After our walk along the Thames (photos in yesterday’s blog post), we stopped for lunch at The Devereux. Our interest in the location was much older than the pub. That afternoon we were going to visit the Benjamin Franklin House. When he lived in London, this building housed the Grecian Coffee House, a favorite gathering spot for members of The Royal Society, including Benjamin Franklin. Before his time, the Grecian Coffee House also entertained Isaac Newton and Edmond Halley (of Halley’s comet fame).
After lunch, we made our way over to the Strand to visit Twinings of London, the tea shop.
On the way, I had to pause for a moment to listen to the carillon at St. Clement Danes playing “Oranges and Lemons.”
I’m sure there will be other Valentine’s Day posts for Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads. Personally, I’m hoping for a post or two that features chocolate.