CUSTOMERS are urged not to be late, be late, for a very important date, at an Alice in Wonderland inspired venue.

Those Who Know, at Newcastle’s Grey Street Hotel, is holding a Mad Hatter’s tea party on Sunday 24 February.

And along with the chance to enjoy a full range of sandwiches, savouries and sweet treats, guests will also get the chance to meet Alice and the Mad Hatter himself.

The venue, owned by the Malhotra Group plc, features numerous tributes to the characters created by Lewis Carroll, from pink flamingoes to a clock which goes backwards and the tea party will be held in two sittings; at 11am and 1pm.

Tickets are priced are £10 for children and £22 for adults, to include afternoon tea and a free drink of Novel Tea – tea with a tipple of gin, rum or whiskey – for adults and Honest Kids Organic soft drink for children.

Tickets can be purchased at and, for more information, visit .