Photo courtesy of TJ Morris – flickr
“What? You’ve never been to London?” my world traveler friend Margaret exclaimed. “That’s not right. We have to change that.”
I like how she thinks.
Photo courtesy of Gabriel Villena – flickr
So how would I do London on a future visit? Apart from planning to visit the typical tourist sights, like Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Gallery, I’d definitely take time out for afternoon tea.
For the epitome of elegance, could anything beat high tea at the Ritz?
I imagine sipping my tea of choice – black, green, white, or oolong – from an exquisite fine china teacup while enjoying small bites of delectable sandwich selections like cucumber with cream cheese, dill, and chives on caraway seed bread or Scottish smoked salmon with lemon butter on rye bread. Of course, I’d insist on an assortment of tea parties and cakes, and a glass of champagne to celebrate the day.
How would you like to celebrate afternoon tea in London, wanderboomers? Do you have a special place to recommend?