Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

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Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

London is known for having some of the best afternoon teas in the world and the city offers a lot more than the traditional hotel high tea. With afternoon teas becoming more and more popular with tourists, places are coming up with creative ways to make their afternoon tea stand out amongst the many already in London. Some try and stand out by being the cheapest afternoon teas in London, while others stand out by offering a less traditional experience such as the Gin Lovers Afternoon Tea that also includes cocktail tasting while driving around on an iconic London red bus.

What seems to be an increasing trend in London recently though are themed afternoon teas and last year I enjoyed several disney ones which I thought were some of the best afternoon teas in London. These are great fun as they connect us to our happy memories of enjoying Disney as children. So, here are a few Disney themed afternoon teas in London for you to enjoy.


Mad Hatters Tea Party at Sanderson Hotel

“Sanderson invites you to tumble down the rabbit hole and discover a tea party beyond your wildest imagination, inspired by the whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland.”

This was certainly what they did! I loved the detail that they put in to creating the perfect Alice in Wonderland themed tea party. Our menu was cleverly hidden within a vintage book and everything on it sounded delicious and tasted incredible. 

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

The way the tea was created to reflect the Alice in Wonderland theme was fantastically done. We were treated to playing card shaped jammy dodgers, pocket watch macaroons, caterpillar and mushroom sweets and even Alice’s “Drink Me” potion. All this was combined with the traditional items found within afternoon teas such as scones and delicious sandwiches. These included parmesan croque-monsieur, smoked salmon and even quail eggs.

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

The Mad Hatters Tea Party is located at the Stunning Sanderson Hotel and each guest is made to feel special and welcomed. I actually did this tea with fellow blogger A Girl and Her Appetite as a joint birthday treat and when the staff found out they surprised us with a special birthday dessert.

Mad Hatters Tea Party - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

Price: £48 per person


Tale as Old as Time at The Kensington Hotel

The Town House at The Kensington Hotel offers this special afternoon tea with a magical twist. From the moment you walk in you feel like you’ve entered the Beasts’Castle. Well the dining room that is, not the dungeon!

Tale as Old as Time - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

I love the attention to detail that went into creating this perfect Beauty in the Beast inspired menu. You’re almost singing the lyrics from “Be Our Guest” while reading the menu. Within Chip is a ‘white’ chocolate mousse with the tag “try the grey stuff it’s delicious”. Also taken from the lyrics, the tea serves up guests “beef ragout, cheese soufflé, pie and pudding”. 

Tale as Old as Time - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

Not only have the lyrics from “Be Our Guest” been incorporated into the tea but there are several references to the film as well. The teapot is of course Mrs Pot, the chocolate clock tart is Cogsworth, there’s a snowball macaroon to represent Belle and the Beasts snowball fight and even rose petals have been scattered about.

Tale as Old as Time - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

Price: £38.50 per person or £50 with a glass of champagne


Genie’s Cave at Cutter and Squidge

Proving you don’t have to be a fancy hotel in order to throw an amazing Disney themed afternoon tea, Cutter and Squidge invite you to ‘enter a whole new world of magic and treasure’ at their enchanted Genie’s Cave. I loved the way they had redesigned the downstairs so that you felt like you had really entered the cave of wonders.

Genie's Cave - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

Out of all the disney themed afternoon teas in London, this was the only one to have a cultural twist on the menu. As Aladdin is set in the Middle East, the menu reflected this. I loved that they did this and it made it my favourite savoury food of the three. Instead of traditional scones, we were treated to delicious savoury scone swirls and golden cheese clouds. I think these were my favourite!

Genie's Cave - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

Other tasty delights included a shortbread magic carpet, ruby topped dream cakes and one of Cutter and Squidges famous ‘biskies’ covered in edible gold.

Genie's Cave - Disney Themed Afternoon Teas in London

Price: £29.50 per person or £34.50 with a glass of golden bubbly or £55 with bottomless bubbles


There you have it, three amazing Disney themed afternoon teas in London. Which would you want to try? Is there a different Disney film you would love to see turned into a themed afternoon tea? I personally would love to see a Dumbo themed afternoon tea!



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33 Responses

  1. OMgosh omgosh I LOOOVE THIS!!

  2. Getting dressed up for high tea has always been a wonderful occasion that more people should take the time to enjoy. Ladies should gather for high tea and enjoy each other. The theme teas would be fun.

