A friend brought me for an early breakfast at the Tea House Theatre situated on the grounds of what was originally the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens in the 1800s. The Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens was an illuminated outdoor entertainment site popular with English locals and tourists, a perfect rendezvous destination featuring tight rope walkers, drinks galore and even hot air balloon ascends. I suppose all good things do come to an end when trends change.
But the pleasure is still there with the all time quintessential English event - the afternoon tea. The Tea House Theatre came embellished with all things tea and English, from teapots, cups and cosies to glass covered tea cakes at every table. The walls had wicked little quotes of tea, of which my favourite was
"Gossip and scandal are the best sweeteners for tea." Harry Fielding
I must say the tea selection was quite overwhelming and it took me a while to decide. My friend said it was tempting to ask if they serve coffee. It would be quite charming if they had this quote on the wall, just above the exit. "If you are looking for coffee, this way please."
Tea House Theatre
139 Vauxhall Walk, Vauxhall Pleasure Garden, London, Greater London SE11 5HL
|So true and human !|
|I love flower displays that look as natural as it were just plucked from the garden.|
|It's good to ensure your tea is kept warm and snuggly|