For fans of tea, travel and pastries, there’s no better item for your travel bucket list that I can think of than having afternoon tea in London. Maybe that’s just my love of tea and pastries talking. But afternoon tea is a creation, afterall, of the English. For this month’s Must See Travel Bucket List, I’m highlighting five locations in London whose afternoon tea I’d love to try: from the traditional to the not so traditional.
If the impressive and lavish building pictured above looks familiar to you, it would not be too surprising. In fact, you would probably have to be living under a rock to not think it is recognizable. These days, the most common answer is probably that the building is Downton Abbey. While that is true, it has also been used on both the big and small screens in a number of productions: from the exterior in King Ralph with John Goodman to the interior in Eyes Wide Shut. The building is actually known as Highclere Castle and located in Hampshire, England. Whether you’re a fan of Downton Abbey or just of historic architecture — or, like me, both — Highclere Castle is a definite Must See.