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Speaking of Tea: If Anyone is Going to London......

Old Jun 2nd, 2021, 05:56 AM
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Speaking of Tea: If Anyone is Going to London......

There are some wonderful themed teas in London right now! Edgerton House in Kensington is doing a Mad Hatters Tea, maybe an old idea but the cakes and sandwiches look fabulous! And the Lanesbrough in Knightsbridge has a CRUELLA tea —how fun is that?

There are other teas, including one that seems to have a mirror glaze on everything, and they all look and sound wonderful.

https://www.theresident.co.uk/food-drink-london/best-afternoon-teas-available-in-london-now
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Old Jun 2nd, 2021, 07:08 AM
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Old Jun 2nd, 2021, 07:33 AM
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Fabulous list, I wish I could go to London soon! I had tea at Sketch 2 years ago and it was amazing.
Thanks for sharing.
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Old Jun 2nd, 2021, 08:09 AM
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The Mad Hatters’ Tea would be a wonderful treat for a child but I would gladly go alone or with another adult!



Cruella DeVil …. Just a little mad 🤪



Even Pret-a-Porter has a fashion tea!

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Friends will be in town this weekend, the kids (sub 30) are going a bit crazy no masks etc.
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I think “going crazy” will be a thing until all the suppressed steam built up during the pandemic has been released. 😎
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agreed, I think we will all need to be patient for a few years
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And the Lanesbrough in Knightsbridge has a CRUELLA tea
No Dalmatian-themed cakes? Missed a trick there.
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Going in May. Something to look forward to!
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There are many good ones, especially in Harrods, but taht is quite pricey, i remember they did that there are many nice places inn Knightsbrigde
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Okay, I need suggestions!
My friend will be celebrating a special birthday when we are in London next spring.

These themed teas look like fun, but for a special birthday, what afternoon tea location would you recommend?
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Okay, I need suggestions!
My friend will be celebrating a special birthday when we are in London next spring.

These themed teas look like fun, but for a special birthday, what afternoon tea location would you recommend?
we loved The Orangery set in a garden pavilon built in 1700's in Kensington Palace gardens-special for our golden wedding anniversary
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Thank you! I think she would love being at KP!
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I love the afternoon tea at The Wallace Collection. Entry to the museum is free, the tea is in the courtyard.
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Tea at Kensington Palace would be a lovely birthday treat, Starrs. What a nice thing to do!
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Just make sure the Orangery has re-opened by the time of your visit. It has been closed for 2+ years for a major remodel/refurbishment. Was supposed to re-open this year but not sure what the current ETA is or whether covid lockdowns have affected the length/scope of the project.

If the Orangery is still closed, afternoon teas and other meals are being served in a temporary pavilion . . . not the same at all.
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I’m no expert on afternoon teas in London. We have been to a couple. Upon recommendation of this forum, we went to the Wallace Collection two years ago. It was absolutely the worst! The sandwiches were very dry, and the macarons were very OLD. They were so old (read HARD), a knife can’t even crack it. The server was convinced how BAD it was, they gave us a 10% discount. I expected a little more but oh well. We enjoyed the museum esp. the Manolo Blahnik exhibit immensely. It made the sting of afternoon tea experience bearable.
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