Mothers Day – Afternoon tea with a twist.
The sun is out and guaranteed glorious sunshine this weekend in the Capital for Mothers Day so if you haven’t had a chance to book anything yet and want something special, unusual and quirky then take a look at our Top 5 picks for 2019.
Aqua Shard – Mary Poppins inspired Afternoon Tea – For those who love a trip down memory lane and a view!
Available until Sunday 3rd November 2019, at aqua shard on level 31, guests will be taken on a playful journey down memory lane, with an exciting series of nostalgic and creative sweets and savouries
For little ones who are only just venturing into the wonderful world of PL Travers and Mary Poppins, they can enjoy a raspberry and rhubarb ripple flavoured ice cream float on top of old fashioned lemonade.
The Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea will be served in the triple-storey atrium of aqua shard, boasting panoramic views of London’s skyline. Served every day from 1.00-5.00pm, the afternoon tea is priced at £49 per person, or £66 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, and £72 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé.
Savoy Hotel – Tiger Who Came To Tea – “Excuse me, but I’m very hungry. Do you think I could have tea with you?”
For those that end up bringing the whole gang to enjoy Mothers Day then why not head to Savoy Hotel on the Strand and enjoy their first Tiger Who Came To Tea inspired children’s afternoon tea. The iconic Savoy have teamed up with HarperCollins to craft a special Tiger Who Came to Tea offering, their first ever Children’s Afternoon Tea. Treat your little ones to his momentous experience created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Judith Kerr’s classic story.
The tea is inspired on the book and has a lovely menu suitable for little ones.
Price from £40 per person.
One Aldwych – Midsummer Night’s Dream
Swan’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream afternoon tea
Inspired by the journeys of the characters: from the pea flower of Oberon’s love potion, the apricots Titania feeds to Bottom and, of course, mulberries from the lovers’ tree, but what we love about this venue is they also offer the Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea (more suitable for those with a savoury tooth) made up of beef sliders, scotch eggs and other moreish treats – paired with a tankard of Hobday Smoked Brown Ale.
From £28.50 per person
One Aldwych – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Afternoon tea at Highclere Castle, Hampshire
Is your mum a Downton Abbey fan? If so, you might consider travelling a little further and splashing out on a trip to Highclere Castle in Hampshire. With tickets already sold out for spring this could be a lovely present to enjoy this summer… Guests will be treated to a tour of the building, which is the main filming location for Downton, as well as a Champagne Afternoon Tea in the State Dining Room. You are then free to explore the Egyptian Exhibition in the atmospheric castle cellars.
Price: £120 per person