Afternoon tea in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral - Bea’s of Bloomsbury is a real treat

PUBLISHED: 19:51 30 June 2014 | UPDATED: 10:44 09 July 2014

Afternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling Street

Afternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling Street

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Two great national institutions combine for a tasty and touristy treat in in the capital at Bea’s of Bloomsbury’s Watling Street tea room, in London.

Afternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling StreetAfternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling Street

For visitors can enjoy a swish Champagne afternoon tea in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral, mixing two monuments to Britishness that have stood the test of time.

Tasty crusty bread baguette sandwiches began the feast, with gourmet fillings including smoked Applewood Cheddar with Parma ham, mozzarella with onion chutney and cream cheese and walnut.

To follow there were magnificent meringues, homemade marshmallows and scrumptious scones with fresh clotted cream and delicious fruity jam.

The tea was a real joy in the cosy, modern tea room, which is a short walk from both Bank and St Paul’s tube stations and is located next to the shopping mall at One New Change.

The view of St Paul's Cathedral from Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling StreetThe view of St Paul's Cathedral from Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling Street

Going up to the next layer there were white chocolate and praline-filled brownies.

The feast was topped off with Bea’s signature cupcakes, which include eclectic flavours and buttercream creations infused with pistachio among other delicious combinations.

Bea’s also provides US-style ‘red velvet’ cupcakes as a crowning glory to the varied and decadent twist on a British classic.

It seems that Bea’s will continue to go from strength to strength with the renaissance of traditional afternoon tea showing no sign of abating.

Afternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling StreetAfternoon tea at Bea's of Bloomsbury's tea room in Watling Street

As well as Watling Street, and as the name suggests, Bea’s also has a branch in Bloomsbury and another in Farringdon.

• For more information call 0207 242 8330, email cakes@beasofbloomsbury.com or click here

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