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Afternoon Tea with kids which would you pick? Mad Hatter,Harry Potter,orCharlie & Chocolate Factory?

We are a family of 4 (boys 10 & 9) and will be in London in June. We would love to experience afternoon tea. I was thinking a themed one might be more fun for the kids. I found Mad Hatter themed at Sanderson, Harry Potter themed at Cutter and Squidge, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed at One Aldwych. The cost doesn't effect the choice. Also on my list is Wolseley but I am not sure we would want to go twice in our 6 days.

Any one have first hand experience with any of these (minus Wolseley I know that one is always mentioned)? The down side to the Harry Potter one that I see is they have tables of 2 so we wouldn't get to all sit together.

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Cutter and Squidge, if it's the place I'm thinking of, is very small, and the tables will be close enough together that you'll be able to talk.

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I've been to a "Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe" themed tea at St. Martin's Hotel and an "Alice in Wonderland" themed tea at the National Gallery's Portrait Restaurant, and honestly, they could just have easily been themed "Harry Potter" and "Winnie the Pooh." It was all about the names assigned to the various sweets and savories.

My 10yo grandson especially liked the tea at the Portrait Restaurant, but it was probably because he liked the food, the server was very kind, and the atmosphere wasn't overly posh. I'm not sure I would give too much weight to what the venue decides to call it.

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They'd probably prefer to go to Nando's, it has a strange attraction to every child and teen, it'll be cheaper too!

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Always good fun to take somebody into an infinity lift/elevator at the Sanderson. Or the purple bar.

Just finding the way in can be an adventure, but not as difficult as at its sister property at Seven Dials.