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Afternoon tea is often considered a grown up activity; dainty china and fine dining don’t usually mesh well with rambunctious children but The Langham Hotel in London has mastered the tricky combination with their child-centric afternoon tea.

In collaboration with Daunt Books (and to replace their Hamley’s Afternoon Tea) they’ve put together an afternoon tea experience that even the most discerning child will enjoy.

Price: £29.50
What’s included: 4 jigsaw sandwiches, scones and a build your own bear mini cake.

The cake is absolutely the piece de resistance - it’s just as much fun putting it together (with salted caramel ‘glue’) as it is eating.

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As the afternoon tea is in collaboration with a bookshop, young diners get to choose an age appropriate book from Daunt Books (from the in-house selection suitable for kids aged 3 to 12).

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There’s a pianist in the Palm Court gently serenading you during your tea with everything from Beethoven and Tchaikovsky to songs from My Fair Lady and Disney’s Lion King.

The Langham Hotel can deal with any allergies (we had a dairy intolerant, a gluten free and a vegan diner with us) and there were no issues or poor relations when it came to the dishes being served.

Everything looked and tasted equally delicious and we left feeling absolutely stuffed.

A delicious treat that ends with a book for the children? More please.

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Children’s Afternoon Tea with Daunt Books | The Langham Hotel, London | From £29. Book here.