The Tiger Who Came to Tea — a 50th anniversary afternoon tea at The Savoy, London

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a famous children’s story in the UK. I did not grow up with this book, but it is truly part of the culture here, and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. So what better way to celebrate a British book than with an afternoon tea for children? And The Savoy pulls out all the stops with their The Tiger Who Came to tea, afternoon tea! Without question, it was an afternoon tea to remember!

Upon arriving at one of London’s most beautiful landmark hotels, we were greeted by the lovely doormen, then ushered inside from the cold. The afternoon really began when we arrived at a table set for royalty with activities to keep every child entertained. Every detail has been considered and it is a thematic delight to attend the Tiger Tea. Even the Battenburg Cake was created in the colours to match Sophie’s stockings. Such lovely touches.

The book has been recreated beautifully. It has been turned into a colouring book, a party planning book, and then inspiration was drawn from Judith Kerr’s book and created on pots of tiger tea, with tiger striped scones, a tiger marzipan sculpture, and even tiger headbands too! We were delighted to find everything from the illustrations brought to life. Honestly, there were squeals of excitement at every course. That, combined with cushy seats, endless sandwiches, and a live pianist too, and it was honestly one of my favourite London outings with the children ever.

We really didn’t want to leave, but when we finally did head out the door, some of us were so excited, they were doing pirouettes home. It was that much fun!

To book an afternoon with your little tigers, click here … and enjoy!

The Savoy 
The Tiger Who Came to Tea
The Strand



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