An English Tea in Covent Garden

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My mother and I were traveling. From three days in Brussels and Brugges to three days soaking up London. Our days would get busy quickly, but I thought it might be nice to introduce my mom to London by going to a district to experience, too: Covent Garden. A high tea and stroll around Covent Garden sounded like a great afternoon.

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I surprised my mom, so I don’t know if she’d thought up many expectations other than delight. But I’d had a little time to think about it. I knew there were many, many places to have high tea and that I could have read reviews of different ones forever, but I chose a recommendation from my hotel and reserved a table for us at 4:30pm (which is when I choose to think is the perfect time).

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B Bakery exceeded my expectations.

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It was charming! The decor was whimsical, pink and chic; both the artistry, the mismatched, perfectly delicate china and the pastries.

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It was a girly, feminine, luxurious experience of one tantalizing pastry and finger sandwich after another.

Then scones. With clotted cream and jam.

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So Totally. Decadent.

So Totally A Vision of our Perfect British Life.

So Totally A Perfect Mother-Daughter/Girlfriend/Traveler’s Afternoon in London.

Would afternoon tea be on your London agenda?

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Does anything compare to an English Tea? Spend an afternoon in Covent Garden enjoying pastries, scones, and finger sandwiches. And tea, of course! A perfect mother-daughter or girlfriends' outing in London!

 

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2 responses to “An English Tea in Covent Garden

  1. Afternoon tea was one of my favorite things to indulge in when I was studying in London! I’ve done both high-end ones and more whimsical, charming ones like these and both are wonderful in different ways. I’ve never been to this place in Covent Garden though, so would definitely want to check it out when I go back and visit. 🙂

  2. Never ‘done’ a posh afternoon tea. I know they are becoming extremely popular – an echo of more gentile times when the upper classes used to bridge the hours before a late dinner. I hear that you can pay a fortune for tea in the top London and Dublin hotels. I’ll stick to a sandwich.

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