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Apr 23, 2010 03:38 PM

High Tea & Theatre [London]

While we are in London, we would like to see the play Billy Elliott. Before that, we would like to have High Tea. The play is at Victoria Palace Theatre. Any recommendations for High Tea which are close by and recommended would be appreciated.

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  1. How much do you want to spend? £20 each? £30 each? £40 each?

    Most of the classic afternoon experiences in London hotels are centred between Bond St and Green Park tube stations, which are a very short journey to Victoria station.

    1. And are you actually looking for "high tea" or "afternoon tea"?

      1. I'd suggest having tea at Brown's Hotel. It's an upscale experience, and you won't need dinner that night. it was the first tea I ever experienced many years ago, and since then the place has been renovated and is lovely.

        It's easy getting around London, and although the theatre isn't very close to Brown's, it shouldn't take you long at all to get from one to another.

        I think we North Americans do think of High Tea as something other than what the British (I live here now) do.

        1. Please note the digression comparing high tea to afternoon tea has been split off and moved here:

          1. The Goring Hotel is nearby Billy Elliot and has a very good reputation for tea.

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            1. re: ctkathy

              Or, you can have either high or afternoon tea (or indeed an early dinner or late lunch) at Dean Street Townhouse in Soho: they run all their menus simultaneously.

              Edited: Sorry, I was careless about geography. That wouldn't be convenient for that theater.