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Royal Horseguards Hotel Mini Tea Review

The Royal Horseguards Hotel offers a popular afternoon tea with a Mini Tea for children under 12 years of age. Includes all the essentials of the three-tier cake stand plus a kid-friendly activity pack too.

This 5-star hotel is opposite the London Eye, close to Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. The building looks like a fairytale French castle and has been used as a filming location in many well-known films, such as the Bond films Octopussy and Skyfall , and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) , as well as TV shows. television such as Mr Selfridge and Downton Abbey .

Afternoon tea information

Lugar: The Royal Horseguards, 2 Whitehall Court, Whitehall, Londres SW1A 2EJ

Nearest metro station: Embankment.

Use Journey Planner or the Citymapper app to plan your route on public transportation.

Days and times: every day from 1 to 6 pm

Cost: from £ 12 per child (2016 rate)

Dress Code: There is no dress code as such, but it’s always good to make an effort.

Reservations: 020 7451 0390 or book online.

For more afternoon tea reviews, check out: Best Afternoon Tea in London.

See more recommendations for afternoon tea in London with children.

Royal Horseguards mini tea menu

The Mini-Tea is described as a “tea party for little ladies and gentlemen.” This tea has been specifically designed for children 12 and under and is not suitable for older children or adults. It includes:

  • Sandwiches in fun way
  • Tea party cakes, fun fruits and creative cakes
  • Freshly baked hot fruits and cinnamon buns, homemade fruit preserves and Cornish clotted cream
  • Coloring book and puzzle
  • Baby Chai Latte, Babyccino or fruit juice

Royal Horseguards Mini Tea Review

Took my 9 year old daughter to try the Children’s Afternoon Tea while enjoying Royal Horseguards Signature Afternoon Tea.

We sat in the living room at a table for two by the window. We had big red chairs and a round wooden table with a long white tablecloth. Tables are awkward to put your legs in, but there’s plenty of room to swing chairs to one side.

It had white china with delicate flowers and my daughter had a pink and white tea cup and saucer.

My tea was served in a silver teapot, with a silver strainer and holder. My daughter’s choice of babyccino (warm frothy milk) was brought out in a cup of tea. When he was thirsty later, he asked for apple juice which was a refreshing cloudy apple juice.

The staff are always friendly here, but it was nice to see the extra effort they went into making sure my daughter enjoyed her afternoon tea too. It is good to see that the staff speak directly to the children and not through their parents, as it helps the children grow in confidence when dining out.

The Mini Tea sandwiches were simple squares rather than novel shapes (well, she’s getting old!) The sandwich fillings were ham and cheese, peanut butter, Nutella, and strawberry jelly. If your child prefers, you can go for the more classic adult afternoon tea fillings (egg mayonnaise, smoked salmon, and cream cheese, etc.).

As with adult afternoon tea, you can replenish as many times as you like. My daughter had two servings of sandwiches, as they were very good.

While the cake for the Mini Tea and Adult Signature Tea initially arrives with sandwiches and sweets, the scones are only brought to the table when you order them so they are still warm. Ours joined so we could share the clotted cream and strawberry jam.

The kids activity pack is a very good idea as it means we could stay longer as my daughter happily drew and painted while I enjoyed some relaxing time with quality tea and cakes.


We were there for almost two hours, which is a long time for a child, but my daughter was not asking to leave because she was as happy as I was. We will definitely be back and would definitely recommend the afternoon tea for children.

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