Five of the best places to drink tea in London

Ianthe Butt
11 May 2012

Brits drink 165 million cups of tea daily. Here is our pick of the top places in London to enjoy a cuppa

Drink Shop & Do
Design shop-meets-café-meets-artists' workshop. Have a sip while embracing your inner Damien Hirst. Caledonian Road, N1,

Orange Pekoe
Here you can drink your way around the globe with a choice of more than 100 loose-leaf teas and herbs. 
White Hart Lane, SW13,

The Sanderson
Where else can you enjoy exploding lollipops, ‘eat me' cakes and a triple-layered 'drink me' dessert? Indulge in 
this quirky Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea. Berners Street, W1,

Know your oolong from your pu'er? Sign up for one of the tasting events at this unique tea bar. 
Lamb Street, E1,

Postcard Teas
Owner Timothy d'Offay knows everything 
there is to know about tea, so you'll be in heaven with the range of rare varieties, 
from chai to brews from Honshu. 
Dering Street, W1,

This article was published in 2012.