A Pub Lunch and a Tea Shop #London #WeekendCooking
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.”
This was a fun romantic day to recall on Valentine’s Day!
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.
Oh now you’re making me miss the UK. Love the pub and and the wavy glass. I’m a big fan of breakfast teas, but I don’t think I’ve ever had Twinings 1706 Strong version. I’m going to be on the lookout for it.
Everything’s so pretty! I love the look of the pub and that sandwich looks tasty. I buy Twinnings tea frequently here but that store sounds like a little bit of heaven. I think I’d end up spending a fortune on tea alone!
Sigh, I miss England and it’s nice to hear about your travels and see your wonderful photos. That pub looks so interesting, and I’m curious to try some of that strong tea. Great sandwich photo!
What a lovely day! I would totally stop and listen to the church bells, too. In fact, I usually try to go to at least one service if I’ll be in a major city with a cathedral.
(and I too am a fan of Twinings Irish Breakfast!)
Love old pubs. Nothing like a bit of dark wood to give a place atmosphere. Emma
We get a lot of fish and chips around here, and I do love it as a treat every so often! These photos are beautiful. I love Irish Breakfast Tea (except not for breakfast) and I love the sound of the other teas you have pictured here.
I often daydream of living in Europe and visiting historical eateries such as The Devereux. I imagine myself sipping a hot beverage while scribbling notes in my moleskine 🙂 It is indeed romantic …
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