As huge Thomas fans... we were very lucky to be invited to an afternoon cream tea and sandwiches appointment, quintessentially British style at The Waldorf Hilton Hotel, London, conveniently located 5 minutes walk from buzzing Covent Garden and right in the heart of London's West End theatre. A bolt hole location that adults and children will both adore.
Monday 1st August, this week, The famous Palm Court turned into a Thomas Tea Party and Thomas playground just for us guests to enjoy. Aaron's two loves, Thomas and food were both catered for and his 2 cousins and sister came along for the ride. As you can see in my collage, the food was Thomas themed and went down a treat, of course washed down with tea (and I might also have had some coffee).
There was a huge Thomas engine to get selfies with and of course the Fat Controller was there to oversee the proceedings, as he does.
This rather glamorous and swish affair
was to celebrate
the launch of the hotel's
Ultimate Playtime Pop Up
Thomas and Friends' Suite.
The event was on the 1st August and as you'll know as a Thomas fan, Thomas is engine number 1. When I then saw a third "1" in the form of my raffle ticket, I thought that's it I am quids in and will win a night to stay in the suite. Sadly we didn't win that nor did we win one of the smaller prizes but we went away with several amazing goody bags and full tummies and of course huge smiles. Oh and quite a few balloons! Actually they even saved our manners by giving us cake boxes to take Thomas foodie treats away with us, so we weren't looking over our shoulders at the food we didn't have room for. It was all very posh and very British with each table having a dedicated waiter/waitress and despite not staying the night I felt very pampered and escaped into the lap of luxury for a few hours. We arrived early and left late such was the draw of the venue.
Thomas and Friends by Mattel
take families on a journey to London this summer
with the launch of an exclusive
taking residency at
The Waldorf Hilton, London.
Set to welcome families from all over the world, the limited edition suite will be available for guests to book from August 01 until September 04 with prices starting from £450 per night including breakfast and VAT.
At the same time, there will also be a Thomas and Friends themed suite at New York Hilton Midtown.
The Waldorf Hilton, London offers families with young children the perfect city break or staycation as it immerses parents and children into the world of Thomas and Friends.
The suite features iconic faces and landscapes that Thomas fans will recognise from the Island of Sodor as well as containing the forthcoming premium Trackmaster™ Sky-High Bridge Jump toy (next to the parent's bed) and an exclusive preview of yet to be released DVD, The Great Race (to be watched on a large screen TV at the foot of the children's bed).
This is the first time Thomas and Friends and Hilton Hotels and Resorts have joined together for a unique partnership set to bring the whole family together.
To book the Thomas and Friends suite at The Waldorf Hilton London please visit:
For more information on Thomas and Friends, please visit:
and to learn more about the Thomas and Friends suite in New York, please visit:
The Waldorf Hilton, London Thomas and Friends package includes:
- A Hilton Executive Suite for two adults and two children at The Waldorf Hilton, London, located at Aldwych, London, WC2B
- A child’s playroom dream with a vast array of Thomas and Friends toys, books, games, colouring sheets and more, including new Sky High Bridge Jump toy and an exclusive preview of The Great Race on DVD.
- Every single thing has been thought of from Thomas toiletries to toothbrushes and beakers. Thomas dressing gowns. A Thomas step to reach the sink. This really is a Thomas room that will not disappoint the loyal Thomas fan.
I was delighted that Zena sat with us. Pictured above is her lovely little girl who was mainly, like Aaron, away from the table playing with all of the Thomas toys. Zena has already blogged about our day out and the suite here: #ThomasStaysAtHilton - have a visit of her post as it includes video footage that is worth watching if you want a sneaky peek inside the suite to see if it is worth booking. If you can afford it I say go for it your little Thomas fan will not at all be disappointed.
My instagram fee became a bit of a #ThomasStaysAtHilton Thomas takeover the last couple of days so it is worth hopping over there too:
There are also more photos, from my phone, of the event here at G+