Magical Wizarding Afternoon Tea at London's Cutter and Squidge

For those whose acceptance letters never arrived, there’s a magical place in London’s Soho where all your Wizarding School dreams can come true…

Dive downstairs into the specially created Potion Room to bag a desk and grab a wand before your professor arrives. The classroom set-up is totally captivating and will have you spellbound within moments.

Afternoon tea at The Potion Room can be enjoyed all-year-round © Culture Trip

Each student is given their very own cauldron (containing a delicious lemony concoction) and set to work casting spells. The professor provides instruction on the correct way to brew your welcome drink, and whilst the magic happens you’re served a marvellous array of food.

Don’t worry, unlike a certain notorious potion master, the Professor isn’t too strict, and students are allowed to chat in class. The cocktails will certainly have you cackling in no time.

What’s on the menu?

Unicorn tear teas and a selection of sweet and savoury dishes, including sandwiches, leek pie and rock cakes with clotted cream. There are also a fair few surprises, and the treats just keep coming!

Vegan? Wheat-free? No problem. All witches and wizards are welcome in this potion class, and specially crafted menus will leave you more than satisfied. A children’s menu is also available, and the activities suit all ages.

Wash everything down with endless tea and pumpkin juice, plus a special cocktail or two for the grown-up witches and wizards.

This really is a magical experience, anyone who hankered for a place at the most famous School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will not be disappointed. And for those with no real yearnings to learn the art of wand-waving? It makes a cute gift for a loved one, with a slap-up tea thrown in to sweeten the deal.