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6 August 2014

Drink tea at the Mulberry Tea Rooms

Certainly a distinctive place to have tea, the Mulberry Tea Rooms are situated in the galleried central hall of Charlton House, south east London's Grade I listed Jacobean mansion, with tea, coffees and sandwiches available weekdays from 9am - 4pm to enjoy inside, or on the terrace outside overlooking the gardens.

The House was originally built for Sir Adam Newton, Dean of Durham, as parts of the building are sometimes attributed to architects John Thorpe, Norman Shaw and Inigo Jones, it is amazing how the use of the building by a local council can transform what should be a magical place, especially considering its setting in urban sprawl, to a utilitarian setting where bureaucrats shuffle papers and the grandest room in the building is chosen for a purposeless security desk, placed at its centre. This said, it all added to the charm of London's grandest council house for your author.

For more, see http://charlton-house.org/visit/tea-rooms

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