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1 February 2015

Take tea at the Muffin Man

The pace of change is so fast and the magnitude of rents is so significant in west London nowadays that you hardly expect to find an old English tea shop in the heart of Kensington where nothing costs the earth. That's why it was so pleasant when your author recently stumbled across the Muffin Man at 12 Wrights Lane, W8, and found inside a tea room apparently unchanged since the 1990s.

It's hard to tell quite what audience the Muffin Man seeks to serve, but it seemed popular with ladies of a certain age and youngish people who were dressed very tidily. Chairs were wooden, and pictures of old London were popular. Service was not really with a smile but not with a frown either, and it was a pleasant enough place to be. Much better than a Costa.

For less information, see http://themuffinmankensington.co.uk/