Tea at Test pt:1 (pt:2)
Lord’s Cricket Ground. England v South Africa 4th day; with play not starting for over an hour, I am in need of a cuppa.
I head to St John’s Wood High Street, figuring it will be the perfect place to locate a fragrant patisserie in whose window I can sit and watch the world go by with a nice pot of something.
Mmm…ordinarily, no doubt, but on the morning of a Test Match, everywhere is chockas (as Blowers would say).
But lo!..a lovely emerald green cabman’s shelter! I have always wanted to go in one of these, and this enterprising one is open on a Sunday morning, selling teas, coffees and bacon rolls to the Lord’s punters.
There are 13 of these green wooden huts dotted around London. You can read the history here.
I am in good company, as the proprietor tells me he has Paul McCartney, Marco Pierre White and Robert Plant in the back of his
I buy my cuppa and head to the gardens of St John’s Wood Churchyard, it is a beautiful morning and a very pretty spot, with the sun dappling through the leaves. The tea is of the ‘warm and wet’ variety, but a bargain at 60p (tip not included), and the setting unbeatable (unlike England I suspect…).
Better get a move on, need to get refreshments organised before play starts…
|Price of a Cuppa :||60p|
|Leaf or Bag :||round bag|
|Crockery :||polystyrene cup|
|Kitty says:||Marco Pierre White can’t be wrong|
|Address:||Wellington Place, opposite Lord’s Cricket Ground NW8|
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