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Al fresco brunch at The Plumstead Pantry

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, In : Local History 
Do you have a favourite London al fresco spot? Tell us!

Here's my review of The Plumstead Pantry
With the sun shining I decided to head on out for a spot of al fresco lunch. We jumped on the bus to Plumstead to The Plumstead Pantry. This is somewhere I have been itching to go for a few months after stumbling across them on Facebook. Having missed their August lates I wanted to take full advantage of the Indian summer.

We were lucky to have a table for two outside in the sunshine, overlooking Plu...
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Old Mill Pub, Plumstead

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, In : Local History 

The Old Mill pub is a historic pub right on Plumstead Common. The windmill was built on Plumstead Common in 1764.


In 1827, there was an accident at the mill when so many people crowded onto the stage to watch a sham fight that it gave way, injuring a number of them. In 1848, the mill was converted into a brewhouse, having been disused for a number of years previously.


Plumstead Common Windmill was marked on the 1819-43 Ordnance Survey map. Photographs show it was once tied t...


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Afternoon Tea Awards 2017

Posted by London Guided Walks on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, In : Eating 

We were lucky enough to be invited to the 2017 Afternoon Tea Awards, celebrating the best Afternoon Teas to be enjoyed in the UK. The event was hosted in the sumptuous surroundings of 5 star Grosvenor House Hotel, Mayfair. 



Lanson Champagne accompanied a quirky afternoon tea beautifully presented, featuring cream scones in terracotta flower pots, burned caramel chocolates with popping candy and delicate hand-crafted pastries in bird cages. Tea was on hand thanks to Newby Teas. 


2017 Afternoon T...


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Cake and cocktails? Yes please

Posted by Hazel from London Guided Walks on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, In : Eating 


A girly catch-up was well overdue. Since we couldn’t decide between cake and cocktails we decided to head somewhere in Central London that offered both. Having been to the Quarter Bar & Lounge at London Bridge Hotel for cocktails before I was aching to try their afternoon tea. 

We had a booth reserved which gave the feeling of privacy. Champagne or a sparkling cocktail can replace the usual tea offering for an additional £10. We chose the regular afternoon tea and had a co...


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Afternoon Tea at The Keeper's Lodge

Posted by London Guided Walks on Friday, August 26, 2016, In : Eating 


Full of sweet treats and tasty sandwiches Afternoon Tea is a wonderful way to relax during the afternoon. 

The Keeper's Lodge is a sideways extension to Burlington House which houses the Royal Academy (RA) off Piccadilly. Go down the stairs on the left.

Long & Kentish, award-winning architects,  have restored it retaining many details including vaults, old ceiling beams and hearths originating from the Restoration era. Award-winning architect David Chipperfield RA added a luxurious contempora...

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Enjoy Afternoon Tea on the BB Bakery Bus

Posted by London Guided Walks on Friday, August 12, 2016, In : Eating 

We have the Victorian 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell to thank for the invention of Afternoon Tea. It was in 1840 when the Duchess found a tasty solution to the problem of being hungry at around 4pm, having to wait another four hours before dinner at 8pm; tea with bread and butter. 

After inviting a few friends to join her afternoon tea had been established and the rest, as they say, is history! Today, afternoon tea includes dainty finger sandwiches, including the famous thinly sliced cuc...

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