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Best Tea Time Locations in London

By Travel Savvy

Every afternoon between the hours of 12pm and 6pm you may find that just about everyone in England takes a break to unwind and enjoy a nice steamy cup of tea. However this was not always the case as modern times have made tea time last through longer intervals throughout the day.

This tea craze originally swept the nation in the 16th Century during the reign of Charles II. Tea was introduced to Europe by the Chinese who favored the drink for belief in its medicinal qualities, often blending flowers and herbs for added relief. Over time tea blossomed from being the preferred drink of high society to a nationwide daily diversion.

Bake-a-boo Tea Parlor 1

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Bake-a-Boo

Location permanently closed.

www.bake-a-boo.com

Locals in West Hampstead know Bake-a-Boo all well for the adorable tea parlour in the rear of this charming bakery. Located in Greater London, this tea time location serves up a long list of morning and afternoon brews, such as the fragrant "Morning Mimosa Tea." Accompaniments like pastries, sandwiches and scones are available, or opt for the famous homemade strawberry cheesecake cupcake.

Orange Pekoe Tea and Flower Petals 2

Photo Credit: Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe

3 White Hart Lane

Monday-Friday 7AM-5PM; Saturday and Sunday 9AM-4PM

www.orangepekoeteas.com

Casual travelers in the Barnes neighborhood of Lonson will enjoy the laid-back ambience of Orange Pekoe cafe, a popular tearoom filled with regular locals who simply sit and relax over a nice brew. Guests can enjoy over 80 different kinds of loose leaf exotic tea blends, all served on white bone china sets. You don’t need a reservation to pop in, and you'll appreciate the warm ambiance and gorgeous vintage decor.

Le Chandelier's black tea 3

Photo Credit: Le Chandelier | Yelp

Le Chandelier

161 Lordship Lane

Sunday-Wednesday 9:30AM-6PM; Thursday-Saturday 9:30AM-10PM

www.lechandelier.co.uk

Retail meets café in East Dulwich at Le Chandelier, where you will fall in love with the lavish furnishings and grand chandeliers throughout the beautiful space. Shop for lighting and home decor as you sit and sip.

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