Bea’s of Bloomsbury

Today I visited Bea’s for the third time. Each time I’ve been hoping to try their legendary ‘duffin’ (doughnut cross muffin), but it was not third time lucky and the duffin still evades me! However although there were no duffins in their Bloomsbury caf√©¬†today, there were plenty of sweet treats to indulge in. Perusing the…

Dukes Afternoon Tea

I had high hopes for Dukes – the perfect location (St James’ is one of my absolute favourite parts of London), the sumptuous, traditional decor with clever modern touches and of course the praise that I’d heard from others. All in all it seemed to be the ideal hotel to recommend to my Aunt for…

Tea at Blakes

For my mother’s birthday I took her to tea at Blakes Hotel in South Kensington as it is the kind of, discreet yet chic, boutique hotel that we both admire. Oh, and they have a Chinese Room which you can have your tea in and my mother adores Chinese art, although as it was quite…