When in London, one must have afternoon tea. Or at least, that’s a strict rule I hold myself to and I did not try to bend my own rules on the last visit. I was excited to show Joe was tea was all about, especially after finding out he thought it was genuinely just having some tea. We decided to go one rainy afternoon, and landed at the Amba Hotel Grosvenor. Their tea room was open and airy and we were sat with a nice view of the streets.
The tea tray was marvelously imagined, from the pink beet scones to the little cones of chicken “sandwich” that Joe assured me were very tasty, though an odd bit to eat due to the cones. We sat in comfortable quiet for a bit, enjoying our own thoughts, and entertained the mindless chatter of siblings in between bites. I was happy to have someone there to try and report back on the meat sandwiches, and felt much less of an embarrassment when I came to the bottom of my straw dessert and loudly slurped (not very polite at a tea but luckily the room was near empty this late in the afternoon).
I wore my trusty sweater dress and the boots that I didn’t take off the whole trip, and it was comfortable without looking out of place in a tea room. Three of the linked dress options are under $100 with a $30 option featured. The linked tights and boots are each $15 which is a steal for the rain boots, considering I wear mine almost daily some Fall and Spring weeks in the rain. They’re staples for London trips as well, as you can see (the only shoe I packed for this Spring trip!).