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Best Afternoon Tea in London - 3 Places You Have to Go

These 3 places offer the best afternoon tea in London. They meet my criteria for taste, ambiance, and 'wow' factor. And there's more...

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from The Telegraph

London's 10 best afternoon teas

The ritual of afternoon tea owes its origins to Anna, the 7th Duchess of Bedford. As a young women in the early 1800s she lived during a time when it was common to eat only two main meals a day, with breakfast scheduled early in the morning and dinner occuring late in the evening. Weakened and irritated by hunger pangs each day, she decided to schedule time to take tea and snack each afternoon. This private ceremony was firstly done furtively in her bedroom, but over time well-heeled…

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London's Finest Afternoon Tea Spots #refinery29 http://www.refinery29.uk/best-afternoon-tea-london#slide-1 Best For Cake And Culture: The Wallace Collection Tucked away in a square in Marylebone, only a few minutes from the crowds of Oxford Street, The Wallace Collection is an oasis of art and refinement. They also serve bloody good afternoon tea. This elegant townhouse offers you the opportunity to wander amongst Marie Antoinette's furniture, paintings by Old ...

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