Covent Garden hosts retro tea party

On Thursday 25th June, Covent Garden is launching a vintage themed ‘Tea Party on the Piazza’ to help busy Londoners make time for tea.

From 5-7pm, visitors will be whisked back to the glitz and glamour of the 1920s to celebrate one of the most popular British foodie traditions. Seated within a white picket fence on the East Piazza, diners will pay just £5 for freshly brewed tea and cream cakes or £8 for Prosecco cocktails and cakes, all served on dainty crockery.

Guests can have their futures read by a gypsy tea-reader or delve deep into the dress-up trunks provided by Vintage Patisserie and have fun with fascinators, parasols and other retro regalia. The icing on the cake will be a traditional Tea Dance where tea ladies in full 1920’s attire will lead the crowd in the Lindy Hop or the Waltz.

Fancy taking tea elsewhere? Check out our ‘best for afternoon tea’ list.