The forecourt of Euston Station is often crowded and full of fast-food outlets, not a particularly pleasant place for a reviving cuppa on arrival from the North of England. Robert Stephenson‘s statue looks on grimly over proceedings.
Happily, just over Euston Road is Friends Meeting House.
This oasis of quiet and calm contemplation, was the first place Gandhi visited on his trip in 1931, possibly for the very nice cup of tea.
Friends Meeting House Euston is the headquarters of the Quakers in Britain, and home to the Quaker Centre Cafe. All the products are fair trade, and you can buy ethically sourced delicacies such as olives, chocolate and Palestinian olive oil.
They also offer a range of sandwiches, salads and biscuits. The bookshop stocks a good range, specialising in philosophy, religious thought and sustainable living. There is also a lovely small garden where you can sit under a tree and have a nice ponder.
|Price of a Cuppa :||A very reasonable £1.10 for a mug of Clipper Fair trade Tea|
|Leaf or Bag :||Leaf|
|Crockery :||Suitably simple white china mug|
|Service :||Self service, nice staff|
|Kitty says:||Oasis of calm on the Euston Road|
|Address:||173 Euston Road London NW1 2BJ (opposite Euston Station)|
|Website:||Friends Meeting House|
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