  3. I love afternoon tea, I have only been once!I didn’t know so many places did disney themed afternoon tea. I will have to save and go to one next time I’m in London!

  4. I generally avoid afternoon teas (even though I live in London) because of the price and the fact that I’d rather bake my own scones etc., but these are really unique! maybe for a birthday treat or other special occasion 😀 thanks for sharing!

  5. Now this would be a must do for me if I were in the area. I really love the candle stick on the table, how fun for a Disney fan.

  6. The price looks expensive but being a Disney fan, I maybe have to try this even for once. I think a Little Mermaid theme sounds appealing to me.

  7. Danila Caputo

    I wish I’d read it before! We returned from London just about one week ago and I didn’t know you can also have a Mad Hatters afternoon tea, what a cool idea! I love that they also hid the menus into vintage books!

  8. Hmm, I love afternoon tea, but I think I prefer a more traditional approach. However these would be fantastic to do with a kid for their birthday or something special. Out of all of them I think I would do Alice in Wonderland since I’m a little obsessed with the books. 🙂

  9. I love a good afternoon tea – I’ve tried the Sanderson one and can vouch that it’s excellent (though I can’t get my head round their special tea blends). I like the sound of the others too. I think cutter and squidge are about to do something Harry Potter themed so I don’t know if their Disney one still exists

  10. All of this food looks incredible! The desserts are so intricate, and I’ve always wanted to try “the grey stuff”. Sounds like you guys had a wonderful time.

  11. Oh my gosh those all look so fun! I would love to do them all. I love the creativity they used.

  12. Lisa Marie Heath

    I would have an absolute BLAST doing this! I’m a total Disney nut so this is right up my alley

  13. My daughters and I would have the time of our lives with this afternoon tea! It looks magical.

  14. A themed setting and crockery for an afternoon tea. What more could one ask for? Definitely worth a visit.

  15. I love afternoon tea, and Disney so these would be perfect for me! I have to say though that £48 for a Mad Had Hatter’s tea party seems a bit steep, but the detail in the cakes is very well done. I also adore Beauty & the Beast so I’d have to visit the Kensington Hotel to try their afternoon tea.

  16. I love tea. I drink it often. I’ve never had an official tea time, afternoon/high tea but think it would be so much fun!

  17. Nice show of all the places for Disney themed teas! I want to go back to London – there is so much that I missed!

  18. I will never outgrow tea parties, I have them with the kids all the time. To be able to sit and enjoy tea without the work would be awesome. Disney themes are a hit in our home.

  19. How could I have missed this when I was in London! You are absolutely right about their attention to detail. That is certainly what makes this extra special. I love that they even used the lyrics of some of the songs to craft the menu.

  20. The white and blue crockery is too cute. The best part about these tea parties is all lovely accessories that add to the old-world ambience. Its like going back in time when little things mattered.

  21. This is really a cute theme. How creative can the tourism industry get! I would love to have the crockery more as a collectible than for use. 🙂 The food spread is mouth watering.

  22. Wow! Amazing theme! For sure kids and even adults will really love this theme from disney. All of the foods feature here are looking so delicious, craving for some sweet treats right now. Well I would really love to try them all someday.

  23. I’d love a Matilda one with the chocolate cake

  24. Next time I’m in London, which is a lot lately since my husband is living and working in Cambridge for a year, I totally want to go have the Beauty and the Beast afternoon tea. The cups are adorable! Thanks for pointing out these Disney themed teas available.

  25. Amazing! I love disney and these themes are really worth experiencing! I want Beauty and the Beast please!

  26. I never been to a themed dinner before looks like fun! thanks for sharing!

  27. I love an afternoon tea party – not just for kids – but I think the gin lovers would be great also. Is the Disney theme a trend or is it something common?

  28. Do an afternoon tea is such a memorable and special experience. My girls would love the Mad Hatters and Tale as Old as Time teas! A perfect bonding experience that is fun for all ages.

  29. How cool and proper. Where are my crumpets? 🙂


  30. These look wonderful. I haven’t done an afternoon tea since I was a child and we visited Victoria BC and had tea at the Empress Hotel. It was the first time I tried a crumpet.

  31. I had already heard about The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and put it on my list but your post makes me want to do this afternoon tea even more ?

  32. Disney themed afternoon teas in London Sanderson Hotel and The Kensington Hotel are such an interesting and indeed a happy place to go with the family. Disney theme will always be very cool and magical for me, they bring back my childhood memories.

  33. Amazing, I would so love to try all of them

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