Luxury hotel One Aldwych has been offering their popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea for a number of years now, and if you have tried it, you can understand why. Perfectly situated in the heart of London’s West End theatreland, it’s a fantastic Afternoon Tea experience and the perfect treat if you are heading to an early evening show.
It’s also a great place to bring the family for an afternoon out at the weekend, particularly if you have younger children, as they will love the fizzy lifting drinks, snozzberry jam and chocolate swudge milkshake mixed by waterfall, as they explore the magical world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with One Aldwych’s inspirational and fun afternoon tea which has of course been inspired by Roald Dahl’s iconic story.
What other mouth-watering treats can you expect? Well, how about some delicious savouries such as the Coronation chicken and Egg mayonnaise and watercress sarnies or Spinach roly-poly or the not quite as it seems beetroot macaron or tasty Roast beef and horseradish.
The fabulously fluffy floss and box stacked high with wondrous cakes such as the chocolate nutty crunch surprise, berry messy Eton mess and violet and lemon choux, are most definitely for the kids or inner children in us all. And how about washing it all down with a chocolate or lemon sherbet tea or juicing room mix. And for the adults, a strawberry juice water pistol punch cocktail, glass of sparkling wine or Champagne.
Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday to Friday from midday to 3:00pm; Saturday and Sunday from midday to 4:00pm and costs £52 per person or £65 if you add a glass of sparkling wine or a cocktail. It’s only £35 for children under the age of 12, and you can check out the current full menu here.
One Aldwych, 1 Aldwych, London, WC2B 4BZ, England.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7300 0400
One Aldwych is located in the heart of London in Covent Garden, between the City and the West End, at the point where the Aldwych meets the Strand, directly opposite Waterloo Bridge. The nearest Tube stations are Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines) and Covent Garden on the Piccadilly line.
Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man On The Ground, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photograph courtesy of One Aldwych