A Mary Poppins afternoon tea exists and it looks practically perfect in every way

Who doesn’t love an afternoon tea? Fancy little sandwiches, pots of posh Rosy Lee, tiny and delicious cakes, glasses of fizz…

Now imagine an afternoon tea with a delightful Disney theme. A few have already made their way to the capital – there’s a Mad Hatter’s tea party, an Aladdin extravaganza and a Beauty and the Beast party you can sign up to.

However, if you’re looking for something particularly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious then you’ll be pleased to know that a Mary Poppins afternoon tea is happening in London town and you’re going to want to book your ticket ASAP.

The event at the Aqua Shard will include a mix of sweet and savoury treats. You’ll be transported to Mary’s magical world with a menu on a gilt gold mirror, a cake stand with an umbrella at the top and silver booted feet at the base, and extra special Poppins-themed crockery.

From the savoury selection, you can expect Cackleberry farm egg and truffle, Dingley Dell honey roast ham and mustard, Ploughman’s and a Devon crab and cucumber brioche finger sandwiches, as well as crumpets served with smoked salmon and cream cheese.

mary poppins afternoon tea

Credit: Aqua Shard

To follow, enjoy homemade scones with jam and clotted cream. You can choose between two bespoke teas – Mary’s Tea (an exotic blend of Darjeeling from India, Ceylon from Sri Lanka and Keemun and rose petals from China) and Bert’s Tea (a smoky combination of Souchong and Keemun from China, Ceylon tea from Sri Lanka and vanilla flavouring and cornflower from Sussex).

If you’re opting for bubbles, there will be a Champagne flute with a kite that flies from the glass and you’ll be able to choose to add ‘medicine’ to the glass with a choice of homemade liqueurs.

Sweet treats include a pink sponge, Mary’s hat with a black Cherry Tree Lane mousse covered in dark chocolate and Fairground Candy Floss.

If you want to book a table it costs £49 per person, or £66 with a class of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, and £72 with a glass of Veuve Clicquot Rosé.

Plus, you’ll get panoramic views of London from your spot on the 31st floor.

It sounds practically perfect in every way.

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