We're off to London for a weekend and am looking for somewhere fun to take dh and 2 x ds (6 and 4). Have recently finished my masters and so want to do something for them to say thank you for putting up with a stressed and grumpy mum/wife for the past few months. Think afternoon tea wouldn't be their thing (more me than them). Also any other ideas welcome.
I've been to the Parlour (not with my baby though, she's too young still) and it's lovely. Definitely a fun atmosphere for children in the way it's decorated and the tots menu is very good. It's still reasonably smart though and the tables are fairly close together, so would be more suitable if they will be ok sitting still and enjoying all the yummy food. (No idea what your little ones are like, so just saying this in general!)
Definitely somewhere special for a very tasty treat. Lucky children!
You could walk up Regent Street to Hamleys from there as well.