Day 11 London: Afternoon tea at The Wolseley

It was a much anticipated afternoon tea, just us sisters. Poor baby and Papa Andy were left at home.

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First we went shopping (more like window shopping) at London’s famous Bond Street (New and Old). This shopping street is well known for it’s luxury stores selling designer goods. This is where you go for all the big names.

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This store was our real target of the day.

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The famous and historic luxury hotel The Ritz London.

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Hallways of the Ritz .

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Entrance to The Wolseley. This grand building was built in the 1920s and was originally used as a prestigious car showroom.

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Who knew it would be perfect as a grand tearoom? It was like stepping back in time.


We were blown away by the  three tiered cake stand laden with delicate pastries, finger sandwiches and scrumptious scones. We all had our individual pots of tea, I had the English breakfast.

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And it wasn’t even just one cake stand, we had two!

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Our scones were kept warm by a food cover. They were the best scones I’ve ever had, lovely crisp crust, not overly dense, warm.

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They were perfect spread with clotted cream and strawberry jam. We actually managed to finish all our scones, and we had half a dozen!

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Dainty finger sandwiches that were so cute and light. If I remember correctly, we had cucumber sandwiches, goat cheese and celery sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches and smoked salmon sandwiches.

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Selection of pastries included the English Battenberg cake (the check pattern cake covered with marzipan), Opera cake (the one with layers), Queen Victoria sponge cake, a raspberry fruit tart, a cheesecake and an eclair.

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All the cakes were delicious (not a fan of the Battenberg though). Jan really liked the fruit tart which had surprisingly light, my favourite was perhaps the Queen Victoria sponge cake which had jam hidden beneath the cream, it was yums.

It was a great outing and we sisters had lots of fun. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip.

The Wolseley
160 Piccadilly
London W1J 9EB
United Kingdom

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We were so stuffed after the afternoon tea but still managed to have mentaiko (spicy cod roe) pasta for dinner. So good. I wish we had mentaiko in Perth! I also wish Jan, Andy and Kaka lived in Perth so that we sisters could have afternoon tea all the time (^_^).

4 Responses to “Day 11 London: Afternoon tea at The Wolseley”

  1. 1 slappedbygunk September 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Now that’s what I call a real afternoon tea! A couple of manky macarons does not an afternoon tea make! Not a good one anyway.

    That was a perfect afternoon – shopping in LV, Tiffanys etc followed by a lovely afternoon tea with my wonderful sisters 🙂

  2. 3 LU Editor September 20, 2012 at 12:11 am

    Great place for breakfast… never thought of it for afternoon tea. With those pictures I will have to.

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