Saturday, March 1, 2008

Tea in London

Above: The Ritz Palm Court, Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Above: The Chesterfield Hotel Conservator, Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Above: The Lanesborough Hotel Conservatory, Monday, March 5
Below: The "classy chic" Tea Palace, Sunday, March 4, 2007London's Notting Hill, Picadilly, Hyde Park and Mayfair -- Do these locations sound familiar from movies or perhaps historic romance novels? Just one year ago I was in these London neighborhoods and many more! These just happen to be the addresses of the afternoon teas in the above photos. The menus read nearly the same in each tea room: "A selection of finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked homemade scones, clotted cream and homemade jam, a selection of delicate homemade pastries and fruit cakes, and a selection of fine teas." While the menus, ambiance and service were delightful at all of them, they were each different, exceptional tea experiences. I have many special memories this most recent trip to London. It was a tea-lovers dream come true! Who wants to go with me next time?

5 comments:

Cottage said...

Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing your memory making adventures. Everything looks Amazing!
Melissa

Tammy said...

Oh my!!
What a neat trip that was...I would like to go!!

Closest thing will be my upcoming Red Hat March meeting at a tea room in nearby Dublin and Irish town. I've got my greenery ready to wear, hope it doesn't clash with my pink *wink*

Rosemary said...

I'm ready to go again! Nancy

Sarah said...

Awww this post has made me miss home, I ws living just outside London but am now in Oklahoma. So I sat back and enjoyed your pst with a lovely cup of Earl Grey!

amherstrose said...

And who could forget all of those wonderful scones and velvety Devon cream?

I will be baking a batch of scones the first thing tomorrow to have with my morning cuppa. Wish you could join me.

Have enjoyed your recollections of our trip, Linda.

Mary Jane

 

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