Poetry and a cup of tea, a perfect combination:
“We had a kettle; we let it leak:
Our not repairing made it worse.
We haven’t had any tea for a week…
The bottom is out of the Universe”
Maybe not Kipling’s finest, but I was looking for a tea poem, and, coincidentally a kind tweeter sent it to me.
Poetry Place is the headquarters of The Poetry Society, an organisation that host various events, poetry readings, competitions, exhibitions etc.
It is also home to the Poetry Cafe a most civilised haven, tucked away in Betterton Street, between Endell Street and Drury Lane. Just a stone’s throw from Neal Street this is a welcome respite from the crowds in Covent Garden.
The space is small without being cramped and is a lovely, calm place to enjoy a cuppa and collect your thoughts.
There is a choice of loose leaf teas, and they also do food.
When I visited two of the (male) patrons were wearing very fine straw hats and there was a girl with lovely Jane Morris hair. I took this to be a sign of being in the company of sensitive and creative souls, and further enhanced the enjoyment of my pot of Assam tea.
Tea, a short poem
|Price of a Cuppa :||Pot of Assam £2.20|
|Leaf or Bag :||Leaf|
|Crockery :||Nice white china pot and cup|
|Service :||Really lovely|
|Kitty says:||Great spot, and cultural oasis for tea in Covent Garden|
22 Betterton Street
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