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A family trip to London would seem to contain a perfect set of ingredient’s to celebrate a young girls 5th birthday, a journey on a huge train, an overnight stay in a posh hotel, the bright lights of a major European city and a rather special afternoon tea.

Despite our little girls very late change of mind that a party was a preferred option, we won that battle and headed off to the big smoke with a promise to make a little girls 5th birthday one to remember.

LNER Train from Wakefield

LNER offer superb return family tickets from Yorkshire and with easy access to parking, Wakefield Westgate is the perfect starting location for the trip.

Two hours later we arrive in Kings Cross and rather than heading to the underground we take the bus from the station to our rather swanky Crowne Plaza hotel.

The bus represents a great way of travelling around London and if you use the Google Maps app on your smart phone to plot your A to B you’ll be given details of the bus route and number, easy peasy

Clearly the Queens house, Harrods (for toys) and Hamleys was high on the agenda for an exciteable five year old but we had other ideas, something that every little girl would enjoy.

Fresh from exploring the mass of Toys in Harrods we took an Uber the short distance to The Chesterfield in Mayfair for a rather fun themed afternoon tea in the west end of London.

Inspired by Hardys Original Sweetshop, The Chesterfield Afternoon Tea celebrates the joy of rediscovering old sweetie favourites and the thrill of finding something new and scrumptious.

The Chesterfield MayfairAn afternoon tea stand stacked high with freshly made finger sandwiches, homemade scones and a selection of delicious cakes and pastries inspired by the magic of The Original Sweetshop certainly had our little girl excited by the experience.

The spectacle of the dry ice smoke affect child friendly aperitif served in an oversized fish bowl style vessel delivered to the table by a gentleman dressed in a nostalgic sweetie shop uniform left us all wondering what could possibly be next that would top that.

Afternoon Tea at The Chesterfield MayfairThe delivery of an afternoon tea serving just for our little one added to her special day albeit that didn’t stop her begging for access to our selection of Cherry Bon Bon Cupcakes as well as Liquorice Allsorts lemon cheesecake to name a few.

Scones for Afternoon TeaFor me it was the homemade fruit scones with cream and jam that stole the show, freshly baked and still a little warm, a true decadence moment.

Themed Afternoon Tea in LondonThe afternoon tea is just one of a number of themed afternoon tea’s available across London all with exceptional twists, luckily you can search to find one that suits your exact date and preference requirements.

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