The Handbook
The Handbook

This morning it was strangely quiet on your way to work – you didn’t almost get runover by a pack of scooters and the bus stops were emptier, but then at lunch you go out and suddenly there are children everywhere. Yep it’s the summer holidays, if you don’t have children it’s a distant memory, something we miss each year whilst we wonder if we can suggest to our bosses that we have an extra six weeks off. If you have children then you definitely know it’s the holidays.

If you’re looking for ways to keep little ones entertained or want to win brownie points then some of London’s best restaurants are offering special afternoon teas, masterclasses and the chance for children to eat free. Handy.

Take Reform Social & Grill, they’re offering a mini afternoon tea, (get children on the afternoon tea wagon early) with fish finger and sweet ketchup and peanut butter and jam sandwiches; BBQ chicken sliders, warm chocolate milk with gingerbread men, chocolate and marshmallow lollipops and Reform jammy dodgers with cream.

Or perhaps you want to have Sunday brunch with a glass of Champagne and without the table being covered in colouring pens? At Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen, you can do just that, as your child will join the chefs to make their own pizzas and you can catch up over a glass of Ayala Brut Majeur Champagne.

Over at Union St Café, Tilly Ramsay, (Gordon Ramsay’s youngest daughter) is following in her father’s footsteps, she has her own show on CBBC where she cooks up her favourite dishes and you can find them at the café where children can eat the likes of meatballs and pasta and grilled fish and vegetables for free!

So, if you’re babysitting, on aunt or uncle duty or just looking to fill the six, long weeks you need to check this out!

There are 10 restaurants currently involved including Blue Door Bistro, Inamo and The Rubens at the Palace – but check out the website for the full details!

Kids In London