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The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

I finally got around to shifting through the 100's of photos I took while in Paris and London last Fall - yes, almost a year ago.  In my defense, I took over a thousand photos over the course of the week life has been moving full speed ahead ever since.  It was nice over the last couple of weeks though, to be able to look back and relive the memories - and I can't wait to share a few of them with you.

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

One of my favorite memories of our trip was afternoon tea at The English Tea Room, located inside the Browns Hotel - which happens to be the oldest hotel in London... talk about history! In fact, Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book in the English Tea Room - way, way back in the day. Pretty cool, huh?!

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

We had the best seat in the house, at a tiny little table with big Queen Anne style chairs, right in front of the fireplace.  If you ever plan to check it out, make sure you plan ahead as reservations are required.

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

The tea menu was incredible - but it's worth noting that afternoon tea doesn't come cheap.   It can run you anywhere from $75-100+ per person.  But having experienced it myself, I can say it's worth it.

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room, Matcha green tea

I tried the traditional Brown's Blend and a rare Match tea, served in the champagne glass seen above - both were delicious.

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

The whole experience was one I will never forget.

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

From the crumpets (yes, we had crumpets + tea) to the tea sandwiches and treats, everything was delicious. I mean seriously... who knew clotted cream was so tasty!

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

My favorite nibble was by way the cucumber sandwich and the delicious carrot cake.

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

The Brown's Hotel, London, Afternoon Tea, English Tea Room

A trip to London is not complete without experiencing Afternoon Tea.  If you plan on going one day, be sure to check out the Browns Hotel, for an experience I'm sure you will never forget.