Apparently The Parlous at Fortnum & Masonis is where the local londoners go for an afternoon tea. In addition to a cafe and restaurant, this place has a huge tea store on the ground floor where you can find anything from English teas, coffee, tea sets, chocolates, and all kinds of souvenirs.
English Breakfast teaOne of my favorite teas is English breakfast and this is the perfect place to order it. Most of the time you drink black tea with milk. Every person at the table gets their own unique tea cup and saucer, this I found to be very cute.
PastriesThis was very yummy! There was a duo of scones (plain and fruit with a side of Somerset clotted cream and strawberry preserve) and a selection of mini ice cream cakes (fruit cake, white and dark Amedei chocolate and mixed berry). All of these were freshly made and delicious.
This was such an amazing experience. I felt very fancy going to an afternoon tea in London and would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting London.
There is a similar experience in New York at Alice's Teacup. Their tea is good and the pastries, especially warm scones, are amazing. With that in mind, be prepared to catch one or two little girl parties when you're there. Yeah, it's that type of a girly place but if you're brave enough to venture there you will be rewarded with great afternoon tea.
Fortum & Mason
London, W1A 1ER, United Kingdom0845-300-1707
Alice's Tea Cup
156 East 64th Street, New York, NY