The Wizard Exploratorium afternoon tea – unicorn poop, potions, magic and so much more

As a fan of all things magic, sweet treats and tea when I heard about The Wizard Exploratorium’s newest event for a Magical Afternoon Tea at theirs I just had to do it.

Afternoon tea is a quintessential English thing. Traditionally afternoon tea consists of a selection of dainty sandwiches, cakes, scones served with clotted cream and preserves and of course tea served within tea pots.

But how did the Afternoon Tea come about in England? Afternoon tea came about in 1840 thanks to Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford. Within the household dinner was served fashionably late at eight, thus leaving a long period of time between lunch and dinner. Around 4pm the Duchess would become hungry and ask for a tray of tea, bread and butter and cake be brought to her room. This became a habit of hers and she began inviting friends to join her and this is how afternoon tea came about. During the 1880’s upper-class and society women would change into long gowns, gloves and hats for their afternoon tea which was usually served in the drawing room between four and five o’clock. Nowadays however, in the average suburban home, afternoon tea is likely to be just a biscuit or small cake and a mug of tea, usually produced using a teabag.

A traditional Afternoon Tea with all the works can still be enjoyed within many restaurants, hotels and tearooms across the UK but if your looking for a magical one then The Wizard Exploratorium is the place to go for magic and wander.

I was invited down on a PR basis courtesy of The Wizard Exploratorium to experience and review their newest magical event yet for a Magical Afternoon Tea.

The Wizard Exploratorium within London, Soho

Nestled in the heart of Soho The Wizard Exploratorium combines cool magic and science together.

There is so much to enjoy within The Wizard Exploratorium from wand making, afternoon tea or a cocktail potion making class or if your just looking for some magical merchandise then The Wizard Exploratorium is the place to pop on in.

Within The Wizard Exploratorium they bring science and tech together along with food and beverages to bring a magical time and make you be wowed.

There are several experiences and seasonal experiences to enjoy within The Wizard Exploratorium from Magic Wand Making, Potion Experience and their newest immersive event Wizard Afternoon Tea where you create the magic and enjoy a magical feast of food and sip on magical tea.

Magical afternoon tea in London

The Wizard Afternoon Tea at The Wizard Exploratorium is a brand new interactive experience bringing to all magic, sandwiches, treats, scones and a tea brewing experience.

The experience is aimed for children plus us adult kids who love a little magic and quirkiness.

During the 1 hr 45 mins experience you will get to use a wand, enjoy interactive tea making, food (selection of sandwiches, desserts and scones).

Magic, sandwiches, treats, scones & tea

Upon entering The Wizard Exploratorium you instantly know you are in a magical place with wands, potions and so much more is on display. Walking up the narrow stairs entering a dark room with lit up afternoon Tea stands I knew that I was going to be in for a magical experience and treat.

Upon being seated I noticed a magical wand on my table along with a lit up afternoon tea stand ready for treats. Getting excited just like a child I grabbed my wand and started swinging it in the air and then poof within seconds a genie as I called him came to my services and told me that he will be my assistant for anything I desired during the afternoon. He also showed me how to use the magic within the wand from casting a spell to unlock chests, turn on lights and more.

Using a QR code on my phone I could bring up the menu for the afternoon and also got instructions on how to create some magical tea concoctions. However it’s a little too long as there are 12 pages to scroll through.

Apart from this menu there are also menus designed for vegetarians/vegans and gluten-free menus.

The food which was served was a mix of sandwiches, treats and scones. Scroll to see photos of the sweet treats I received.

I sadly never received all the food listed on this menu though such as the Fairy Skittles Droppings and Chocolate & Salted Caramel Brownie. Pity though as I was looking forward to the brownie. Nerveless saying this the food was not really to my liking as the unicorn poop was rock hard and the scones doughy. However I did really enjoy the Blackcurrant mousse, Turkish Delights and Macarons.

As for the tea I got to brew several different types of interactive teas, the first of which focuses on transfiguration and second of which has been designed to encourage experimentation and iteration for finding the perfect blend for your palette. 

It was then time to head of back home but before leaving check out their shop as they sell a heap of cool magical merchandise, as well as sweets and ice cream just for that extra sweet craving for later.


Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

This Magical Wizard Afternoon Tea at The Wizard Exploratorium was an afternoon tea like no other which is certainly the case as I loved flicking my wand, opening things with it and making lights flicker. I felt like Harry Potter.

However even though I enjoyed the magical side of things there was some slight issues I had. Firstly The Wizard Exploratorium is set within a dark stuffy room, so no windows or ventilation but there was screening around tables. Problem with that though is that it made the room look not as magical but the screenings have to be there to keep people safe as still going through the pandemic of Covid. Also the other issues I encountered is that the table I was sat at was very wobbly which was annoying.

As for the experience for instructions on how to make the tea you had to scan a QR code which to me having a lit up mobile within a dark room spoils the magic in a way plus bright on the eyes. You can though request instructions in the normal way on paper. However the instructions were too long so I asked my genie of the night to explain what to do which I much preferred. This then made the tea making experience a more enjoyable one. The food though did not quite live up to my expectations as the food was average, the unicorn poop too hard, the scones and the sandwiches not to my liking. I did though really enjoy the Blackcurrant Mousse, Turkish Delights and Macarons. Plus just to add the amount of food is not consistent as via socials I have noticed others had brownies, and so much more where I did not get the complete afternoon tea package. I was particularly disappointed that I never got the brownies as I love brownies. Now I don’t know if this was because we went late in the afternoon and they had run out of some of the food or if there was a delivery issue on the day. Nerveless if you have X amount of people booked in then X amount of brownies and other treats should be made for all.

However saying all of what I said if you are looking for a very magical experience full of treats, scones, tea and magic then I would still recommend especially if you have children as it is very different take on afternoon tea and magical.

Plus if you love magic that much then I highly recommend also checking out their other experiences. I have done many of their events such as wand making and their seasonal events from pumpkin carving to gingerbread house making all of which has been a lot of fun.

So get your broom stick and fly on down to The Wizard Exploratorium now for a magical time be it wand making or tucking into a feast of wonder.

The Wizard Exploratorium book now

The Wizard Exploratorium
26 Greek Street

The Wizard Afternoon Tea

  • Arcane Wizard’s Afternoon Tea (£35.00 per ticket) for everyone aged 12+
  • Little Wizard’s Afternoon Tea (£19.00 per ticket) for magical beings aged 11 years and under.

Book your magical experience now click here.

Thanks to The Wizard Exploratorium for the magical experience. All views are my own honest opinion.

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