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!

gilt gold framed mirrors – depicting Mary’s vanity and her ‘practically perfect’ reflection, and custom made tea stand with umbrella on top and boots on bottom.

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.

raspberry and rhubarb ripple flavoured ice cream float


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

Served on bespoke crockery reflecting the themes of the play, designed by illustrator Annika Wester







One Aldwych – Charlie & The Chocolate Factory 

So if your mum is a lover of all things theatrical, this could be the one for you! From golden chocolate eggs and chocolate caramel milk to playful homemade candyfloss, wonderful teatime treats are on offer in a magical experience inspired by the sweet shop in Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
From £45 per person
Winner of ‘Best Afternoon Tea in London’
Bookatable 2017

Afternoon tea at Highclere Castle, Hampshire

Highclere Castle in 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