Afternoon Tea at Bake-a-Boo

Bake-a-Boo is a small pink tea room in West Hampstead’s Mill Lane. The place is very flowery and cozy, which makes it to the perfect setting for an afternoon tea session. The shop is such a feast for the eyes with so much love to detail. The individual decor and the traditionally embellished china create a typical British afternoon tea atmosphere. I had such a lovely time.

Bake-a-Boo has amazingly delicious cupcakes and probably the largest selection of exotic teas I’ve seen so far. The charming store also offers gluten free, lactose free and wheat free cupcakes, which sets the shop aside from other cupcake places in London.

Bake-a-Boo also published a bakery cookbook with plenty of tea time recipes for every occasion. The tea room is just a 15 minutes walk away from West Hampstead tube station and well worth a visit if you like to enjoy a cuppa and cake.

Vintage treasures at London’s Kingly Court

When you go on a city sightseeing trip, what do you want to see? The Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the Buckingham Palace in London? Let’s be honest. There’s nothing better than going on a real discovery journey. And I don’t mean to drive with one of those red busses from Big Ben to Piccadilly Circus. No! I talk about exploring a city’s life behind it’s touristic facade. This good feeling of letting the guidebook in the bag for a second and pierce into this tiny little yard, which seems so abandoned and still so lovely. One of them is the Kingly Court right behind the famous Carnaby Street.

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