Fuss free afternoon tea

This fuss-free afternoon tea came highly recommended by my friend Carolina- perfect for a rainy Sunday afternoon.

We went to see one of the British museum galleries, to get a little bit of culture and world wisdom in.

But one never likes too much culture, which can be fatiguing- so we ended the afternoon with some traditional English tea,

Standard fare of cheese, egg, cucumber and smoked salmon finger sandwiches.
Miniature cakes: included: chocolate soufflé, lemon tart, coffee macaroon, and almond/vanilla sponge.
Everything fresh and beautifully presented.

Divine miniature sponge cakes and petit fours. The tea was perfectly made. They also brought some scones and jam, not shown here.

Divine miniature sponge cakes and petit fours. Finger sandwiches and  tea served in proper china. They also brought some scones and jam, not shown here.

What to wear: there is no dress code at the museum court restaurant, lots of tourists, backpackers and people who look as if they just arrived from a digging expedition. I wore jeans from howies, silk shirt from top shop boutique and bag from Hermes. Everything made in England or France..

What to wear: there is no dress code at the museum court restaurant, lots of tourists, backpackers and people who look as if they just arrived from a digging expedition. I wore jeans from howies, silk shirt from top shop boutique and bag from Hermes. Everything made in England or France..

© Ladysarahinlondon

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11 thoughts on “Things to do in London on a rainy afternoon: fuss free English tea at the British Museum

  1. gsl64

    That’s my idea of a perfect rainy afternoon: taking in a manageable portion of the British museum followed by a fuss free tea service with fresh tasty nibbles. Lady Sarah your outfit sounds perfect…especially if it included pearls.

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  2. Virginia

    I so love your tea posts, and what a great way to spend the day. Everything look yummy, and your attire sounds perfect. What exhibit did you visit?

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      1. Virginia

        Sounds fascinating. Intrigue, scheming royalty, gorgeous wardrobes, plague and superstition! What a challenging time to be alive.

  3. Bonnie B.

    I just found your fabulous website. I spent last night combing over your archived posts. I’m in the throes of putting a new wardrobe together, and your blog advice is just what I was looking for. Thank you. !

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    1. ladysarahinlondon Post author

      Thank you miss Bonnie B.! So happy to hear you like the blog, though I don’t have any real advice, it’s just posting what I do. What exactly did you find helpful? Xx 🙂 I’ll try and add more..

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      1. Bonnie B.

        Where do I start? caring for cashmere.. silk.. investment dressing.. the perfect bag… lambskin.. pairing down the wardrobe… creating an autumn wardrobe palette You’ve been an inspiration.. Thank you !

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