London for a spot of tea...

Old Apr 1st, 2014, 09:24 AM
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London for a spot of tea...

Only in London for 3 nights (second trip).

We arrive (Thursday) mid day so just plan on walking around a bit, hitting a pub for a pint/dinner, taking Ambien and going to bed!
Friday: First thing, going to the Tower to see the crown jewels; Evensong at Westminster Abby.
Saturday: open (walk around, Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly Circus at night,
Sunday leaving by train to visit our friends in Wales

Questions and would love input:
1. Where is the best/most fun/ delicious place to go for high tea?
2. If evensong is at 5:00, I know we need to be there around 4:30ish. Wanted to do the Verger tour again because it was GREAT when we took it years ago. What time should I book that tour?
3. Ideas for our "open" Saturday???
4. Pub or fun "local" dinner ideas? (Staying in Marylebone...but happy to ride the Tube anywhere)
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 09:39 AM
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http://www.afternoonteaonline.com/uk...ridge/harrods/

Harrod's is famous for its Afternoon and High Teas served in an ornate Tea Room.
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 09:40 AM
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Two good places for afternoon tea (which is probably what you're after): Brown's Hotel and The Ritz. The Dorchester is also nice, and would suffice.
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 09:42 AM
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I like this website

http://www.afternoontea.co.uk

My favourite is the Mad Hatter Tea at Sandersons
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more convenient for your route between the tower and Westminster would be the Savoy - after the tower, hop on a no 11 bus which will take you past St. Paul's, down Ludgate Hill, along Fleet Street and the Strand, where on your left you will see the Savoy hotel and theatre.

http://www.fairmont.com/savoy-london...g/thamesfoyer/

hop back on the bus to get to Westminster via Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

you even get a view of those now infamous gates at the end of Downing Street.
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Old Apr 1st, 2014, 10:08 AM
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If you're going to Fortnum's, you can do tea there - though it may not be as formal as one of the big hotels.
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I'd do it at Fotnum & Mason since you'll be there anyway. Or at the Wolseley which is just up the road.
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Fortnum's tea is quite nice. They also have an excellent ice cream bar.
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A few years ago we had afternoon tea at Kensington Palace, in the Orangery. It was great! You could combine a tour of the Palace and afternoon tea.
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http://britishfood.about.com/od/faq/...teavafttea.htm
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