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9 January 2015

Have afternoon tea in the Orangery at Kensington Palace

Your author passed a very pleasant couple of hours in the Orangery at Kensington Palace on Sunday, enjoying afternoon tea with a gernerous old friend. Whilst the afternoon tea is a little pricey for what you get, compared to some London hotel afternoon teas it seems like reasonable value, and you will at least take home change from £30.

The Orangery itself was built by Queen Anne in 1704-5 following her succession to the throne in 1702.  Designed to house citrus trees and other exotic plants during the winter, it was also used regularly for summer evening suppers and entertainment.

For more, see http://www.orangerykensingtonpalace.co.uk/afternoon-tea/

1 comment:

  1. It is often said that Queen Anne got involved in few major building projects, presumably because she was pregnant every year, was busy with more important affairs of state and died too young. But the orangery was lovely. And a very useful addition to the palace for a royal who socialised at home.

    But £30 is out of reach, especially for someone like me who has afternoon tea every work day in the City.