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London | Wolseleyed


Psynopsis Tea at the Wolseley Hotel
'Having tea' must be one of the best British rituals. Cream tea, high tea, Earl Grey with sandwich, Darjeeling with cake, Oolong with macaroons… Any combination you like. So I spend my days discovering the best tea places in London. Sketch is far-out and fun (don't miss the egg toilets!), Liberty is for collapsing after shopping, and the Wolseley transports you directly into an Agatha Christie novel (plus it's got the best, politest, good-looking waiters). And if you have to wait for a table (because naively you haven't booked) you can kill time getting drunk at the bar.
Do you have a favourite tea place?

Psynopsis Zara Coat Ash Boots Next Trousers


P.S. Yeap, that's me in front of the British museum, suffering from low blood sugar levels and tea deprivation.

coat: zara, trousers: next, socks: christmas market, boots: ash, bag: sarah's, scarf: present from india

36 comments:

Kazuko said...

what a pretty photo of you!

wish i had a favourite tea place (i'm a tea drinker with a passion). unfortunately, dubai has just discovered its coffee fashion (which has been on vogue in europe like 10 years ago - remember when all the coffee shops opened, and everybody ran to starbucks?). coffee latte is really big here. but my favourite tea still is the simple english breakfast tea with milk.

INTRO TO MY LIFE said...

what a lovly post. there is nothing i love more then an amazing little tea shop, that very few people know about. so that when your there, your the only one that matter, its a bit like a dream

Tanvi said...

This is such a beautiful shop ... I love how the colors are popping from the corners of your outfit. Those boots = Awesome!!! ... I am not much of a tea drinker but I know how people are addicted to it ... !!!

Tanvi
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Vintage Vixen said...

I love that picture of you, Sabine! Did you knit those socks?
I don't have tea anywhere but at home so my favourite place is probably in bed with a good book. xxx

Harriet said...

I love afternoon tea, it's such a great British tradition!

I went to the Savoy for afternoon tea with my girlfriends for my 18th Birthday and it was fantastic. That was pre-refurbishment so I'd love to go back and see what it's like now.

Dancing Branflake said...

Loving these photos! I don't drink tea but I adore all the food that comes with it. Yum!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Tanvi - I certainly belong to them. Totally addicted...

Vix - Nah, the socks are from a Christmas market. I think they are self-knitted though.

Harriet - The Savoy! That's next on my list. Thank you for the correction... It's British, not English. Will change this pronto.

the nyanzi report said...

Andronicas, Harrods fourth floor is my favorite tea place.
I love that picture of you on the phone. Very candid. Sweet boots!

sacramento said...

It is fantastic to see you, even a bit deprived of sugar and tea hehhe.
I love tea anywhere. My favourite place so far is Sally Lunn´s tea room in Bath.
Besos Sabine.
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Blicious said...

love your pictures!

xoxo
b

northwest is best said...

Nice pictures! My favourite place for tea is Teacup here in Manchester - they have all sorts of blends, plus it's owned by awesome DJ and artist Mr Scruff.

Mat said...

get some mars bars down you

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Those colourful knits around your ankles are so nice! Bring a piece of sweet in your bag, Sabine.
do take care okie*

Marinka said...

You look so nicely dressed! I love your boots ^^
You are so lucky to live in England to be able to go to great teashops like those ^^

Rosie Unknown said...
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Rosie said...

I wish we had teashops over here :(

They all sound so amazing, I'll have to check them out if I'm ever in London again!

jess said...

You look great. I love your jacket.

Fashionistable said...

This is a beautiful picture of you. I don't drink tea of coffee.....never have so I can't give you any tips on this subject. Your own selection sounds cool. Xxxx

Clare said...

Fantastic photos. You look amazing AND i drink about 5 cups of tea a day. No joke. I looove tea!!

Stacey Kelly said...

im definitely a fan of tea-- my mom threw me an "authentic" british tea party when i was a kid, scones and cream and everything...
since then, "bricks and scones" in LA is a favorite place of mine.
ps. gorgeous outfit pic!

http://youareashootingstar.blogspot.com/

Upasna said...

Don't know if the British passed it on, or it existed, but I love tea time in India as well. My fave place is a place called Latitude in Delhi, you should totally check it out when you;re in India, to get more scarves? Also love the boots :)

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Tea drinking dates back to the third millennium BC in China.
mid 17th century. Tea drinking was first introduced to England around mid 17th century.

The Portuguese and Dutch were the first importers of tea to Europe. Rumour has it that "Afternoon tea" originated with Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford.

I adore the art of tea drinking and continue to enjoy this fine beverage when at home or on travels. It's a very nice way to bridge the gap betweel luncheon and dinner, especially if one's is out and about at London's Fashion Week;-)

Veshoevius said...

Lovely photos esp. the one of you infront of the British Museum - I'm not a tea drinker but you've piqued my curiousity - maybe I'll try the Wosely.

I once had tea at Fortnum and Mason's - if you love the tea ritual you should give that a try.

polka dot said...

Oh Sabine, lovely shots - lovely time with you. Thank you. You've inspired me to do a.. what's the word for a post when someone does a post of the same thing? A counter-post? Sister post? Like when say a town in Wales is paired with a town in France? Twin posts? Anyway, I'll do that and let you know.

Love the shot of you at the British Museum. I spent the whole next day there with my childhood friend visiting from NY.

You are so kind, and so wise, and I'm so grateful for your friendship. xo

Ioana Liliana said...

Beautiful photos as always! Thank you so much for what you said on my blog. It really mean so much since you're one of the first blogs I started following, and since I love your content and think that you are so amazingly inspirational.

p.s. you could try and keep a candy bar or cereal bar with you. I know I always have one in my bag :)


Fashezine

cherie said...

tea is so calming, i cant live without it too..

you look so chic in those boots and coat :)

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE said...

i'm a tea drinker too. trink trink!

ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

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classiq said...

I don't have a favourite tea place, but next time I'm in London I'll make good use of your tips. I love the pop of color in your outfit :)
Ada

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Sabine! I have missed visiting you and so happy I now have some time to catch up on what I missed.:-) First of all - I love your Blog make over and larger pictures. secondly, I think you look absolutely amazing. I am so in love witht he combination of knitted socks and booties!:-)

and flowers pick themselves said...

oh, how gorgeous! LOVE the shoes.

xo Alison

piapia said...

love your pic! the boots so cool, dear!

Maddy said...

I'm more of a coffee girl, but if I'm ever in London, I will do like the British do and enjoy some tea time :)

Sick by Trend said...

Lovely Shoes!! great time the Tea time haha :D

xx

www.sickbytrend.com

vint junky said...

Ohh i don't have a favourite tea place, perhaps my friends cafe- harlem. It has lovely antiquities and tortoise teapots.

Methinks you should take me to the wolsley (bit forward aren't i?!) for tea. Agatha christie like? I would love it ;)
x

Haute World said...

Tea time is the best time! I agree with all the places you mentioned and recently, I've been swayed to head over to West London to try some of the smaller places. Oh, and have you ever gone to small cafe at Somerset House (in the basement)? Fab scones and shortbread and a cute little garden.

Bradford said...

i wish there was tea time in brooklyn...