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A Visit to V&A for a Victorian Afternoon Tea

A Visit to V&A for a Victorian Afternoon Tea - The London Thing

The V&A is one of my favourite museums in London and when I heard that they are serving a Victorian Afternoon Tea, I had to go and try it out. I have been to the V&A a few times already and they have cool and quirky exhibitions on all the time, however, even just a stroll through The Middle Age and The Renaissance will leave you pondering on the past.

I wanted to continue my Christmas cheer with this post as according to the article I read on V&A’s website, Victorians are responsible for shaping Christmas into the holiday we all know and love today. Apparently, Christmas wasn’t even celebrated at the beginning of the 19th century and gifting was more of a New Year activity. Thankfully Victorians made it become the biggest yearly celebration in Britain.

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You could imagine my excitement when I heard that the Queen Victoria’s afternoon tea is being served at V&A. Since my mother is visiting, I thought a Victoria Afternoon tea would be the most appropriate thing to do for this time of the year. We started with a glass of Champagne taking in the gorgeous detailing present in V&A’ interiors. Food historian Natasha Marks is behind the afternoon tea menu which is served in the stunning Morris Room every Sunday 3-5pm. The menu is a selection of sweet and savoury delicacies from the Victorian era including Asparagus & parmesan tart, Indian ham sandwich, and Mrs. Beeton’s cucumber sandwich. Sweet options included favourite scones and jam, Victoria sandwich, Iced orange and Lemon & seed cake and other cute delicacies. You can see the full menu HERE. We opted for Earl Grey tea as it’s my favourite.

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We walked around the museum afterward and even though this is not my first time visiting, I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon. The V&A also has an Ice Skating rink, which makes the Christmas spirit evermore present.

Have you ever been to V&A? What are your thoughts?

Tania xxx

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12 Comments

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    Kali
    December 14, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    this is just the coolest idea! ill have to keep it in mind for next time we are in London!
    Xx
    Kali

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    Andreea Birsan
    December 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    Wish I knew about this place when I was in London!

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

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    Siffat Haider
    December 15, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Omg your pictures are making me so nostalgic! I absolutely love the V&A!
    xo
    Siffat
    http://icingandglitter.com

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    Gemma
    December 15, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    This looks so good. I love the V&A and have been there quite a few times. Never knew they did afternoon tea.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

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    Kylie
    December 15, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    These pictures are absolutely stunning! What a wonderful place to visit! Thanks for the share!

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    Carina
    December 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    The V&A is simply gorgeous, next time I’m in London will have to drink tea there.

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

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    Hadasah Love | Style To Love
    December 19, 2016 at 1:53 am

    I loved this post my dear, keep up the good work!!!!
    With love, Hadasah
    http://www.styletolove.com

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    Janay
    December 19, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    V&A has to be one of my favourite places ever, I just love it. No matter how many times I have been there I will always return and enjoy it so much x

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    carolina vega
    December 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    wow amazing place! and great pics.

    kisses dear

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    tr3ndygirl fashion blogger
    December 20, 2016 at 2:06 am

    fabulous location!!!
    I posted a new review, I’d love to know your opinion
    happy tuesday, kiss

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    Flora Fallue
    December 20, 2016 at 5:14 am

    Lovely impressions. Everything looks so wonderful!

    Love, Janine
    http://florafallue.com

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    Jessie
    December 21, 2016 at 6:31 am

    OMG that place is taking my breath away! It is so stunning! I can totally picture myself having high tea in a palace =)

    I will definitely pay a visit there when I’m in town April next year =)

    xx, Jessie
    http://4evajessie.com/calzedonia-ss2017-fashion-show-verona/

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