While in London this last week, we had the pleasure of having classic afternoon tea at the institution of Fortnum and Mason, which dates back to the 1700’s. The scones with Somerset clotted cream and strawberry preserve did not disappoint (you can find clotted cream in New York here, at Tea and Sympathy).  We also discovered the beautiful Wolseley cafe and restaurant.   Opened in 2003, it was originally built in 1921 as a car showroom, and subsequently owned by and used as a bank.  The impressive space boasts intricate marble floors, tall arches and dramatic columns – not to mention candelabra-esque twin egg cups!  Unfortunately, photography is not allowed.


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4 responses to “London

  1. roxymaman

    Your Victoria Sponge is a thing of wonder.

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