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London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

Afternoon Tea at Tea and Tattle

If I could’ve had afternoon tea during my entire London trip, I think I would’ve been quite content. English scones are so delicious with the jam and clotted cream!

After exploring the British Museum, I was in dire need of sustenance. I didn’t want to eat in the museum although I read that it wasn’t too shabby, but I needed to get some air. I found out about the Tea and Tattle beforehand and since it was close to the museum, I added it to my list.

The tearoom is actually located in the lower level of a book shop. I made my way down the stairs and it wasn’t packed at all — just one group of ladies in the middle of their afternoon tea.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee


I had a pot of some earl grey tea. I like it with milk, no sugar.


London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

I chose the smoked salmon and cucumber sandwich. What is it about sandwiches cut into triangles with the crusts cut off that make me want to eat them?! So dainty and yummy.


London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

Also had a slice of Victorian cake and, of course, some scones.

I am so in love with English scones it’s not even funny.


Tea and Tattle
41 Great Russell Street
London, WC1B 3PE
(opposite the British Museum)

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

Afternoon Tea at The Orangery at the Fan Museum

So, let me preface this by saying that visiting the Fan Museum was an excuse to experience my first afternoon tea at The Orangery. You can’t just stop by for afternoon tea. Admission to the museum is required.

I really enjoyed my tea experience. The lady who took my order asked if I wanted the scones warm or cold. What? Why would people want it cold?

Anyhow, I had the earl grey tea, warm scones with strawberry jam and clotted cream, a slice of Victorian cake, and a lemon square. No sandwiches available 🙁 But, it was more than enough food and sugar. I actually couldn’t finish it all.

I wish I had researched the size of the Fan Museum a bit more. I would’ve included a trip to the Cutty Sark ship museum. The Fan museum comprises of two floors of two small rooms on both levels. The special exhibit on display during my visit was…”Made in China.”

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

I’ve never seen so many fans in my life.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

Lovely bird feathers, but maybe not so much for the bird.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

Loved the details on this pin.

London 2015 | by Lillian Lee

FYI Definitely warm scones — please!


The Fan Museum / Orangery
12 Crooms Hill, Greenwich,
London SE10 8ER

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