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  Bramahs Tea and Coffee Museum
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Tea and coffee were, for centuries, unloaded at the docks in London. For 4 a ticket for adults the museum in Southwark Street tells it's history.

The museum is also a tea room and visitors can have a selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones and a pot of tea of their choice (and the choice is VAST) for about 4-8 per person. They sometimes have a pianist playing while you nibble your cucumber sandwiches too!

I know that some visitors from overseas think this "afternoon tea" thing is the epitome of Englishness, but really it isn't. Yes we do like our tea, but we like it in teabags from the supermarket, and we drink it all day in big mugs, not just at teatime - whenever that was. And we certainly don't sit around a chintz covered table with a china cake stand full of cream scones and slices of lemon drizzle cake. But if that's what you want, that's what you'll find here, all graciously served by the typically English Japanese student.

I didn't visit the museum, it seemed like a bit of tourist trap to be honest. You can buy tea of all kinds here as well as a plethora of tea related stuff, like pots, cosies, spoons, etc etc.

Address: 40 Southwark Street,London SE 1
Directions: London Bridge Station
Phone: + 44 20 7403 5650
Website: http://www.bramahmuseum.co.uk/

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  • Written May 21, 2006
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