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Casual afternoon tea

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By Traveller February 16, 2019
London

Casual afternoon tea

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By Pamela Traveller February 16, 2019

Wondering if Tea and Tattle might be a good choice for two women traveling with boys aged 17 and 10 who really don't want to dress up for afternoon tea. The reviews are a bit mixed and I notice in the pictures the jam and clotted cream seem to be in the wrong places which makes me think it's primarily for tourists who don't know any better. That's not the end of the world as long as it all tastes good and close proximity to British Museum is nice. Any feedback on this place and/or any recommendations on other casual afternoon tea venues that might work for us?

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I think the cafe is nice. Just be prepared to be flexible. LONDON is always so busy that sometimes finding a seat in a cafe is tricky!!! You won’t be far from Neal Street and Seven dials which is nice for shopping and cafes. The British Museum cafe is nice too but can be expensive.
You could also walk to Shaftesbury Avenue from there and into China Town , it’s not far. Great Japanese super diner called Ichibun. Good for teens. Also shop called ‘ Forbidden Planet’ for comics and film ephemera on the way.
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Local February 17, 2019
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Hi Pam, there are so many - personally, a damn good Italian : Carluccio's. A little expensive if you’re on tight budget however it caters for everyone (incl. celebs). Walk down WesM bridge towards Tate Modern side and it’s on your left. Cheers.
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Local February 16, 2019
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Meant to right ‘Towerbridge’
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om Local February 16, 2019
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Hi Pam,
1. Complete indulgence: The Crypt - St.Paul's Cathedral London. True heritage - immerse yourself in the backdrop of The Capitals history. Serving traditional cakes in an unforgettable setting, the venue is sure to be a one-of-a-kind indulgence. Tad expensive at £24 per/head however, a worthy afternoon experience.

2. The Swan - Shakespeare Globe: A modern twist overlooking River Thames. It’s about 15mns walk from St Pauls - over Southwark bridge, Tate Modern side exhibition. Relaxing Informal setting. This is also close to the Anchor Bankside pub – 34 Park Street, SE1 9EF . It’s 1/8 oldest pub in the city . A brewery in its hay-day but still offers great beer and ales. Has roof balcony with a fab ambience. Gets busy in evening so getting served becomes a challenge.

Of course, both are very close to Borough market where the children could go walkabout and marvel street food. Overall it’s a great place to be in the hart of the city.
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Local February 16, 2019
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Thank you very much for those wonderful ideas! I didn't know either one of them had a restaurant, much less afternoon tea, but I will research them and share your suggestions with my travel buddy. At this point I have worked Borough Market in after the Tower of London; I was thinking we could walk across Tower Bridge and spend that afternoon and evening in the South Bank making our way back to Westminster where we are staying. Might you have any suggestions for a dinner spot near Westminster Bridge or the Grosvenor Hotel on Buckingham Palace Road? I really appreciate your taking the time to respond, thanks again!