Tea Time!

To celebrate my Grandmother’s 90th birthday, we thought we would take her for afternoon tea at The Wolseley, on Piccadilly.

 

Having been there before, we knew we’d be in for a treat…. A wonderful, atmospheric interior with towering pillars, beautifully cut stone flooring and arches. It’s the perfect place to while away an afternoon with tea and cake or champagne and cucumber sandwiches!

 

Once a prestigious car showroom for Wolseley Motors Ltd, the interior originally drew on Venetian and Florentine influences, as well as Eastern exotic touches, that were in vogue in 1921. It wasn’t until November 2003 that it re-opened as the café-restaurant it is today.

 

It’s fantastic to see an interior with such a rich heritage, being re-imagined and brought back to life, to be enjoyed by so many.