches to start followed by the most wonderful tea tray tower, laden with goodies.  Yellow and black tiger scones, a tiny pot of oreo cheesecake disguised tiger food, battenburg in the colour of Sophie's tights and a stack of chocolate chip cookies that had already had a bite taken out of them by the tiger himself.  The top layer of this gourmet tower is a little milk bottle with a delicious raspberry milkshake (remember it's not the milkman who knocks at the door) and a marzipan tiger, he is edible but he's too good to eat.
It really is a treat worth taking.

Mon-Fri, £40 per child, ages 5-12

Tea with Daunt Books at The Langham, 1c Portland Place, W1

    

Immerse your little ones in the world of books at the Regent street hotel partnering with Daunt Books. Providing yummy jigsaw puzzle sandwiches, scones and self assembly doggie cakes. Each little tea eater also gets to pick a book to take home from the Daunt mini-library plus a Daunt Book's tote bag to carry off their literary haul. 12-5.30 pm

£29 per child under 12.

All aboard the Belmond British Pulman

Mary Poppins Orient Express

We tasted the glamour of the Orient Express on a Mary Poppins themed afternoon aboard the Belmond British Pulman over half term. The carriage was just as opulently Poirot-esque as we had hoped it would be and while mums sipped English champagne, little ones were entertained with activity packs, face painting, magic and balloon modelling before tucking into a sumptuous Mary Poppins tea. The next one planned will be based on The Hungry Caterpillar. We tasted some prototypes and they were almost too beautiful to eat. (Only almost!) Date yet to be announced - be warned, it is eye waveringly expensive! belmond.com