Thursday, 27 October 2011

London's Secret Tea Room in Soho

During my friend's stay we took a visit to the gorgeous Soho Secret Tea room. Though in the midst of the bustle of touristy Leicester Square, the Secret Tea Room offers a calm refuge to take a relaxing tea.

A thoroughly vintage theme runs throughout the room (and it is just a room with 8 or so tables) and early 20th century records spin, making your mind believe it's in a small teashop in the 1930s.

Even the customized cake stands have a fun kitchy flair. Check out the Chuck and Di cameo below: 

Field flowers in jam jars looked like they have been handpicked the same day. They rested on the mismatched antique lace tablecloths- which is exactly what covered the tables at my wedding party, so I had an immediate soft spot for this place.

But I know what is the real focal point of this story: the afternoon tea!

For only £14 you can treat yourself to a traditional tea with sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and jam, a cupcake, and a choice of pie/cake. Of course it also comes with a pot of delicious loose leaf tea, which I will discuss more of tomorrow.

As I look at this photo I am salivating at the thought of going back!


Now the Secret Tea Room is a secret, so I won't tell you how to get there, but this photo has several clues:

You might see something familiar from my birthday post.

So far I have yet to have a poor afternoon tea experience (last one here), but Soho's Secret Tea Room was definitely the cutest and I will be back!

Do you prefer your afternoon tea to be served in high class style or with a quaint vintage flair?


  1. Ohhhhhhh Danielle! Girl, those sandwiches, scones (they look wayyyyyyyy better than the scones I had) and sweets look absolutely delectable!!! You know I LOVE TEA! I can't get over the charles and di plate. That's fab! I also like the idea of the different table cloths. Very nice place! To answer your question, I like both. I just enjoy experiencing different types of tea places. It doesn't matter where to me. Have an awesome weekend Dani! I so enjoy reading your posts. Hope you're feeling better also. ((HUG))

  2. It looks so gorgeous there and £14 is an excellent price for afternoon tea!! This is one secret I should try to unearth!

    Charles and Di kitchenware weren't kitsch in 1981! They were the height of fashion!!