The Langham Hotel, London has always been a special place to me – for those of you who read my previous article on our Langham staycation, you’ll know why. In short, it was a place of fond childhood memories and I always vowed that when I was older, I’d be able to share those memories with my own children and one day, grandchildren.
When we heard that The Langham had recently launched a new interactive and immersive afternoon tea with Daunt books for little ones, we had to go. H has always been an avid book fan that has been raised without relying on technology so we knew this experience was right up her street.
It did not disappoint. In fact, it has been by far the best tea experience we have ever had (as a foodie, I’ve had my fair share).
So, what’s so great about it you ask?! Well, it’s a simple answer. Everything.
Upon arrival, H was presented with a menu detailing what she would be served; Jigsaw sandwiches, Pastries (build your own dog with salted caramel “glue”), scones and a choice of tea or hot chocolate. Naturally being her mother’s daughter, she went for the hot chocolate!
As soon as H noticed the curated mini-library she jumped off her chair and headed towards it. Shelves of books catering children from age 3-12, we were impressed. And much to H’s delight, she was thrilled to learn that she was able to take home her chosen book. I love you, Blue Kangaroo. We read it twice at the table, whilst she questioned if her soft toys felt the same way at night time.
The highlight of her tea was assembling the pastries into a dog. She had such fun gluing it together and then devouring it – without sharing, may I add! Whilst H had a brilliant time enjoying her tea time experience, the husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ours too.
All in all, a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
The Langham’s Children’s Afternoon Tea with Daunt Books is priced at £29.50 per child (12 years and under) and can be booked by clicking here.