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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea

July 28, 2015


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PHOTOS & WORDS: ZOE LONDON
WE HAD A FAMILY BIRTHDAY TO CELEBRATE, SO HEADED DOWN TO THE CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THEMED AFTERNOON TEA IN LONDON FOR A SPECIAL AFTERNOON TREAT…
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Now i’m British, so obviously I love afternoon tea. It was George’s Mum’s birthday last week so the full side of George’s family (including little baby Henry!) made a trip to One Aldywch just off the Strand to try out their Charlie and the Chocolate Factory themed afternoon tea. George’s sister-in-law Laura actually found this little gem, I hadn’t heard of it before, and it was beautiful. Considering One Aldwych is very close to the Covent Garden theatre that shows Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on the West End – it’s the perfect pre-Theatre accompaniment! Or just a special afternoon, like ours.
So it starts out with a selection of sandwiches and savouries, my favourite being the pastry laden with fresh tomatoes, beautiful. They were all delicious and they kindly brought round as many as we wanted, which is a really nice touch to afternoon tea. The desserts were the main part of the afternoon and boy were they worth waiting for. Again i’ll try not to spoil the surprise of it too much but theres some homemade Werthers Original flavoured candy floss, a creme egg-looking mousse in a chocolate shell, and my personal fave – a doughnut on a stick. Awesome. 
There was a wide range of teas to choose from or you could of course have the more indulgent version, with a glass of champagne. We spent a few hours sat enjoying the food coming around at a relaxed pace, with the lovely staff being more than accommodating and friendly – and even bringing George’s Mum a surprise little birthday cake too! We dressed smartly as the hotel is quite posh, and to be honest while i’m not sure it’s entirely necessary, it definitely adds to the experience and also we all felt more comfortable in the luxe surroundings in our posh frocks and chinos!
I would definitely recommend the afternoon tea at One Aldywch as a little London treat if you are visiting or have family visiting you in the city! It’s very British, so so relaxed and the atmosphere is both luxe and welcoming – something I think a few London establishments struggle to get a good balance of. I would totally return, if only to eat that doughnut on a stick again! What do you think of this themed afternoon tea? Would you visit? 

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  • The food looks so good! This sounds great because I always thought afternoon teas would be a bit reserved on handing out food

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  • The food looks so good! This sounds great because I always thought afternoon teas would be a bit reserved on handing out food

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  • This place looks amazing! Get me there now!

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  • This does not make good reading at half 10 on a tuesday for someone who hasn't had any breakfast!! It sounds divine and the setting is beautiful!

  • Who could resist a doughnut on a stick? I love afternoon tea, I am going to see if my boyfriend fancies taking me πŸ˜€

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  • I am craving chocolate right now and this looks amazing πŸ™‚ xxx

  • Oh god, donuts and milkshake?! It all looks amazing! Definitely need to try it out when I'm next in London x

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  • This is too cute! I have been craving donuts. x

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  • Great post! The food looks delicious! πŸ™‚
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  • I love One Aldwych – this afternoon tea looks so good! x

  • Oh my giddy aunt it all looks so delicious!

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  • This looks and sounds just perfect! Would love to go and try out those doughnuts on a stick x

  • I'm not British, but I've lived here for 10 years but have never experienced afternoon tea. I really like the sound of doing something like this, so I should definitely give it a try πŸ˜€

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  • I need to go here it looks amazing! x
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  • I've been to quite a few afternoon tea's and this has been on my to-do list for a long time. If you like afternoon tea the best one i've been to is the chocoholics afternoon tea at the Park Lane Hilton. Amazing! x

  • I love the theme so much!!! Everything looks so lovely as well. I've never been for afternoon tea but have been wanting to – think I my have to check this one out!

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  • I've booked this for my cousins 21st birthday in a few weeks!!

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  • How have I not heard of this??
    It looks incredible.So nom nom nom.
    I've got to book this – thanks for sharing πŸ™‚
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  • It looks amazing Zoe, the food looks so yummy and the setting is just so cosy and welcoming πŸ™‚ x

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  • Oh my gosh Zoe! Those sweet treats all look absolutely divine! This post is making me one very hungry girl, everything just looks so scrummy! x

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  • This looks incredible would love to do this for my birthday!

    Kate x

  • Everything looks amazing. This is a lovely thing to do for a birthday, I really want to do this for mine now. Glad you had a lovely time and your photographs look beautiful.

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  • This sounds like the best themed afternoon tea ever! And it's a great occasion to share with George's family πŸ™‚

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  • Such a good idea for an afternoon tea theme! Gorgeous photos, the entire spread looks absolutely divine, and the way you write about it is making me hungry as I'm reading. Such a lovely occasion, glad you had a good time πŸ™‚

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  • Such lovely photos, it looks amazing!

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  • I definitely think this is the best Afternoon Tea I've seen in ages, the food looks delightful!

    Lauren x
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  • Everything looks so delicious! I love your pictures πŸ™‚

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  • My Grandparents are huge Afternoon Tea lovers so I will definitely have to let them know about this place! It sounds absolutely fabulous!

    Megan xo
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  • This looks soo good!! I love afternoon tea πŸ˜€

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