It was the perfect way to enjoy a relaxing afternoon after spending a morning navigating London’s bustling streets. Having just finished peeking through the gates of Buckingham Palace, we made our way to the nearby Rubens at the Palace Hotel to enjoy a little royal treatment of our own – The Rubens Royal Tea. We quickly pulled up our socks, tucked in our shirts and were happily welcomed by the dapper doorman.
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Although we have enjoyed afternoon tea on other occasions in our hometown of Vancouver, there was nothing quite like having a truly authentic experience in a London tea room. Perfect for children, The Rubens at the Place offers the Little Prince or Princess Tea, which is simply a smaller version of their adult afternoon tea.
My children could not believe their eyes when the 3 tiered tray arrived full of delectable goodies, custom tailored for the palates of younger guests. Favourites of my kids included the ham and cheese sandwich (substituted for the Filet of Castle of Mey Beef sandwich in the adult version), the red velvet cupcake and the orange scented scones.
Truthfully, however, my children simply could not keep their eyes of the centerpiece of the room, which was a floral arrangement surrounded by pretty glass containers full of…you guessed it…candy. At the conclusion of our tea, the children were presented with a little bag to fill with sweets of their choice.
Exclusively offered to guests of the The Rubens at the Palace Hotel, is a children’s Master Chef Experience in the art of pastry making. What a way to truly enjoy and appreciate all those fine treats !
The Rubens at the Palace is part of the very family-friendly (and family owned) Red Carnation Hotel Collection. All of their London Boutique hotels offer afternoon tea options for kids based on various themes, including the popular Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair.
Disclosure: Our family was welcomed by The Rubens at the Palace to enjoy a complimentary afternoon tea experience.
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