"Afternoon tea" London Local Custom Tip by draguza

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  Tea Room in London
by draguza
 
 

Afternoon tea: this quintessentially English tradition is usually credited to Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford, in the early 1800s. The Duchess grew hungry between an early luncheon and a late dinner and conceived the idea of a separate meal. This delightful tradition lives on today at London's top hotels but also tea-rooms all over the city.

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