Cafes - 4/5 - The Vintage Guide To London
Henry James once said ‘there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.’ There is certainly no-one more dedicated than Rebecca McWattie – here’s her review of a very Twenties afternoon tea at the Park Lane Hotel.
Run for generations by the same Italian family, who opened their first business in 1928, Marine Ices in Chalk Farm is a proper continental ice-cream parlour with the classic Fifties exterior to proof its long-standing popularity.
Entering Soho’s Secret Tea Room above the famous Coach & Horses pub is like stepping into a timecapsule from the Thirties.
Drink, Shop & Do is a design shop and café bar just around the corner from King’s Cross station selling products from emerging designers alongside vintage furniture and home wares.