The London Review Bookshop is one of London’s finest. A lovely, peaceful book-lover’s oasis in Bloomsbury, and just steps away from the British Museum. It also has a tea and cake shop.
I am greeted by lady with a lovely warm smile and handed a tea menu.
This lists an impressive choice of teas from Jing, including silver needles and phoenix honey orchid oolong.
There is a description of each tea with a QR code which links to videos about the tea and how it is produced.
I chose a white peony with whole rosebuds which was served in a pretty little glass teapot and round cup, with a white china pot of fresh water.
The interior of the small space is refreshingly simple and light, with windows front and back. I could happily stay here all afternoon. There’s something about drinking tea in a bookshop, especially in Bloomsbury, that makes you feel instantly more clever. A few of the clientele are scribbling away. I imagine writing their latest novel (they can’t all be tea-bloggers!).
The London Review Cake shop also offers a range of delicious looking freshly made salads, soups and a mouth-watering display of cakes. Wonderful!
|Price of a Cuppa :||White peony with whole rosebuds £3.65|
|Leaf or Bag :||Leaf|
|Crockery :||Small glass teapot and cup and white china pot for water|
|Music :||blissfully quiet|
|Service :||Very nice and friendly|
|Food :||Menu includes:
Sandwiches on artisanal breads,
|Kitty says:||Love it!|
|Address:||London Review Bookshop
14 Bury Place, WC1A 2LJ
|Website:||London Review Cake Shop|
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