The humble cup of tea is the most quintessentially British beverage that you can choose. In a variety of different flavours and types that can be enjoyed on a hot summer’s day or in front of a roaring fire when the temperature has dropped, nothing is quite as refreshing and enjoyable as sipping on a well-made cuppa.
Luckily, when visiting London you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to places that you can sit back and relax in while you enjoy a delicious cup of tea.
Read on to find out about some of the best places to visit in London when you are staying at The Montcalm Royal London House and are dying for a great cup on tea.
91/92 Camden Lock Place Upper Walkway West Yard London, NW1 8AF
While most of us will make our tea at home using teabags, this place is slightly different in the sense that they only serve loose leaf tea, which is known for having a much more developed and robust flavour. Teas on offer include black, green, white, rooibos and tisanes and there also a number of iced and frozen options available, perfect for those who are keen to try something different.
Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall, London SE11 5HL
Brimming with character and charm, this little spot in happening Vauxhall is perfect for anyone that wants to escape from the hustle and bustle of London’s streets and enjoy a wonderfully made cup of tea in a relaxed setting. The space operates as a tea house until 8pm before transforming into a theatre where live poetry can be enjoyed after a stay at hotel Finsbury square. Teas that are on offer include black, green, white, oolong and pu’erh as well as a yummy chocolate tea. Prefer something a bit more run of the mill? Opt for their ‘builder’s tea’, which is quite simply a huge mug of Tetley’s. How could you possibly go wrong?
Twining’s Tea Shop & Museum
216 Strand, London WC2R 1AP
Twining’s tea is an institution in the UK, so no stay at The Montcalm Royal London House would be complete without a visit here, where you will be able to browse a range of tea products. The shop was opened 300 years ago and is arguably the smallest in London, so once you’ve managed to squeeze through the door, head to the Loose Tea Bar and sample some delightful flavours.
Fortnum and Mason
181 Piccadilly, St. James's, London W1A 1ER
Yet another renowned spot in London, this famous department store is also well worth a visit when you are in the city and fancy spending some time browsing. In terms of tea, you’ll be able to choose from a number of classic brews that you can enjoy while you people watch and take in all of the excitement of the busy streets of London.