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  • The London Tea Room


    This is an amazing tea room. It's a walk in, sit down, and be prepared to have a wonderul experience kind of place. From the many teas to the scones to the sandwiches, you can't go wrong here. We found this place a couple of years ago upon moving here. We are 'drinking' our way through the tea menu because there is so much variety we try to broaden our palette on each trip, though we have definitely found our favorites. And some of it is strictly British, such as the Naughty Vicar concoction to the Fifth of November (be prepared for the campfired 'taste). Those are just a sample of black teas. They also have plenty of green, white, rooiboos, and herbal teas. The coffee is excellent as well. If you like your tea ices, that's available, too. There is more than just scones; the grilled cheese is uniquely British too with carmelized onions instead of the American slice of tomato or pickles.The place has just enough London decor to transport you and they own the English furniture store right next door for a browse after tea. The place is London casual, though you may make a reservation for the Afternoon Tea, with a dressier tea set, more formal setting, complete with tea sandwiches of salmon or cucumber (or both), scones, and a dessert. You select the tea. They also take reservations for popular holidays, such as Valentine's Day and Mother's Day (reserve early). The staff knows their tea and are very friendly. The decor has just the right London touch. And there are some small tea associated gifts, as well as British cadbury candy at Christmas time, available for purchase. And if you don't get enough tea while there, you may take some loose leaf to go; they sell it in 1/8 pound and up. The locale is great in downtown St. Louis. You can go to Left Bank Books afterwards or other shops on Washington and Locust, including Macy's. Or take a ride up on the tram in The Arch. Don't miss this wonderful tea experience.